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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
350 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For ELKHART County
Issued at 400 AM EST SAT DEC 16 2017
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SOUTH BEND     CLOUDY    33  24  69 SW14      29.90F WCI  23          
GOSHEN         CLOUDY    33  23  66 SW15      29.90F WCI  23          
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    33  21  60 S10G16    29.95F WCI  25          
FORT WAYNE     CLOUDY    34  24  67 SW15      29.95F WCI  24          
PERU/GRISSOM   CLOUDY    34  23  64 SW15      29.95F WCI  24          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 400am EST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 34 degrees central, and near 31 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 23 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 25 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 35 degrees at Eagle Creek. The lowest temperature is PTCLDY 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

504 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Scattered to numerous snow showers are expected later this morning
through tonight. Light accumulations and gusty winds may create
difficult travel conditions in spots.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

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 ELKHART County, IN
Issued at 328 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

THROUGH DAYBREAK
Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TODAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of drizzle. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of drizzle. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

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

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the mid 40s.

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

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Snow possibly mixed with rain. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of rain and snow 70 percent.

FRIDAY
Snow likely. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of snow 60 percent.

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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 21-25    DEC 23-29    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:00 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

Yesterday's Highs , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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