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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1016 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

.UPDATE...
The AVIATION Section has been updated below.

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Regional Hourly Observations For RANDOLPH County
Issued at 1200 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAFAYETTE      CLOUDY    75  68  78 SW12G17   30.00R                  
KOKOMO*        PTSUNNY   77  68  73 S9        30.03F                  
MUNCIE*        FAIR      80  67  64 SW13G18   30.05R                  
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    75  65  70 S15       30.04R                  

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 1200pm EDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 76 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 77 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the east at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Valparaiso, Gary, and Fort Wayne. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For RANDOLPH County,IN

447 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Outlook: Thunderstorms will become widespread this afternoon.
Heavy rain is possible with some of the storms. Damaging winds are 
possible near and south of a Greensburg to Rockville line this 
afternoon and evening. 
 
Hazards: Cloud to ground lightning, heavy rain. Isolated damaging 
winds near and south of a Greensburg to Rockville line.
 
Timing: This afternoon and tonight. 
 
Discussion: An upper system will move from the MIssouri Valley to the
lower Great Lakes. 
 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Outlook: Low pressure systems will result in unsettled weather
through all but the late weekend. Isolated damaging winds are
possible Thursday afternoon and evening near and south of a Rushville
to Loogootee line. Cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds and brief
heavy rain will be possible with any storm. 
 
Discussion: A pair of low pressure systems will bring unsettled
weather to central Indiana over all but late this weekend.
 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation may be needed over parts of central Indiana this
afternoon and evening and Thursday afternoon and evening.

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7-Day Forecast For RANDOLPH County, IN
Issued at 1224 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

REST OF TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy until midday then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy until midday then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

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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 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  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 August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.740000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:58 EDT Set 20:41 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:49 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:30 EDT Ends 21:08 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
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AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1787...
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1946...
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
...1967...
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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