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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
446 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

Mostly clear skies were noted across central and southeast Illinois
after midnight. As a result, frost was observed throughout much of
the area. Temperatures just before dawn were in the 30 to 35
degree range across the region. 

High pressure will continue to dominate the nations mid section
today. As a result, dry weather will linger throughout region.
However, the next precipitation producing system moves into the 
area on Friday as a weak cold front slides through the Midwest. It
will bring the chance for scattered showers and an isolated 
thunderstorm.

Highs today will climb into the 50s across the Midwest, with 
continued sunshine. Overnight low temperatures tonight will be in
the upper 30s and 40s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For DEWITT County
Issued at 500 AM CDT THU OCT 18 2018

CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PEORIA         NOT AVBL                                               
SPRINGFIELD    FAIR      31  31 100 CALM      30.53R                  
TAYLORVILLE    NOT AVBL                                               

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 400am CDT, Thursday October 18, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 32 degrees central, and near 38 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 94%, and the dew point is near 36 degrees. Winds are from the south at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 260/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 27 degrees at Rochelle, Freeport, and Aurora.


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 DEWITT County,IL

342 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY  

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DEWITT County, IL
322 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

TODAY
Sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs around 60. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

SATURDAY
Breezy, sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly clear. Widespread frost. Lows in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the mid 30s.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the upper 30s.

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 
                   OCT 23-27 OCT 25-OCT 31    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:     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

Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.960000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:13 EDT Set 19:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:47 EDT Ends 19:41 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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OCTOBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1906...
A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
...1910...
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up
the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro
River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty
ships were grounded.
(The Weather Channel)
...1930...
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of
Buffalo. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at
Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage
from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild
weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light
snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great
Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in
the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida
reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80
degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National
Weather Summary)


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