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1253 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018


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Regional Hourly Observations For CARTER County
Issued at 100 PM CDT MON MAR 19 2018

TRI CITIES     PTSUNNY   67  45  45 S10       29.76F                  
ELIZABETHTON   FAIR      66  39  37 SW7       29.76F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 100pm CDT, Monday March 19, 2018

Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 61 degrees west, near 62 degrees central, and near 66 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. There is patchy fog west. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 67 degrees at Tri Cities. The lowest temperature is 57 degrees at Dyersburg.

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 CARTER County,TN

503 AM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018 /403 AM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

   Severe Thunderstorms Expected late this Afternoon and Evening
across the Plateau, parts of the central and southern Tennessee
Valley, and southwest North Carolina  

A strong storm system will move across the Southern Appalachian 
Region today with southerly winds pulling warm, moist and 
unstable air into the Tennessee Valley. Severe thunderstorms will
develop over middle Tennessee and northern Alabama this afternoon 
and then move into the Plateau, southeast and central sections of
the Tennessee Valley, and southwest North Carolina this evening. 
The main threat being tornadoes, damaging winds, and hail. 

There is a potential of isolated strong tornadoes across the 
southern Plateau and southeast Tennessee. 

Besides the potential severe storms, the strong low-level winds 
may produce a Mountain Wave High Wind event across the Mountains 
and Adjacent Foothills Monday afternoon and evening. Southerly
winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph possible.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

   Rain Changing to Snow Showers across the Higher Elevations 
Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night  

A cold front will move across the Tennessee Valley and southern
Appalachians Tuesday with colder air spilling into the region. 
For Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night, the colder air will 
move into the southern Appalachians with the rain changing to snow
showers across the higher elevations, generally above 2500 feet. 
Snow accumulations are possible across the higher elevations, such
as the Smoky Mountains and High Knob, Virginia.

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 may be needed late this afternoon and evening.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CARTER County, TN
1127 AM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Light winds becoming southeast 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Showers and a chance of thunderstorms overnight, then a chance of showers early in the morning. Areas of fog after midnight. Breezy. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Showers likely in the morning, then showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Rain showers, possibly mixed with snow showers. Colder. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Rain possibly mixed with snow showers. Colder. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

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

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

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Tennessee
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                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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....  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

Monday March 19, 2018 the 78th Day of Year

Declination -0.160000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:51 EDT Set 18:58 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:54 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:26 EDT Ends 19:23 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

Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for
the state of Oregon. (The Weather Channel)
Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado
between the 12th and the 25th of the month. Six people died, and many
livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground.
Schools were closed, and many rural homes were deserted by tenants. (The
Weather Channel)
The second heavy snowstorm in just three days hit Boston. Nearby Blue Hill
received 19.5 inches contributing to their snowiest March of record. (David

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