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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
322 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For NEWTON County
Issued at 500 PM EST SAT DEC 16 2017
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          PTCLDY    48  23  37 SW3       29.95R                  
VALPARAISO     CLEAR     47  27  45 SW7       29.95R                  
MICHIGAN CITY* CLEAR     43  28  56 CALM      29.96R                  
LAPORTE*       CLEAR     39  28  64 SE3       29.95R                  
KNOX*          CLEAR     43  30  61 SW6       29.95R                  
SOUTH BEND     CLEAR     39  28  64 CALM      29.97R                  
ELKHART*       CLEAR     39  27  60 SE3       29.97R                  
GOSHEN         CLEAR     41  29  62 SE3       29.97R                  
MONTICELLO*    CLEAR     46  27  46 S8        29.96R                  
LOGANSPORT*    CLEAR     43  28  56 SW6       29.98R                  
ROCHESTER*     CLEAR     45  30  57 S3        29.97R                  
WARSAW*        CLEAR     43  28  56 CALM      29.97R                  
AUBURN*        CLEAR     41  28  60 CALM      29.99R                  
FORT WAYNE     PTCLDY    42  30  62 SW5       29.99R                  
HUNTINGTON*    CLEAR     44  26  49 CALM      29.98R                  
PERU/GRISSOM   CLEAR     43  28  54 SW8       29.96R                  
MARION*        CLEAR     44  28  53 SW6       29.99R HAZE             

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 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.

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

327 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017 /427 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

  Patchy freezing fog is possible late tonight, mainly for
  locations north of Interstate 88.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Sunday and Monday  
  Limited Fog Risk.
  Patchy freezing fog is possible early Sunday morning, mainly 
  for locations north of Interstate 88.

Thursday  
  Limited Snow Risk.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For NEWTON County, IN
Issued at 245 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

TONIGHT
Clear until early morning then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 30. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Cloudy. Chance of light rain in the morning, then light rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Areas of fog. Slight chance of drizzle. Temperatures nearly steady in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Slight chance of drizzle. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 40s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 40.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Snow likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow in the morning. Highs in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. 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
Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
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 , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
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)
...1869...
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: 
 here.
...1917...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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
Weather Summary)
...1989...
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)
(Storm Data)

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