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Regional Hourly Observations For CLAY County
Issued at 900 PM CST MON FEB 19 2018
SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CARBONDALE FAIR 67 59 75 S18G29 29.95F CAIRO* FAIR 65 56 72 SE7 30.01S EFFINGHAM* CLOUDY 66 59 77 SE15G23 29.95S MARION FAIR 66 57 73 S18 29.98S MT. VERNON CLOUDY 66 59 78 S14 29.97R CENTRALIA* CLOUDY 68 61 77 S21 29.94R SALEM* MOCLDY 68 59 73 S14G20 29.94R METROPOLIS* FAIR 67 57 69 S6 30.03S
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 900pm CST, Monday February 19, 2018
Across Illinois...temperatures are near 48 degrees north, near 64 degrees central, and near 66 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 47 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 59 degrees. Visibility is less than one mile north. Winds are from the south at 12 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the south at 20 mph with gusts at 28 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 14 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 68 degrees at Salem, Harrisburg, and Centralia. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Rochelle.
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
340 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018 DAY ONE TONIGHTPeriods of showers and thunderstorms can be expected tonight. No severe weather is expected, however, some of the thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall amounts. With the heavy rainfall totals forecast across east central and southeast Illinois, minor flooding is forecast along the Wabash and Little Wabash basins in the next several days with river levels approaching flood stage along the Embarras basin. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY Showers will be likely with a chance for thunderstorms Tuesday into early Wednesday. Any thunderstorms that develop during this time frame are not expected to be severe. The heaviest rainfall should fall Tuesday into Tuesday night. Current indications suggest 2 to 3 inches of rainfall is likely (locally higher amounts possible), although this is subject to change. Flooding is expected to continue along the Wabash, Little Wabash and possibly the Embarras basins. As a cold front moves through the area early Wednesday, the rain may briefly change to a wintry mix west of I-57. East of I-57, the precipitation should remain rain. Another round of moderate to heavy rainfall is possible by Friday and Saturday. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For CLAY County, IL
341 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
ILLINOIS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY FEB 25-MAR 1 FEB 27-MAR 5 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Above 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
Monday February 19, 2018 the 50th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -10.910000 Distance 0.999723 AU Rise 07:46 EST Set 18:40 EST Transit Meridian 13:12 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 19:07 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
FEBRUARY 19TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1871... A. Lapham, in Cincinnati, wrote the first public weather forecast. ...1884... Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak. (David Ludlum) ...1888... A tornado struck Mount Vernon IL. The tornado killed sixteen persons along its 62 mile path. (David Ludlum) ...1954... High winds across the southern half of the Great Plains, gusting to 85 mph, caused the worst duststorms since the 1930s. Graders were needed in places to clear fence high dirt drifts. (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky