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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1105 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROVIDE PENNSYLVANIA WITH PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY 
SKIES THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN CHILLY...WITH HIGHS 
RANGING FROM THE UPPER TEENS ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE 
UPPER 20S IN FAR SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

CLOUDS WILL INCREASE STATEWIDE TONIGHT...WITH LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPING 
ACROSS WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BY DAYBREAK. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL 
GENERALLY BE IN THE TEENS.

SUNDAY WILL SEE SNOW GRADUALLY OVERSPREAD THE REMAINDER OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH...AS LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE OHIO VALLEY. HIGH 
TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 20S ACROSS THE NORTHERN 
MOUNTAINS TO THE MID 30S IN FAR SOUTHWESTERN AND FAR SOUTHEASTERN 
PENNSYLVANIA.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH A CHANGE OVER TO SLEET OR 
FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA. A SIGNIFICANT 
SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA...WITH A LIGHT TO 
MODERATE SNOWFALL AND SOME ICING FARTHER TO THE SOUTH. THE 
PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF ON MONDAY.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For DAUPHIN County


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Hourly Observations For DAUPHIN county
200 PM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PHILADELPHIA   SUNNY     27   1  32 NW16      30.21F WCI  15          
ALLENTOWN      SUNNY     25   3  38 NW14      30.16F WCI  13          
SCRANTON       SUNNY     19   2  47 NW12G21   30.15F WCI   7          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 200pm EST, Saturday January 31, 2015

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 24 degrees west, near 21 degrees central, and near 27 degrees east. Current sky conditions are sunny west, mostly sunny central, and sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 11 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 7 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 1 degrees. Winds are coming from the west at 10 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 14 degrees west. Winds are coming from the northwest at 7 mph in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 13 degrees central. Winds are coming from the northwest at 16 mph in the east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 15 degrees east. 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 36 degrees at Altoona. The lowest temperature is 15 degrees at Mount Pocono.


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

850 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015

   WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING  

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO
WEATHER.GOV/STATECOLLEGE ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WATCH.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

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7-Day Forecast For DAUPHIN County, PA
Issued at 1129 AM EST SAT JAN 31 2015


WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

THIS AFTERNOON
SUNNY. COLDER WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 2 BELOW.

TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 15. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

SUNDAY
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING
THEN SNOW WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND AN INCH. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 80 PERCENT.

SUNDAY NIGHT
SNOW WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN. ADDITIONAL MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATION. NEAR STEADY TEMPERATURE IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

MONDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREEZING RAIN
SNOW LIKELY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING
THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. TEMPERATURE FALLING TO AROUND 17 IN THE AFTERNOON. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH
BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 1 BELOW IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER WITH LOWS AROUND ZERO. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 10 BELOW.

TUESDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. COLDER WITH HIGHS 15 TO 20.

TUESDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. NOT AS COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 10 ABOVE.

WEDNESDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. NOT AS COOL WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. NOT AS COOL WITH LOWS AROUND 20.

THURSDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S.

THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. COLDER WITH LOWS 5 TO 10 ABOVE. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 5 BELOW.

FRIDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. COLDER WITH HIGHS AROUND 20. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 5 BELOW.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
                                 PENN                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 FEB 5-FEB 9 FEB 7-FEB 13   FEB        FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     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

JANUARY 31ST
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1911...
Tamarack CA was without snow the first eight days of the month, but by the
end of January had been buried under 390 inches of snow, a record monthly
total for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)
...1949...
The temperature at San Antonio TX plunged to a record low of one degree
below zero. Helena MT reached 42 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)
...1966...
A blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. When the storm came to an end,
twenty inches of snow covered the ground at Washington D.C. (David Ludlum)
...1982...
A snowstorm struck Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Twenty-five inches of
snow at Greenville IL, located east of Saint Louis, paralyzed the
community. The storm left 4000 motorists stranded for two days. (David
Ludlum)
...1987...
A storm in the Pacific Northwest produced wind gusts to 85 mph in Oregon,
and nearly two inches of rain in twelve hours in the Puget Sound area of
Washington State. Ten inches of snow at Stampede Pass WA brought their
total snow cover to 84 inches. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty-one cities in the central and northeastern U.S. reported new record
high temperatures for the date, with many occurring during the early
morning hours. Temperatures in western New York State reached the 60s early
in the day. Strong northerly winds in the north central U.S. produced wind
chill readings as cold as 60 degrees below zero in North Dakota. (National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
The barometric pressure at Norway AK reached 31.85 inches (1078.4 mb)
establishing an all-time record for the North American Continent. The
temperature at the time of the record was about 46 degrees below zero (The
Weather Channel).
Severe arctic cold began to invade the north central U.S. The temperature
at Great Falls MT plunged 85 degrees in 36 hours. Valentine NE plummeted
from a record high of 70 degrees to zero in just nine hours. Northwest
winds gusted to 86 mph at Lander WY, and wind chill readings of 80 degrees
below zero were reported in Montana. Sixty-four cities in the central U.S.
reported record highs for the date as readings reached the 60s in Michigan
and the 80s in Kansas. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
High winds in Montana on the 28th, gusting to 77 mph at Judith Gap, were
followed by three days of snow. Heavy snow fell over northwest Montana,
with up to 24 inches reported in the mountains. An avalanche covered the
road near Essex with six feet of snow. Snow and high winds also plagued
parts of the southwestern U.S. Winds gusted to 54 mph at Show Low AZ, and
Flagstaff AZ was blanketed with eight inches of snow. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...2002...
Record heat occurred in Kentucky. At the National Weather Service in 
Jackson, KY the high temperature reached 78 degrees. This is the record 
high for this date...and is also the highest temperature ever recorded in 
January for the Jackson NWS office. At London...the thermometer climbed to 
74 degrees, Louisville 66, and Lexington 71. A cold front moved through the 
state late in the evening through the next day...dropping temperatures to 
below normal levels. (NWS Jackson, KY & UK Ag. Weather Center)

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