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National Weather Service State College PA
1045 PM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

Some morning clouds, and even a few light rain showers across 
Central and Western Pennsylvania this morning, gave way to mostly 
sunny skies. This was accompanied by unseasonably warm temperatures. 
Highs ranged from the lower and middle 60s in the west and north, 
into the lower 70s across the south and east.

A mild night is in store for tonight, with lows mainly in the 50s. A 
few colder spots across the north will dip into the upper 40s. While 
most areas will remain dry for the rest of the night, there is a 
good chance of showers, and maybe even an isolated thunderstorm 
across the northwest as a weak cold front dips into that portion of 
the Commonwealth.

Another warm, and generally rain-free day is tap for Friday, with 
highs in the lower to middle 70s statewide.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For CHESTER County

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Hourly Observations For CHESTER county
300 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

PHILADELPHIA   CLEAR     54  50  86 S7        29.92F                  
NORTH PHILA    CLEAR     56  52  86 S3        29.93S                  
BLUE BELL*     CLEAR     52  50  93 CALM      29.90S                  
DOYLESTOWN     PTCLDY    55  51  86 S5        29.90S                  
QUAKERTOWN*    CLOUDY    54  50  87 SW5       29.91R                  
PERKASIE*      PTSUNNY   55  54  94 S3        29.91S                  
POTTSTOWN      PTCLDY    56  50  80 VRB3      29.91S                  
LANCASTER      CLOUDY    51  50  96 NE5       29.88S                  
COATESVILLE    CLEAR     54  52  94 VRB6      29.92S                  
READING        CLOUDY    59  52  77 SW7       29.88R                  
ALLENTOWN      CLOUDY    58  49  72 S5        29.88S                  
MOUNT POCONO   CLOUDY    51  51 100 CALM      29.89S                  
HAZLETON       CLOUDY    55  52  88 SE5       29.90S                  
LEHIGHTON      FAIR      43  43 100 CALM      29.89S FOG              
WILKES BARRE   CLOUDY    56  54  93 CALM      29.86S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 300am EST, Friday February 24, 2017

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 59 degrees west, near 52 degrees central, and near 54 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Winds are coming from the south at 7 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 south at 7 mph in the east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 60 degrees at . The lowest temperature is 41 degrees at Erie.

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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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAR 1-MAR 5  MAR 3-MAR 9    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above     Normal                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

The Susquehanna River ice bridge at Havre de Grace MD commenced to break up
after forty days of use. A total of 1738 loaded freight cars were hauled
along rails laid on the ice. (David Ludlum)
Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in
the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New
York State. (24th-25th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
A massive winter storm began to overspread the western U.S. In southern
California, Big Bear was blanketed with 17 inches of snow, and Lake Hughes
reported four inches of snow in just one hour. Snow pellets whitened
coastal areas of Orange County and San Diego County, with three inches at
Huntington Beach. The storm also produced thunderstorms with hail and
waterspouts. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Strong winds produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region which created
"white-out" conditions in eastern Upper Michigan. Squalls produced up to 14
inches of snow in Geauga County of northeastern Ohio. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
A total of thirty-three cities in the eastern U.S. reported new record low
temperatures for the date, and an Atlantic coast storm spread heavy snow
from Georgia to southern New England. Snowfall totals in New Jersey ranged
up to 24 inches in May County, with 19 inches reported at Atlantic City.
Totals in North Carolina ranged up to 18 inches in Gates County, and winds
along the coast of North Carolina gusted to 70 mph at Duck Pier. Strong
winds gusting to 52 mph created blizzard conditions at Chatham MA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Strong northerly winds prevailed from Illinois to the Southern and Central
Appalachians. Winds gusted to 68 mph at Sewickley Heights PA. High winds
caused considerable blowing and drifting of snow across northern and
central Indiana through the day. Wind gusts to 47 mph and 6 to 8 inches of
snow created white-out conditions around South Bend IN. Traffic accidents
resulted in two deaths and 130 injuries. Sixty-five persons were injured in
one accident along Interstate 69 in Huntington County. Wind gusts to 60 mph
and 4 to 8 inches of snow created blizzard conditions in eastern and
northern Ohio. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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