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Regional Hourly Observations For ATHENS County
600 AM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018


  CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OHIO
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COLUMBUS       MOCLDY    72  64  76 SE6       29.92S                  
OSU AIRPORT    FAIR      72  65  78 SE10      29.92S                  
BOLTON FIELD   FAIR      69  65  88 SE7       29.92S                  
RICKENBACK AFB FAIR      70  64  83 SE7       29.92S                  
NEWARK         FAIR      71  63  75 S6        29.94R                  
MARION         FAIR      66  61  84 S8        29.93S                  
LANCASTER      FAIR      71  64  78 SE9       29.94S                  
ZANESVILLE     FAIR      70  61  73 S9        29.96S                  
NEW PHILLY     FAIR      66  61  84 SE6       29.98F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Ohio
Based on observations at 600am EDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Ohio...temperatures are near 70 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 69 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and thunderstorms south. In the north, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the south at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to thunderstorms. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 72 degrees at Ohio State University Airport, Dayton General, Columbus, and Cleveland Lakefront. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Wooster.


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

412 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Strong thunderstorms could produce damaging winds and small hail
across southeast Ohio and western West Virginia this afternoon
through late evening. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms could produce saturated soils
leading to localized flash flooding Saturday and Sunday. A flash
flood watch may be needed. 

 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 631 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

TODAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Thunderstorms likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY
Cloudy. A chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

THURSDAY
A chance of showers in the morning. Partly sunny. Hot with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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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 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:20 EDT Set 20:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:37 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:50 EDT Ends 21:26 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 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1930...
The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
Ludlum)
...1934...
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
...1986...
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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