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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
103 PM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

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

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Regional Hourly Observations For HANCOCK County
Issued at 100 PM EDT TUE JUL 17 2018
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
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                  

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


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.

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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
Issued at 329 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Cooler, clear. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 60. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

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 mid 80s.

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.

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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 
                   JUL 22-26    JUL 24-30    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.020000
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 , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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JULY 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1934...
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)
...1941...
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
(David Ludlum)
...1952...
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
Weather Channel)
...1957...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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
Summary)
...1989...
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)


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