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835 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018


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Regional Hourly Observations For SMITH County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT FRI MAR 16 2018

CLARKSVILLE    CLOUDY    56  39  53 SE5       29.91S                  
CROSSVILLE       N/A     51  39  63 S3        30.00R                  
GALLATIN       CLOUDY    54  41  62 CALM      29.98S                  
NASHVILLE      MOCLDY    62  51  67 S12       29.95S                  
PORTLAND       CLOUDY    55  36  47 CALM      29.95S                  
SMYRNA         CLOUDY    61  51  70 S7        29.97S                  
SPARTA         PTCLDY    43  41  93 CALM      29.97R                  
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    59  45  58 SE3       29.92S                  
WEST NASHVILLE CLOUDY    63  52  67 S9G17     29.92R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Friday March 16, 2018

Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 60 degrees west, near 62 degrees central, and near 55 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, mostly cloudy central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Winds are from the south at 15 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 63 degrees at Huntingdon. The lowest temperature is 37 degrees at Tri Cities.

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 SMITH County,TN

1058 AM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The threat for any strong to severe storms later today has
lessened, and no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms on Monday
generally along and south of the I-40 corridor. A few storms with
large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes may be 


Spotter activation could be needed on Monday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For SMITH County, TN
833 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers early in the evening, then a chance of showers in the late evening and overnight. Chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Near steady temperature in the mid 50s. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds up to 5 mph. Chance of showers 50 percent.

Showers likely in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with snow in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows around 30.

Partly cloudy. 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 
                   MAR 22-26    MAR 24-30    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       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

Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year

Declination -0.950000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:54 EDT Set 18:56 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:54 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:29 EDT Ends 19:21 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 winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling 
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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