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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
241 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For DECATUR County
Issued at 300 AM EST THU DEC 14 2017
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
FRANKFORT +    CLOUDY    32  22  66 N20G26    29.82R WCI  20          
GREENWOOD *+   CLOUDY    33  23  66 NW15G21   29.79R WCI  23          
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    30  19  63 NW17G26   29.80R WCI  18          
-EAGLE CREEK   CLOUDY    30  19  63 NW20G25   29.79R WCI  17          
KOKOMO +       MOCLDY    25  18  74 N16       29.81R WCI  12          
MARION +       CLEAR     24  17  73 NW9G18    29.79R WCI  14          
MT COMFORT *+  CLOUDY    28  23  80 NW16G23   29.78R WCI  17          
SHELBYVILLE    CLOUDY    31  19  61 NW15      29.78R WCI  20          
ZIONSVILLE +   CLOUDY    28  20  72 NW21G28   29.79R WCI  14          

Hourly Obs., Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 300am EST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 15 degrees north, near 30 degrees central, and near 37 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 13 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the north at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 3 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 17 mph with gusts at 26 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 18 degrees central. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph with gusts at 20 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 29 degrees south. The livestock cold stress index is in the emergency category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 37 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is MOCLDY degrees at Kokomo.


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 DECATUR County,IN

550 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Outlook: Gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected tonight   
 
Hazards: Gusty winds shifting from southwest to northwest. 
 
Timing: Until midnight.
 
Discussion: A frontal system moving through central Indiana will keep
gusty winds over the area and perhaps a sprinkle or flurry.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Outlook: There is a chance for a mix of rain and snow early Sunday
morning, late Sunday night, and again Tuesday morning. Little to no
accumulation is currently expected. 
 
Discussion: A frontal system will bring chances for precipitation to
the area off and on next week.
 
 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For DECATUR County, IN
Issued at 941 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south after midnight.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy until midday then clearing. Highs in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Temperature steady or slowly rising after midnight.

SUNDAY
Rain showers likely, possibly mixed with snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy until midday then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s.

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

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                              INDIANA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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
Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:59 EST Set 17:21 EST
Transit Meridian 12:40 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:29 EST Ends 17:51 EST

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
DECEMBER 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
...1924...
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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