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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
420 PM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County
Issued at 400 PM EDT THU SEP 20 2018
LAFAYETTE      PTSUNNY   90  69  50 SW12G18   29.93F                  
KOKOMO*        FAIR      91  71  51 SW13      29.97F HX  97           
MUNCIE*        FAIR      93  69  45 W15       29.99F HX  98           
INDIANAPOLIS   FAIR      90  71  53 SW14      29.98F HX  96           

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Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 400pm EDT, Thursday September 20, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 90 degrees central, and near 93 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are from the southeast at 17 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 93 degrees at Muncie and 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 BOONE County,IN

431 AM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Outlook: Heat. Scattered thunderstorms (north).

Hazards: Heat exhaustion. Cloud to ground lightning, gusty winds, 
and brief heavy rainfall.

Timing: This afternoon and evening.

Discussion: Some showers and storms from activity to the northwest
could drift into the northern counties this afternoon and evening.
Heat indices today will be around 100 degrees.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Outlook: Higher chances for storms will come Friday, with lower
chances (south) on Saturday and Sunday, increasing again from Monday
through Wednesday. The day with the highest potential for strong to 
severe storms is still Friday. Thunderstorms could produce damaging 
winds, frequent lightning, and brief downpours. Heat indices will be 
in the low 90s on Friday.
Discussion: A front will bring chances for thunderstorms late this
week into early next week. Before the front moves through, hot 
conditions will persist.

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, IN
Issued at 406 PM EDT Thu Sep 20 2018

Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Clear. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.

Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cooler. Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

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 
               SEP 26-SEP 30 SEP 28-OCT 4    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      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 September 20, 2018 the 263th Day of Year

Declination 0.710000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:31 EDT Set 19:45 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:38 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:05 EDT Ends 20:10 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 traveled 275 miles across Lake Ontario, New York and Lake
Champlain. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A hurricane which hit Miami FL on the 18th, pounded Pensacola with wind
gusts to 152 mph. Winds raged in excess of 100 mph for four hours, and
above 75 mph for 20 hours. (The Weather Channel)
Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the
hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large
lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at West Yellowstone MT plunged to six degrees below zero,
while the temperature at San Francisco CA soared to 94 degrees. (The
Weather Channel)
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma and
west Texas. In Oklahoma, a thunderstorm at Seiling produced three inches of
rain in one hour, golf ball size hail, and wind gusts to 60 mph which
collapsed a tent at the state fair injuring nine persons. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Showers and thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in central Wyoming,
and snow in some of the higher elevations. Casper WY reported 1.75 inches
of rain in 24 hours, and a thunder- storm north of the Wild Horse Reservoir
produced 1.90 inches of rain in just forty minutes.
Hugo jilted Iris. Hurricane Hugo churned toward the South Atlantic Coast,
gradually regaining strength along the way. Tropical Storm Iris got too
close to Hugo, and began to weaken. A cold front brought strong and gusty
winds to the Great Basin and the Southern Plateau Region, with wind gusts
to 44 mph reported at Kingman AZ. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorm winds gusting to 115 mph snapped telephone poles in Brandenburg 
(Meade County), Kentucky. (NWS Louisville)

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