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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
445 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER EASTERN CANADA WILL MAINTAIN FAIR 
WEATHER WITH VARIABLE CLOUDINESS IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE REST
OF THE WEEKEND. A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP IN THE PLAINS
AND MOVE EASTWARD... BRINGING A CHANCE OF RAIN AND A WINTRY MIX
TO PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE PERIOD LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS DAY.

THE LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT WILL VARY FROM THE LOWER 20S
IN THE ALLEGHENIES TO AROUND 30 DEGREES IN PHILADELPHIA.
THE HIGH TEMPERATURE SUNDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 30S
IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE LOWER 40S
IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PIEDMONT.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For DAUPHIN County


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Hourly Observations For DAUPHIN county
600 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PHILADELPHIA   CLOUDY    35  21  56 N5        30.29S WCI  31          
ALLENTOWN      CLOUDY    33  22  63 CALM      30.27S                  
SCRANTON       CLOUDY    30  20  66 NW6       30.24R WCI  24          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 600pm EST, Saturday December 20, 2014

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 28 degrees west, near 28 degrees central, and near 35 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 21 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 5 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 35 degrees at Philadelphia. The lowest temperature is 23 degrees at Johnstown.


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

532 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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7-Day Forecast For DAUPHIN County, PA
Issued at 319 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

TONIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH THIS EVENING
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

SUNDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 40. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

MONDAY
PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING
THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 30 PERCENT.

MONDAY NIGHT
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN
FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TUESDAY
SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY. MILD. NEAR STEADY TEMPERATURE IN THE LOWER 40S. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY
SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF RAIN 80 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

CHRISTMAS DAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.

THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30.

FRIDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.

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

SATURDAY
CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. TEMPERATURE FALLING INTO THE UPPER 30S IN THE AFTERNOON.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
                                 PENN                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 26-30 DEC 28-JAN 3   JAN        JAN-MAR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      

....  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

DECEMBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1836...
A famous cold wave occurred in central Illinois. A cold front with 70 mph
winds swept through at Noon dropping the temperature from 40 degrees to
near zero in a matter of minutes. Many settlers froze to death. Folklore
told of chickens frozen in their tracks and men frozen to saddles. Ice in
streams reportedly froze to six inches in a few hours. (David Ludlum) (The
Weather Channel)
...1901...
An extremely cold air mass brought record lows of 0 at Louisville, KY -2 at 
Lexington, and -10 at Bowling Green.
...1942...
An early cold wave sent the temperature plunging to 3 degrees below zero at
Nantucket MA, and to 11 degrees below zero at Boston MA. (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Heavy snow fell in the northern mountains of Colorado, with 15 inches
reported in the Mary Jane ski area. Strong and gusty winds prevailed from
the Northern High Plains to the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 54 mph at
Buffalo NY, and reached 66 mph at Livingston MT. Rain, freezing rain, sleet
and snow fell across New England, with up to seven inches of snow in Maine.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Strong southerly winds ahead of a cold front in the central U.S. gusted to
70 mph at Indianapolis IN. The high winds toppled a masonary wall killing a
construction worker. Low pressure and a trailing cold front brought rain
and snow and high winds to the western U.S. Winds gusted to 90 mph at the
Callahan Ranch south of Reno NV. Soda Springs, in the Sierra Nevada Range
of California, received 17 inches of snow in less than 24 hours. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Brutal northwest winds ushered bitter cold arctic air into the north
central U.S. International Falls MN and Warroad MN tied for honors as the
cold spot in the nation with morning lows of 34 degrees below zero. Minot
ND reported a wind chill reading of 81 degrees below zero. Squalls produced
more heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region. Erie PA received 21 inches of
snow, including four inches in one hour, to bring their total snow cover to
39 inches, an all-time record for that location. (Storm Data) (The National
Weather Summary)
...1990...
Snow fell at Santa Maria, CA for the first time since records were kept. 

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