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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
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
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;
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
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 INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not anticipated.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For RUSH County, IN
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
TONIGHT 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.
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds up
to 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the
lower 20s. East winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south after
FRIDAY 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.
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.
SATURDAY Partly cloudy until midday then clearing. Highs in
the lower 40s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow.
Lows in the lower 30s.
SUNDAY Rain, possibly mixed with snow. Highs in the lower 40s.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. A
30 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows around 30.
MONDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.
TUESDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.
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
DEC 18-22 DEC 20-26 DEC DEC-FEB
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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 ,
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year
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 ,
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
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)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky