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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1105 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROVIDE PENNSYLVANIA WITH PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY 
SKIES THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN CHILLY...WITH HIGHS 
RANGING FROM THE UPPER TEENS ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE 
UPPER 20S IN FAR SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

CLOUDS WILL INCREASE STATEWIDE TONIGHT...WITH LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPING 
ACROSS WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BY DAYBREAK. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL 
GENERALLY BE IN THE TEENS.

SUNDAY WILL SEE SNOW GRADUALLY OVERSPREAD THE REMAINDER OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH...AS LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE OHIO VALLEY. HIGH 
TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 20S ACROSS THE NORTHERN 
MOUNTAINS TO THE MID 30S IN FAR SOUTHWESTERN AND FAR SOUTHEASTERN 
PENNSYLVANIA.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH A CHANGE OVER TO SLEET OR 
FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA. A SIGNIFICANT 
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA...WITH A LIGHT TO 
MODERATE SNOWFALL AND SOME ICING FARTHER TO THE SOUTH. THE 
PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF ON MONDAY.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BLAIR County


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Hourly Observations For BLAIR county
1200 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BRADFORD       PTSUNNY   15   5  64 W6        30.17F WCI   6          
DUBOIS         CLOUDY    13   6  74 SW10      30.23F WCI   0          
CLEARFIELD     PTSUNNY   16   5  62 W12       30.25F WCI   3          
JOHNSTOWN      CLOUDY    13   6  74 W14G20    30.20F WCI  -2          
ALTOONA        SUNNY     33   6  32 NW14      30.26F                  
STATE COLLEGE  MOSUNNY   18   5  57 W14       30.26F WCI   4          
WILLIAMSPORT   MOSUNNY   21   4  47 NW13      30.27F WCI   9          
SELINSGROVE    SUNNY     21   5  50 NW10G18   30.29F WCI  10          
FT INDIANTOWN  SUNNY     21   3  45 N10G20    30.26F WCI  10          
CAPITAL CITY   SUNNY     22   5  48 NW9       30.29F WCI  12          
HARRISBURG     MOSUNNY   21   7  54 NW20      30.28F WCI   6          
YORK           SUNNY     21   6  52 NW10      30.28F WCI  10          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 1200pm EST, Saturday January 31, 2015

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 20 degrees west, near 18 degrees central, and near 24 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 5 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 0 degrees. Winds are coming from the west at 10 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 9 degrees west. Winds are coming from the west at 14 mph in the central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 4 degrees central. Winds are coming from the northwest at 21 mph with gusts at 32 mph in the east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 9 degrees east. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, danger category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 33 degrees at Altoona. The lowest temperature is 11 degrees at Mount Pocono.


Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For BLAIR County,PA

850 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

   WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING  

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WATCH.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For BLAIR County, PA
Issued at 1129 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015


WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

THIS AFTERNOON
MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF FLURRIES. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 20 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 2 BELOW.

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING
THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. NOT AS COOL WITH LOWS AROUND 20. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 40 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 5 ABOVE.

SUNDAY
SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING
THEN SNOW WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
BECOMING SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SNOW WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE EVENING
THEN SNOW
RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADDITIONAL MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATION. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

MONDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING
THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION. HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. TEMPERATURE FALLING TO AROUND 12 IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH
BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 7 BELOW IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER WITH LOWS AROUND ZERO. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 15 BELOW.

TUESDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 15 TO 20. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 15 BELOW IN THE MORNING.

TUESDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY AND NOT AS COLD. NEAR STEADY TEMPERATURE 15 TO 20. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 5 ABOVE.

WEDNESDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COOL WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 5 ABOVE IN THE MORNING.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS 15 TO 20.

THURSDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. TEMPERATURE FALLING INTO THE LOWER 20S IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 5 ABOVE.

THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER WITH LOWS AROUND ZERO. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 10 BELOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRIDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER WITH HIGHS 15 TO 20. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 10 BELOW.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
                                 PENN                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 FEB 5-FEB 9 FEB 7-FEB 13   FEB        FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

JANUARY 31ST
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1911...
Tamarack CA was without snow the first eight days of the month, but by the
end of January had been buried under 390 inches of snow, a record monthly
total for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)
...1949...
The temperature at San Antonio TX plunged to a record low of one degree
below zero. Helena MT reached 42 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)
...1966...
A blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. When the storm came to an end,
twenty inches of snow covered the ground at Washington D.C. (David Ludlum)
...1982...
A snowstorm struck Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Twenty-five inches of
snow at Greenville IL, located east of Saint Louis, paralyzed the
community. The storm left 4000 motorists stranded for two days. (David
Ludlum)
...1987...
A storm in the Pacific Northwest produced wind gusts to 85 mph in Oregon,
and nearly two inches of rain in twelve hours in the Puget Sound area of
Washington State. Ten inches of snow at Stampede Pass WA brought their
total snow cover to 84 inches. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty-one cities in the central and northeastern U.S. reported new record
high temperatures for the date, with many occurring during the early
morning hours. Temperatures in western New York State reached the 60s early
in the day. Strong northerly winds in the north central U.S. produced wind
chill readings as cold as 60 degrees below zero in North Dakota. (National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
The barometric pressure at Norway AK reached 31.85 inches (1078.4 mb)
establishing an all-time record for the North American Continent. The
temperature at the time of the record was about 46 degrees below zero (The
Weather Channel).
Severe arctic cold began to invade the north central U.S. The temperature
at Great Falls MT plunged 85 degrees in 36 hours. Valentine NE plummeted
from a record high of 70 degrees to zero in just nine hours. Northwest
winds gusted to 86 mph at Lander WY, and wind chill readings of 80 degrees
below zero were reported in Montana. Sixty-four cities in the central U.S.
reported record highs for the date as readings reached the 60s in Michigan
and the 80s in Kansas. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
High winds in Montana on the 28th, gusting to 77 mph at Judith Gap, were
followed by three days of snow. Heavy snow fell over northwest Montana,
with up to 24 inches reported in the mountains. An avalanche covered the
road near Essex with six feet of snow. Snow and high winds also plagued
parts of the southwestern U.S. Winds gusted to 54 mph at Show Low AZ, and
Flagstaff AZ was blanketed with eight inches of snow. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...2002...
Record heat occurred in Kentucky. At the National Weather Service in 
Jackson, KY the high temperature reached 78 degrees. This is the record 
high for this date...and is also the highest temperature ever recorded in 
January for the Jackson NWS office. At London...the thermometer climbed to 
74 degrees, Louisville 66, and Lexington 71. A cold front moved through the 
state late in the evening through the next day...dropping temperatures to 
below normal levels. (NWS Jackson, KY & UK Ag. Weather Center)

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