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854 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

...WET PATTERN LINING UP FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK...

.UPDATE...
Updated for evening discussion.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LAFAYETTE County
900 PM CST MON FEB 19 2018
GREENWOOD      FAIR      71  59  65 S13       30.08R                  
GREENVILLE     CLOUDY    71  58  63 S10       30.04R                  
OXFORD         FAIR      66  57  72 SE9       30.10R                  
TUNICA           N/A     64  55  72 SE9       30.05R                  
WINONA         FAIR      69  59  70 S9        30.10R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 900pm CST, Monday February 19, 2018

Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 70 degrees north, near 70 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 12 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 73 degrees at Vicksburg and Natchez. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at 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

333 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

Periods of heavy rain are likely from Tuesday night through
Saturday night. Several inches of rain are possible, especially 
across East Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel and West Tennessee. 
River flooding and flash flooding are possible. A Flood Watch is
in effect for portions of the Mid-South. 

Strong south winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected on Tuesday. A Wind
Advisory may be necessary for portions of the Mid-South.

A few strong storms are possible from Tuesday night through
Saturday night.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LAFAYETTE County, MS
939 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds around 10 mph.

TUESDAY
A 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind gusts to near 25 mph in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY
A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Chance of rain 40 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SATURDAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy in the morning
then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy in the evening
then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

MONDAY
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny in the morning
then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

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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 
                FEB 25-MAR 1 FEB 27-MAR 5    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

Monday February 19, 2018 the 50th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.910000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:39 EST Set 18:51 EST
Transit Meridian 13:14 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:15 EST Ends 19:15 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

FEBRUARY 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1871...
A. Lapham, in Cincinnati, wrote the first public weather forecast.
...1884...
Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S.,
killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage.
Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1888...
A tornado struck Mount Vernon IL. The tornado killed sixteen persons along
its 62 mile path. (David Ludlum)
...1954...
High winds across the southern half of the Great Plains, gusting to 85 mph,
caused the worst duststorms since the 1930s. Graders were needed in places
to clear fence high dirt drifts. (The Weather Channel)

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