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1010 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For COVINGTON County
1100 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018
MCCOMB         FAIR      88  72  58 NW5       30.06S HX  94           
NATCHEZ        FAIR      86  72  62 W8        30.07R HX  92           
PINE BELT      FAIR      88  74  63 SE3       30.06F HX  96           

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 1100am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 89 degrees north, near 88 degrees central, and near 91 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 77 degrees. The heat index is near 103 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and emergency south. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 92 degrees at Meridian Key Field. The lowest temperature is 86 degrees at Natchez.


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 COVINGTON County,MS

359 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

EXCESSIVE HEAT
THREAT  Limited
TIMING  Today

Maximum heat indices should range from 100-105 degrees midday 
through the afternoon Wednesday with high temperatures generally 
in the mid 90s. Those with outdoor plans should plan to take 
frequent breaks and drink plenty of water. 

(https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/1.png)

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

Maximum heat index values near 105 degrees are again possible for
much of the Arklamiss region, mainly south of the Highway 82 
corridor, during the late morning through afternoon hours on 
Thursday. Those who have to spend a lot of time outdoors should 
prepare for increased heat and humidity. 

(https://www.weather.gov/images/jan/graphicast/1.png)

 SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT  
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations is not expected through next Tuesday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For COVINGTON County, MS
959 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

REST OF TODAY
Sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain 20 percent. Heat index readings 100 to 105.

TONIGHT
Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain 10 percent.

THURSDAY
Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds around 5 mph. The chance of rain 60 percent. Heat index readings 100 to 105.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

SUNDAY
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. The chance of rain 50 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Mississippi
                          MISSISSIPPI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 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 Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.740000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:25 EDT Set 20:44 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:01 EDT Ends 21:09 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy


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)


Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky