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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
350 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For PARKE County
Issued at 400 AM EST SAT DEC 16 2017
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAFAYETTE      CLOUDY    33  24  69 SW6G16    29.98F WCI  28          
KOKOMO*        PTCLDY    34  23  64 SW16G25   29.98F WCI  24          
MUNCIE*        CLOUDY    34  23  64 SW10      30.00S WCI  26          
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    34  24  67 S13       30.02F WCI  25          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 400am EST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 34 degrees central, and near 31 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 23 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 25 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 35 degrees at Eagle Creek. The lowest temperature is PTCLDY degrees at Kokomo.


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 PARKE County,IN

550 PM EST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Outlook: No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
 
Hazards: None. 

Discussion: High pressure will be over the South.
 
 
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Outlook: Sleet or snow could briefly mix in with rain Sunday 
morning. 
 
Discussion: A couple of southwestern systems will bring chances
for mainly rain to central Indiana late this weekend and again next 
week. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For PARKE County, IN
Issued at 336 AM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

TODAY
Not as cool. Sunny. Highs around 50. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Rain showers likely. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers until midday, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 50. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Colder, clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                              INDIANA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 21-25    DEC 23-29    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