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610 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAKE County
Issued at 600 AM EST SUN DEC 17 2017
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          PTCLDY    30  27  86 CALM      30.08R                  
VALPARAISO     CLOUDY    29  26  89 NE5       30.07R WCI  24          
MICHIGAN CITY* CLOUDY    27  27 100 CALM      30.08R                  
LAPORTE*       CLOUDY    26  24  95 E3        30.08S                  
KNOX*          MOCLDY    30  28  93 CALM      30.08R                  
SOUTH BEND     CLOUDY    27  26  96 E6        30.09S WCI  20          
GOSHEN         CLOUDY    29  25  85 E5        30.09R WCI  24          
MONTICELLO*    CLOUDY    33  28  80 CALM      30.07R                  
LOGANSPORT*    CLOUDY    32  28  86 SE5       30.09S WCI  27          
ROCHESTER*     CLOUDY    32  30  93 CALM      30.08F                  
WARSAW*        MOCLDY    32  28  86 SE3       30.09S                  
AUBURN*        FOG       28  27  93 E7        30.13R VSB 1/2 WCI  21  
FORT WAYNE     CLOUDY    27  25  92 E6        30.12R WCI  20          
HUNTINGTON*    CLOUDY    28  27  95 CALM      30.10F                  
PERU/GRISSOM   CLOUDY    33  29  85 S5        30.08S WCI  29          
MARION*        CLOUDY    33  28  83 S7        30.11R WCI  26          

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 600am EST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 27 degrees north, near 38 degrees central, and near 42 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. Winds are from the east at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 20 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 42 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is MOCLDY 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

348 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017 /448 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED:

  Limited Fog Risk.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Monday  
  Limited Fog Risk.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LAKE County, IN
Issued at 329 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

TODAY
Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain showers. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Cloudy. Patchy fog. Occasional drizzle. Temperatures nearly steady in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the morning. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                              INDIANA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:01 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 , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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