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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
739 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018

.UPDATE...
The AVIATION Section has been updated below.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 900 AM EDT SUN OCT 21 2018
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          PTCLDY    30  25  80 W6        30.38S WCI  24          
MICHIGAN CITY* CLOUDY    36  28  75 SW6       30.36R                  
SOUTH BEND     CLOUDY    36  32  85 S3        30.35R                  
GOSHEN         CLOUDY    37  31  78 SW5       30.34R                  
MONTICELLO*    FAIR      27  21  80 CALM      30.38S                  
WARSAW*        CLOUDY    36  32  87 W6        30.35R                  
KENDALLVILLE*  CLOUDY    36  26  67 CALM      30.33S                  
FORT WAYNE     PTSUNNY   38  30  73 W5        30.36R                  
PERU/GRISSOM   CLOUDY    31  28  88 W5        30.36R WCI  27          

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Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Sunday October 21, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 31 degrees central, and near 33 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the south at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 38 degrees at Fort Wayne. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY degrees at Warsaw, Kokomo, and Anderson.


Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BENTON County,IN

317 AM CDT Sun Oct 21 2018 /417 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018/

 DAY ONE  Early this Morning through Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IN
Issued at 416 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018

TODAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the mid 30s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                              INDIANA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above                                            

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Total Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Sunday October 21, 2018 the 294th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.030000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:02 EDT Set 18:57 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:29 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:36 EDT Ends 19:23 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Yesterday's Highs , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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OCTOBER 21ST
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1934...
A severe windstorm lashed the northern Pacific coast. In Washington State,
the storm claimed the lives of 22 persons, and caused 1.7 million dollars
damage, mostly to timber. Winds, gusting to 87 mph at North Head WA,
produced waves twenty feet high. (David Ludlum)
...1957...
The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California
causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches
of rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles.
Waterspouts were sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows
were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at
Valentine NE, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen SD. Temperatures warmed rapidly
during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland KS
warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Joan, the last hurricane of the season, neared the coast of Nicaragua
packing 125 mph winds. Joan claimed more than 200 lives as she moved over
Central America, and total damage approached 1.5 billion dollars. Crossing
more than 40 degrees of longitude, Hurricane Joan never strayed even one
degree from the 12 degree north parallel. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and
southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico AR with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach
FL with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came
to an end, but not before leaving Marquette MI buried under 12.7 inches of
snow, a record 24 hour total for October. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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