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107 PM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For ELKHART County
Issued at 100 PM EDT SAT MAR 24 2018
GARY*          CLOUDY    37  18  44 E9G36     30.17S                  
VALPARAISO     FAIR      37  20  50 E18G25    30.17R                  
MICHIGAN CITY* FAIR      36  18  48 E12G20    30.18S                  
LAPORTE*       FAIR      37  19  49 E22       30.17F                  
KNOX*          FAIR      36  21  55 E21G26    30.17R                  
SOUTH BEND     FAIR      36  17  46 E16G24    30.18F                  
ELKHART*       SUNNY     37  18  44 E21       30.19F                  
GOSHEN         FAIR      37  19  48 E22       30.18                   
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    34  18  51 E16G23    30.12F WCI  24          
LOGANSPORT*    CLOUDY    34  21  60 E21G26    30.15S WCI  22          
ROCHESTER*     FAIR      36  23  60 E21G29    30.17S                  
WARSAW*        FAIR      34  23  64 E15G24    30.17F WCI  24          
AUBURN*        FAIR      36  23  60 E15G22    30.21F                  
FORT WAYNE     CLOUDY    36  24  62 E22G31    30.20F                  
HUNTINGTON*    PTSUNNY   33  21  60 E16G23    30.18F WCI  23          
PERU/GRISSOM   PTSUNNY   34  22  60 E24G31    30.13S WCI  22          
MARION*        FAIR      33  22  63 E21G30    30.15F WCI  21          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Saturday March 24, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 31 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, light snow central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. There is patchy fog central and south. Winds are from the east at 16 mph with gusts at 24 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 26 degrees north. Winds are from the east at 21 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 18 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 17 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. The wind chill is near 31 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 40 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR 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.

U.S. Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), LSI Heat Index, Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For ELKHART County,IN

457 AM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018 /357 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

Rain showers are expected between Monday night and Wednesday along 
with a slight chance of thunderstorms. There is also a chance for 
locally heavy rainfall. Severe storms are not expected.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ELKHART County, IN
Issued at 113 PM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Mostly cloudy. Windy. Highs in the lower 40s. East winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy through midnight then clearing. Lows in the lower 20s. East winds 10 to 20 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. East winds 15 to 20 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs around 50. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Not as cool. Showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lows in the lower 40s.

Showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

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

12-48 Hr ETA Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, 24 Hr. Comparsion, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville , Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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
Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year

Declination 1.800000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:41 EDT Set 19:02 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:15 EDT Ends 19:28 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
...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)

...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a 
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall 
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern 
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and 
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a 
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had 
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm 
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City 
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado 
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed 
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed 
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of 
the homes' rugs a mile away.  (NWS Louisville)

...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92 
degrees.  (NWS Louisville)

...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved 
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark 
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five 
fatalities probably occurred.  (NWS Louisville)

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