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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1039 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

Foggy conditions developed across the region this morning as
moisture from melting snow evaporated into the lower atmosphere. 
Temperatures late this morning were working to pass the freezing 

Rain showers will shift south into central Illinois this 
afternoon, before temperatures drop this evening, changing 
precipitation to snow. Accumulations are expected to be less than 
1 inch across central Illinois, while some locations in northern 
Illinois could receive 2 inches. Behind this system, dry weather 
returns Sunday afternoon and lingers into next week. Temperatures 
will remain below normal through Tuesday, then return to normal by
Thanksgiving Day.

Highs today, will range from the middle 20s in northwest 
Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across southern Missouri and the 
lower Ohio River Valley. Lows tonight will be in the teens across
northeast Iowa increasing to the mid 30s along the Ohio River

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Regional Hourly Observations For ALEXANDER County
Issued at 100 PM CST SAT NOV 17 2018

CARBONDALE     FAIR      59  43  55 S7        30.12F                  
CAIRO*         FAIR      58  46  64 SE6       30.13F                  
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      44  39  82 NE8       30.20S HAZE             
MARION         PTSUNNY   57  43  58 S13       30.14F                  
MT. VERNON     FAIR      55  43  63 S8        30.14F                  
CENTRALIA*     PTSUNNY   52  44  72 CALM      30.13F                  
SALEM*         FAIR      53  41  65 E3        30.15S                  

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 100pm CST, Saturday November 17, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 33 degrees north and near 57 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light snow north and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the north at 10 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light snow. The wind chill is near 25 degrees north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the south at 13 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, unavailable category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 340/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 33 degrees at Rockford and O'Hare Airport.

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

938 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Patchy fog may occur late tonight in parts of western Kentucky and 
southeastern Illinois.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ALEXANDER County, IL
1254 PM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds around 5 mph in the evening shifting to the north after midnight.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds around 5 mph.

Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Clear. Lows around 30.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Clear. Lows around 40.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 22-26    NOV 24-30    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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

Saturday November 17, 2018 the 321th Day of Year

Declination -19.210000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 17:41 EST
Transit Meridian 12:44 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 18:09 EST

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

Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains
of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David
A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern
Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air
Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen
over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
The temperature at Minneapolis MN reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading
of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)
A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort
in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning
thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43
inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49
mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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