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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
733 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018

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The AVIATION Section has been updated below.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ELKHART County
Issued at 700 AM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          PTCLDY    66  66 100 CALM      29.98R                  
VALPARAISO     FAIR      67  63  87 CALM      29.99R FOG              
MICHIGAN CITY* FOG       61  61 100 CALM      29.99S VSB 1/2          
LAPORTE*       FAIR      61  61  99 CALM      30.00R FOG              
KNOX*          CLOUDY    61  59  94 CALM      29.98S VSB 1/4          
SOUTH BEND     FAIR      62  61  96 CALM      30.00R FOG              
GOSHEN         FOG       61  61 100 CALM      29.99R VSB 1/4          
MONTICELLO*    FOG       61  60  96 CALM      29.97S VSB<1/4          
LOGANSPORT*    FOG       61  61 100 CALM      29.99R VSB<1/4          
ROCHESTER*     FOG       64  63  94 CALM      29.98S VSB 1/4          
WARSAW*        FAIR      61  61 100 CALM      29.99R FOG              
KENDALLVILLE*  FAIR      62  62 100 CALM      30.01R FOG              
AUBURN*        FOG       63  63 100 CALM      30.01R VSB 1            
FORT WAYNE     FAIR      65  64  97 NE3       30.00R                  
HUNTINGTON*    FOG      N/A N/A N/A CALM      29.98S VSB 1/4          
PERU/GRISSOM   FOG       65  65 100 NE3       29.98R VSB 1/4          

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 700am EDT, Sunday August 19, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 62 degrees north, near 68 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is patchy fog north. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 70 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR 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 ELKHART County,IN

537 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018 /437 AM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

There is a chance of thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday. An isolated
wind gust to 50 mph is possible along with locally heavy rainfall.

Dangerous swimming conditions along the southeast shore of Lake
Michigan are expected Tuesday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ELKHART County, IN
Issued at 657 AM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018

TODAY
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Cooler. Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 50s.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                              INDIANA                                                                     
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                 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        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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Sunday August 19, 2018 the 231th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.450000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:01 EDT Set 20:35 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:48 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:34 EDT Ends 21:02 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
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AUGUST 19TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
A small but powerful hurricane inflicted great havoc upon forests along a
narrow track from New Jersey to Maine. A similar storm track today would
cause extreme disaster in the now populated area. (David Ludlum)
...1969...
'Never say die' Camille let loose a cloudburst in Virginia resulting in
flash floods and landslides which killed 151 persons and cause 140 million
dollars damage. Massies Hill VA received 27 inches of rain. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
The temperature at San Antonio TX soared to an all-time record high of 108
degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1987...
Thunderstorms moving out of southeastern Nebraska spread severe weather
into eastern Kansas and western Missouri during the day. Thunderstorms in
Nebraska produced hail three inches in diameter at Albion, and high winds
which downed a large tent at Waterloo injuring a dozen persons.
Thunderstorms in Kansas produced baseball size hail northwest of Topeka,
and wind gusts to 80 mph at Fulton. Ten persons were injured in a
thunderstorm at Princeton KS, and damage to crops in southern Franklin
County KS was estimated at 3.5 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The National
Weather Summary)
...1988...
Raleigh NC reported a record hot temperature reading of 103 degrees.
Afternoon thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 75 mph in
southern Pittsburgh County. Thunderstorms in Indiana produced 4.50 inches
of rain at Morgantown. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms deluged southeastern Delaware with six to ten
inches of rain in four to six hours, with local reports of 13 to 20 inches
of rain. Twenty-six major roads were closed or damaged, and fourteen
bridges were washed out. Flooding caused nearly four million dollars damage
to local businesses. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1999...A tornado (F0) touched down briefly near Crab Orchard (Lincoln, 
County, KY), rendering a trailer unsalvageable. The roof of the trailer was 
blown 200 feet. (NWS Louisville)

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