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Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 
804 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018 

One more day of warm and humid conditions Saturday with highs 80-85 
along with tropical humidity. A cold front will sweep across the 
region this afternoon and early evening and accompanied by a line of 
showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms will contain heavy 
rain, possibly localized flooding and strong winds. The front moves 
offshore tonight but is slow to depart as low pressure develops on 
the boundary. This will result in lots of clouds Sunday and Monday 
with more clouds and risk of showers south coast and drier weather 
northern Massachusetts. 

Northeast winds behind the front will yield cooler and less humid 
conditions beginning tonight and continuing into Monday. Gusty 
northeast winds will impact Cape Cod and the Islands. 

The pick of the week may be Tuesday when dry weather returns 
along with some sunshine possible.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WESTERN ESSEX County


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Regional Hourly Observations For WESTERN ESSEX 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 1000pm EDT, Saturday August 18, 2018

Across Massachusetts...temperatures are near 65 degrees west, near 67 degrees central, and near 69 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, light rain central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. There is patchy fog central and east. Winds are from the north at 3 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 6 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the northeast at 15 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 0150 degrees at NAntucket. The lowest temperature is 64 degrees at Blue Hill.


Hazardous Weather Outlook For WESTERN ESSEX County,MA

417 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For WESTERN ESSEX County, MA
Issued at 1015 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

OVERNIGHT
Cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Cooler with highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Near steady temperature in the upper 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs around 80. Chance of rain 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
Mostly clear. Highs around 80. Lows around 60.

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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 
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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AUGUST 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1925...
During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa
completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles
long. The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a
total of 2.5 million dollars damage. The hailstorm flattened fields of corn
to such an extent that many had to leave their farms in search of other
work. It was one of the worst hailstorms of record for the nation. (The
Weather Channel)
...1983...
Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds 
gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. 
Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were 
injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion.
(NWS Louisville)
...1987...
Thirteen cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Orlando FL with a reading of 98 degrees, and Portland
ME with a high of 94 degrees. Newark NJ reached 90 degrees for the
thirty-sixth time of the year, their second highest total of record. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Twenty-two cities, from the Carolinas to the Upper Ohio Valley, reported
record high temperatures for the date, pushing the total number of daily
record highs since the first of June above the 1100 mark. Afternoon highs
of 102 degrees at Greensboro NC and 105 degrees at Raleigh NC equalled
all-time records. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to
75 mph at Scobey. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio
Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late
morning and afternoon hours. Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown.
Williamsburg VA was deluged with 10.78 inches of rain between 6 AM and 10
AM, with 6.72 inches reported in just two hours. Flash flooding caused
nearly twelve million dollars damage in Accomack County VA. Early evening
thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced walnut size hail
and wind gusts to 80 mph around Casper WY. Thunderstorms produced locally
heavy rains in the Yellowstone Park area, causing fifteen mudslides. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1995...
At 1 pm Bowling Green recorded an exceptionally high dew point of 81 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)

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