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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For NEW CASTLE County

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Regional Hourly Observations For NEW CASTLE County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Delaware
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Saturday August 18, 2018

Across Delaware...temperatures are near 76 degrees north, near 76 degrees central, and near 81 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, thunderstorms central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to thunderstorms. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 78 degrees at Wallops Island, Salisbury, and Ocean City. The lowest temperature is 76 degrees at Wilmington and Dover.

NOWCAST For NEW CASTLE County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 1027 PM EDT SAT AUG 18 2018

At 1026 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated a thunderstorm over Delaware
City, or 10 miles northeast of Middletown, moving east at 20 mph.
Locations impacted include...
Wilmington, Pennsville, Carneys Point, New Castle, Penns Grove,
Salem, Woodstown, Alloway, Quinton, Delaware City, Saint Georges,
Bear, Hancocks Bridge, Port Penn, Wilmington Manor and Glasgow.
Thunderstorms may produce torrential rainfall, which could lead to
localized poor drainage flooding.
Thunderstorms produce cloud to ground lightning. Therefore, move
indoors immediately.
LAT...LON 3971 7553 3970 7552 3963 7561 3959 7560
TIME...MOT...LOC 0226Z 248DEG 18KT 3957 7560 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For NEW CASTLE County,DE

906 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For NEW CASTLE County, DE
Issued at 930 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely late this evening, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds around 5 mph, becoming northwest. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humid with lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly sunny. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Humid with lows in the upper 60s. East winds around 5 mph.

Partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Delaware
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 24-28 AUG 26-SEP 1    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa
completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles
long. The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a
total of 2.5 million dollars damage. The hailstorm flattened fields of corn
to such an extent that many had to leave their farms in search of other
work. It was one of the worst hailstorms of record for the nation. (The
Weather Channel)
Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds 
gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. 
Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were 
injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion.
(NWS Louisville)
Thirteen cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Orlando FL with a reading of 98 degrees, and Portland
ME with a high of 94 degrees. Newark NJ reached 90 degrees for the
thirty-sixth time of the year, their second highest total of record. (The
National Weather Summary)
Twenty-two cities, from the Carolinas to the Upper Ohio Valley, reported
record high temperatures for the date, pushing the total number of daily
record highs since the first of June above the 1100 mark. Afternoon highs
of 102 degrees at Greensboro NC and 105 degrees at Raleigh NC equalled
all-time records. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to
75 mph at Scobey. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio
Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late
morning and afternoon hours. Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown.
Williamsburg VA was deluged with 10.78 inches of rain between 6 AM and 10
AM, with 6.72 inches reported in just two hours. Flash flooding caused
nearly twelve million dollars damage in Accomack County VA. Early evening
thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced walnut size hail
and wind gusts to 80 mph around Casper WY. Thunderstorms produced locally
heavy rains in the Yellowstone Park area, causing fifteen mudslides. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
At 1 pm Bowling Green recorded an exceptionally high dew point of 81 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)

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