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1031 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

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


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.

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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.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For HANCOCK County, MS
1145 AM CDT Tue Jul 17 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds to 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds to 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds to 10 mph.

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

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

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s.

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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 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 July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

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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

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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