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Regional Hourly Observations For RANKIN County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Mississippi
Based on observations at 600pm CDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Mississippi...temperatures are near 87 degrees north, near 89 degrees central, and near 95 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The heat index is near 107 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and emergency south. Winds are from the west at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph with gusts at 18 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 9 mph with gusts at 17 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 96 degrees at Gulfport. The lowest temperature is 87 degrees at Tupelo and Greenwood.


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 RANKIN County,MS

324 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight and Monday

EXCESSIVE HEAT
THREAT  Limited
TIMING  Through the remainder of this afternoon

Heat index values will continue to peak near 105 degrees for the 
rest of this afternoon into early evening. A heat advisory remains
in effect through this evening at 8PM. 

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 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday night through Saturday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT  
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations is not expected through next Saturday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For RANKIN County, MS
643 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. North winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 70. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs around 90. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 70.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

FRIDAY
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

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

SATURDAY
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. The chance of rain 30 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. The chance of rain 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 90s. The chance of rain 60 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Mississippi
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      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

Sunday July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.070000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:09 EDT Set 21:05 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:07 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:43 EDT Ends 21:31 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 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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