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Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Taunton MA 
403 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018 

Tonight will feature mainly clear skies as high pressure crests over 
Southern New England. Lows tonight will range in the 20s, except for 
outer Cape Cod and Nantucket where lows will be in the low 30s.

On Monday, clouds will be on the increase during the day ahead of an 
approaching warm front from the southwest. This front will likely 
bring a period of showers late Monday into Monday night. 
Temperatures Monday afternoon will warm into the mid and upper 40s. 
Temperatures Monday night will only fall a few degrees with lows in 
the low and mid 40s.

The warm front will lift north of our region and behind it 
unseasonably warm temperatures are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, 
with near record warmth likely on Wednesday.

A cold frontal passage late Wednesday night and early Thursday will 
bring the chance for rain along with cooler temperatures. Dry high 
pressure follows on Friday, then a storm system approaching from the 
southwest next weekend could bring more unseasonable warmth and the 
chance for rain.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For EASTERN HAMPDEN County

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Regional Hourly Observations For EASTERN HAMPDEN County
Issued at

600 PM EST SUN FEB 18 2018
Southern New England

 In CT
Bradley Intl   FAIR      35  22  58 N5        30.42R WCI  31          
Hartford       FAIR      38  22  52 N6        30.43R WCI  33          
Danbury        FAIR      39  22  50 W5        30.42R                  
Wtrbury/Oxford FAIR      34  22  61 N7        30.39R WCI  28          
Norwalk Harbor   N/A     41 N/A N/A W7          N/A                   
Bridgeport     FAIR      39  27  62 CALM      30.42R                  
Meriden        FAIR      38  23  55 CALM      30.42R                  
New Haven      FAIR      39  27  62 W3        30.41R                  
Chester        FAIR      37  23  56 NW5       30.41R WCI  34          
Groton         FAIR      38  24  57 NW6       30.41R WCI  33          
Willimantic    FAIR      38  22  52 NW9       30.41R WCI  31          

 In RI
Providence     FAIR      40  25  55 W10       30.39R WCI  33          
Block Island   FAIR      39  26  59 NW10      30.41R WCI  32          
Westerly       FAIR      40  24  53 NW5       30.42R                  
Boston         FAIR      41  22  46 W5        30.38R                  
Worcester      FAIR      34  20  56 W9        30.36R WCI  27          
Westfield      FAIR      36  21  54 NW9       30.41R WCI  29          
Provincetown   FAIR      37  30  75 N3        30.38R                  
Nantucket      FAIR      35  30  82 N3        30.39R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Massachusetts
Based on observations at 600pm EST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Massachusetts...temperatures are near 31 degrees west, near 38 degrees central, and near 41 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. Winds are from the west at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 23 degrees west. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 5 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 2250 degrees at NAntucket. The lowest temperature is 31 degrees at Pittsfield and North Adams.

Hazardous Weather Outlook For EASTERN HAMPDEN County,MA

402 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For EASTERN HAMPDEN County, MA
Issued at 415 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. West winds around 5 mph, becoming south after midnight.

Partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with rain showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the evening. Not as cool. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Not as cool with highs around 60. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Much cooler with highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Cooler with lows in the lower 30s.

Partly sunny with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and freezing rain. Patchy fog. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs around 50.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Massachusetts
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               FEB 24-FEB 28 FEB 26-MAR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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