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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
535 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County
Issued at 700 AM EST WED DEC 13 2017
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BEDFORD +      CLOUDY    19   9  63 S6        29.91F WCI  11          
BLOOMINGTON    CLOUDY    21   9  59 S9        29.86F WCI  11          
6HR MIN TEMP:  16; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;                                

MADISON *+     CLOUDY    23  10  58 S5        29.95F WCI  17          
NORTH VERNON + CLOUDY    19   9  63 S6        29.93F WCI  11          
SEYMOUR +      PTCLDY    21  10  63 S6        29.93F WCI  14          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 700am EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 19 degrees north, near 22 degrees central, and near 26 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and flurries south. In the north, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 10 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. Winds are from the south at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 8 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 11 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 9 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to flurries. The wind chill is near 17 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 27 degrees at Gary. 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 FRANKLIN County,IN

500 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, IN
Issued at 603 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

TODAY
Partly cloudy until late afternoon, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds around 5 mph, increasing to southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph this late morning and afternoon.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming northwest after midnight.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 20 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing. Highs in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

MONDAY
Cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

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

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

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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 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:58 EST Set 17:21 EST
Transit Meridian 12:39 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 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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