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National Weather Service State College PA
1040 AM EST Wed Jan 18 2017

It is 20 degrees colder, than yesterday at this time, west of the
mountains. East of the mountains, temperatures are a few degrees
warmer. Clouds continue to cover the entire state with a few showers
falling as a result of an upper level low pressure system, tracking
along the Mason Dixon line.

High pressure will build in after the upper level low passage and
bring mainly dry conditions later today, right into early Friday.
Sun may be in short supply this afternoon. Only areas east of the
mountains will see any breaks in the clouds. Afternoon high
temperatures today will range from the upper 30s across the northern
mountains to near 50 degrees across the southeastern piedmont.

Clouds will linger through tonight into Thursday morning over the
mountains. Morning clouds Thursday will give way to a brief period
of clearing for the afternoon and evening hours.

Low pressure over the midwest will push another warm front back
north across the commonwealth during the day Friday. This front will
be accompanied by periods of rain during the day Friday. 

Temperatures late this week and right into the middle of next week
will be persistently mild, averaging greater than 10 degrees above
normal.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WESTMORELAND County


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Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND county
100 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ERIE           CLOUDY    36  34  92 W14G22    30.04F FOG              
MEADVILLE      CLOUDY    35  33  92 W10       30.03S FOG              
FRANKLIN*        N/A     36  32  87 W10       30.04S                  
NEW CASTLE     CLOUDY    38  35  89 W10       30.08S                  
BEAVER COUNTY  CLOUDY    37  34  87 MISG      30.07S                  
BUTLER*        CLOUDY    37  34  87 W9        30.08S                  
PITTSBURGH INT CLOUDY    40  35  83 W12G21    30.07S                  
PITTSBURGH     CLOUDY    40  33  76 W12G21    30.06S                  
INDIANA*       CLOUDY    39  37  93 W13       30.06R                  
LATROBE        CLOUDY    39  36  87 W16       30.07R                  
WASHINGTON CO* CLOUDY    39  34  81 W9        30.09F                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Wednesday January 18, 2017

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 40 degrees west, near 43 degrees central, and near 47 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Winds are coming from the west at 12 mph with gusts at 21 mph in the west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are coming from the northwest 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 north 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 51 degrees at Harrisburg. The lowest temperature is 34 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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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Pennsylvania
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JAN 23-27 JAN 25-JAN 31    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

JANUARY 18TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1857...
A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard. Snowfall totals of
12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on
islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward.
Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from
Washington DC for a week. (David Ludlum)
...1973...
A baby was carried 300 to 400 yards by the strong winds of a tornado at
Corey LA, yet received only minor injuries. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the south central U.S. blanketed Oklahoma City with eight inches
of snow, their highest total since 1948. Snowfall totals in Oklahoma ranged
up to 13 inches at Gage, with drifts five feet high. Roof collapses across
the state resulted in seven million dollars damage. (National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. produced a 15 to 20 foot surf along the
southern coast of California resulting in more than fifty million dollars
damage. A small tornado in Orange County CA lifted a baseball dugout
fifteen feet into the air and deposited it in the street, 150 yards away.
The same storm also produced 26 inches of snow at Duck Creek UT. (National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
While fair and mild weather prevailed across the forty-eight states, bitter
cold gripped Alaska. The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks was 30
degrees below zero. Thunderstorms along the western Gulf coast drenched
parts of southwest Houston with more than four inches of rain. (National
Weather Summary)
...1990...
A winter storm produced heavy snow and high winds across the southwestern
U.S. Snowfall totals ranged up to 18 inches at Lake Arrowhead CA and
Ashford AZ. High winds in New Mexico gusted to 100 mph east of Albuquerque.
Unseasonably warm weather continued from Texas to the Atlantic coast.
Twenty cities reported record high temperatures for the date including
Roanoke VA with a reading of 71 degrees. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)

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