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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
405 AM EDT Fri Apr 27 2018

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

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Regional Hourly Observations For ST JOSEPH County
Issued at 400 AM EDT FRI APR 27 2018
NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
KNOX*          FAIR      41  32  70 S7        29.76F                  
SOUTH BEND     FAIR      41  25  53 CALM      29.76F                  
GOSHEN         FAIR      39  35  86 CALM      29.76F                  
MONTICELLO*    FAIR      46  32  56 S5        29.78F                  
ROCHESTER*     FAIR      45  36  70 S3        29.78F                  
WARSAW*        FAIR      37  36  93 CALM      29.77F                  
FORT WAYNE     MOCLDY    43  38  82 S5        29.78F                  
PERU/GRISSOM   FAIR      41  40  98 S5        29.77F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 400am EDT, Friday April 27, 2018

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 41 degrees north, near 47 degrees central, and near 47 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Eagle Creek. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Warsaw, Kokomo, and Huntingburg.


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 ST JOSEPH County,IN

1023 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018 /923 PM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

Frost is possible Friday night and likely Saturday night.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ST JOSEPH County, IN
Issued at 342 AM EDT Fri Apr 27 2018

THROUGH DAYBREAK
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TODAY
Partly cloudy through early afternoon, then a 20 percent chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Rain showers likely through early morning, then slight chance of rain showers toward daybreak. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 30. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph through midnight.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

MONDAY
Warmer. Mostly sunny. Highs around 70.

MONDAY NIGHT
Warmer. Mostly clear. Lows around 50.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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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 
                 MAY 2-MAY 6 MAY 4-MAY 10    APR       APR-JUN                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Below      Above                      
 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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Friday April 27, 2018 the 117th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 14.150000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 06:50 EDT Set 20:36 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:42 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:22 EDT Ends 21:04 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
APRIL 27TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
A tornado struck Kirksville MO killing 34 persons and destroying 300
buildings. (David Ludlum)
...1931...
The temperature at Pahala, located on the main island of Hawaii, soared to
100 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1938...Bowling Green's warmest April low: 69 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)
...1937...Beginning today, Bowling Green received 10 consecutive 
days with measurable precipitation, a record.
(NWS Louisville)	
...1942...
A destructive tornado swept across Rogers County and Mayes County in
Oklahoma. The tornado struck the town of Pryor killing 52 persons and
causing two million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)
...1971...
A tornado tore through Green and Adair counties with F4 
damage in its wake. Two and a half million dollars in damage 
was done along the 14 mile long path. Six people were killed 
and 58 hurt. The twister dropped to earth near Bramlett and 
proceeded to Vester and Christine. The six fatalities 
occurred in the Mount Pleasant Church area along KY 551 north 
of Columbia. In Butler and Warren counties a tornado did F3 
damage, killing one person and costing two and a half million 
dollars. South View (Butler County) and Riverside (Warren 
County) were struck. A tornado of F1 strength injured 2 
people in Harrison County IN between Mauckport and Laconia. 
Debris from a demolished barn was carried a quarter mile. An 
F3 tornado did damage in Ohio and Butler counties. It touched 
down near Island Lake along Wysox Road in Ohio County and 
moved east near Logansport and Little Bend, lifting just 
outside of Morgantown. An asphalt shingle was found embedded 
two inches deep into an oak tree. An F4 tornado killed two 
people in Russell County. It began east of Russell Springs 
and moved through Salem to Faubush. The two fatalities 
occurred when a farm was swept away at Gosser Ridge near 
Dorena. At one point there were actually two distinct paths, 
as two funnels moved parallel to each other. (NWS Louisville)

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