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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
300 PM EDT Thu Aug 18 2022

.Short Term...(This evening through Friday night)
Issued at 300 PM EDT Thu Aug 18 2022

* Quiet and seasonably pleasant weather continues through Friday 

High pressure at the surface remains the dominant feature across the 
area today, with scattered to broken fair weather cumulus owing to a 
deep and fairly well-mixed boundary layer underneath a stout 
midlevel subsidence inversion.

Light and variable winds along with the fair weather cloud cover 
will continue through the afternoon into the early evening under the 
influence of the high. Clouds will clear tonight as the boundary 
layer decouples, leading to mostly clear skies overnight. Winds will 
be calm to light and variable, trending somewhat more consistently 
southerly as the surface high moves to the east. Conditions do not 
look quite as favorable for fog as last night, and thus expect that 
any patchy fog that may form will be light and mostly confined to 
favored areas like stream valleys and other low-lying areas.

Friday looks to be a carbon copy of today for the most part, aside 
from likely being slightly warmer as low level thicknesses and 850 
mb temperatures increase a bit. Convective temperatures will again 
be reached, and a low level moist layer atop the well-mixed boundary 
layer will again produce cumulus cloud cover - likely trending even 
more toward broken tomorrow. The continued presence of the ample 
midlevel subsidence inversion will prevent anything more than a 
layer of cumulus during the daytime hours.

Friday night will be partly to mostly clear early, becoming cloudier 
with time as a closed upper level low slowly approaches. 
Precipitation near and just ahead of this slow moving system will 
likely hold off until the long term period, and will continue with 
the dry forecast through 11Z Saturday, although depending on 
convective evolution it is not entirely out of the question for some 
weak showers to make their way into the northwestern portion of 
central Indiana in the predawn hours Saturday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County
Issued at 300 PM EDT THU AUG 18 2022
COLUMBUS       SUNNY     81  55  41 CALM      30.03F                  
FISHERS *+     MOSUNNY   81  62  53 NW3       30.03F                  
FRANKFORT +    MOSUNNY   81  63  54 VRB3      30.03F                  
GREENWOOD *+   MOSUNNY   80  66  60 S6        30.04F                  
INDIANAPOLIS   MOSUNNY   81  56  42 NW3       30.02F                  
-EAGLE CREEK   SUNNY     83  58  42 CALM      30.02F                  
KOKOMO +       MOSUNNY   83  60  45 CALM      30.04F                  
MT COMFORT *+  SUNNY     81  61  50 E5        30.04F                  
SHELBYVILLE    MOSUNNY   85  61  44 VRB3      30.02F                  
ZIONSVILLE +   MOSUNNY   78  61  55 N5        30.04F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 300pm EDT, Thursday August 18, 2022

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 82 degrees north, near 81 degrees central, and near 84 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny north, mostly sunny central, and mostly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the west at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Shelbyville. The lowest temperature is SUNNY degrees at Warsaw 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 BOONE County,IN

330 PM EDT Thu Aug 18 2022

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Scattered thunderstorms will be possible at times Saturday through 
Monday. It is too soon to determine if these storms will be severe. 
Lightning is a hazard with any thunderstorm.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, IN
Issued at 329 PM EDT Thu Aug 18 2022

Partly cloudy. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds up to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely through midnight, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms toward daybreak. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows around 60.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

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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 
                   AUG 23-27 AUG 25-AUG 31    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above      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
Thursday August 18, 2022 the 230th Day of Year

Declination 12.770000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:01 EDT Set 20:36 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:48 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:33 EDT Ends 21:04 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
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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