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1138 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018
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Regional Hourly Observations For VIGO County
Issued at 1100 PM EDT WED MAR 21 2018
WEST CENTRAL INDIANA
CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS
CRAWFORDSVL + FAIR 29 19 67 N5 30.20R WCI 23
GREENCASTLE + FAIR 32 19 59 N6 30.20R WCI 26
LAFAYETTE FAIR 29 18 63 N3 30.21R
TERRE HAUTE FAIR 36 23 59 N6 30.21R WCI 31
South Bend ,
Fort Wayne ,
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018
Across Indiana...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 33 degrees central, and near 38 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 19 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 34 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 38 degrees at Evansville. 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
LSI Heat Index,
Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For VIGO County,IN
418 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018
DAY ONE Tonight.
Outlook: No Hazardous Weather is expected.
Discussion: High pressure will strengthen over central Indiana
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday.
Outlook: A few rain and snow showers on Thursday night. Widespread
rain on Friday and Saturday.
Discussion: A weak disturbance could bring a few rain and snow
showers on Thursday night, but chances are low. The best chances for
widespread rain will be on Friday and Saturday with the next low
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not anticipated.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For VIGO County, IN
323 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018
Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds up to 5 mph.
THURSDAY Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds up to
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. West
winds up to 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.
FRIDAY Partly cloudy until midday, then mostly cloudy with a
30 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs around
50. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT Rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds
5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of showers
SATURDAY Colder. Rain showers. Highs around 40. Chance of
showers near 100 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. Rain
showers likely. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of showers
SUNDAY Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
MONDAY Partly cloudy until midday then becoming mostly cloudy.
A 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.
MONDAY NIGHT Not as cool. Rain showers likely. Lows in the mid
40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.
TUESDAY Rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of
showers 80 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Rain showers likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance
of showers 70 percent.
WEDNESDAY Rain showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance
of showers 60 percent.
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
MAR 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Above Below Normal Normal
Precipitation: Above Above 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 ,
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year
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 ,
Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
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)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky