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Regional Hourly Observations For BUREAU County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT FRI MAR 16 2018
NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS 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 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 DAY ONE LATE AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT 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. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 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 possible. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT 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.
7-Day Forecast For BUREAU County, IL
1057 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
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 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
Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN 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
MARCH 17TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1892... 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) ...1900... Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY) ...1906... 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) ...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)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky