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Regional Hourly Observations For ATHENS County
1100 PM EST WED DEC 13 2017


  CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OHIO
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COLUMBUS       FLURRIES  37  32  82 W18G29    29.42R                  
OSU AIRPORT    FLURRIES  36  32  85 W26G38    29.42R                  
BOLTON FIELD   CLOUDY    37  31  78 W25G36    29.44R                  
RICKENBACK AFB CLOUDY    37  30  75 W30G39    29.44R                  
NEWARK         MIX PCPN  36  27  69 W17G28    29.41R                  
MARION         LGT SNOW  34  30  85 W16G26    29.38R FOG     WCI  24  
LANCASTER      CLOUDY    39  29  67 W24G40    29.43R                  
ZANESVILLE     CLOUDY    32  16  51 S8        29.41S WCI  25          
NEW PHILLY     FLURRIES  25  22  88 S5        29.40F WCI  19          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Ohio
Based on observations at 1100pm EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Ohio...temperatures are near 24 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 41 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light snow north, flurries central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 8 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light snow. The wind chill is near 15 degrees north. Winds are from the west at 18 mph with gusts at 29 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and flurries. Winds are from the west at 32 mph with gusts at 41 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 42 degrees at Cincinntai Lunken. The lowest temperature is 21 degrees at Ashtabula.


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 ATHENS County,OH

308 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ATHENS County, OH
Issued at 932 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers late this evening, then a chance of snow showers. Not as cold with lows in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Cold. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Cold with lows around 19. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Cold with lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening. Cold with lows around 30. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Ohio
                                 OHIO                                                                     
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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:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  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 07:45 EST Set 17:07 EST
Transit Meridian 12:26 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:16 EST Ends 17:36 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)

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