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1138 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018


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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 1100 PM EDT WED MAR 21 2018
GARY*          CLEAR     34  23  64 N6        30.23R WCI  29          
VALPARAISO     FAIR      30  22  72 N3        30.21R                  
MICHIGAN CITY* FAIR      30  23  74 N6        30.22R WCI  24          
LAPORTE*       FAIR      26  21  82 NW5       30.20R WCI  20          
SOUTH BEND     FAIR      25  19  78 NW5       30.19S WCI  19          
GOSHEN         FAIR      30  20  66 NW8       30.17R WCI  22          
MONTICELLO*    FAIR      26  17  69 N6        30.20R WCI  19          
LOGANSPORT*    FAIR      30  21  69 NW7       30.20S WCI  23          
ROCHESTER*     FAIR      32  21  64 NW7       30.19R WCI  26          
WARSAW*        FAIR      27  18  69 NW6       30.17R WCI  20          
AUBURN*        FAIR      32  19  59 W3        30.15S                  
FORT WAYNE     FAIR      33  19  56 NW5       30.16R WCI  29          
HUNTINGTON*    FAIR      32  18  55 NW6       30.16R WCI  26          
PERU/GRISSOM   FAIR      30  19  64 NW8       30.17R WCI  23          
MARION*        FAIR      31  21  66 NW7       30.17R WCI  24          

Hourly Obs., Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 33 degrees central, and near 38 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 19 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 34 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 38 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw, Kokomo, and Huntingburg.

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 BENTON County,IN

347 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018 /447 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Flooding is expected along portions of the Kankakee River.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Friday and Saturday  
  Elevated Ice Accumulation Risk.
  Elevated Snow and Sleet Risk.


A winter storm will impact the region Friday night into Saturday.
Minor accumulations will be possible for much of the area but
there is the potential for a narrow corridor of heavy snowfall.
In addition, some areas near and south of the Illinois River and 
Kankakee River valleys will experience a wintry mix with the 
potential for some minor icy accumulations.

Portions of the Kankakee River will remain in flood.


Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, IN
Issued at 400 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Cloudy. Chance of light rain and light snow in the evening, then snow, freezing rain and a slight chance of rain after midnight. Several inches of accumulation possible. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch. Lows around 30. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Freezing rain, light sleet, light snow and a slight chance of rain in the morning, then light snow, light sleet, slight chance of light rain and light freezing rain in the afternoon. Several inches of accumulation possible. Highs in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow in the evening. Lows in the mid 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Rain likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows around 40. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s.

12-48 Hr ETA Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, 24 Hr. Comparsion, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville , Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Total Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.620000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:46 EDT Set 18:59 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:52 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:20 EDT Ends 19:25 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Yesterday's Highs , Lows
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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