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902 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For HARRISON County
1000 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 78 degrees central, and near 83 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 92 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are from the east at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Gulfport. The lowest temperature is 75 degrees at 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 HARRISON County,MS

517 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

Scattered thunderstorms are expected through the evening hours.
One or two storms could be strong to marginally severe, with 
damaging wind gusts the main concern. Frequent lightning and 
locally heavy rain are also possible. Waterspouts will be possible
over the coastal waters.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

Scattered thunderstorms are expected each day during the period.
A few storms could become strong each day, producing gusty winds,
frequent lightning and brief heavy rainfall.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For HARRISON County, MS
337 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. South winds to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 90. South winds to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.

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

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

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

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90.

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

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

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Mississippi
                          MISSISSIPPI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 22-26    AUG 24-30    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal      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

Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.420000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:26 EDT Set 20:43 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:04 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:01 EDT Ends 21:08 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

........................
AUGUST 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1777...
The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
...1909...
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Channel)
...1916...
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


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