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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
849 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

High clouds moved into central Illinois this evening, and will
continue through the overnight. Otherwise, clear skies in the
southeast will persist tonight. Temperatures after sunset fell
through the 70s and into the 60s.

High pressure will linger in southern Wisconsin through mid-week
before slowly progressing eastward during the second half of the 
week. This will hold dry conditions and warmer temperatures in 
place for much of the region through Friday morning.

Lows tonight will range from the lower 50s in northern Illinois, 
to the mid 60s in southern Illinois. Highs Wednesday will increase
a few degrees in northern Illinois to near 80, while remaining in
the mid 80s in southern Illinois.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ALEXANDER County
Issued at 1200 AM CDT WED MAY 23 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     FAIR      67  65  93 CALM      30.05R                  
CAIRO*         FAIR      72  71  98 CALM      30.04S                  
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      69  58  67 N3        30.08R                  
MARION         FAIR      67  66  99 CALM      30.05S                  
MT. VERNON       N/A     63  62  97 CALM      30.06R FOG              
CENTRALIA*     PTCLDY    68  66  93 CALM      30.05S                  
SALEM*         FAIR      71  62  74 N5        30.06S                  
METROPOLIS*    FAIR      70  69  95 CALM      30.05S                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint Map, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 1200am CDT, Wednesday May 23, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 55 degrees north, near 63 degrees central, and near 63 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and not available south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 54 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is patchy fog south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to not available. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 73 degrees at Flora. The lowest temperature is 48 degrees at Waukegan.


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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Hazardous Weather Outlook For ALEXANDER County,IL

853 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

Thunderstorm chances are expected to increase Saturday through
Memorial Day. Locally heavy rain and lightning will be the 
primary concerns.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ALEXANDER County, IL
851 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 5 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

MEMORIAL DAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

12-48 Hr Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford , Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     Normal      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
MRF 10-Day Forecast Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford

Almanac Information

Wednesday May 23, 2018 the 143th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.770000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:37 EDT Set 21:15 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:55 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:07 EDT Ends 21:45 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy


Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

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MAY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1878...
An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
...1882...
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
...2000...
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky