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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
436 AM EDT Mon Aug 20 2018

.UPDATE...
The AVIATION Section has been updated below.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HENDRICKS County
Issued at 400 AM EDT MON AUG 20 2018
CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAFAYETTE      FAIR      68  65  90 E7        29.93F                  
KOKOMO*        FAIR      65  64  97 E7        29.98S                  
MUNCIE*        FAIR      67  62  84 SE5       29.98F                  
INDIANAPOLIS   FAIR      71  65  81 E8        29.94F                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 400am EDT, Monday August 20, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 68 degrees north, near 71 degrees central, and near 74 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the east at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 74 degrees at Evansville. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw, Kokomo, Huntingburg, and Anderson.


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 HENDRICKS County,IN

413 AM EDT Mon Aug 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Outlook: Scattered thunderstorms will be around. Isolated strong to
severe storms are possible, mainly west of US 31.

Hazards: Damaging winds, heavy rain, localized flooding, and lightning.

Timing: Highest chances for severe storms will be this afternoon and
evening. Heavy rain and lightning are possible any time.
 
Discussion: A low pressure system will bring showers and some
thunderstorms to central Indiana today and tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Outlook: Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday. More storms are possible
across all or parts of central Indiana from Friday night through
Sunday. Lightning is a threat with any thunderstorm.
 
Discussion: A cold front will move through on Tuesday. Warm and humid
air will return for the weekend, bringing the threat for some
thunderstorms with it.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation cannot be ruled out this afternoon and evening.
Spotters are encouraged to report any heavy rain, flooding, or strong
winds observed.

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7-Day Forecast For HENDRICKS County, IN
Issued at 333 AM EDT Mon Aug 20 2018

TODAY
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TONIGHT
Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds around 10 mph.

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 until midday then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

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

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 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 25-29 AUG 27-SEP 2    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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
Monday August 20, 2018 the 232th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.120000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:02 EDT Set 20:34 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:48 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:35 EDT Ends 21:01 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 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1886...
The town of Indianola TX was completely destroyed by a hurricane, and never
rebuilt. (David Ludlum)
...1910...
The "big blow up" of forest fires finally came to an end in Idaho. A record
dry August fueled 1736 fires which burned three million acres destroying
six billion board feet of timber. The fires claimed the lives of 85
persons, 78 of which were fire fighters, and consumed the entire town of
Wallace. The smoke spread a third of the way around the world producing
some dark days in the U.S. and Canada. The forest fires prompted federal
fire protection laws. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Half a dozen cities in the Central Plains Region reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 102
degrees, and Goodland KS with a high of 104 degrees. Hill City KS reached
106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Sheridan WY reported a record hot temperature reading of 100 degrees.
Evening thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail near Fortuna ND, and
wind gusts to 70 mph near Webster SD. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms produced heavy rain in southeast Kansas and
northeastern Oklahoma, with up to six inches reported around Tulsa OK. Some
roads in the Tulsa area were closed by water 10 to 12 feet deep. Evening
thunderstorms produced severe weather in northern Oklahoma and southern
Kansas. Thunderstorms produced winds gusts to 75 mph in Major County OK,
and hail two inches in diameter at Jennings KS. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)


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