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428 PM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018
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Regional Hourly Observations For JENNINGS County
Issued at 500 PM EDT SAT MAR 24 2018
SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST INDIANA
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
BATESVILLE + FOG 30 30 100 MISG 30.06S VSB 1/4
BEDFORD + LGT RAIN 34 32 93 E18 29.97F WCI 23
BLOOMINGTON LGT RAIN 34 31 88 E22G29 29.98S FOG WCI 22
FRENCH LICK *+ CLOUDY 34 N/A N/A NE20G30 29.91F WCI 22
MADISON *+ CLOUDY 34 32 93 NE15G25 30.03F WCI 24
NORTH VERNON + LGT SNOW 32 30 93 E17G24 30.02F WCI 21
SEYMOUR + LGT SNOW 34 32 93 NE13 30.01F WCI 25
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Saturday March 24, 2018
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 41 degrees north, near 30 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, snow central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. There is patchy fog south. Visibility is less than one mile central. Winds are from the east at 17 mph with gusts at 26 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the east at 17 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and snow. The wind chill is near 18 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 14 mph with gusts at 28 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. The wind chill is near 32 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 41 degrees at Valparaiso, South Bend, Goshen, Fort Wayne, and Elkhart. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw.
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 JENNINGS County,IN
448 AM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight.
Outlook: Wintry precipitation will slowly expand into the region
early this morning ahead of an approaching low pressure system. Snow
will become the primary precipitation type through the day with sleet
and rain occasionally mixing in at times. Locally heavy snow is
possible at times especially near and just south of the Interstate
Hazards: Slick and snow covered roads and surfaces will develop.
Visibilities will be drastically reduced within heavier snow.
Easterly wind gusts will peak at 30 to 35 mph. Travel will become
hazardous throughout the day. Rumbles of thunder will be possible as
well within the heavier snow bands.
Timing: Through this evening.
Discussion: Low pressure and an associated upper level wave will
track across the region this afternoon and evening bringing a
significant late season winter storm to parts of central Indiana.
Precipitation will end tonight with high pressure building back into
the region by daybreak Sunday.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday.
Outlook: A few thunderstorms are possible Monday night into Tuesday.
Gusty winds, heavy rain, and lightning are the main threats. Snow may
mix with rain Thursday night.
Discussion: Unsettled weather is expected for much of the upcoming
week as a slow moving frontal boundary comes into the Ohio Valley.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotters are encouraged to send in snow amounts and reports on
weather conditions through this evening.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For JENNINGS County, IN
359 PM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING
LATE THIS AFTERNOON Rain and snow. New snow accumulation up to
1 inch. Total snow accumulation 1 to 4 inches. East winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation near
TONIGHT Rain and snow, then partly cloudy after midnight.
Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast
winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of
precipitation near 100 percent.
SUNDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds
10 to 15 mph.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain showers in
the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 10 to
MONDAY NIGHT Not as cool. Rain showers likely, then rain
showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph
with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
TUESDAY Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs
around 60. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Rain showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of
showers 90 percent.
WEDNESDAY Rain showers likely. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance
of showers 60 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain
showers. Lows in the lower 40s.
THURSDAY Partly cloudy until midday then becoming mostly
cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. A
30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers.
Highs in the lower 50s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers. Lows in the lower 30s.
SATURDAY Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers. Highs around 50.
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
MAR 30-APR 3 APR 1-APR 7 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Below Below Normal Normal
Precipitation: Above Above Normal 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 ,
Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:41 EDT Set 19:02 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:51 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:15 EDT Ends 19:28 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees.
...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)
...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of
the homes' rugs a mile away. (NWS Louisville)
...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92
degrees. (NWS Louisville)
...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five
fatalities probably occurred. (NWS Louisville)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky