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610 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For BLACKFORD County
Issued at 600 AM EST SUN DEC 17 2017
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAFAYETTE      CLOUDY    37  30  75 S5        30.08S                  
KOKOMO*        CLOUDY    32  28  85 S6        30.09  WCI  26          
MUNCIE*        CLOUDY    38  28  67 S6        30.10S                  
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    38  29  70 S7        30.11R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 600am EST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 27 degrees north, near 38 degrees central, and near 42 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. Winds are from the east at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 20 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 42 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is MOCLDY degrees at Warsaw.


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 BLACKFORD County,IN

313 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017 /213 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

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 needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For BLACKFORD County, IN
Issued at 627 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

TODAY
Cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Cloudy. Patchy drizzle after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY
Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with patchy drizzle. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs around 50. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Colder. Mostly sunny. Highs around 40.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Rain likely possibly mixed with snow. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY
Colder. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.

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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 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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 December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:01 EST Set 17:22 EST
Transit Meridian 12:41 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:31 EST Ends 17:52 EST

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

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky