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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
409 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

.UPDATE...

The Synopsis, Near Term, and Short Term sections have been 
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Regional Hourly Observations For FOUNTAIN County
Issued at 500 PM EST THU DEC 14 2017
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAFAYETTE      CLOUDY    29  14  53 CALM      30.06R                  
KOKOMO*        CLOUDY    27  15  61 CALM      30.07R                  
MUNCIE*        MOCLDY    27  12  53 NE5       30.05R WCI  22          
INDIANAPOLIS   MOCLDY    28  10  46 SE3       30.05R                  

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 500pm EST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 21 degrees north, near 28 degrees central, and near 33 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 10 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. Winds are from the south at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 11 degrees north. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 29 degrees south. 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 33 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY degrees at Warsaw, Kokomo, and Huntingburg.


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 FOUNTAIN County,IN

437 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Outlook: No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
 
Discussion: Dry weather is expected overnight as high pressure noses
into the area.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Outlook: There is a chance for a mix of rain and snow early Sunday
morning,  Sunday night and Monday morning  and again Monday night
and Tuesday morning. No accumulation is expected at this time.
 
Discussion: An upper level disturbance will track across the region
late weekend and into early next week with light precipitation 
impacting central Indiana.
 
 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FOUNTAIN County, IN
Issued at 403 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Southwest winds up to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

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

SATURDAY
Not as cool. Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Rain showers likely. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy until midday then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows in the mid 30s.

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

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

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny until midday then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 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 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     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
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