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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
603 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EAST INTO THE COMMONWEALTH TODAY...
BRINGING WITH IT...DRY AND SLIGHTLY MILDER TEMPERATURES.
HOWEVER...A FEW WEAK DISTURBANCES EMBEDDED IN THE NORTHWEST FLOW
ALOFT WILL HELP TO CREATE PERIODS OF CLOUDINESS TO CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. LITTLE OR NO
PRECIPITATION...BEYOND PERHAPS A FEW SPRINKLES OR FLURRIES...WILL
FALL OUT OF THE MID CLOUD DECK.

A SHARP WARMUP WILL FOLLOW FOR THURSDAY AS THE HIGH PRESSURE AREA 
SLIDES OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST...AND A SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW
DEVELOPS. A COLD FRONT WILL EDGE INTO NORTHERN AND WESTERN
PENNSYLVANIA FRIDAY ACCOMPANIED BY RAIN SHOWERS. A SIGNIFICANT
WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE TENNESSEE VALLEY
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM TRACK ALONG A NEARLY STATIONERY
FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL BRING AN INITIAL PERIOD OF LIGHT TO MODERATE
RAIN...FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL CHANGEOVER TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST
ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE THIS AFTERNOON WILL VARY FROM THE UPPER 30S
IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE LOWER AND MID 50S NEAR
PITTSBURGH. THE LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT WILL BE GENERALLY IN THE
LOWER TO MID 30S...EXCEPT FOR THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE
STATE WHERE THE MERCURY WILL ONLY DIP TO THE LOWER 40S.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For BLAIR County


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Hourly Observations For BLAIR county
600 AM EDT WED APR 01 2015

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BRADFORD       CLEAR     21  18  88 CALM      29.95R FOG              
DUBOIS         CLOUDY    28  25  88 W9        29.98R                  
CLEARFIELD     PTCLDY    28  24  85 SW5       29.99R                  
JOHNSTOWN      CLEAR     27  22  81 W9        29.95R                  
ALTOONA        CLEAR     29  21  72 NW3       29.99R                  
STATE COLLEGE  PTCLDY    30  25  80 CALM      29.99R                  
WILLIAMSPORT   CLOUDY    27  26  96 NW3       30.00R                  
SELINSGROVE    CLEAR     22  21  96 CALM      30.00R                  
FT INDIANTOWN  FAIR      36  23  60 VRB2      29.98R                  
CAPITAL CITY   CLEAR     35  24  64 W3        30.00R                  
HARRISBURG     CLEAR     33  24  69 NW8       30.00R                  
YORK           CLEAR     26  23  88 CALM      30.00R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 600am EDT, Wednesday April 01, 2015

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 29 degrees west, near 30 degrees central, and near 35 degrees east. Current sky conditions are clear west, partly cloudy central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. Winds are coming from the west at 6 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the north at 8 mph in the east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 35 degrees at Philadelphia. The lowest temperature is 21 degrees at Bradford.


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

507 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

A SIGNIFICANT WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE
TENNESSEE VALLEY FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM TRACK ALONG A
NEARLY STATIONERY FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL BRING AN INITIAL PERIOD OF
LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN  FOLLOWED BY A GRADUAL CHANGEOVER TO SNOW
FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY
SATURDAY. DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN THE EXACT STORM TRACK AT THIS TIME
RANGE  THERE IS A LOW TO MEDIUM PROBABILITY FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL OF SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE  MAINLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

 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 455 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

TODAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

THURSDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. NOT AS COOL WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.

THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY
MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. MILD. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

FRIDAY
SHOWERS LIKELY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

FRIDAY NIGHT
RAIN IN THE EVENING
THEN RAIN AND PERIODS OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION. MUCH COOLER WITH LOWS IN THE MID 30S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. PERIODS OF SNOW AND RAIN IN THE MORNING. LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION. MUCH COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

SATURDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.

SUNDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.

SUNDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.

MONDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

MONDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.

TUESDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
                                 PENN                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                APR 6-APR 10 APR 8-APR 14   APR        APR-JUN                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

APRIL 1ST
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1912...
A tornado with incredible velocity ripped into downtown Houston TX breaking
the water table and giving the city its first natural waterspout. (The
Weather Channel)
...1923...
Residents in the eastern U.S. awoke on "April Fool's Day" to bitterly cold
temperatures. The mercury plunged to -34 degrees at Bergland MI and to 16
degrees in Georgia. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Forty-five cities across the southeastern U.S. reported record low
temperatures for the date. Lows of 37 degrees at Apalachicola FL, 34
degrees at Jacksonville FL, 30 degrees at Macon GA, and 22 degrees at
Knoxville TN, were records for April. (The National Weather Summary)


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