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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 LAKE County
Issued at 400 AM EDT MON AUG 20 2018
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          FAIR      72  65  80 SE7       29.95F                  
VALPARAISO     FAIR      67  61  81 E7        29.97S                  
MICHIGAN CITY* FAIR      68  61  77 E5        29.97S                  
LAPORTE*       FAIR      65  63  93 E6        29.98S                  
KNOX*          FAIR      64  61  88 E6        29.97S                  
SOUTH BEND     FAIR      68  63  84 E10       29.98F                  
GOSHEN         FAIR      66  64  93 SE5       30.00S                  
MONTICELLO*    FAIR      67  66  95 E3        29.94F                  
LOGANSPORT*    FAIR      64  63  94 E6        29.97F                  
ROCHESTER*     FAIR      64  63  94 E6        29.98F                  
WARSAW*        FAIR      63  63 100 E6        30.00F                  
KENDALLVILLE*  FAIR      64  62  93 E3        30.02S                  
AUBURN*        FAIR      63  63 100 CALM      30.02S                  
FORT WAYNE     MOCLDY    65  64  97 E3        30.01S                  
HUNTINGTON*    FAIR     N/A N/A N/A E3        29.99F                  
PERU/GRISSOM   FAIR      67  67 100 E7        29.97S                  

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 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.

U.S. Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), LSI Heat Index, Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For LAKE County,IN

401 PM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018 /501 PM EDT Sun Aug 19 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
  High Swim Risk

DISCUSSION  

 The chance of thunderstorms increases by the predawn hours,
 mainly for areas west of I-39.  

 Also, strong onshore winds will produce dangerous swim conditions
 along the Illinois shore, especially starting after midnight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Monday  
  Limited Severe Thunderstorm Risk.
  Elevated Flooding Risk.
  High Swim Risk
Tuesday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
  Elevated Lakeshore Flood Risk
Wednesday  
  Limited Lakeshore Flood Risk
Friday and Saturday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

DISCUSSION:

 Dangerous swim conditions will continue through Monday night for
 the Illinois shore. The shore of both Illinois and Indiana will 
 see dangerous swim conditions Tuesday and Tuesday night.
 Lakeshore flooding is possible Tuesday especially for the 
 Indiana shore.

 There is a chance that some thunderstorms Monday could be strong
 to severe with damaging winds the primary concern. Locally heavy
 rain also is possible.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

  Moving toward the east at 5 mph.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LAKE County, IN
Issued at 811 PM CDT Sun Aug 19 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows around 60. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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 AND FRIDAY
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.

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

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 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
                              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                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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)


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