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103 PM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018
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Regional Hourly Observations For HANCOCK County
Issued at 100 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
LAFAYETTE FAIR 84 60 44 W8 30.05F
KOKOMO* FAIR 84 62 47 NW10 30.06F
MUNCIE* FAIR 86 59 39 N13 30.05S
INDIANAPOLIS FAIR 87 55 33 NW15 30.05S
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 81 degrees north, near 87 degrees central, and near 87 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 33%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The heat index is near 91 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northeast at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at Indianapolis and Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For HANCOCK County,IN
428 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight.
Outlook: No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
Discussion: High pressure will build into the area today.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday.
Outlook: Thunderstorms will be possible at times from Thursday night
onward. Severe storms are not expected at this time, but lightning is
a threat with any storm.
Discussion: Quiet weather will give way to another active period
later in the week as a disturbance moves into the Great Lakes region.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not anticipated.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For HANCOCK County, IN
329 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds 5 to
TONIGHT Cooler, clear. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to
WEDNESDAY Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Clear. Lows around 60. Northeast winds around
THURSDAY Mostly sunny until midday then becoming partly
cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy until midday then becoming mostly cloudy.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the
FRIDAY NIGHT Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the
upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
SATURDAY Partly cloudy until midday then becoming mostly
cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
in the upper 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
SUNDAY Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
MONDAY Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
12-48 Hr ETA Surface,
12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc,
24 Hr. Comparsion,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms:
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
JUL 22-26 JUL 24-30 JUL JUL-SEP
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Temperature: Below Normal Above Above
Precipitation: Normal Normal 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 ,
Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:32 EDT Set 21:10 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:02 EDT Ends 21:41 EDT
Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy
Yesterday's Highs ,
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
JULY 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During
the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan,
including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to
equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust
devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped
shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes
were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas
resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp
stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort,
and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten
drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops
by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported
record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a
high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees.
Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat,
and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the
year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the
Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with
126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier
County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in
Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at
Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky