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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1116 AM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

EXPECT A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN ACROSS THE
STATE TODAY. A BRIEF PERIOD OF MILDER AIR WILL MOVE IN OVERNIGHT
AND PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO PLAIN RAIN EARLY WEDNESDAY. COLDER
AIR WILL MOVE BACK IN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CHANGE LINGERING
PRECIPITATION BACK TO STEADY LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW BEFORE THINGS
FINALLY TAPER OFF BY MIDDAY THURSDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB THROUGHOUT THE DAY AS MILDER AIR WORKS
INTO THE REGION. HIGHS WILL REACH 30 DEGREES ACROSS MUCH OF
PENNSYLVANIA AND EVEN THE MID 40S IN PITTSBURGH BY THIS EVENING.

TONIGHT WILL REMAIN MILD WITH TEMPERATURES HOLDING STEADY IN THE
30S AND LOWER 40S STATEWIDE.

COLDER...SUB-FREEZING AIR WILL MOVE BACK IN FROM NORTHWEST TO
SOUTHEAST ON WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE UPPER 20S ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND THE
UPPER 30S ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WESTMORELAND County


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Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND county
300 PM EST TUE MAR 03 2015

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ERIE           FRZ RAIN  32  26  78 S22       29.71F                  
MEADVILLE      FRZ RAIN  30  26  85 S8        29.75F                  
FRANKLIN*      CLOUDY    28  25  86 CALM      29.80F                  
NEW CASTLE     MIX PCPN  31  28  88 SE7       29.80F FOG              
BEAVER COUNTY  LGT RAIN  32  19  59 SE10      29.80F                  
BUTLER*        CLOUDY    30  28  93 SE9       29.84F                  
PITTSBURGH INT LGT RAIN  35  28  75 SE5       29.84F                  
PITTSBURGH     LGT RAIN  36  27  69 S6        29.82F                  
INDIANA*       CLOUDY    32  28  86 SE16      29.90F FOG              
LATROBE        CLOUDY    37  34  87 S14       29.86F                  
WASHINGTON CO* CLOUDY    39  36  87 SW6       29.85F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 300pm EST, Tuesday March 03, 2015

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 36 degrees west, near 28 degrees central, and near 33 degrees east. Current sky conditions are light rain west, mixed precipitation central, and light sleet east. In the west, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Winds are coming from the south at 6 mph in the west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are coming from the south at 17 mph in the central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and mixed precipitation. Winds are coming from the south at 10 mph in the east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light sleet. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 37 degrees at Latrobe. The lowest temperature is 18 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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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                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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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)

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