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717 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018


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Regional Hourly Observations For BLOUNT County
Issued at 900 AM EDT TUE MAR 20 2018

WISE*          PTSUNNY   52  52 100 SW6       29.53S                  
JONESVILLE*      N/A     54  54 100 CALM      29.54S FOG              
ABINGDON*      CLOUDY    54  54 100 SW6       29.53S FOG              
BRISTOL        CLOUDY    52  52 100 CALM      29.53S FOG              
MORRISTOWN*    CLOUDY    54  54 100 W7        29.53S                  
SEVIERVILLE*   SUNNY     48  48 100 CALM      29.53S                  
KNOXVILLE      PTSUNNY   55  55 100 W7        29.53S FOG              
LAFOLLETTE*    CLOUDY    54  52  94 VRB5      29.57R                  
OAK RIDGE      PTSUNNY   56  55  97 VRB3      29.55R                  
CROSSVILLE     CLOUDY    49  47  93 W6        29.57R                  
NASHVILLE      PTSUNNY   51  45  79 W8        29.58S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018

Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 46 degrees west, near 45 degrees central, and near 60 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, light rain central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. There is patchy fog west and central. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph with gusts at 22 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the west at 9 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 61 degrees at Oak Ridge. The lowest temperature is 39 degrees at Union City.

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 BLOUNT County,TN

406 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 /306 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today 

No hazardous weather is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tonight through Monday

   Rain Changing to Snow Showers across the Higher Elevations 
Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night  
   Winter Storm Warning is effect for the Higher Elevations of 
southwest Virginia, such as High Knob, and the far eastern
Tennessee Mountains for Tonight through Wednesday Evening  

A cold front will move across the Tennessee Valley and southern
Appalachians Today with colder air spilling into the region. For 
Tonight through Wednesday evening, the colder air will move into 
the southern Appalachians with the rain changing to snow showers.
Snow accumulations are expected across the higher elevations with
snowfall of 2 to 5 inches, except 5 to 9 inches over the highest
elevations of the Smoky Mountains and Roane Mountain.

Across the lower elevations of southwest Virginia and the northern
Plateau, snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible.

Anyone planning on venturing out across the higher terrain, such
as hikers, should plan for wintry conditions with temperatures
dropping into the upper teens and middle 20s, windy conditions, 
snow packed and icy trails. Best to delay venturing out across 
the mountainous areas of the southern Appalachians. 


Spotter activation is not expected.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BLOUNT County, TN
1050 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Partly sunny with a chance of showers early in the afternoon, then cloudy with showers likely late in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy with rain showers likely, mixing with or changing to snow showers late. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Cloudy, colder. Snow showers likely in the morning and early afternoon. A chance of rain showers in the afternoon. A chance of snow showers late in the afternoon. Little to no snow accumulations. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 10 mph or less.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 mph or less.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Cloudy with rain showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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 
                   MAR 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook

Almanac Information

Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year

Declination 0.230000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:49 EDT Set 18:59 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:25 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

A tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying 
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)

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