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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
430 AM CDT Wed Jul 18 2018

High pressure over the Great Lakes brought partly cloudy skies,
and cooler temperatures to central and southeast Illinois
overnight.  Pre-dawn readings were in the lower to middle 60s.

The high pressure ridge will gradually shift east through tonight,
but still provide fair weather across the region. A low pressure 
system and associated frontal boundary over the Plains, will move 
east through the end of the work week, and spread scattered 
thunderstorms east of the Mississippi River, for Thursday and 
Thursday night. This system will linger over portions of the 
Midwest and Ohio Valley, on Friday.

High temperatures today will reach the 80s for much of the
Midwest. Lows tonight will range from the upper 50s in northern
Indiana, to the lower 70s in central Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For COLES County
Issued at 900 AM CDT WED JUL 18 2018

EAST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHAMPAIGN      FAIR      70  60  70 NE12      30.12S                  
DANVILLE*      FAIR      68  60  76 N5        30.10R                  
RANTOUL*       FAIR      72  61  68 NE10      30.13R                  
MATTOON        FAIR      71  59  65 E6        30.11R                  
PARIS*         FAIR      70  58  66 NE3       30.12S                  

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 900am CDT, Wednesday July 18, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 73 degrees north and near 77 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north and mostly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, unavailable central, and no stress south. Winds are from the northeast at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 degrees at Mount Vernon and Marion. The lowest temperature is 50/ degrees at 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 COLES County,IL

530 AM CDT Wed Jul 18 2018

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY  

Thunderstorm chances return to the area by Thursday and will
linger into the weekend. A few of the storms Thursday may be
strong, with a better chance for strong to severe storms on
Friday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For COLES County, IL
321 AM CDT Wed Jul 18 2018

TODAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower 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
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
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 23-27 JUL 25-JUL 31    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     Normal     Normal                      

....  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

Wednesday July 18, 2018 the 199th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.840000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:46 EDT Set 21:24 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:16 EDT Ends 21:54 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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JULY 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1889...
A cloudburst in West Virginia along the small creeks in Wirt County,
Jackson County and Wood County claimed twenty lives. Rockport WV reported
nineteen inches of rain in two hours and ten minutes that Thursday evening.
Tygart Creek rose 22 feet in one hour, and villages were swept away on
Tygart, Slate, Tucker, and Sandy Creeks. (The Weather Channel)
...1942...
A record deluge occurred at Smethport in northern Pennsylvania, with 30.7
inches in just six hours. The downpours and resultant flooding in
Pennsylvania were devastating. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
One of the most "photo-genic" tornadoes touched down in the northern
suburbs of Minneapolis MN during the late afternoon. The very slow moving
tornado actually appeared live on the evening news by way of an aerial
video taken by the KARE-TV helicopter crew. The tornado, unlike most, was
quite the prima donna, staying visible to tens of thousands of persons for
thirty minutes. It was moderate in intensity, with winds of 113-157 mph,
and caused 650 thousand dollars damage. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Cool weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Alamosa CO with a reading of 38
degrees. The low of 52 degrees at Bakersfield CA was a record for July. Up
to eight inches of snow covered the Northern Sierra Nevada Range of
California from a storm the previous day. During that storm, winds gusting
to 52 mph at Slide Mountain NV produced a wind chill reading of 20 degrees
below zero. Susanville CA reached 17 degrees that previous day, Blue Canyon
CA dipped to a July record of 36 degrees, and the high of 44 degrees at
Klamath Falls OR smashed their previous record for July by ten degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Sweltering heat continued in California, with record highs of 111 degrees
at Redding and 112 degrees at Sacramento. Death Valley CA hit 127 degrees.
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central Plains Region
produced baseball size hail at Kimball NE, wind gusts to 79 mph at Colby
KS, and six inches of rain near Lexington NE. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma, northern Texas and
Arkansas during the afternoon, and into the night. Thunderstorms produced
baseball size hail at Stamford TX, and wind gusts to 92 mph near
Throckmorton TX. Record heat continued in the southwestern U.S. Phoenix AZ
reported a record high of 115 degrees, and a 111 degree reading at Midland
TX was second only to their all-time record high of 112 degrees established
sixteen days earlier. (The National Weather Summary)


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