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Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Taunton MA 
815 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017 

Tropical Storm Jose has stalled well southeast of Nantucket and will 
slowly drift toward the southwest the next few days. This will 
maintain strong winds and scattered rain bands for a couple of days, 
namely across Cape Cod and the Islands. In addition rough surf and 
high seas will batter the adjacent coasts and ocean waters. 
Meanwhile, clearing moves into Western Massachusetts and 
Connecticut. 

Looking to the weekend, high pressure will build in from the Great 
Lakes with dry weather on tap. Temperatures will warm into the 70s 
to around 80 degrees for most of the region on Saturday, except for 
mid and upper 60s for the Cape and islands. Warmer temperatures are 
expected on Sunday with highs in the low and mid 80s, except 70s 
along the east and south coasts. Dry weather and warm temperatures 
will likely continue into Monday. A cold front dropping south from 
Canada, could bring a few showers for mid week along with slightly 
cooler temperatures.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For DUKES County


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Regional Hourly Observations For DUKES County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Massachusetts
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Thursday September 21, 2017

Across Massachusetts...temperatures are near 70 degrees west, near 70 degrees central, and near 68 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the north at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 24 mph with gusts at 38 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 1250 degrees at NAntucket. The lowest temperature is 63 degrees at Provincetown, Hyannis, and Falmouth.


Hazardous Weather Outlook For DUKES County,MA

424 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017

   TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT  

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeastern Massachusetts 
and southern Rhode Island.

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Tropical Storm Warning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Tropical Storm Warning.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DUKES County, MA
Issued at 839 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017


TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT

TODAY
Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely, mainly this morning. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 25 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TONIGHT
Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers likely. Lows in the lower 60s. North winds 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph, decreasing to 50 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY
Tropical storm conditions possible. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Areas of fog. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Areas of fog. Windy. Near steady temperature in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Breezy with highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the mid 60s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs around 70.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Massachusetts
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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
SEPTEMBER 21ST
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1588...
After an unsuccessful battle with the English fleet, the Spanish Armada 
encountered strong storms and high winds off the coast of Ireland on its 
way back to Spain. 26 ships are believed to have been lost. The remaining 
ships limped back to Spain defeated and demoralized, ending the reign of 
the once unbeatable Spanish Armada. (NWS Louisville)
...1894...
A heavy chicken house, sixteen by sixteen feet in area, was picked up by a
tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day
sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as
though nothing had happened. (The Weather Channel)
...1938...
A great hurricane smashed into Long Island and bisected New England causing
a massive forest blowdown and widespread flooding. Winds gusted to 186 mph
at Blue Hill MA, and a storm surge of nearly thirty feet caused extensive
flooding along the coast of Rhode Island. The hurricane killed 600 persons
and caused 500 million dollars damage. The hurricane, which lasted twelve
days, destroyed 275 million trees. Hardest hit were Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island NY. The "Long Island Express"
produced gargantuan waves with its 150 mph winds, waves which smashed
against the New England shore with such force that earthquake-recording
machines on the Pacific coast clearly showed the shock of each wave. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1979...
Louisville's wettest September day, with 4.30 inches of rain. (NWS Louisville)
...1954...
The temperature at Deeth NV soared from a morning low of 12 degrees to a
high of 87 degrees, a record daily warm-up for the state. (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Tropical Storm Emily, which formed in the Carribean the previous afternoon,
caused considerable damage to the banana industry of Saint Vincent in the
Windward Islands. Unseasonably hot weather continued in Florida and the
western U.S. Redding CA and Red Bluff CA, with record highs of 108 degrees,
tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced high winds and locally heavy rain in the
southwestern U.S. One thunderstorm in west Texas produced wind gusts to 86
mph at Dell City completely destroying an airport hangar. A Cessna 150
aircraft housed within the hangar was flipped over and snapped in two.
Thunderstorms produced large hail in east central Utah, while snow
blanketed some of the higher elevations of the state. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Hurricane Hugo slammed into the South Carolina coast about 11 PM, making
landfall near Sullivans Island. Hurricane Hugo was directly responsible for
thirteen deaths, and indirectly responsible for twenty-two others. A total
of 420 persons were injured in the hurricane, and damage was estimated at
eight billion dollars, including two billion dollars damage to crops.
Sustained winds reached 85 mph at Folly Beach SC, with wind gusts as high
was 138 mph. Wind gusts reached 98 mph at Charleston, and 109 mph at Shaw
AFB. The biggest storm surge occurred in the McClellanville and Bulls Bay
area of Charleston County, with a storm surge of 20.2 feet reported at
Seewee Bay. Shrimp boats were found one half mile inland at McClellanville.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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