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National Weather Service Nashville TN
353 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017


Looks like persistence low level cloudiness will continue across
northern portions with partly cloudy to mostly clear skies across
southern portion of the mid state region well into this evening
and potentially thru the early morning hours on Friday. This will
at least impact lows across northern portions of the mid state
region as they may not fall as far as previously expected despite
surface ridging apex the Texas coastline all the way up into
western Canada continues to usher in a cold air advection air mass
to our area. This weather pattern the result of the evolution in
the upper level pattern to a more zonal flow through tonight. A
weak upper level disturbance will move thru the area on Fri and
start the process of ushering this cloudiness to our east. 

It also continues to look like the mid state will remain dry thru 
Sat evening as southern portion of above mentioned surface ridging
apex moves into our region. That above mentioned upper level
disturbance passage will result in dry northwesterly flow aloft
per enhanced upper level ridging across the western contiguous
U.S. As Sat progresses, an upper level trough will develop across
the western contiguous U.S. coastline and an upper level wave will
push into central portions of Texas by Sat evening setting the
stage for the next potential rainfall event across our area, as
upper level ridging influences that develop across our area on
Saturday pushes eastward and a southwesterly upper level flow
pattern develops. A surface front will also develop across the
northern Ohio River Valley Region stretching westward into the
central plains by late Saturday night.

There could possibly be a wintry mixture on the leading edge of
this moisture advection plume coming in from our southwest late
Saturday night across cntrl and western portions of our region.
Otherwise, it looks like liquid pcpn will be the norm as Sun
morning progresses with moderate showers possible. Lingering 
chances of light rainfall with highest potential east are expected
on Sunday afternoon. Model solutions from Sunday night thru the
afternoon hours on Tuesday differ in how much moisture will be
across the mid state region and the potential of instability and
lifting dynamics in place, factoring in difference in timing and
areal coverage potential too, as a southwesterly upper level flow
pattern persist. That above mentioned surface front is expected 
to push finally push thru our area late Sunday night into the 
morning hours on Monday. Will thus address the Sunday night thru 
Tuesday afternoon time frame weather pattern as unsettled and 
continue a mention of isolated to scattered light rainfall across 
our area during that period.

Another surface frontal along with an associated upper level 
trough passage from our northwest is expected as the afternoon 
hours progress on Tuesday, resulting in yet again dry conditions 
coming to the mid state region in association with a dry air mass 
originating out of the midwest becoming established across our 
area by Wed morning. The surface high pressure pattern associated 
with this air mass will shift to the east thru Thursday, resulting
in once again a more southerly surface flow pattern becoming 
established with yet another pcpn event being possible across the 
mid state region late next work week. So to sum up, expecting 
Tuesday night thru Thursday to remain dry.

As for temps, seasonally cool temps expected tonight thru Fri
night will become more seasonal as the weekend progresses.
Lows tonight will be in the mid 20s, highs on Friday will mainly
be in the lower 40s, upper 30s to around 40 Cumberland Plateau
Region, with lows Friday night in the mid to upper 20s.
Overnight lows and afternoon highs are expected to warm to 10 
degrees or more above seasonal normal values. Afternoon highs
on Tuesday will mainly span the upper 50s. This seasonably warm
pattern looks like it will continue thru late next week too.  

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Regional Hourly Observations For BEDFORD County
Issued at 400 PM CST THU DEC 14 2017

COLUMBIA       CLEAR     43  27  52 NW7       29.99S                  
FAYETTEVILLE   CLEAR     46  30  53 N6        29.97R                  
MCMINNVILLE    CLEAR     39  28  65 VRB7      30.00R WCI  34          
MURFREESBORO   PTCLDY    38  26  62 N7        30.03R WCI  33          
PULASKI        CLEAR     48  30  49 N7        29.98S                  
SHELBYVILLE    CLEAR     39  28  65 N12       30.01R WCI  32          
TULLAHOMA      CLEAR     41  28  60 N9        29.98R                  
WINCHESTER     CLEAR     45  30  57 NW3       29.98R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 46 degrees west and near 38 degrees central. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy west and cloudy central. In the west, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. Winds are from the north at 12 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees central. Winds are unavailable east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and unavailable category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 47 degrees at Memphis NWS. The lowest temperature is 34 degrees at Clarksville.

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

500 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BEDFORD County, TN
413 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds up to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. South winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds around 5 mph.

Rain showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of showers 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 60.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:50 EST Set 17:33 EST
Transit Meridian 12:41 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:22 EST Ends 18:01 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

Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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