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National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
1134 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

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

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Regional Hourly Observations For VIGO County
Issued at 200 AM EST SUN DEC 17 2017
WEST CENTRAL INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CRAWFORDSVL +  CLOUDY    35  28  76 S8        30.08F WCI  28          
GREENCASTLE +  CLOUDY    39  28  65 SW5       30.09F WCI  36          
LAFAYETTE      PTCLDY    37  29  72 SW5       30.08S WCI  33          
TERRE HAUTE    PTCLDY    38  28  67 S7        30.10F WCI  33          

Hourly Obs., Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, Rh, Wind, Regional Obs., Station Model, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms: South Bend , Fort Wayne , Lafayette , Indianapolis , Evansville


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Indiana
Based on observations at 100am EST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Indiana...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Winds are from the east at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 37 degrees south. 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 43 degrees at Bloomington. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY degrees at Warsaw and 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For VIGO County,IN

338 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Outlook: No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
 
Hazards: None. 
 
Discussion: Dry weather is expected tonight with high pressure over
the eastern states and an upper system approaching from the
southwest. 
  

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Outlook: Snow could mix in with rain briefly Saturday morning. Also,
a mix is possible at times Thursday night and Friday afternoon, and
there is a chance of snow Friday night. Little to no snow
accumulation is expected.
 
Discussion: An upper system will mainly rain showers to the area
Sunday. Meanwhile, a weakening Great Lakes wave could trigger a few
showers into Monday. Finally, a frontal system will bring a chance of
mostly rain to the area late next week. 
 
 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

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7-Day Forecast For VIGO County, IN
Issued at 933 PM EST Sat Dec 16 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Clear then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Cloudy. Rain showers likely until midday, then chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of showers 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers until midday. Highs around 50. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly cloudy until midday then clearing. Highs in the mid 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 30.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Lows in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and freezing rain. Highs in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

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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 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day, 120-Day

Almanac Information
Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:01 EST Set 17:22 EST
Transit Meridian 12:41 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:31 EST Ends 17:52 EST

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
DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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