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919 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAFAYETTE County
1000 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017
GREENWOOD      CLEAR     42  29  59 SW7       29.91R                  
GREENVILLE     CLEAR     48  30  49 SW13      29.90R                  
OXFORD         MOCLDY    48  27  43 SW8       29.87S                  
TUNICA           N/A    N/A N/A N/A SW6       29.87S                  
WINONA         FAIR      40  27  59 CALM      29.91R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 1000pm CST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 40 degrees north, near 46 degrees central, and near 52 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, partly cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 10 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 52 degrees at Gulfport and Biloxi. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Tupelo, Meridian Key Field, and Columbus AFB.


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 LAFAYETTE County,MS

606 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LAFAYETTE County, MS
943 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening
then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. North winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 30. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain in the evening, then mostly cloudy with rain after midnight. Lows around 40. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SUNDAY
Rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny in the morning
then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. 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 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal      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

Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:54 EST Set 17:57 EST
Transit Meridian 12:55 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:27 EST Ends 18:23 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 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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