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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1055 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

Clouds have shifted back over the northern half of Illinois late
morning, providing partly cloudy skies. Sunshine continued to
reign in the southern half of the state. Temperatures late morning
were climbing through the 30s.

Dry weather will continue this afternoon, before another storm 
system pushes into the region from the southwest tonight. This 
slow moving system will bring heavy, widespread rain to the 
Midwest through Tuesday. Temperatures however, will be very warm, 
for this time of year, with many locations reaching the 60s and 
70s for Monday and Tuesday.

Highs today will range from the lower 40s in northeast Illinois, 
to the lower 60s in central Illinois. Lows overnight will be very
mild, with forecasts ranging from the mid 30s to mid 50s across 
the Midwest, from north to south respectively.

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Regional Hourly Observations For EFFINGHAM County
Issued at 1200 PM CST SUN FEB 18 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     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 1100am CST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 38 degrees central, and near 45 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the south at 17 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 12 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 30 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 7 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 47 degrees at Centralia and Carbondale. The lowest temperature is 22 degrees at De Kalb.


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 EFFINGHAM County,IL

1036 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT  

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible late tonight. No severe
weather is expected. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY  

Showers will be likely with a chance for thunderstorms Monday 
into Tuesday. 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 
2.5 inches of rainfall is likely, although this is subject to 
change. Significant rises and/or flooding is expected to occur on 
area rivers by midweek as a result of this rainfall. 

As a cold front moves through the area Tuesday night and early
Wednesday, the rain may briefly change to a wintry mix west of
I-57. East of I-57, the precipitation should remain rain.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For EFFINGHAM County, IL
939 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

REST OF TODAY
Not as cool. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Not as cool. Partly cloudy in the evening, then cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Temperatures rising into the mid 50s after midnight. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY
Warmer, cloudy. Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and scattered thunderstorms after midnight. Near steady temperature in the lower 60s. South winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers likely and scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Much colder. Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Much colder. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 40s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s.

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 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      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

Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 18:39 EST
Transit Meridian 13:12 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:20 EST Ends 19:06 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

FEBRUARY 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
...1959...
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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