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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 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.
7-Day Forecast For BUREAU County, IL
1212 PM CST Mon Dec 18 2017
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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 Priddy5 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
Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- 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