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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1125 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

BRISK WEST WINDS WILL BRING IN COLD AIR FOLLOWING THE FRONT THAT 
PASSED THROUGH LAST NIGHT. THE TEMPERATURES WILL HOLD STEADY THIS 
AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 30S IN THE WESTERN 
MOUNTAINS BUT IN THE UPPER 40S IN THE SOUTHEASTERN VALLEYS.  IT WILL 
FEEL MUCH COLDER THAN YESTERDAY WITH WEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH AND 
GUSTS OVER 30 MPH OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE LAUREL 
HIGHLANDS. 

EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER WILL CONTINUE AND RAIN SHOWERS WILL TURN TO
SNOW SHOWERS OVER THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS. THE
PRECIPITATION WILL BE VERY LIGHT. A DUSTING OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE ON
THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS...AND IN THE SNOW BELT OF THE FAR NORTHWEST. 
EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS...THERE WILL BE A MIX OF CLOUDS AND SOME SUN 
THIS AFTERNOON. A SPRINKLE OR TWO IS POSSIBLE.

LOWS TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 20S IN THE LAURELS TO THE 
FREEZING MARK IN PHILADELPHIA. CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO COVER A LARGE 
PORTION OF THE STATE.  

THURSDAY SHOULD BE A FEW DEGREES COLDER. CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO GET 
THE UPPER HAND OVER CENTRAL AND WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE STATE. ANY 
SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND THE 
LAURELS.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WESTMORELAND County


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Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND county
400 PM EST WED DEC 17 2014

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ERIE           CLOUDY    33  25  72 W15G26    30.02S                  
MEADVILLE      CLOUDY    30  22  72 W12G23    30.02R                  
FRANKLIN*      CLOUDY    30  21  69 W15G21    30.03R                  
NEW CASTLE       N/A     31  24  75 W14       30.08R                  
BEAVER COUNTY  CLOUDY    32  25  74 W12G22    30.07R                  
BUTLER*        CLOUDY    32  25  74 W6G16     30.07R                  
PITTSBURGH INT CLOUDY    33  24  69 W14G20    30.07R                  
PITTSBURGH     CLOUDY    32  22  66 W10       30.06R                  
INDIANA*       CLOUDY    32  25  74 NW13G24   30.06R                  
LATROBE        CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A W17G29    30.07R                  
WASHINGTON CO* CLOUDY    32  23  69 W10       30.10S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 400pm EST, Wednesday December 17, 2014

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 32 degrees west, near 36 degrees central, and near 50 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. Winds are coming from the west at 10 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the west at 17 mph with gusts at 25 mph in the central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are coming from the west at 17 mph with gusts at 26 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 50 degrees at Philadelphia. The lowest temperature is 29 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
                                 PENN                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31   DEC        DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below      Above     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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