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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1007 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017
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Regional Hourly Observations For ORANGE County
Issued at 1100 PM EST WED DEC 13 2017
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST INDIANA
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BEDFORD + CLOUDY 39 28 65 W12G24 29.65R WCI 32
BLOOMINGTON CLOUDY 37 29 72 W21G30 29.64R WCI 26
MADISON *+ CLOUDY 41 30 65 W17G26 29.62R
NORTH VERNON + CLOUDY 37 28 70 W28G35 29.61R WCI 25
SEYMOUR + CLOUDY 41 28 60 W24G35 29.63R
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 1100pm EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 24 degrees north, near 35 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the north at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 9 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 23 mph with gusts at 37 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 23 degrees central. Winds are from the northwest at 9 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 43 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is LGT 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For ORANGE County,IN
536 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017 /436 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017/
DAY ONE Tonight.
Sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph will be
possible this evening.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday.
A weather system bringing rainfall is expected to impact the region
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not anticipated.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For ORANGE County, IN
534 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of sprinkles in the
evening. Slight chance of flurries after midnight. Lows in the
mid 20s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds up
to 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest
winds up to 5 mph.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
SATURDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
SUNDAY Rain showers likely. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of
showers 70 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers.
Lows in the mid 30s.
MONDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows around 30.
WEDNESDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.
12-48 Hr ETA Surface,
12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc,
24 Hr. Comparsion,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms:
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
DEC 19-23 DEC 21-27 DEC DEC-FEB
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Temperature: Normal Below Normal Normal
Precipitation: Below 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 ,
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year
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 ,
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
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)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky