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National Weather Service State College PA
959 AM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

Intervals of sunshine will be mixed with varying amounts of mid and 
high level clouds today. Temperatures soaring into  the 70s at most 
locations this afternoon will approach, or exceed all-time record 
highs for the month of February across Pennsylvania.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and very mild conditions are on tap for 
tonight, with low temperatures only dipping to 55 to 62 degrees in 
most locations. 

Strengthening low pressure will move northeast across the Upper 
Great Lakes late today into early Saturday. The cold front trailing 
from this low will bring a few rounds of moderate to heavy rain 
showers Saturday morning in the west, and during late morning and 
afternoon hours across Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. A narrow 
line of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms with gusty 
westerly winds and small hail are possible along and just ahead of 
the front Saturday.

The main thing to take to heart is reality will return to the
commonwealth Saturday.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For LACKAWANNA County

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Hourly Observations For LACKAWANNA county
400 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2017

PHILADELPHIA   PTSUNNY   71  54  54 S9        29.86S                  
NORTH PHILA    MOSUNNY   74  53  48 SW13G21   29.86F                  
BLUE BELL*     MOSUNNY   70  54  56 S9G18     29.84F                  
DOYLESTOWN     MOSUNNY   71  54  54 S10       29.84F                  
QUAKERTOWN*    PTSUNNY   72  54  53 S8G16     29.84F                  
PERKASIE*      FAIR      72  54  53 S9        29.85F                  
POTTSTOWN      MOSUNNY   73  51  46 S10G20    29.85F                  
LANCASTER      SUNNY     73  55  53 S14       29.81S                  
COATESVILLE    SUNNY     72  50  46 S9G18     29.86S                  
READING        MOSUNNY   73  54  51 S13G25    29.80F                  
ALLENTOWN      PTSUNNY   75  50  41 S12G24    29.81F                  
MOUNT POCONO   PTSUNNY   65  50  58 S14       29.84F                  
HAZLETON       SUNNY     72  50  46 SE10G20   29.84F                  
LEHIGHTON      FAIR      73  46  38 S9G16     29.81F                  
WILKES BARRE   MOSUNNY   74  50  42 S9G22     29.77F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 400pm EST, Friday February 24, 2017

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 76 degrees west, near 73 degrees central, and near 71 degrees east. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny west, mostly sunny central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 34%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. Winds are coming from the south at 16 mph in the west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are coming from the southwest at 12 mph with gusts at 21 mph in the central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are coming from the south at 9 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 76 degrees at pittsburgh and Erie. The lowest temperature is 65 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 LACKAWANNA County,PA

321 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Thunderstorms with gusty winds and heavy downpours are possible 
Saturday afternoon and evening.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For LACKAWANNA County, PA
Issued at 430 PM EST Fri Feb 24 2017

Partly cloudy this evening
then mostly cloudy with areas of drizzle after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Scattered showers with areas of drizzle in the morning
then widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the evening
then becoming partly cloudy. Numerous rain showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Mostly clear in the evening
then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs around 50. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
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                 MAR 2-MAR 6 MAR 4-MAR 10    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below      Above     Normal                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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