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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 DAUPHIN County


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

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
Philadelphia   CLEAR     54  50  86 S7        29.92F                  
Allentown      CLOUDY    58  49  72 S5        29.88S                  
Scranton       CLOUDY    56  54  93 CALM      29.86S                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 200am EST, Friday February 24, 2017

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 61 degrees west, near 53 degrees central, and near 55 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and clear east. In the west, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 83%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Winds are coming from the south at 6 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the northwest at 3 mph 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 61 degrees at pittsburgh. The lowest temperature is 44 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 DAUPHIN County,PA

702 AM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

A narrow band of heavy showers, and a few strong thunderstorms with 
wind gusts between 45 and 55 mph, are possible along a potent cold 
front, that will be pushing east across the region during the day 
Saturday.

Gusty westerly winds between 40 and 45 mph will likely continue 
for about 6-10 hours in the wake of the cold frontal passage.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DAUPHIN County, PA
Issued at 115 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Unseasonably mild. Lows in the lower 50s. Light and variable winds.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning
then becoming partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Continued unseasonably warm with highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Unseasonably mild. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

SATURDAY
Showers. Continued unseasonably warm with highs in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening
then becoming partly cloudy. Much cooler with lows in the lower 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Much cooler with highs in the lower 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Warm with highs in the mid 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Unseasonably mild. Lows in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Unseasonably warm with highs in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Cooler with highs in the upper 40s.

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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 
                 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                      

....  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

FEBRUARY 24TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1852...
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)
...1936...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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)
...1990...
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