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Regional Hourly Observations For HANCOCK County
1200 PM CDT TUE JUL 17 2018
GULFPORT FAIR 89 75 63 N6 30.04S HX 99
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018
Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 90 degrees north, near 78 degrees central, and near 87 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 100 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 78 degrees. The heat index is near 99 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are variable at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 90 degrees at Tupelo. The lowest temperature is 77 degrees at Vicksburg, Natchez, and McComb.
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For HANCOCK County,MS
1119 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018 DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and tonight. A few storms could become strong and produce frequent lightning, gusty winds, and locally heavy rainfall. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected each day through the period. A few storms could become strong and produce frequent lightning, gusty winds, and locally heavy rainfall. Heat index readings may approach 110 degrees on Friday through the weekend, and possibly into Monday as well. People sensitive to heat related illnesses should be prepared to take precautions during the heat of the day this weekend. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not anticipated.
7-Day Forecast For HANCOCK County, MS
1145 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Mississippi
MISSISSIPPI --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 22-26 JUL 24-30 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above Above Above Precipitation: Normal Above Below Below .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 21.020000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 07:06 EDT Set 21:07 EDT Transit Meridian 14:06 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 21:34 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
/////////////////////// JULY 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1934... One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan, including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel) ...1941... A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end. Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires. (David Ludlum) ...1952... Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The Weather Channel) ...1957... On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort, and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees. Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat, and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with 126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night. Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky