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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
628 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018 

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

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAKE County
Issued at 800 AM EDT MON JUL 16 2018
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          MOSUNNY   77  75  94 VRB5      29.94S                  
VALPARAISO     PTSUNNY   76  75  97 SW5       29.96S FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  74; 6HR MAX TEMP:  77;                                

MICHIGAN CITY* HVY RAIN  73  73 100 SW5       29.95S                  
LAPORTE*       FOG       73  73  99 CALM      29.96S VSB 3/4          
6HR MIN TEMP:  70; 6HR MAX TEMP:  73;                                

KNOX*          FAIR      72  70  94 CALM      29.95F                  
SOUTH BEND     CLOUDY    73  72  96 SW5       29.95S FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  72; 6HR MAX TEMP:  75;                                

ELKHART*       PTSUNNY   73  72  94 CALM      29.96R                  
GOSHEN         CLOUDY    74  73  97 SW5       29.96S FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  74;                                

MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    73  71  95 CALM      29.95S FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  72; 6HR MAX TEMP:  74;                                

LOGANSPORT*    CLOUDY    72  72 100 SW3       29.97R FOG              
ROCHESTER*     FAIR      75  72  88 W3        29.97S                  
WARSAW*        FAIR      73  72  94 SW3       29.97R                  
KENDALLVILLE*  CLOUDY    74  70  85 SW5       29.97S                  
AUBURN*        FAIR      73  72  94 SW6       29.97F                  
FORT WAYNE     PTSUNNY   74  72  93 W5        29.98R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  74;                                

HUNTINGTON*    CLOUDY    73  71  96 S3        29.97S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  73;                                

PERU/GRISSOM   PTSUNNY   73  73 100 SW5       29.97R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  72; 6HR MAX TEMP:  74;                                

MARION*        PTSUNNY   73  71  96 CALM      29.99R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  53; 6HR MAX TEMP:  89;                                


Hourly Obs., Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 800am EDT, Monday July 16, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 73 degrees north, near 73 degrees central, and near 74 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is patchy fog north and central. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Gary. The lowest temperature is FAIR 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.

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

323 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018 /423 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today through Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

DISCUSSION  

  There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms today.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Tuesday  
  Limited Lakeshore Flood Risk
  High Swim Risk
Thursday and Friday  
  Elevated Thunderstorm Risk.
Saturday and Sunday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

  Moving toward south southeast at 10 mph.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LAKE County, IN
Issued at 313 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Then temperatures falling into the lower 80s by evening. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Less humid. Highs in the upper 70s. Then temperatures falling into the lower 70s by evening. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 70s.

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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 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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
Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.200000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:31 EDT Set 21:11 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:01 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 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1920...
A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska
stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every
window facing north. (The Weather Channel)
...1946...
The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to
begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit
100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1975...
An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale
force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year
old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before
being rescued. (The Weather Channel)
...1979...
An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour 
period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives 
as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while 
being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were 
affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL)
...1987...
Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of
thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A
thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the
visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph
pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid
City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39
degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1988...
Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures
for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at
Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at
Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA,
tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105
degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled
their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot
spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening
thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging
winds. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the
Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some
areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and
Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record
high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)


Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky