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420 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018
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Regional Hourly Observations For BOONE County
Issued at 500 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
LAFAYETTE LGT RAIN 79 73 82 SW5 29.92F
KOKOMO* FAIR 79 73 82 SW8 29.96S
MUNCIE* CLOUDY 77 73 87 SW9 29.97S
INDIANAPOLIS CLOUDY 80 73 79 S12 29.95F
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 80 degrees central, and near 85 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 92 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw and Kokomo.
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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BOONE County,IN
306 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018
DAY ONE Tonight.
Outlook: Isolated thunderstorms are possible tonight. An isolated severe
thunderstorm cannot be ruled out. Damaging winds will be the main
severe threat. Lightning is a threat with any thunderstorm.
Hazards: Damaging winds, cloud to ground lightning, heavy rain and
Timing: Through the night.
Discussion: A cold front will drop slowly northeast into northwestern
Indiana and interact with a moist and unstable atmosphere.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday.
Outlook: Thunderstorms are possible at times through Saturday and
again starting Monday.
Discussion: A frontal system will drop southeast across central
Indiana late this week. Another system will bring additional chances
for thunderstorms to the area next week.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation may be needed this afternoon and evening.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BOONE County, IN
300 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018
LATE THIS AFTERNOON
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
TONIGHT Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms, then mostly cloudy with chance of showers after
midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms
until midday, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in
the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. Chance
of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid
60s. North winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
SATURDAY Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers until
midday. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast
winds up to 5 mph.
SUNDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.
MONDAY Partly cloudy until midday then becoming mostly cloudy.
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower
80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows
in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
TUESDAY Mostly cloudy until midday then becoming partly
cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
in the mid 70s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
WEDNESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
THURSDAY Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
12-48 Hr ETA Surface,
12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc,
24 Hr. Comparsion,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms:
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
AUG 22-26 AUG 24-30 AUG AUG-OCT
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Temperature: Below Above Above Above
Precipitation: Below Above Normal Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Total Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:59 EDT Set 20:39 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:49 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:31 EDT Ends 21:07 EDT
Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy
Yesterday's Highs ,
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
AUGUST 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky