Allen County, Indiana
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THE HOOSIER STATE SAW A RETURN TO MORE SEASONAL TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER SEVERAL DAYS BELOW NORMAL. READINGS CLIMBED INTO THE LOWER 80S AT MOST LOCATIONS. SKIES WERE MOSTLY SUNNY STATEWIDE TOO. TONIGHT WILL BE MOSTLY CLEAR OVER NORTH AND CENTRAL SECTIONS AND PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE FAR SOUTH. A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER INDIANA WILL DRIFT SLOWLY EASTWARD. HOWEVER IT SHOULD PROVIDE ONE MORE DAY OF DRY WEATHER OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHERN SECTIONS ON THURSDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM 60 TO 65 AND HIGH TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY WILL BE IN THE MIDDLE 80S. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE OVER THE CENTRAL U.S. WILL DRIFT TOWARDS THE OHIO VALLEY NEXT FEW DAYS. THIS SYSTEM MAY PRODUCE A FEW THUNDERSTORMS LATE THURSDAY OVER SOUTHWEST SECTIONS OF OUR STATE. THEN WE CAN EXPECT A BETTER CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS STATE WIDE BY FRIDAY. $$ JEH/CS IMPORTANT NOTICE...THIS WILL BE THE LAST ISSUANCE OF THIS PRODUCT. THIS PRODUCT WILL BE DISCONTINUED AFTER JUNE 30 2004. ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS TO USE AFTER THAT DATE WITH INFORMATION SIMILAR TO THE STATE WEATHER SUMMARY INCLUDE THE WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR INDIANA /ASUS43 KIND SWRIN/...THE TABULAR STATE FORECAST FOR INDIANA /FPUS63 KIND SFTIN/...AND THE MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLE FOR INDIANA /ABUS21 KIND STPIN/. FOR GRAPHICS SHOWING THE LOCATIONS OF WEATHER SYSTEMS AND FRONTS GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV AND SELECT THE NATIONAL MAPS TAB. LAST
Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC], Yesterday's U.S. Highs, Lows
Indiana's Highs/Lows/Precip, 24 Hr Rainfall (7AM-7AM EST), 7 Day Rainfall Animation
WEATHER ROUNDUP FOR ALLEN COUNTY: Regional Hourly Observations
900 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

NORTHERN INDIANA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
GARY*          PTCLDY    27  19  74 S9        30.27F WCI  17          
VALPARAISO     FAIR      24  19  81 S9        30.27F WCI  14          
MICHIGAN CITY* CLEAR     27  18  69 SW8       30.27S WCI  18          
LAPORTE*       CLEAR     25  21  85 SW6       30.27F WCI  18          
KNOX*          CLEAR     27  10  50 SW10      30.27F WCI  17          
SOUTH BEND     CLEAR     24  17  74 SW8       30.27F WCI  15          
ELKHART*       CLEAR     23  16  74 SW8       30.27F WCI  14          
GOSHEN         CLEAR     22  17  81 SW9       30.27F WCI  12          
MONTICELLO*    PTCLDY    24  19  80 W8        30.30F WCI  15          
LOGANSPORT*    PTCLDY    27  21  80 SW9       30.31F WCI  17          
ROCHESTER*     CLEAR     28  21  74 SW7       30.30S WCI  21          
WARSAW*        CLEAR     23  18  80 SW3       30.29S                  
ANGOLA*        SUNNY     18  14  86 S5        30.26F WCI  11          
FORT WAYNE     MOSUNNY   22  18  85 S7        30.31S WCI  13          
HUNTINGTON*    SUNNY     23  15  70 S3        30.31S                  
PERU/GRISSOM   PTCLDY    24  18  80 S8        30.30S WCI  14          
MARION*        MOSUNNY   23  18  83 S8        30.32S WCI  13          

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FORECAST FOR ALLEN COUNTY: 7-Day Forecast
Sat Jan 31 08:04:05 EST 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM EST
MONDAY...
.TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
15 MPH. 
.TONIGHT...SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND 2 INCHES. LOWS IN THE MID
20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. 
.SUNDAY...PERIODS OF SNOW. AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN THE
AFTERNOON. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF
5 TO 6 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH
BECOMING 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...COLD. PERIODS OF SNOW. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE. WINDY. LOWS 5 TO 10 ABOVE.
NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH TOWARD
DAYBREAK. CHANCE OF SNOW 90 PERCENT. WIND CHILLS 10 BELOW TO ZERO. 
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING THEN CLEARING. COLDER. HIGHS
10 TO 15. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND CHILLS 10 BELOW TO ZERO IN THE MORNING. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS ZERO TO 5 ABOVE. 
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT
CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 5 TO 10 ABOVE. HIGHS 15 TO 20. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 5 BELOW. 
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 15. 

