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Regional Hourly Observations For CLAY County
Issued at 900 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018
SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CARBONDALE HVY RAIN 71 69 93 NW5 29.98R FOG CAIRO* PTSUNNY 76 71 84 S7 29.98R EFFINGHAM* CLOUDY 73 69 87 S8 30.00S MARION CLOUDY 72 70 94 SE6 29.98F MT. VERNON LGT RAIN 71 70 96 SE3 29.99S CENTRALIA* TSTM 71 71 100 SE6 29.98S SALEM* PTSUNNY 72 70 94 SE3 29.98S METROPOLIS* CLOUDY 75 71 89 SE3 30.00R FOG
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 900am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018
Across Illinois...temperatures are near 74 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 71 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 130/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Sparta, Danville, Belleville, and Alton.
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
524 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018 DAY ONE TODAY AND TONIGHTScattered thunderstorms will occur across the area today. A few of the storms will be strong to locally severe this afternoon into early this evening, with the primary threat being from damaging wind gusts. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY Periodic thunderstorm chances will continue from Thursday through Saturday. No organized threat for severe weather is expected at this time. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Limited spotter activation may be needed later this afternoon into early this evening.
7-Day Forecast For CLAY County, IL
349 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
ILLINOIS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY AUG 20-24 AUG 22-28 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Above Above Normal Below .... 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
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 13.740000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 07:11 EDT Set 20:55 EDT Transit Meridian 14:03 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:44 EDT Ends 21:22 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
/////////////////////////// AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1787... Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David Ludlum) ...1946... Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel) ...1967... The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50 mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires, and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum) ...1987... Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100 degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky