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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1138 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

TODAY WILL BE COLD AND BLUSTERY ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA. WEAK SNOW
BANDS WILL CONTINUE TO BRING LIGHT SNOWFALL TO THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE BRISK NORTHWEST WIND
WILL RESULT IN SUBZERO WIND CHILL VALUES THIS EVENING INTO
TOMORROW MORNING. SATURDAY WILL FEATURE CONTINUING COLD
TEMPERATURES AND PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ACROSS THE WEST...WITH MOSTLY
SUNNY SKIES ACROSS THE EAST.

THE DAYTIME TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL SLOWLY FALL INTO THE SINGLE
DIGITS IN THE NORTHWEST TO THE MID 30S IN THE LOWER DELAWARE
VALLEY. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BOTTOM OUT THIS EVENING WITH THE LOW
TEMPERATURE FRIDAY NIGHT RANGING FROM AROUND ZERO IN THE NORTH TO
AROUND 10 DEGREES IN PHILADELPHIA. HIGH TEMPERATURES SATURDAY WILL
RANGE FROM THE MID TEENS IN THE NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS TO THE MID 20S
ACROSS THE SOUTH.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WESTMORELAND County


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Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND county
300 PM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ERIE           CLOUDY    16   6  65 NW9G18    30.33R WCI   4          
MEADVILLE      LGT SNOW  14   6  70 NW12G21   30.25S VSB 1   WCI   0  
FRANKLIN*      CLOUDY    16   5  62 NW13G26   30.23S WCI   2          
NEW CASTLE     LGT SNOW  16  10  79 W8        30.33R WCI   5          
BEAVER COUNTY  LGT SNOW  18  10  73 NW12G20   30.29R WCI   5          
BUTLER*        CLOUDY    18   9  68 W8G21     30.27R WCI   7          
PITTSBURGH INT LGT SNOW  18   9  68 NW16G29   30.28R WCI   3          
PITTSBURGH     FLURRIES  18   5  57 NW16G24   30.26R WCI   3          
INDIANA*       CLOUDY    19  10  68 NW15G23   30.22R WCI   5          
LATROBE        LGT SNOW  19  10  68 W12G17    30.26R WCI   7          
WASHINGTON CO* CLOUDY    19   7  58 NW10G20   30.31R WCI   8          

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 300pm EST, Friday January 30, 2015

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 18 degrees west, near 23 degrees central, and near 40 degrees east. Current sky conditions are flurries west, light snow central, and partly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 5 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 37%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. Winds are coming from the northwest at 16 mph with gusts at 24 mph in the west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and flurries. The wind chill is near 3 degrees west. Winds are coming from the northwest at 10 mph with gusts at 18 mph in the central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 12 degrees central. Winds are coming from the northwest at 21 mph with gusts at 33 mph in the east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The livestock cold stress index is in the danger category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 41 degrees at North Phila. The lowest temperature is 13 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                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                 FEB 4-FEB 8 FEB 6-FEB 12   FEB        FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

JANUARY 30TH
HISTORICAL WEATHER FACTS
...1936...
Birmingham AL established a single storm record and 24 hour record with 11
inches of snow. (29th-30th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1966...
Record cold was experienced throughout Kentucky, with Louisville falling to 
-9, Lexington -10, and Bowling Green -11. (NWS Louisville)
...1977...
The great "Buffalo Blizzard" finally abated after three days. The storm
added a foot of new snow to 33 inches already on the ground. Winds gusting
to 75 mph reduced visibilities to near zero, produced snow drifts
twenty-five feet high, and kept wind chill readings 50 degrees below zero.
The blizzard paralyzed the city, and caused 250 million dollars damage.
(David Ludlum)
...1987...
A winter storm brought more heavy snow to the North Atlantic Coast Region,
with 13.6 inches reported at Hiram ME. January proved to be the snowiest of
record for much of Massachusetts. Worcester MA reported an all-time monthly
record of 46.8 inches of snow. (National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Strong southerly winds, gusting to 53 mph at Kansas City MO, spread warm
air into the central U.S. Nineteen cities reported record high temperatures
for the date. Snow and strong northwest winds ushered cold arctic air into
the north central states. The temperature at Cutbank plunged from 54
degrees to a morning low of 7 degrees below zero. (National Weather
Summary)
...1989...
The temperature at McGrath AK dipped to 62 degrees below zero, and
Fairbanks reported a reading of 51 degrees below zero, with unofficial
readings in the area as cold as 75 degrees below zero. The massive dome of
bitterly cold air began to slide down western Canada toward the north
central U.S. Strong southwest winds ahead of the arctic front pushed the
temperature at Great Falls MT to 62 degrees, and gusted to 124 mph at
Choteau MT, overturning trucks and mobile homes, and a dozen empty railroad
cars. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
A major winter storm produced heavy snow from Indiana to New England. It
was the biggest storm in two and a half years for eastern New York State.
Snowfall totals in the mountains of Maine ranged up to 20 inches at
Guilford and Lovell. Other heavy snowfall totals included 17 inches at
Utica NY, and 19 inches at Bethel VT, Ludlow VT, and New London NH. The
storm claimed three lives in eastern New York State, and four lives in
Vermont. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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