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National Weather Service State College PA
1045 PM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

Some morning clouds, and even a few light rain showers across 
Central and Western Pennsylvania this morning, gave way to mostly 
sunny skies. This was accompanied by unseasonably warm temperatures. 
Highs ranged from the lower and middle 60s in the west and north, 
into the lower 70s across the south and east.

A mild night is in store for tonight, with lows mainly in the 50s. A 
few colder spots across the north will dip into the upper 40s. While 
most areas will remain dry for the rest of the night, there is a 
good chance of showers, and maybe even an isolated thunderstorm 
across the northwest as a weak cold front dips into that portion of 
the Commonwealth.

Another warm, and generally rain-free day is tap for Friday, with 
highs in the lower to middle 70s statewide.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For LEHIGH County

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Hourly Observations For LEHIGH county
1100 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

SCRANTON       CLOUDY    58  55  90 SE3       29.87R                  
MOUNT POCONO   CLOUDY    55  53  93 W3        29.89S                  
ALLENTOWN      CLEAR     60  50  69 W5        29.88R                  
QUAKERTOWN*    CLEAR     52  48  87 CALM      29.90R                  
READING        MOCLDY    61  53  75 CALM      29.87R                  
LANCASTER      CLOUDY    56  52  86 NE3       29.88R                  
COATESVILLE    CLEAR     57  52  82 VRB3      29.91R                  
POTTSTOWN      CLEAR     61  51  70 S6        29.90R                  
BLUE BELL      CLEAR     59  52  77 S5        29.89R                  
DOYLESTOWN     CLEAR     60  52  74 S5        29.88S                  
WILLOW GROVE   NOT AVBL                                               
NORTH PHILA    CLEAR     62  52  69 S7        29.91R                  
PHILADELPHIA   PTCLDY    58  49  72 CALM      29.90S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 1000pm EST, Thursday February 23, 2017

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 62 degrees west, near 58 degrees central, and near 61 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and partly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Winds are coming from the south at 6 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the southwest at 3 mph in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the southwest at 7 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 64 degrees at North Phila and Allentown. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Erie.

NOWCAST For LEHIGH county: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 1059 PM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

Scattered showers will continue to move across the area. A brief
period of moderate rainfall may accompany these showers. 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LEHIGH County,PA

417 PM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Locally dense fog may develop again late tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Locally dense fog may occur Friday morning and again late Friday
night into Saturday morning.

A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move through the
area on Saturday. These storms may be capable of producing isolated
damaging wind gusts.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For LEHIGH County, PA
Issued at 930 PM EST Thu Feb 23 2017

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers late this evening
then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog. Not as cool with lows in the lower 50s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the morning
then becoming partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Showers. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds around 10 mph
becoming southwest with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the evening
then clearing. Much colder with lows in the lower 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Sunny. Much cooler with highs in the lower 40s.

Mostly clear in the evening
then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s.

A chance of snow showers in the morning. Partly sunny with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40.

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

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 MAR 1-MAR 5  MAR 3-MAR 9    FEB       FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above     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

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)

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