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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1103 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Overcast skies continued through the morning, and will persist
into the afternoon before some clearing in the west later today.
Temperatures late this morning were mild once again, with temps
reported in the 40s across much of central Illinois.

Clouds will give way to clearing skies from west to east, through
the evening. Warm temperatures will remain in place through
Tuesday before another cold front moves through the area. This
front will be weak, with no precipitation expected, and
temperatures only dropping into the 40s for highs mid-week.

High temperatures today, will range from the 30s across 
Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across southwest Missouri. Lows 
Monday night will remain mild, with temps forecast in the low 30s 
across eastern Iowa to the low 40s along the Ohio River Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BUREAU County
Issued at 1200 PM CST MON DEC 18 2017

NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKFORD       CLOUDY    39  32  76 W12       29.92F WCI  32          
6HR MIN TEMP:  35; 6HR MAX TEMP:  39;                                

FREEPORT*      PTSUNNY   35  32  87 SW14      29.92F FOG     WCI  26  
ROCHELLE*      PTSUNNY   40  34  80 SW18      29.92F                  
DE KALB*       PTSUNNY   40  36  84 W16       29.91F                  
PERU*          CLOUDY    41  38  91 W15       29.95F FOG              

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 1200pm CST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 49 degrees central, and near 47 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. Winds are from the west at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 32 degrees north. Winds are from the southwest at 15 mph with gusts at 25 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 50 degrees at Rantoul, Marion, and Champaign. The lowest temperature is 35 degrees at Freeport.


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 BUREAU County,IL

432 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A storm system moving through the region Thursday night through
Friday will bring rain and snow to the outlook area. Although 
the exact track of the system is still not certain, current 
indications suggest light snow accumulations will be possible 
mainly north of a line from Independence, Iowa to Galena, 
Illinois. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For BUREAU County, IL
1212 PM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

REST OF TODAY
Partly sunny. High in the upper 40s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the upper 40s. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly clear. Low in the mid 20s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 40s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 40s. Low in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. High in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain possibly mixed with snow in the evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 30s. Low around 17.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. High in the upper 20s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 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

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:16 EST Set 17:36 EST
Transit Meridian 12:56 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:46 EST Ends 18:06 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 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1957...
A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
...1981...
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Ludlum)
...1983...
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
...1984...
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
...1986...
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
...1987...
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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