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535 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For RUSH County
Issued at 700 AM EST WED DEC 13 2017
COLUMBUS       CLOUDY    19   9  63 S9        29.92  WCI   9          
FRANKFORT +    CLOUDY    26  11  53 S9        29.82F WCI  16          
6HR MIN TEMP:  18; 6HR MAX TEMP:  26;                                

INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    22   8  55 S10       29.85F WCI  11          
6HR MIN TEMP:  16; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;                                

-EAGLE CREEK   CLOUDY    22   8  55 S7        29.84F WCI  13          
6HR MIN TEMP:  18; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;                                

KOKOMO +       CLOUDY    21  11  65 S12       29.83F WCI   9          
6HR MIN TEMP:  16; 6HR MAX TEMP:  21;                                

MARION +       CLOUDY    20  10  66 S12       29.84F WCI   8          
MT COMFORT *+  CLOUDY    21  12  68 S9        29.86F WCI  11          
SHELBYVILLE    CLOUDY    22   9  57 S10       29.88F WCI  11          
6HR MIN TEMP:  15; 6HR MAX TEMP:  22;                                

ZIONSVILLE +   CLOUDY    21   8  58 S7        29.84F WCI  12          
6HR MIN TEMP:  15; 6HR MAX TEMP:  21;                                

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 700am EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 19 degrees north, near 22 degrees central, and near 26 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and flurries south. In the north, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 10 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. Winds are from the south at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 8 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 11 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 9 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to flurries. The wind chill is near 17 degrees south. 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 27 degrees at Gary. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For RUSH County,IN

345 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Outlook: Light rain and snow showers will impact areas mainly near
and northeast of Interstate 74 late this afternoon into the evening.

Hazards: Peak wind gusts to 35 to 40 mph.

Timing: Snow showers are most likely from mid afternoon through the
evening. Windy this afternoon and evening. 
Discussion: Low pressure and an associated cold front will track 
into the lower Great Lakes late this afternoon and evening. Behind
the front  colder air will return overnight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Outlook: There are small chances for snow Friday into Friday 
night north of Interstate 70  and again late weekend into early 
next week. Little to no accumulation is expected.
Discussion: An upper level wave moving through a fast flow will 
bring low snow chances to northern portions of central Indiana 
Friday into Friday night. A storm system tracking into the region 
from the southwest will bring precipitation to central Indiana from 
late Saturday night into Monday.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For RUSH County, IN
Issued at 330 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon then becoming cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph shifting to the southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers, possibly mixed with rain showers. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph decreasing to 25 mph after midnight.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds up to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the lower 20s. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south after midnight.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly cloudy until midday then clearing. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 30s.

Rain, possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows around 30.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

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 
                   DEC 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

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
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
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 
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)
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
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)

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