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246 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018
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Regional Hourly Observations For MARION County
Issued at 300 PM EST SAT JAN 20 2018
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
LAFAYETTE CLOUDY 40 33 76 SW8 29.99F
MUNCIE* FAIR 44 31 60 SW12 30.01S
INDIANAPOLIS CLOUDY 43 32 65 SW8 30.04R
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 300pm EST, Saturday January 20, 2018
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 43 degrees central, and near 45 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 31 degrees north. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 13 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 46 degrees at Gary. 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 MARION County,IN
439 AM EST Sat Jan 20 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight.
Outlook: No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
Discussion: Milder and more humid air will develop clouds and
some patchy sprinkles this afternoon. Fog and drizzle tonight
will lower visibility some in most areas.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Saturday.
Outlook: Reduced visibilities from fog and drizzle will continue
Sunday. Light snow Tuesday morning may yield a light ground covering.
Discussion: A low pressure system will bring rain and fog from
Sunday into Monday night. A changeover to snow early Tuesday may
create a light layer of snow accumulation. Another weather system
will bring another chance of rain Friday night and Saturday.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not anticipated.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For MARION County, IN
320 PM EST Sat Jan 20 2018
Cloudy. Areas of fog. Chance of drizzle. Near steady
temperature in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.
SUNDAY Cloudy. Areas of fog. Chance of drizzle. Highs in the
upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation
SUNDAY NIGHT Cloudy. Rain likely, then chance of rain after
midnight. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s. South winds
5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
MONDAY Cloudy. Rain until midday, then chance of rain showers
in the afternoon. Highs around 50. South winds 10 to 15 mph with
gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely, then
chance of rain showers, possibly mixed with snow showers after
midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
TUESDAY Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
snow. Near steady temperature in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.
WEDNESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
THURSDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. A
30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.
SATURDAY Rain likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain
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
JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2 FEB JAN-MAR
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Temperature: Above Above Normal Below
Precipitation: Above Above Above 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 January 20, 2018 the 20th Day of Year
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:02 EST Set 17:51 EST
Transit Meridian 12:56 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:33 EST Ends 18:20 EST
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
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
The wettest Inaugural Day of record with 1.77 inches of rain in 24 hours.
Temperatures were only in the 30s as Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworm in for
his second term. (David Ludlum)
Also...in 1937...A record crest on the Rough River was attained with a stage
of 31.8 feet at Dundee. (NWS Louisville)
Strange vertical antics took place in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
While the temperature at Deadwood was a frigid 16 degrees below zero, the
town of Lead, just a mile and a half away, but 600 feet higher in
elevation, reported a balmy 52 degree reading. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Rogers Pass MT plunged to 70 degrees below zero to
establish a new record for the continental U.S. (David Ludlum)
A paralyzing "Nor'easter" produced a record 21 inches of snow at Boston, 15
to 20 inches in Rhode Island, and one to two feet of snow in Pennsylvania.
Winds along the coast of Connecticut gusted to 70 mph. (David Ludlum)
Also... Louisville's deepest snowcover: 19 inches. (NWS Louisville)
Gale force winds lingered along the northern Atlantic coast in the wake of
a holiday weekend storm. High winds along the eastern slopes of the
Northern Rockies gusted to 67 mph at Livingston MT, and high winds in
southern California gusted to 70 mph near San Bernardino. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
A storm in the Upper Midwest produced heavy snow and gale force winds. Up
to 27.5 inches of snow was reported along the Lake Superior shoreline of
Michigan, with 22 inches at Marquette. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
The temperature in the Washington D.C. area warmed into the lower 50s for
the Presidential Inauguration during the late morning hours, before gusty
northwest winds ushered in colder air that afternoon. (National Weather
While heavy thunderstorm rains drenched the Central Gulf Coast States, with
4.23 inches reported at Centreville AL in 24 hours, unseasonably warm
weather continued across Florida. Five cities in Florida reported record
high temperatures for the date. Tampa FL equalled their record high for
January of 85 degrees. (National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky