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National Weather Service State College PA
937 AM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

Skies will become partly sunny this afternoon, with a stray shower
or thunderstorm possible. High temperatures will range from the
upper 70s in the Laurel Highlands and the northwest mountains to the
mid to upper 80s across south-central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Under partly cloudy skies, a late-night shower or thunderstorm is
possible across western Pennsylvania. Low temperatures will range
from the upper 50s in north-central Pennsylvania to the low 70s in
the urban centers of southeastern Pennsylvania.

The weekend looks unsettled, as a frontal boundary remains stalled
nearby. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible both
Saturday and Sunday, with highs ranging from the upper 70s to the
mid 80s.

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Precision Agriculture Weather Forecast For WESTMORELAND County


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Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND county
1200 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ERIE           SUNNY     79  69  71 N9        29.95S                  
MEADVILLE      SUNNY     75  65  70 CALM      29.98S                  
FRANKLIN*      MOSUNNY   77  66  69 CALM      29.99F                  
NEW CASTLE     FAIR      77  67  71 CALM      29.99S                  
BEAVER COUNTY  CLOUDY    73  68  83 CALM      29.99S                  
BUTLER*        MOSUNNY   79  68  69 S5        30.00F                  
PITTSBURGH INT PTSUNNY   74  65  73 CALM      29.98S                  
PITTSBURGH     PTSUNNY   74  65  73 CALM      29.98S                  
INDIANA*       PTSUNNY   75  70  83 VRB5      30.02R                  
LATROBE        PTSUNNY   77  68  73 CALM      29.99R                  
WASHINGTON CO* CLOUDY    73  66  78 CALM      30.00R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Pennsylvania
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Friday July 29, 2016

Across Pennsylvania...temperatures are near 73 degrees west, near 77 degrees central, and near 80 degrees east. Current sky conditions are cloudy west, mostly sunny central, and mostly sunny east. In the west, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are coming from the south at 5 mph in the west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph in the central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are coming from the north at 15 mph with gusts at 22 mph in the east, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at WilliamSport. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Johnstown, Dubois, and Beaver County.


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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   Temperature:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal                      

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Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

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JULY 29TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1876...
The Louisville weather office business log book mentioned that the annual 
rent for the office was $200. There was some consideration given to 
moving the office to a different location, the cost to move the weather 
office would be $38.
...1898...
The temperature at Prineville OR soared to 119 degrees to establish a state
record, which was tied on the 10th of August at Pendleton. (The Weather
Channel)
...1905...
Heavy rain in southwestern Connecticut caused a dam break, and the
resulting flood caused a quarter of a million dollars damage at Bridgeport.
As much as eleven inches of rain fell prior to the flood. (David Ludlum)
...1981...
Fifty cattle, each weighing 800 pounds, were killed by lightning near Vance
AL. The lightning struck a tree and then spread along the ground killing
the cattle. (The Weather Channel)
...1981...
Also on this date...
The Louisville weather office moved in to a brand new building (with the FAA) 
at Standiford Field.
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Minnesota to Indiana and
Illinois. A thunderstorm at Janesville WI produced wind gusts to 104 mph
which flipped over two airplanes, and blew another plane 300 feet down the
runway. The northeastern U.S. experienced some relief from the heat. Nine
cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Saint
Johnsbury VT with a reading of 42 degrees. Barnet VT reported a morning low
of 33 degrees, with frost reported on vegetation. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Minnesota
and Wisconsin. Hail three inches in diameter was reported south of Saint
Cloud MN. Hot weather prevailed in the western U.S. Fresno CA reported a
record thirteen straight days of 100 degree heat. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Morning thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest produced more than five inches
of rain west of Virgil SD. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms deluged the
foothills and adjacent plains of Colorado with heavy rain. Rains of six to
seven and a half inches fell in eight hours north of Greeley. Hail and
heavy rain caused several million dollars damage in Weld County. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)



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