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National Weather Service Nashville TN
1117 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 200am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018
Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 43 degrees west, near 36 degrees central, and near 33 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, flurries central, and light snow east. In the west, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. Winds are from the north at 5 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 8 mph with gusts at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and flurries. The wind chill is near 30 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 24 degrees east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 43 degrees at Memphis International Airport. The lowest temperature is 30 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BENTON County,TN
229 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
A Freeze Warning is in effect for late tonight across portions of
West Tennessee. A Frost Advisory is in effect for much of West
Tennessee, North Mississippi the Missouri Bootheel and Northeast
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday
A frost or light freeze is possible again Thursday morning across
portions of the Mid-South, mainly near the Tennessee River.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, TN
941 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018
FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 9 AM CDT WEDNESDAY
REST OF TONIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain
or snow late in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight.
Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Clear. Lows around 30. Northwest winds 5 to
THURSDAY Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 40s. East winds around 5 mph.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers.
Highs in the lower 60s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows
SATURDAY Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper
60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 50.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s.
MONDAY Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s.
MONDAY NIGHT Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s.
TUESDAY Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Tennessee
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Above Normal Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Above Above Above
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:48 EDT Set 19:00 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:23 EDT Ends 19:24 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky