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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
407 PM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

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Regional Hourly Observations For STARKE County
Issued at 500 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017
GARY*          PTSUNNY   64  34  32 NE6       30.19S                  
VALPARAISO     SUNNY     70  28  21 VRB3      30.18S                  
MICHIGAN CITY* SUNNY     63  37  39 N3        30.19F                  
LAPORTE*       SUNNY     65  33  30 N6        30.19S                  
KNOX*          SUNNY     68  34  28 N6        30.17S                  
SOUTH BEND     SUNNY     65  30  27 NW7       30.18S                  
ELKHART*       SUNNY     66  27  22 W8        30.18R                  
GOSHEN         SUNNY     67  32  27 NW9       30.17R                  
MONTICELLO*    SUNNY     74  49  40 W5        30.16S                  
LOGANSPORT*    SUNNY     72  50  46 W6        30.17S                  
WARSAW*        SUNNY     70  41  35 NW7       30.17S                  
AUBURN*        SUNNY     70  36  28 W9        30.17R                  
FORT WAYNE     PTSUNNY   71  49  45 W10       30.16S                  
HUNTINGTON*    SUNNY     71  50  47 W9        30.16S                  
PERU/GRISSOM   SUNNY     73  51  46 W8        30.16S                  
MARION*        SUNNY     73  48  40 W10       30.17S                  

Hourly Obs., Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, Surface 4-Panel
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Thursday October 19, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 65 degrees north, near 74 degrees central, and near 76 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, mostly sunny central, and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 27%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Shelbyville and Evansville. The lowest temperature is SUNNY 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.

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

402 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017 /302 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For STARKE County, IN
Issued at 257 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Sunny. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds around 5 mph shifting to the southeast toward daybreak.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Mostly clear through midnight, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers toward daybreak. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Showers. Highs around 70. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Showers likely. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

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

Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    NOV       NOV-JAN                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     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
Thursday October 19, 2017 the 292th Day of Year

Declination -10.410000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:00 EDT Set 18:59 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:29 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:34 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
The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)

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