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1016 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018
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Regional Hourly Observations For RANDOLPH County
Issued at 1200 PM EDT WED AUG 15 2018
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
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
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.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For RANDOLPH County, IN
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
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.
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
AUG 20-24 AUG 22-28 AUG AUG-OCT
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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 ,
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year
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 ,
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky