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951 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Updated for morning discussion.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County
1200 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2018
NATCHEZ        CLOUDY    53  40  61 W13G22    29.92R                  
PINE BELT      CLOUDY    58  41  53 NW10G21   29.84R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018

Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 50 degrees north, near 52 degrees central, and near 66 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 50%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. Winds are from the west at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph with gusts at 24 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 69 degrees at Pascagoula. 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 FRANKLIN County,MS

319 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations is not expected through next Monday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, MS
943 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds around 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy. Warmer. Lows in the upper 50s.

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 80.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 80.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above     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

Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year

Declination 0.230000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:04 EDT Set 19:13 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:07 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 19:36 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

A tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying 
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)

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