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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
436 AM CST Wed Dec 12 2018

A weak cold front was beginning to push through the region early
this morning, however no precipitation is reaching the ground due
to dry air aloft.

Today will feature dry weather once again, however another low
pressure system will shift through the southeast United States
during the second half of the week. Southerly airflow will usher 
moisture into the region tonight, helping to develop 
precipitation over the Midwest. The rainfall will linger through
Friday night before moving east Saturday. Temperatures will remain
just above normal through Friday, then climb into the mid 40s for
the weekend.

High temperatures today, will range from the lower 30s in 
southern Wisconsin, to the middle 50s across southwest Missouri.
Lows tonight will fall back into the mid 20s in eastern Iowa and
increase to near 40 along the Ohio River Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CRAWFORD County
Issued at 1000 AM CST WED DEC 12 2018

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS

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 1000am CST, Wednesday December 12, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 39 degrees central and near 48 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair central and sunny south. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are from the west at 18 mph with gusts at 28 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 30 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 18 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The livestock cold stress index is in the unavailable category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 210/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 34 degrees at Moline.


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

559 AM CST Wed Dec 12 2018

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be required.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For CRAWFORD County, IL
312 AM CST Wed Dec 12 2018

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Cloudy. Chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. Little or no ice accumulation. Highs in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Chance of rain in the evening, then rain likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY
Rain. Highs in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 30.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows around 30.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.

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                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 17-21    DEC 19-25    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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 December 12, 2018 the 346th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.140000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 08:12 EST Set 17:34 EST
Transit Meridian 12:53 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:42 EST Ends 18:04 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 12TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1882...
Portland OR was drenched with 7.66 inches of rain, a record 24 hour total
for that location. (12th-13th) (The Weather Channel)
...1960...
The first of three Middle Atlantic snowstorms produced a foot of snow at
Baltimore MD. A pre-winter blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. producing
wind gusts as high as 51 mph, along with 16 inches of snow at Nantucket MA,
and 20 inches at Newark NJ. (David Ludlum)
...1969...
The worst tornado of record for western Washington State tracked south of
Seattle, traveling five miles, from Des Moines to Kent. The tornado, 50 to
200 yards in width, began as a waterspout over Puget Sound. One person was
injured and the tornado caused half a million dollars damage. (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
While a developing winter storm began to spread snow across New Mexico into
Colorado, high winds ushered unseasonably cold air into the southwestern
states. Winds in California gusted to 60 mph in the Sacramento River Delta,
and in the San Bernardino Valley. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Cold arctic air spread from the Great Lakes Region to the Appalachian
Region. Twenty-five cities, mostly in the northeastern U.S., reported
record low temperatures for the date. The low of 12 degrees below zero at
Albany NY was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season.
Saranac Lake NY was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 28 degrees
below zero. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
A winter storm produced snow from northern Mississippi to the Middle
Atlantic Coast, with 10.5 inches reported at Powhatan VA. Heavy snow
whitened the Black Hills of South Dakota, with 36 inches reported at Deer
Mountain. Thirteen cities in the north central U.S., from Minnesota to
Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth MN
and Yankton SD with morning lows of 22 degrees below zero. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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