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Regional Weather Story 
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 
455 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018 

After a mostly sunny start to the day, but high clouds started to 
spread over the region during the afternoon. With a mainly northeast 
to east flow of wind afternoon highs were mostly in the 70s to lower 

skies will become cloudy tonight as low pressure moves the atlantic 
coast towards New York. There will be a chance of showers and 
thunderstorms moving over Southern New England after midnight. Lows 
tonight will be mostly in the 60s.

As the low pressure continues to move towards the north the threat 
of showers and thunderstorms will continue for Sunday. Highs on 
Sunday warm into the mid 70s to low 80s.

Tropical humidity and warm temperatures will persist into most of 
next week as Bermuda high pressure builds west toward southern New 
England. With a soupy airmass in place, scattered showers and 
thunderstorms are possible Monday through Wednesday, namely across 
the interior. By Thursday, showers and thunderstorms become more 
likely for all of the region as a cold front approaches from the 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WESTERN MIDDLESEX County

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Regional Hourly Observations For WESTERN MIDDLESEX 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 1200am EDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Massachusetts...temperatures are near 65 degrees west, near 63 degrees central, and near 67 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, mostly cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 81%, 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 from the east at 8 mph west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 10 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 0350 degrees at NAntucket. The lowest temperature is 61 degrees at Worcester and Blue Hill.

Hazardous Weather Outlook For WESTERN MIDDLESEX County,MA

258 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

There is the risk for very localized urban flash flooding early 
Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon anywhere west of the Cape Cod
Canal. This would occur if 1 to 2 inches of rain occurred in less 
than an hour in our typically prone locations.

The overall severe weather threat on Sunday is low  but an isolated
thunderstorm or two with gusty winds is possible. The threat for a
brief tornado/waterspout appears to be diminishing  but still can
not be completely ruled out.


Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WESTERN MIDDLESEX County, MA
Issued at 1015 PM EDT Sat Jul 21 2018

Cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Near steady temperature in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Humid with highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Cloudy with a chance of showers. Humid. Near steady temperature in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Humid with lows in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows around 70.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 70.

Showers likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Massachusetts
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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