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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1007 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For RANDOLPH County
Issued at 1100 PM EST WED DEC 13 2017
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAFAYETTE      CLOUDY    30  21  69 NW21G32   29.64R WCI  17          
KOKOMO*        CLOUDY    30  22  72 NW29      29.57R WCI  15          
MUNCIE*        CLOUDY    34  25  69 W25G38    29.53R WCI  21          
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    35  25  66 NW23G37   29.62R WCI  23          

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 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For RANDOLPH County,IN

550 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Outlook: Gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected tonight. There is a
small chance for very light snow accumulation.
 
Hazards: Gusty winds shifting from southwest to northwest. Slick
roads and reduced visibilities from snow showers. 
 
Timing: Until midnight. 
 
Discussion: A frontal system moving through central Indiana will keep
gusty winds over the area and small chances for very light snow
accumulation.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Outlook: There is a chance for a mix of rain and snow early Sunday
morning, late Sunday night, and again Tuesday morning. Little to no
accumulation is currently expected. 
 
Discussion: A frontal system will bring chances for precipitation to
the area off and on next week.
 
 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For RANDOLPH County, IN
Issued at 941 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries. Lows around 19. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature around 18. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy until midday then clearing. Highs in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers, possibly mixed with snow showers. Highs in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy until midday then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

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

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with chance of rain showers, possibly mixed with snow showers. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

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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 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.210000
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 , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
DECEMBER 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
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 
December. 
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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
Data)
...1989...
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