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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
743 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For ORANGE County
Issued at 900 PM EDT SUN MAR 18 2018
BATESVILLE +   CLEAR     46  21  36 MISG      29.91S                  
BEDFORD +      FAIR      50  28  43 NE5       29.89                   
BLOOMINGTON    FAIR      45  29  53 CALM      29.90R                  
FRENCH LICK *+ FAIR      50  32  50 CALM      29.89S                  
MADISON *+     FAIR      46  23  39 N3        29.91F                  
NORTH VERNON + FAIR      48  16  27 E3        29.91S                  
SEYMOUR +      FAIR      50  28  43 CALM      29.90S                  

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 900pm EDT, Sunday March 18, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 42 degrees north, near 49 degrees central, and near 46 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. Winds are from the north at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Indianapolis. The lowest temperature is FAIR 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 ORANGE County,IN

335 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018 /235 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Scattered thunderstorms are possible across central Kentucky Monday
afternoon and evening. A few strong storms will be possible across
far southern Kentucky during the late afternoon and early evening
hours. Hail and damaging winds are the main hazards. 

Accumulating snow is possible Tuesday night and Wednesday morning
generally along and east of Interstate 65. There remains uncertainty
in amounts, but travel impacts are possible for the Wednesday morning


Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ORANGE County, IN
Issued at 331 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.

Rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy with chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers. Lows around 30. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

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

Showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Showers likely. Highs around 60. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 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 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     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 March 18, 2018 the 77th Day of Year

Declination -0.550000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:51 EDT Set 18:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:52 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 EDT Ends 19:22 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
The great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S.
history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and
148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property
damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile
wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM.
The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen
students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes
claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)
High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to
the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115
mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas.
Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The
Weather Channel)

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