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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1103 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Overcast skies continued through the morning, and will persist
into the afternoon before some clearing in the west later today.
Temperatures late this morning were mild once again, with temps
reported in the 40s across much of central Illinois.

Clouds will give way to clearing skies from west to east, through
the evening. Warm temperatures will remain in place through
Tuesday before another cold front moves through the area. This
front will be weak, with no precipitation expected, and
temperatures only dropping into the 40s for highs mid-week.

High temperatures today, will range from the 30s across 
Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across southwest Missouri. Lows 
Monday night will remain mild, with temps forecast in the low 30s 
across eastern Iowa to the low 40s along the Ohio River Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CRAWFORD County
Issued at 1200 PM CST MON DEC 18 2017

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LAWRENCEVILLE  CLOUDY    47  45  93 SW10      30.08F FOG              
FLORA*         CLOUDY    48  46  91 SW8       30.08F                  
FAIRFIELD*     CLOUDY    46  46 100 SW7       30.09S FOG              
HARRISBURG*    CLOUDY    49  46  89 SW12      30.11F                  
ROBINSON*      CLOUDY    46  45  96 SW10      30.07F                  
CARMI*         CLOUDY    47  46  93 SW13      30.09F                  

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 1200pm CST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 49 degrees central, and near 47 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. Winds are from the west at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 32 degrees north. Winds are from the southwest at 15 mph with gusts at 25 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 50 degrees at Rantoul, Marion, and Champaign. The lowest temperature is 35 degrees at Freeport.


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 CRAWFORD County,IL

1105 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

 DAY ONE  THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
 
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For CRAWFORD County, IL
332 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

TODAY
Cloudy. Patchy drizzle and fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Rain likely, possibly mixed with snow. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40. Lows in the mid 20s.

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                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     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

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:16 EST Set 17:36 EST
Transit Meridian 12:56 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:46 EST Ends 18:06 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

DECEMBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1957...
A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
...1981...
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Ludlum)
...1983...
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
...1984...
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
...1986...
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
...1987...
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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