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1234 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For FORREST County
400 PM CST SAT DEC 16 2017
NATCHEZ        SUNNY     57  29  34 E9        30.17S                  
PINE BELT      CLEAR     53  31  42 VRB3      30.22F                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 50 degrees north, near 57 degrees central, and near 53 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 33%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 6 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 59 degrees at Vicksburg. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Tupelo.


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 FORREST County,MS

254 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight and Sunday

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THREAT  Marginal
TIMING  Sunday

Severe storms are possible Sunday mainly in the Pinebelt region
during the day. The main threat with any storm on Sunday will be 
damaging winds although a brief tornado or two cannot be ruled 
out. 

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 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday night through Friday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT  
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region Sunday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FORREST County, MS
359 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

THROUGH EARLY EVENING
Mostly cloudy. East winds around 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy, warmer. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain 80 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Cloudy, warmer. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable. The chance of rain 80 percent.

MONDAY
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. The chance of rain 60 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. The chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. The chance of rain 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. The chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 70.

THURSDAY NIGHT
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Mississippi
                          MISSISSIPPI                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:56 EST Set 17:58 EST
Transit Meridian 12:56 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:29 EST Ends 18:24 EST

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

DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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