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107 PM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For MONROE County
Issued at 100 PM EDT SAT MAR 24 2018
BATESVILLE +   PTSUNNY   30  30 100 MISG      30.11F FOG              
BEDFORD +      PTSUNNY   34  32  93 E14G25    30.02F WCI  24          
BLOOMINGTON    CLOUDY    34  31  88 E21G30    30.00F WCI  22          
FRENCH LICK *+ CLOUDY    36 N/A N/A E17G24    29.96F WCI  25          
MADISON *+     CLOUDY    34  32  93 E12G22    30.08F VSB 3/4 WCI  25  
NORTH VERNON + SNOW      30  28  93 E13G18    30.08F VSB 1/4 WCI  20  
SEYMOUR +      CLOUDY    34  32  93 E17       30.07F WCI  23          

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Saturday March 24, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 31 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, light snow central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. There is patchy fog central and south. Winds are from the east at 16 mph with gusts at 24 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 26 degrees north. Winds are from the east at 21 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 18 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 17 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. The wind chill is near 31 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 40 degrees at Evansville. 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MONROE County,IN

448 AM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Outlook: Wintry precipitation will slowly expand into the region 
early this morning ahead of an approaching low pressure system. Snow 
will become the primary precipitation type through the day with sleet
and rain occasionally mixing in at times. Locally heavy snow is 
possible at times  especially near and just south of the Interstate 
74 corridor.

Hazards: Slick and snow covered roads and surfaces will develop. 
Visibilities will be drastically reduced within heavier snow. 
Easterly wind gusts will peak at 30 to 35 mph. Travel will become 
hazardous throughout the day. Rumbles of thunder will be possible as 
well within the heavier snow bands.

Timing: Through this evening.
Discussion: Low pressure and an associated upper level wave will
track across the region this afternoon and evening  bringing a
significant late season winter storm to parts of central Indiana.
Precipitation will end tonight with high pressure building back into
the region by daybreak Sunday.
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Outlook: A few thunderstorms are possible Monday night into Tuesday.
Gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning are the main threats. Snow may
mix with rain Thursday night.
Discussion: Unsettled weather is expected for much of the upcoming
week as a slow moving frontal boundary comes into the Ohio Valley.

Spotters are encouraged to send in snow amounts and reports on
weather conditions through this evening.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MONROE County, IN
Issued at 941 AM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018


Colder. Rain, possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain midday, then rain in the afternoon. New snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Cloudy. Rain, then slight chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Not as cool. Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Rain showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy until midday then clearing. Highs in the lower 50s.

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 
                MAR 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year

Declination 1.800000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:41 EDT Set 19:02 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:15 EDT Ends 19:28 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
...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)

...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a 
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall 
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern 
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and 
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a 
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had 
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm 
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City 
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado 
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed 
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed 
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of 
the homes' rugs a mile away.  (NWS Louisville)

...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92 
degrees.  (NWS Louisville)

...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved 
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark 
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five 
fatalities probably occurred.  (NWS Louisville)

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