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Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 
815 AM EDT Tue Oct 23 2018 

Low pressure moving through New England will bring showers today, 
especially to northern Massachusetts, before it heads offshore 
tonight. Some showers will be heavy and contain thunder. 
Temperatures this afternoon will top out in the 50s, with some low 
60s across the south coast and islands. However, the cold spot will 
be across north central and northwest Massachusetts where 
temperatures will struggle to get out of the upper 40s. It will be 
mostly cloudy tonight with a few lingering showers, and perhaps some 
snow mixed in across the higher terrain of central and western 
Massachusetts. Lows will fall back into the mid 30s to mid 40s.

The low will head toward the Canadian maritimes on Wednesday and 
behind it will be drier conditions on gusty northwest winds. 
Afternoon highs will only top out in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Another surge of unseasonably chilly air moves into the region 
Thursday and Friday as a large high pressure area builds east from 
the Great Lakes. 

Looking to the weekend, a significant coastal storm may impact the 
region as early as Saturday afternoon and continue into Sunday, with 
heavy rainfall and strong coastal winds, with some wet snow or mixed 
precipitation possible across the northwest interior. Unsettled 
weather may continue into early next week along with cool 
temperatures. 

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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 200pm EDT, Tuesday October 23, 2018

Across Massachusetts...temperatures are near 53 degrees west, near 50 degrees central, and near 55 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and light rain east. In the west, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. Winds are from the south at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 9 mph east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 1750 degrees at NAntucket. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at North Adams and Fitchburg.


Hazardous Weather Outlook For WESTERN ESSEX County,MA

342 AM EDT Tue Oct 23 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

A significant coastal storm may bring strong winds along the coast on
Saturday, with some mixed precipitation possible in the interior. In
addition, there is a low risk of splashover this weekend along the
east coast of Massachusetts.

 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 115 PM EDT Tue Oct 23 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Showers likely. Near steady temperature in the lower 50s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TONIGHT
Cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows around 40. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Cold with lows in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the lower 30s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Massachusetts
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
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OCTOBER 23RD
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1761...
A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in
thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachsuetts and Rhode
Island. (David Ludlum)
...1843...
"Indian Summer" was routed by cold and snow that brought sleighing from the
Poconos to Vermont. A foot of snow blanketed Haverhill NH and Newberry VT,
and 18 to 24 inches were reported in some of the higher elevations. Snow
stayed on the ground until the next spring. (22nd-23rd) (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thirteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures
for the date. It marked the sixth record low of the month for Greer SC and
Columbia SC, and the ninth of the month for Montgomery AL. Showers and
thunderstorms deluged Corpus Christi TX with five inches of rain.
Winnemucca NV reported their first measurable rain in ninety-two days,
while Yakima WA reported a record 96 days in a row without measurable
rainfall. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Denver CO reported their first freeze of the autumn, and Chicago IL
reported their first snow. In Texas, afternoon highs of 93 degrees at
Austin and San Antonio were records for the date. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1989...
A storm moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain and high winds to the
Central Pacific Coast Region. High winds in Nevada gusted to 67 mph at
Reno, and thunderstorms around Redding CA produced wind gusts to 66 mph.
Locally heavy rains in the San Francisco area caused numerous mudslides,
adding insult to injury for earthquake victims. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)


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