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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1007 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017
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Regional Hourly Observations For VIGO County
Issued at 1100 PM EST WED DEC 13 2017
WEST CENTRAL INDIANA
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CRAWFORDSVL + CLOUDY 30 22 72 NW28G44 29.65R WCI 16
GREENCASTLE + CLOUDY 34 23 64 NW12G25 29.64R WCI 25
LAFAYETTE CLOUDY 30 21 69 NW21G32 29.64R WCI 17
TERRE HAUTE CLOUDY 37 26 64 NW22G29 29.69R WCI 26
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For VIGO County,IN
550 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017
DAY ONE Tonight.
Outlook: Gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected tonight
Hazards: Gusty winds shifting from southwest to northwest.
Timing: Until midnight.
Discussion: A frontal system moving through central Indiana will keep
gusty winds over the area and perhaps a sprinkle or flurry.
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.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For VIGO County, IN
941 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017
REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest
winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph decreasing to 25 mph after
THURSDAY Colder. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds up to 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Lows
in the lower 20s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
SATURDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers,
possibly mixed with snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers. Lows in the lower 30s.
MONDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
TUESDAY Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers
and snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
WEDNESDAY 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 19-23 DEC 21-27 DEC DEC-FEB
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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 ,
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