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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
547 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA FOR MUCH OF THE
NIGHT PROVIDED CLEAR SKIES AND QUITE COLD TEMPERATURES. THIS COLD
AIRMASS WILL STAY ENTRENCHED THROUGHOUT THE VALLEYS OF CENTRAL AND
NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA...AND LEAD TO A PROLONGED...MIXED
PRECIPITATION EVENT AFTER A RELATIVELY BRIEF...FEW HOUR PERIOD OF
SNOW LATER THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON. LOW PRESSURE MOVING
FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES IS THE CULPRIT
RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS UPCOMING BOUT OF WINTER WEATHER.

TEMPERATURES EARLY TODAY RANGED FROM JUST BELOW ZERO OVER
PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS...TO AROUND 20 DEGREES IN THE
LOWER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY. THE MERCURY WILL CLIMB SLOWLY THROUGHOUT
THE DAY REACHING A LATE DAY HIGH IN THE UPPER 20S ACROSS THE 
NORTH...TO LOWER 30S IN THE SOUTH.

THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS...AND THEN MUCH OF SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA 
WILL SEE MILDER AIR WORK INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY... WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE UPPER 30S TO
LOWER 40S.

COLDER...SUB-FREEZING AIR WILL MOVE BACK IN...FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST...ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY
NIGHT AND CHANGE THE LINGERING PRECIPITATION BACK TO STEADY LIGHT
TO MODERATE SNOW BEFORE THINGS FINALLY TAPER OFF BY MIDDAY
THURSDAY.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For DAUPHIN County


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Hourly Observations For DAUPHIN county
600 AM EST TUE MAR 03 2015

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PHILADELPHIA   MOCLDY    26  11  52 N9        30.45F WCI  17          
ALLENTOWN      PTCLDY    14   6  70 NW3       30.41R                  
SCRANTON       PTCLDY    14   6  70 E3        30.35S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 600am EST, Tuesday March 03, 2015

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 20 degrees west, near 14 degrees central, and near 26 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 11 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 9 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 11 degrees. Winds are coming from the northeast at 5 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 13 degrees west. Winds are calm in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the north at 9 mph in the east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 26 degrees at Philadelphia. The lowest temperature is 4 degrees at Bradford.


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 TUE MAR 3 2015

   WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
4 AM EST WEDNESDAY  

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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

   WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF PATCHY LIGHT RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN
EARLY WEDNESDAY WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE BACK TO SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY
AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT  AS A COLD FRONT SAGS
SLOWLY SOUTH OF PENNSYLVANIA AND A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE RIDES
NORTHEAST ALONG IT. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE BY THURSDAY MORNING.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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7-Day Forecast For DAUPHIN County, PA
Issued at 436 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY

TODAY
SNOW AND SLEET THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION AROUND AN INCH. HIGHS AROUND 30. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

TONIGHT
FREEZING RAIN
SNOW AND SLEET IN THE EVENING
THEN RAIN WITH A CHANCE OF FREEZING RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION AROUND AN INCH. ICE ACCUMULATION AROUND A TRACE. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY
RAIN LIKELY. NOT AS COOL WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
RAIN AND SNOW IN THE EVENING
THEN SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATION. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 90 PERCENT.

THURSDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. MUCH COLDER WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING
THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER WITH LOWS AROUND 5 ABOVE. WIND CHILL VALUES AS LOW AS 5 BELOW.

FRIDAY
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S.

FRIDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 10 TO 15.

SATURDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. NOT AS COOL WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.

SATURDAY NIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S.

SUNDAY
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.

SUNDAY NIGHT
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.

MONDAY
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 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 8-12    MAR 10-16   MAR        MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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

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MARCH 3RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1877...
The Louisville weather office moved from the corner of Main and Bullitt 
streets to the corner of Fourth and Green streets, in the Courier-Journal 
Office Building. (NWS Louisville)
...1966...
A tornado hit Jackson MS killing 54 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1980...
A coastal storm produced 25 inches of snow at Elizabeth City NC, and 30
inches at Cape Hatteras NC. At Miami FL the mercury dipped to 32 degrees.
(Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1983...
The last of a series of storms to strike the California coast finally came
to an end. Waves fifteen to twenty feet high pounded the coast for two
days, and in a four day period up to 18 inches of rain drenched the Los
Angeles and Santa Barbara area. On the morning of the first, thunderstorms
spawned two tornadoes which moved through the Los Angeles area. (Storm
Data)
...1997...
A record crest was set on the Licking River at Blue Licks Spring in 
Kentucky with a stage of 47.6 feet. A record crest was also set on the 
South Fork Licking River at Cynthiana with a stage of 28.53 feet. (NWS 
Louisville)

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