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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1016 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

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

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County
Issued at 1100 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BATESVILLE +     N/A    N/A N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   
BEDFORD +      FAIR      73  72  94 S3        29.99S                  
BLOOMINGTON    FAIR      73  73 100 S5        30.00S                  
FRENCH LICK *+ MOCLDY    75  64  69 CALM      30.01S                  
MADISON *+     CLOUDY    73  72  94 S6        30.03F                  
NORTH VERNON + FAIR      72  72 100 CALM      30.01R FOG              
SEYMOUR +      FOG       73  73 100 CALM      30.00R VSB 1            

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 1100pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 70 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 79 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 79 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw, Kokomo, and Anderson.


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 FRANKLIN County,IN

803 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, IN
Issued at 1005 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

OVERNIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late this evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

FRIDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Humid with highs around 80. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

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

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Chance of rain 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

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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 
                   AUG 22-26    AUG 24-30    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Above      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
Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.420000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:59 EDT Set 20:39 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:49 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:31 EDT Ends 21:07 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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AUGUST 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1777...
The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
...1909...
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Channel)
...1916...
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


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