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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
706 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

Clouds increased across central and southeast Illinois on Friday 
afternoon, and scattered showers of rain and sleet developed by
early evening. High temperatures were several degrees below
normal, in the middle to upper 40s.

Low pressure over Kansas, will track east across the region
through Saturday. This will bring periods of showers and isolated
thunderstorms to much of the Midwest. Where temperatures remain
near to below freezing, light icing or a wintery mix is possible,
especially for parts of Iowa, east into the northern third of 
Illinois and Indiana, for tonight and early Saturday. After this 
system pushes east, high pressure will produce dry and seasonable 
weather, for the last half of the weekend.

Low temperatures tonight will range from the upper 20s in northern
Illinois, to near 50 degrees in southern Illinois. Highs on
Saturday will range from the lower 40s in central Indiana, to the
lower 60s along the Ohio Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BUREAU County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT FRI MAR 16 2018

ROCKFORD       CLOUDY    30  22  72 E10       30.06F WCI  21          
FREEPORT*      CLOUDY    30  22  72 E8        30.06F WCI  23          
ROCHELLE*      CLOUDY    31  24  75 E10       30.05F WCI  22          
DE KALB*       CLOUDY    30  24  78 NE12      30.05F WCI  21          
PERU*          LGT RAIN  31  26  81 NE14      30.02F WCI  21          

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 1100pm CDT, Friday March 16, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 33 degrees north and near 44 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north and heavy rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. There is patchy fog south. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the east at 9 mph with gusts at 25 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and heavy rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 44 degrees at Mount Vernon and Carbondale. The lowest temperature is 33 degrees at Rockford, O'Hare Airport, and Northerly Island.

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

416 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018


Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible along and
south of Interstate 80 this evening. Some of these storms will
produce cloud to ground lightning and small hail.

Rain mixed with sleet will move up across the Outlook area this
evening. There will even be temporary bouts of freezing rain this
evening but mainly on elevated surfaces. The rain will then 
become more widespread freezing rain, sleet, and snow along and 
north of Interstate 80 after 10 PM and into the overnight. 
Freezing rain may result in ice accumulations of up to one tenth 
of an inch over portions of east central Iowa and northwest 
Illinois. Localized swaths of one to two tenths of an inch of ice 
will also be possible, with most of the thicker ice glaze
occurring on elevated surfaces and after Midnight. Up to one and 
a half inches of wet snow will be possible along and north of a 
line from Independence Iowa, to Clinton Iowa, and Sterling 
Illinois. Lesser snow amounts will occur toward the Freeport 
Illinois area. While some slick spots will be possible on 
untreated roadways and bridges, ice accumulations are expected to 
be limited to vegetation and elevated surfaces. A Winter Weather 
Advisory for tonight into Saturday morning, has been expanded 
south to the Interstate 80 corridor, and west of Cedar Rapids.


Saturday morning, the Winter Weather Advisory will remain in 
effect until 10 am over portions of eastern Iowa and northwest 
Illinois. A wintry mix is expected to move out of this area by mid
morning with additional light ice and snow accumulations 


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight. Reports of
slick roads would be appreciated tonight, as well as snow
accumulations of an inch or more and ice accumulations over a
tenth of an inch.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BUREAU County, IL
1057 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018


A slight chance of freezing rain late in the evening. Light rain possibly mixed with snow through the night. Freezing rain possibly mixed with sleet after midnight. Little or no new snow and sleet accumulation. New ice accumulation of less than one quarter of an inch. Low in the lower 30s. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Cloudy with freezing rain likely possibly mixed with rain, snow and sleet in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. No snow and sleet accumulation. High in the mid 40s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.

Sunny. High in the lower 50s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Brisk. Partly sunny. High in the upper 40s.

Blustery. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening. Low in the upper 20s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 40s. Low in the mid 20s.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s. High in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny. A chance of snow possibly mixed with rain in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 40s. 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 22-26    MAR 24-30    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year

Declination -0.940000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:06 EDT Set 19:09 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:07 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:40 EDT Ends 19:35 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

A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling 
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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