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422 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

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Regional Hourly Observations For RUSH County
Issued at 700 AM EDT WED MAR 21 2018
COLUMBUS       LGT SNOW  30 N/A N/A N9        29.81  FOG     WCI  22  
FISHERS *+       N/A     25  25 100 N8        29.84  WCI  16          
FRANKFORT +    CLOUDY    31  21  65 N10       29.87R WCI  23          
GREENWOOD *+   CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A N14       29.82R                  
INDIANAPOLIS   CLOUDY    29  23  78 N13       29.83R WCI  19          
-EAGLE CREEK   CLOUDY    30  21  69 N10       29.83R WCI  21          
KOKOMO +       CLOUDY    28  20  71 N12       29.85R WCI  18          
MARION +       LGT SNOW  26  23  88 N9        29.84R WCI  17          
MT COMFORT *+  CLOUDY    27  27 100 N15G21    29.82R WCI  15          
SHELBYVILLE    FLURRIES  28  24  85 N15       29.80R WCI  16          
ZIONSVILLE +   CLOUDY    28  21  76 N10       29.84R WCI  18          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 700am EDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 29 degrees central, and near 32 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Winds are from the north at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 14 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 19 degrees central. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 32 degrees at Gary and Evansville. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY degrees at Kokomo.

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 RUSH County,IN

408 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Outlook: 4 to 6 inches of snow accumulation is expected through 
early afternoon.

Hazards: Slick and snow covered roads. Reduced visibility in blowing

Timing: Through 1 PM.
Discussion: Discussion: A low pressure system will move to the east coast today
as high pressure builds in from the west. This will put an end to the

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Outlook: Light snow accumulation is possible Friday night into 
Saturday morning over mainly the northeastern half of central Indiana.
Discussion: A low pressure system will bring additional chances for 
accumulating snow this weekend.


Winter weather spotters are encouraged to send in snow amounts.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For RUSH County, IN
Issued at 637 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018


Mostly cloudy. Snow until midday. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 1 to 4 inches. Highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly sunny until midday then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds around 5 mph.

Snow likely, possibly mixed with rain. Light snow accumulations. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Rain showers, possibly mixed with snow showers and freezing rain. Light snow accumulations. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Indiana
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.620000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:46 EDT Set 18:59 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:52 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:20 EDT Ends 19:25 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
A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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