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Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 
715 AM EDT Sun Jun 24 2018 

Today will be mostly cloudy with afternoon temperatures in the upper 
70s to low 80s. The Cape and Islands will likely remain in the low 
70s and upper 60s for the day due to an offshore wind. Showers and 
thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon and evening, especially 
across the interior, and may be accompanied by brief downpours and 
gusty winds.

With a cold front passing through the region late tonight, 
temperatures will be below normal tomorrow with afternoon highs in 
the low 70s. A high pressure will begin to build into the region 
tomorrow morning, following the frontal passage. As a result, west 
of Worcester will see mostly sunny skies, with the eastern coast 
remaining mostly cloudy throughout the day. With the Connecticut 
River Valley seeing less cloud cover, it is possible that they could 
reach into the low 80s.

Looking ahead, temperatures will steadily rise during the week, 
perhaps reaching 90 degrees by Friday. Dry weather will prevail, 
aside from possible showers and thunderstorms Wednesday into 
Thursday.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE County


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Regional Hourly Observations For SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE 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 200pm EDT, Sunday June 24, 2018

Across Massachusetts...temperatures are near 75 degrees west, near 79 degrees central, and near 72 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, partly sunny central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are variable at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 12 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 1750 degrees at NAntucket. The lowest temperature is 67 degrees at Chatham.


Hazardous Weather Outlook For SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE County,MA

433 AM EDT Sun Jun 24 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

There is a chance of mainly non severe thunderstorms in the 
afternoon and early evening hours. Some locally heavy rainfall and 
gusty winds will occur with any thunderstorms, which may cause 
ponding of water on roadways.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

There is a slight to low chance of thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon 
into Thursday morning.

Heat indices may reach Heat Advisory criteria on Saturday. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE County, MA
Issued at 109 PM EDT Sun Jun 24 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Showers likely with scattered thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Near steady temperature in the mid 70s. West winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall in the evening. Lows around 60. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Cooler with lows in the upper 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Patchy fog in the morning. Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds around 5 mph, becoming west in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with showers likely in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Hot. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Hot with highs in the lower 90s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Massachusetts
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JUN 29-JUL 3  JUL 1-JUL 7    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal      Below     Normal                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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JUNE 24TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1816...
The cold weather of early June finally gave way to several days of 90
degree heat in Massachusetts, including a reading of 99 degrees at Salem.
(David Ludlum)
...1924...
Six men at a rock quarry south of Winston-Salem NC sought shelter from a
thunderstorm. The structure chosen contained a quantity of dynamite.
Lightning struck a near-by tree causing the dynamite to explode. The men
were killed instantly. (The Weather Channel)
...1951...
Twelve inches of hail broke windows and roofs, and dented automobiles,
causing more than fourteen million dollars damage. The storm plowed 200
miles from Kingmand County KS into Missouri, with the Wichita area hardest
hit. It was the most disastrous hailstorm of record for the state of
Kansas. (David Ludlum)
...1952...
Thunderstorms produced a swath of hail 60 miles long and 3.5 miles wide
through parts of Hand, Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner and Jerauld counties in
South Dakota. Poultry and livestock were killed, and many persons were
injured. Hail ten inches in circumference was reported at Huron SD. (The
Weather Channel)


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