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Regional Weather Story
National Weather Service Taunton MA
815 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017
Tropical Storm Jose has stalled well southeast of Nantucket and will
slowly drift toward the southwest the next few days. This will
maintain strong winds and scattered rain bands for a couple of days,
namely across Cape Cod and the Islands. In addition rough surf and
high seas will batter the adjacent coasts and ocean waters.
Meanwhile, clearing moves into Western Massachusetts and
Looking to the weekend, high pressure will build in from the Great
Lakes with dry weather on tap. Temperatures will warm into the 70s
to around 80 degrees for most of the region on Saturday, except for
mid and upper 60s for the Cape and islands. Warmer temperatures are
expected on Sunday with highs in the low and mid 80s, except 70s
along the east and south coasts. Dry weather and warm temperatures
will likely continue into Monday. A cold front dropping south from
Canada, could bring a few showers for mid week along with slightly
National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map,
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Regional Hourly Observations For BRISTOL County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Rhode Island
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Thursday Septemsmi 21, 2017
Across Rhode Island...temperatures are near 67 degrees north, near 70 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the north at 14 mph with gusts at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 23 mph with gusts at 37 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 25 mph with gusts at 39 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 72 degrees at Westerly. The lowest temperature is 67 degrees at Smithfield.
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BRISTOL County,RI
424 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern Massachusetts,
southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island.
DAY ONE Today and Tonight.
Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday.
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BRISTOL County, RI
839 AM EDT Thu Sep 21 2017
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT FRIDAY
TODAY Cloudy. A slight chance of showers this morning. Breezy
with highs in the lower 70s. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
up to 45 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
TONIGHT Mostly cloudy and breezy. Lows around 60. North winds
20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers.
Windy with highs in the mid 60s. North winds 20 to 30 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers. Breezy. Near steady temperature in the lower 60s. North
winds 15 to 25 mph.
SATURDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
SUNDAY Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
MONDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY Partly sunny with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 60s.
WEDNESDAY Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers.
Highs in the lower 70s.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Rhode Island
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
SEP 26-SEP 30 SEP 28-OCT 4 SEP SEP-NOV
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Temperature: Above Normal Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Above Above Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
After an unsuccessful battle with the English fleet, the Spanish Armada
encountered strong storms and high winds off the coast of Ireland on its
way back to Spain. 26 ships are believed to have been lost. The remaining
ships limped back to Spain defeated and demoralized, ending the reign of
the once unbeatable Spanish Armada. (NWS Louisville)
A heavy chicken house, sixteen by sixteen feet in area, was picked up by a
tornado and wedged between two trees. The hens were found the next day
sitting on their eggs in the chicken house, with no windows broken, as
though nothing had happened. (The Weather Channel)
A great hurricane smashed into Long Island and bisected New England causing
a massive forest blowdown and widespread flooding. Winds gusted to 186 mph
at Blue Hill MA, and a storm surge of nearly thirty feet caused extensive
flooding along the coast of Rhode Island. The hurricane killed 600 persons
and caused 500 million dollars damage. The hurricane, which lasted twelve
days, destroyed 275 million trees. Hardest hit were Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island NY. The "Long Island Express"
produced gargantuan waves with its 150 mph winds, waves which smashed
against the New England shore with such force that earthquake-recording
machines on the Pacific coast clearly showed the shock of each wave. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Louisville's wettest September day, with 4.30 inches of rain. (NWS Louisville)
The temperature at Deeth NV soared from a morning low of 12 degrees to a
high of 87 degrees, a record daily warm-up for the state. (The Weather
Tropical Storm Emily, which formed in the Carribean the previous afternoon,
caused considerable damage to the banana industry of Saint Vincent in the
Windward Islands. Unseasonably hot weather continued in Florida and the
western U.S. Redding CA and Red Bluff CA, with record highs of 108 degrees,
tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation. (The National Weather
Thunderstorms produced high winds and locally heavy rain in the
southwestern U.S. One thunderstorm in west Texas produced wind gusts to 86
mph at Dell City completely destroying an airport hangar. A Cessna 150
aircraft housed within the hangar was flipped over and snapped in two.
Thunderstorms produced large hail in east central Utah, while snow
blanketed some of the higher elevations of the state. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
Hurricane Hugo slammed into the South Carolina coast about 11 PM, making
landfall near Sullivans Island. Hurricane Hugo was directly responsible for
thirteen deaths, and indirectly responsible for twenty-two others. A total
of 420 persons were injured in the hurricane, and damage was estimated at
eight billion dollars, including two billion dollars damage to crops.
Sustained winds reached 85 mph at Folly Beach SC, with wind gusts as high
was 138 mph. Wind gusts reached 98 mph at Charleston, and 109 mph at Shaw
AFB. The biggest storm surge occurred in the McClellanville and Bulls Bay
area of Charleston County, with a storm surge of 20.2 feet reported at
Seewee Bay. Shrimp boats were found one half mile inland at McClellanville.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky