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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County
Issued at 500 PM EST SAT DEC 16 2017
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST INDIANA
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BEDFORD + CLEAR 48 27 43 SW12 30.05R
BLOOMINGTON CLEAR 49 27 42 SW9 30.02S
MADISON *+ CLEAR 46 27 46 S12 30.09S
NORTH VERNON + CLEAR 46 27 46 S7 30.06R
SEYMOUR + CLEAR 48 28 46 S9 30.06R
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 500pm EST, Saturday December 16, 2017
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 48 degrees central, and near 51 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, partly cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 15 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 51 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is CLEAR 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For JEFFERSON County,IN
352 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017 /252 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017/
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday
The chance for a rain-snow mix is in the forecast for Friday night
into Saturday, but at this time, confidence on the exact timing
and location of any snow remains low. If you plan to travel over
the holiday weekend, stay tuned for later forecasts highlighting
the potential for active winter weather.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation will not be needed.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, IN
325 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017
Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows
in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
SUNDAY Cloudy with rain showers likely. Highs in the mid 40s.
South winds around 5 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds up to
MONDAY Cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
TUESDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
WEDNESDAY Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers. Highs in the mid 40s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain
showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers
possibly mixed with snow showers. Highs in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers
possibly mixed with rain showers and. Lows in the upper 20s.
Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers and snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s.
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
DEC 22-26 DEC 24-30 DEC DEC-FEB
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Temperature: Below Below 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 ,
Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:00 EST Set 17:22 EST
Transit Meridian 12:41 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:31 EST Ends 17:52 EST
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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress,
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms.
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant,
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You
can see the actual bill on-line at:
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky