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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1008 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

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

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Regional Hourly Observations For DECATUR County
Issued at 1000 PM EDT SUN JUL 22 2018
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ANDERSON       FAIR      68  60  75 NE7       29.88R                  
COLUMBUS       MOCLDY    70  64  83 N6        29.83R                  
FISHERS *+       N/A     66  66 100 NE3       29.88                   
FRANKFORT +    CLOUDY    70  67  90 NE7       29.90R                  
GREENWOOD *+   CLOUDY    72  65  78 N15       29.86R                  
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    69  66  90 NE12      29.86R                  
-EAGLE CREEK   CLOUDY    71  64  78 MISG      29.86R                  
KOKOMO +       CLOUDY    68  65  90 N7        29.90R                  
MARION +       FAIR      66  46  48 CALM      29.89R                  
MT COMFORT *+  FAIR      68  66  94 N6        29.88R                  
SHELBYVILLE    MOCLDY    72  64  76 NE7       29.85R                  
ZIONSVILLE +     N/A     67  66  99 N5        29.89R                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 65 degrees north, near 69 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the north at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 72 degrees at Terre Haute, Shelbyville, and Gary. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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

346 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Outlook: Thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and early
evening.
 
Hazards: Cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy 
rain.
 
Timing: Late this afternoon and early evening.
 
Discussion: A low pressure system will trigger a few late day and
evening thunderstorms.
 
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Outlook: Thunderstorms will be possible Monday afternoon and early
evening over all of central Indiana and Tuesday afternoon and early 
evening times over the eastern two thirds of central Indiana. Severe
storms are not expected. However, any storm can produce cloud to 
ground lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy rain. More 
thunderstorms are possible at times late next week and weekend.
 
Discussion: Low pressure will weaken over the Ohio Valley. More waves
of low pressure will move over the area late next week and weekend.
 
 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DECATUR County, IN
Issued at 1004 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy until midday, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds up to 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny until midday then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80.

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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 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

....  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 July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.070000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:36 EDT Set 21:07 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:06 EDT Ends 21:37 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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JULY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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