A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Tennessee
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Friday July 20, 2018
Across Tennessee...temperatures are near 92 degrees west, near 90 degrees central, and near 84 degrees east. Current sky conditions are partly sunny west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 104 degrees west. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The heat index is near 97 degrees central. In the east, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is emergency west, danger central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 93 degrees at Memphis NWS. The lowest temperature is 79 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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For VAN County,TN
602 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018 DAY ONE Tonight There is a moderate risk for severe thunderstorms tonight for locations generally around and north of I-40 and generally along and west of I-65. There is an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms for the remainder of Middle Tennessee. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop through the evening hours across southern Kentucky, then spread southeastward across Middle Tennessee into this evening and tonight. With severe thunderstorms that do develop, large hail, damaging winds, frequent cloud to ground lightning strikes, isolated tornadoes, and brief heavy rainfall will be possible. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday There is a slight risk for severe thunderstorms across the southeast half of Middle Tennessee on Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. There is a marginal risk for the rest of the mid state region Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening. A few strong to severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds and or large hail will be possible. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is requested for tonight and might once again be needed Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening across Middle Tennessee.
7-Day Forecast For VAN County, TN
723 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Tennessee
TENNESSEE --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY JUL 26-30 JUL 28-AUG 3 JUL JUL-SEP ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 20.470000 Distance 0.999716 AU Rise 06:45 EDT Set 21:01 EDT Transit Meridian 13:53 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:17 EDT Ends 21:29 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
//////////////////////// JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1930... The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106 degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David Ludlum) ...1934... The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1953... Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The Weather Channel) ...1986... The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours, and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky