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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
423 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

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

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Regional Hourly Observations For ELKHART County
Issued at 500 AM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MICHIGAN CITY* FAIR      72  57  60 S9G18     29.76F                  
SOUTH BEND     FAIR      73  56  54 SE12      29.79F                  
GOSHEN         MOCLDY    71  59  65 SE10      29.82F                  
MONTICELLO*    FAIR      72  60  67 SE5       29.77F                  
KENDALLVILLE*  FAIR      66  55  67 SE8       29.86F                  
FORT WAYNE     CLOUDY    67  60  78 SE6       29.86F                  
PERU/GRISSOM   FAIR      69  61  74 S10       29.81F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 500am EDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 73 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 72 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the southeast at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 17 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 74 degrees at Eagle Creek. The lowest temperature is FAIR 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 ELKHART County,IN

424 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018 /324 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. Some storms may be severe
with damaging winds.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

High risk for rip currents on Lake Michigan Saturday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation may be needed this afternoon.


NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ELKHART County, IN
Issued at 356 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

THROUGH DAYBREAK
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

TODAY
Chance of showers and thunderstorms through early afternoon, then showers and thunderstorms likely late in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms through early morning, then showers likely toward daybreak. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers likely in the morning, then showers likely and a slight chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm through midnight, then chance of showers toward daybreak. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

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

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

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

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s.

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

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

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

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers. 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 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above     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
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:34 EDT Set 21:08 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:04 EDT Ends 21:38 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 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1930...
The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
Ludlum)
...1934...
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
...1986...
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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