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National Weather Service Nashville TN
432 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Updated late this afternoon wording in zone forecast product to
emphasize most of the potential impacts of shwrs/tstms, some tstms
possibly svr, after 7/21Z (7 PM CDT Tonight). Tweaked hrly temp, 
dewpoint, and wind speed/direction grids. Initially, remainder of
the forecast looks like it continues to be on track. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For BEDFORD County
Issued at 700 PM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018

SOUTH MIDDLE TENNESSEE
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEWISBURG      CLEAR     86  75  70 S10       29.88R HX  95           
TULLAHOMA      MOSUNNY   84 N/A N/A S6        29.90S                  
WINCHESTER     PTCLDY    84  72  65 S7        29.91S                  
MCMINNVILLE    PTCLDY    84  72  65 SW8       29.89S                  
COLUMBIA       MOSUNNY   86  79  79 S9        29.87R HX  99           
SHELBYVILLE    SUNNY     86  73  66 SW13      29.88S HX  93           

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 92 degrees west, near 90 degrees central, and near 84 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 104 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is emergency west, danger central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 93 degrees at Memphis NWS. The lowest temperature is 79 degrees at Crossville.


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 BEDFORD County,TN

602 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

There is a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms tonight for 
locations generally around and north of I-40 and generally along 
and west of I-65. There is an enhanced risk for severe 
thunderstorms for the remainder of Middle Tennessee. Scattered to 
numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop through
the evening hours across southern Kentucky, then spread 
southeastward across Middle Tennessee into this evening and tonight.
With severe thunderstorms that do develop, large hail, damaging 
winds, frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes, isolated 
tornadoes, and brief heavy rainfall will be possible.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms across the
southeast half of Middle Tennessee on Saturday afternoon into
Saturday evening. There is a marginal risk for the rest of the
mid state region Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. 
A few strong to severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds
and or large hail will be possible.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is requested for tonight and might once again 
be needed Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening across Middle 
Tennessee.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For BEDFORD County, TN
704 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018


TORNADO WATCH 294 IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM CDT SATURDAY

TONIGHT
Periods of showers and thunderstorms until early morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the night. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes, heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning until early morning. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds up to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Tennessee
                            TENNESSEE                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 26-30 JUL 28-AUG 3    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:45 EDT Set 21:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:17 EDT Ends 21:29 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