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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
424 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

Mostly clear skies across the region allowed temperatures to drop
back to the 20s for overnight lows.

Calm winds will give way to breezy southerly winds once again, as
another clipper system moves through the Midwest. This will 
spread snow across the Great Lakes, while the chance for rain 
showers exists across Illinois and western Indiana. Temperatures
will increase again today, but behind the front, colder air will
return for Thursday. As the week continues, clipper systems will 
progress over the Great Lakes, bringing the chance for snowfall 
through the end of this week and into the weekend.

High temperatures today, will range from the mid 20s across 
central Wisconsin and northeast Indiana, to the upper 50s across 
southwest Missouri. Lows Wednesday night will return to the teens
across northern Illinois and Indiana, while dropping to the upper
20s along the Ohio River Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ALEXANDER County
Issued at 600 AM CST WED DEC 13 2017

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     CLEAR     28  13  53 SW14      29.90F WCI  17          
6HR MIN TEMP:  20; 6HR MAX TEMP:  28;                                

CAIRO*         CLEAR     29  18  61 S6        29.97S WCI  23          
EFFINGHAM*     MOCLDY    26  12  56 S6        29.85F WCI  19          
MARION         CLEAR     26  15  64 S8        29.92F WCI  17          
MT. VERNON     PTCLDY    26  16  65 SW9       29.88F WCI  17          
CENTRALIA*     PTCLDY    27  15  59 S12       29.85F WCI  17          
SALEM*         PTCLDY    29  13  52 S9        29.85F WCI  20          
METROPOLIS*    CLOUDY    27  14  56 S7        29.97F WCI  20          

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 600am CST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 27 degrees central, and near 26 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. Winds are from the south at 18 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 11 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 17 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 17 degrees south. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 32 degrees at Quincy and Moline. The lowest temperature is 21 degrees at Robinson and Lawrenceville.


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

315 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

A Wind Advisory is in effect today for most of the area. Refer to
the Advisory for details.

The windy conditions along with dry vegetation and lowering
humidity will result in an elevated fire danger today.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ALEXANDER County, IL
308 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017


WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 40. North winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs around 50.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 50.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 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
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     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 December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 08:12 EST Set 17:35 EST
Transit Meridian 12:53 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:43 EST Ends 18:04 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

DECEMBER 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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