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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
845 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

Clouds began diminishing during the evening, as sunshine returned
to central Illinois. Temperatures held steady through the evening
in the 70s and fell to near 70 at 9 P.M. Monday.

Drier conditions are overspreading the region as higher pressure
begins to build. The cold front will push through the region
overnight, taking the cloud coverage with it, and leaving behind
the chance for some pre-dawn fog. The dry conditions will remain
in place through mid-week, while also increasing temperatures a
couple degrees each day through Thursday.

Lows overnight will range from the lower 50s in northern 
Illinois, to the upper 60s in southern Illinois. Highs Tuesday 
will climb back to near 60 along the Wisconsin-Illinois border, 
while topping out in the mid 80s along the Ohio River Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CLAY County
Issued at 1200 AM CDT TUE MAY 22 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     FAIR      68  67  96 CALM      30.01F                  
CAIRO*         FAIR      72  71  98 CALM      30.02S                  
EFFINGHAM*     MOCLDY    65  65 100 CALM      30.03S FOG              
MARION         FAIR      69  68  98 CALM      30.03S                  
CENTRALIA*     CLEAR     69  68  96 S5        30.01S                  
SALEM*         FAIR      70  67  89 CALM      30.01F                  

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Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 1200am CDT, Tuesday May 22, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 58 degrees north, near 69 degrees central, and near 69 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 56 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 98%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the east at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 71 degrees at Sparta. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Waukegan.


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 CLAY County,IL

248 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

 DAY ONE  THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT  

Thunderstorm chances will be present this afternoon and early
evening. Some of the storms may produce damaging wind gusts and
small hail.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY  

Thunderstorm chances will be present from Friday through Sunday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation may be needed between 4 pm and 7 pm.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For CLAY County, IL
902 PM CDT Mon May 21 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy after midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers late in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND Memorial Day
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.

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                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
               MAY 27-MAY 31 MAY 29-JUN 4    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       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

Tuesday May 22, 2018 the 142th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.580000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:38 EDT Set 21:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:55 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:08 EDT Ends 21:44 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

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MAY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1876...
Denver CO was drenched with 6.53 inches of rain in 24 hours, an all-time
record for that location. (The Weather Channel)
...1911...
The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest
temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May. (David
Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of
Saragosa off the map. The twister destroyed eighty- five percent of the
structures in the town killing thirty persons and injuring 121 others in
the town of population 183. The tornado hurled trucks and autos through
adobe and wood- frame homes, with some vehicles blown 500 feet. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


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