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Near Term...
Through Early Evening. 

A couple storms have developed over the last hour across east 
Alabama, and seeing a more developed cu field across portions of the 
northeast. Expect this to be the primary area of development. The 
mesoscale discussion issued earlier today remains valid (below). 
Although storm coverage will be low, any storm that develops could 
be strong to severe through early evening. 

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.LONG TERM...
Sunday through Friday.

The cold front will slowly slide southward through the area on
Sunday and should be near the I-85 corridor by sunset. Look for
the front to actually clear the area by Sunday night, but then we
shift our attention to the north and the path of the upper low.
Models have come into a little bit more of a consensus on the path
of the upper low swinging through northern GA and into Central AL
on Monday and then setting up shop for several days. This scenario
would place the highest rain chances in the eastern half each
afternoon through Wednesday. By Thursday the upper low opens up
and begins to elongate across the Southeast, before the energy
slides east ahead of the next front that will likely hold of until
the beginning of next week. Highest rain chances for Friday and
Saturday will be across the north, while the southern areas could
dry out some. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s with the cloud
cover through midweek and then rise back into the low 90s by the
weekend. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For DE KALB County
1100 PM CDT SAT JUL 21 2018
NORTHEAST ALABAMA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ALBERTVILLE    FAIR      77  70  78 NW3       29.86F                  
FORT PAYNE     FAIR      70  68  94 CALM      29.85S                  
SCOTTSBORO AP  FAIR      75  72  88 CALM      29.84F                  
SCOTTSBORO HCN   N/A     72 N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   
VALLEY HEAD      N/A     70 N/A N/A MISG        N/A                   

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Alabama
Based on observations at 1100pm CDT, Saturday July 21, 2018

Across Alabama...temperatures are near 73 degrees north, near 79 degrees central, and near 84 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are from the north at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 degrees at Brookely Field. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Decatur and Alexander 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.

U.S. Radar Map, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For DE KALB County, AL

639 PM CDT Sat Jul 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday  

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon
Sunday through Friday with the higher chances in the eastern half of
the area. 

 SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT  

Activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel is
not anticipated today.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DE KALB County, Alabama
857 PM CDT Sat Jul 21 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

MONDAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Alabama
                              ALABAMA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               JUL 27-JUL 31 JUL 29-AUG 4    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  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

Sunday July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.070000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:54 EDT Set 20:55 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:54 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:27 EDT Ends 21:21 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

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JULY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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