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535 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAGRANGE County
Issued at 700 AM EST WED DEC 13 2017
GARY*          CLOUDY    27   9  46 S9        29.74F WCI  17          
VALPARAISO     CLOUDY    23  12  62 S8        29.76F WCI  14          
6HR MIN TEMP:  19; 6HR MAX TEMP:  23;                                

MICHIGAN CITY* CLOUDY    21  12  68 S7        29.77S WCI  13          
LAPORTE*       CLOUDY    19  12  72 S8        29.77F WCI   9          
6HR MIN TEMP:  17; 6HR MAX TEMP:  19;                                

KNOX*          CLOUDY    21  12  68 S10       29.78F WCI  10          
SOUTH BEND     CLOUDY    19  10  68 S9        29.78F WCI   8          
6HR MIN TEMP:  16; 6HR MAX TEMP:  19;                                

ELKHART*       CLOUDY    19   9  63 S8        29.78  WCI   9          
GOSHEN         CLOUDY    19   9  65 S9        29.79F WCI   8          
6HR MIN TEMP:  14; 6HR MAX TEMP:  19;                                

MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    23   8  54 S7        29.80F WCI  14          
6HR MIN TEMP:  17; 6HR MAX TEMP:  23;                                

LOGANSPORT*    CLOUDY    23  10  58 S9        29.82F WCI  13          
ROCHESTER*     CLOUDY    23  14  68 S9        29.81F WCI  13          
WARSAW*        CLOUDY    19  10  68 S6        29.80F WCI  11          
AUBURN*        CLOUDY    19  10  68 S5        29.82F WCI  13          
FORT WAYNE     CLOUDY    20  11  68 S12       29.83F WCI   8          
6HR MIN TEMP:  12; 6HR MAX TEMP:  20;                                

HUNTINGTON*    CLOUDY    19   8  62 S7        29.83F WCI  10          
6HR MIN TEMP:  15; 6HR MAX TEMP:  19;                                

PERU/GRISSOM   CLOUDY    22  10  59 S9        29.81F WCI  11          
6HR MIN TEMP:  15; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;                                

MARION*        CLOUDY    20  10  66 S12       29.84F WCI   8          
6HR MIN TEMP:  15; 6HR MAX TEMP:  63;                                

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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.

U.S. Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), LSI Heat Index, Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAGRANGE County,IN

359 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Snow will move through the area today, bringing light to moderate 
accumulations. Roads could be slick for the evening commute. See the
latest winter weather statement for additional details.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

Additional light snowfall is possible through the weekend, especially


Reports of snowfall amounts and hazardous conditions are appreciated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For LAGRANGE County, IN
Issued at 642 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

Chance of snow in the morning, then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Highs in the upper 20s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.

Cold. Cloudy with snow through midnight, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Mostly clear after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows 5 to 10 above. North winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent. Wind chills 3 below to 7 above zero.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s. North winds around 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 15 to 20.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Snow possibly mixed with rain. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of rain and snow 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy. Near steady temperature around 30.

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow showers possibly mixed with rain showers. Highs in the upper 30s.

12-48 Hr ETA Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, 24 Hr. Comparsion, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville , Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                 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

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
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
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 
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)
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
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)

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