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National Weather Service State College PA
1145 AM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

Clouds are thinning this afternoon over the west. Occasional 
sunshine will push temperatures well into the 60s over most of the 
state. Temperatures will pass 70 over most southern valleys.
The airmass is humid enough that some showers and thunderstorms may
develop over the southeast.

A weak cold front will nudge into northern Pennsylvania this 
evening. A few more showers may develop over the north with the 
stalling front. The showers will gradually dissipate over night 
followed by patchy fog early Friday. 

Another warm day is on tap for Friday before reality returns 

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For FAYETTE County

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Hourly Observations For FAYETTE county
300 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

ERIE           MOSUNNY   57  48  72 W15G22    29.76R                  
MEADVILLE      CLOUDY    63  52  67 SW13G20   29.77R                  
FRANKLIN*      CLOUDY    63  54  72 W14G20    29.79S                  
NEW CASTLE     MOCLDY    66  54  65 SW8       29.78S                  
BEAVER COUNTY  CLOUDY    64  54  68 W6        29.79R                  
BUTLER*        PTSUNNY   64  54  68 SW6       29.81R                  
PITTSBURGH INT CLOUDY    67  54  63 W7G17     29.79R                  
PITTSBURGH     CLOUDY    68  50  52 SW14      29.78S                  
INDIANA*       MOSUNNY   66  55  68 SW12G22   29.81R                  
LATROBE        PTSUNNY   66  54  63 SW12G21   29.80S                  
WASHINGTON CO* CLOUDY    66  52  59 SW10G17   29.82R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 300pm EST, Thursday February 23, 2017

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 68 degrees west, near 72 degrees central, and near 72 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, mostly sunny central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. Winds are coming from the southwest at 14 mph in the west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are coming from the southwest at 14 mph in the central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are coming from the southwest at 14 mph in the east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 74 degrees at . The lowest temperature is 57 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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                FEB 28-MAR 4  MAR 2-MAR 8    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above     Normal                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches
of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked
along Cape Cod. (David Ludlum)
A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It
stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives. (David Ludlum)
...FEBRUARY 1899...
February.  "The month will go down in Kentucky history as 'the
cold February'.  From the 9th to the 14th was a period of
unprecedented cold; the temperature in many portions of the State
going to 20 to 30 degrees below zero," and to -33 degrees F at
Sandy Hook on 2/11/1899.  In at least one location, "the Kentucky
River, solidly frozen, was possible for team and wagon."
Priddy, UKAWC
The mercury climbed to 79 degrees at the Jackson KY NWS Weather Office. This 
reading represents the warmest February temperature ever recorded at the Jackson 
Weather Office since climate records begin in 1981.
(NWS Jackson, KY)

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