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National Weather Service State College PA
549 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

A warm front lifting north into New York State this morning will
take with it any real threat for rain showers today. 

Expect another extremely warm and generally dry day for late 
February with light wind this morning becoming southerly and 
freshening to 10 to 15 mph for the late morning and afternoon
hours. Intervals of sunshine will be mixed with varying amounts 
of mid and high level clouds today. Temperatures soaring into  
the 70s at most locations this afternoon will approach, or exceed 
all-time record highs for the month of February here in Central 

Mostly cloudy, breezy and very mild conditions are on tap for 
tonight with low temperatures only dipping into the mid and upper
50s in most locations. 

Strengthening low pressure will move northeast across the Upper 
Great Lakes late today into early Saturday. The cold front 
trailing south from this low will bring a few rounds of moderate 
to heavy rain showers Saturday morning in the west, and during
late morning and afternoon hours across Central and Eastern 
Pennsylvania. A narrow line of strong to potentially severe 
thunderstorms with gusty westerly winds and small hail are
possible along and just ahead of the front Saturday.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For CRAWFORD County

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Hourly Observations For CRAWFORD county
900 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

ERIE           PTSUNNY   47  43  86 CALM      29.72F                  
MEADVILLE      CLOUDY    59  51  75 S8G18     29.75F                  
FRANKLIN*      CLOUDY    57  52  82 S13       29.80S                  
NEW CASTLE     FAIR      60  53  77 S6G18     29.78F                  
BEAVER COUNTY  NOT AVBL                                               
BUTLER*        PTSUNNY   61  50  67 S9        29.82S                  
PITTSBURGH INT MOSUNNY   62  51  67 S8        29.80S                  
PITTSBURGH     CLOUDY    60  48  64 S9        29.82R                  
INDIANA*       PTSUNNY   64  52  63 SW10      29.86S                  
LATROBE        PTSUNNY   63  50  63 SW9       29.84S                  
WASHINGTON CO* PTSUNNY   61  50  67 S8        29.84S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 900am EST, Friday February 24, 2017

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 60 degrees west, near 54 degrees central, and near 60 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and mostly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 48 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 94%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Winds are coming from the south at 9 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 southwest 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 64 degrees at Indiana. The lowest temperature is 47 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CRAWFORD County,PA

500 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Showers and scattered thunderstorms will move into northwest 
Pennsylvania early Saturday morning. A few of the thunderstorms 
could produce strong wind gusts to 50 mph.


Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time. 

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CRAWFORD County, PA
Issued at 933 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

Partly sunny. Warmer with highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy. Rain showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning
then a chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Breezy and much cooler with highs in the lower 50s. Temperature falling into the upper 30s in the afternoon. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Snow showers likely. Snow accumulation around an inch possible. Breezy and much colder with lows in the mid 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning
then partly sunny in the afternoon. Little or no additional snow accumulation. Much cooler with highs in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Partly cloudy in the evening
then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 30.

Mostly cloudy in the morning
then becoming partly sunny. A chance of snow showers in the morning. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

Showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers likely. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

A chance of rain showers in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Much colder with lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Much cooler with highs in the mid 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
                 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)

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