12-48 Hr ETA Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, 24 Hr. Comparsion, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2
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MEDIUM & LONG RANGE OUTLOOK

                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY     120 DAY    180 DAY
                                           NOV05   NOV05-JAN06 DEC05-FEB06 FEB06-APR06
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Above     Normal     Normal     Normal
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal     Normal     Normal

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
MRF 10-Day Forecast Meteograms : South Bend , Fort Wayne , Indianapolis , Evansville
Almanac Information

Saturday January 31, 2015 the 31th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -17.170000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:54 EST Set 18:04 EST
Transit Meridian 12:58 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:26 EST Ends 18:32 EST

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Map of 24 Hr U.S. Rainfall (7AM - 7AM EST), 7 Day Rainfall Animation
Yesterday's Highs , Lows .Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
HISTORICAL WEATHER AND CLIMATE FACTS FOR TODAY

JANUARY 31ST
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1911...
Tamarack CA was without snow the first eight days of the month, but by the
end of January had been buried under 390 inches of snow, a record monthly
total for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)
...1949...
The temperature at San Antonio TX plunged to a record low of one degree
below zero. Helena MT reached 42 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)
...1966...
A blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. When the storm came to an end,
twenty inches of snow covered the ground at Washington D.C. (David Ludlum)
...1982...
A snowstorm struck Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Twenty-five inches of
snow at Greenville IL, located east of Saint Louis, paralyzed the
community. The storm left 4000 motorists stranded for two days. (David
Ludlum)
...1987...
A storm in the Pacific Northwest produced wind gusts to 85 mph in Oregon,
and nearly two inches of rain in twelve hours in the Puget Sound area of
Washington State. Ten inches of snow at Stampede Pass WA brought their
total snow cover to 84 inches. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty-one cities in the central and northeastern U.S. reported new record
high temperatures for the date, with many occurring during the early
morning hours. Temperatures in western New York State reached the 60s early
in the day. Strong northerly winds in the north central U.S. produced wind
chill readings as cold as 60 degrees below zero in North Dakota. (National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
The barometric pressure at Norway AK reached 31.85 inches (1078.4 mb)
establishing an all-time record for the North American Continent. The
temperature at the time of the record was about 46 degrees below zero (The
Weather Channel).
Severe arctic cold began to invade the north central U.S. The temperature
at Great Falls MT plunged 85 degrees in 36 hours. Valentine NE plummeted
from a record high of 70 degrees to zero in just nine hours. Northwest
winds gusted to 86 mph at Lander WY, and wind chill readings of 80 degrees
below zero were reported in Montana. Sixty-four cities in the central U.S.
reported record highs for the date as readings reached the 60s in Michigan
and the 80s in Kansas. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
High winds in Montana on the 28th, gusting to 77 mph at Judith Gap, were
followed by three days of snow. Heavy snow fell over northwest Montana,
with up to 24 inches reported in the mountains. An avalanche covered the
road near Essex with six feet of snow. Snow and high winds also plagued
parts of the southwestern U.S. Winds gusted to 54 mph at Show Low AZ, and
Flagstaff AZ was blanketed with eight inches of snow. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...2002...
Record heat occurred in Kentucky. At the National Weather Service in 
Jackson, KY the high temperature reached 78 degrees. This is the record 
high for this date...and is also the highest temperature ever recorded in 
January for the Jackson NWS office. At London...the thermometer climbed to 
74 degrees, Louisville 66, and Lexington 71. A cold front moved through the 
state late in the evening through the next day...dropping temperatures to 
below normal levels. (NWS Jackson, KY & UK Ag. Weather Center)

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