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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.

Current conditions at

Lancaster, Fairfield County Airport (KLHQ)

Lat: 39.76°NLon: 82.66°WElev: 866ft.

Thunderstorm in Vicinity



Humidity 69%
Wind Speed SW 3 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1018.0 mb)
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 29 Aug 8:53 pm EDT

Detailed Forecast

Mostly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms this evening...then isolated showers after midnight. Not as cool with lows in the mid 60s. South winds up to 5 mph this evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds up to 5 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday Through Saturday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.

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733 PM EDT SAT AUG 29 2015
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