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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1008 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

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The NEAR TERM and AVIATION Sections has been updated below.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HOWARD County
Issued at 1000 AM EST FRI DEC 15 2017
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAFAYETTE      CLOUDY    26  20  77 W10       29.99S WCI  16          
KOKOMO*        FLURRIES  26  19  74 SW16      29.97S WCI  14          
MUNCIE*        CLOUDY    28  17  63 SW14      29.96F WCI  17          
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    27  17  66 W18       30.02R WCI  14          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 1000am EST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 21 degrees north, near 27 degrees central, and near 32 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light snow north, cloudy central, and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 8 degrees north. Winds are from the west at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 14 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 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 32 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY degrees at Warsaw.


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 HOWARD County,IN

340 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Outlook: No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
 
Hazards: None. 

Discussion: High pressure over the southern plains will build east
into the southeast U.S.
 
 
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Outlook: No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
 
Discussion:  A couple of weak upper level disturbances will
bring low chances of light rain showers some areas Sunday into 
Monday and again late Thursday. Otherwise  quiet weather and
milder weather will occur most of this period.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For HOWARD County, IN
Issued at 949 AM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

REST OF TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Scattered flurries midday. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Not as cold. Partly cloudy until midday then clearing. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of drizzle. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

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

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny until midday then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 40.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Near steady temperature around 30.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 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 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
Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:00 EST Set 17:22 EST
Transit Meridian 12:40 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:30 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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