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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
359 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

Mostly cloudy skies were seen across central and southeast 
Illinois this afternoon. Some isolated afternoon thunderstorms
formed over central Illinois. Temperatures around the area at 3 
PM, were in the lower and middle 80s.

As a low pressure system and associated frontal boundary continues
to move through the Midwest through the end of the week, low and 
mid level clouds will linger across the area. Showers and isolated
thunderstorms are possible across a large portion of the region 
this evening and linger through Friday. 

Overnight low temperatures, will range from the middle 50s across
northern Wisconsin, to the middle 70s across the Missouri bootheel
and the lower Ohio River Valley.

High temperatures on Friday, will reach the lower to middle 80s
across the Midwest.

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Regional Hourly Observations For EFFINGHAM County
Issued at 1000 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018

CARBONDALE     FAIR      77  75  93 S6        29.98R                  
CAIRO*         FAIR      80  77  91 S6        29.99R HX  87           
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      78  76  94 CALM      29.99R HX  80           
MARION         FAIR      76  75  94 CALM      30.00R                  
MT. VERNON     FAIR      78  74  87 SW3       29.98R HX  81           
CENTRALIA*     PTCLDY    78  77  96 CALM      29.97R HX  81           
SALEM*         FAIR      80  75  86 S7        29.97R HX  84           
METROPOLIS*    FAIR      79  75  88 CALM      30.01R FOG     HX  83   

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 1000pm CDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 67 degrees north, near 78 degrees central, and near 78 degrees south. Current sky conditions are thunderstorms north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 81 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 81 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the west at 17 mph with gusts at 26 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and thunderstorms. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 81 degrees at Pittsfield. The lowest temperature is 66 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 EFFINGHAM County,IL

329 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018


Scattered strong to severe storms are possible tonight as a 
weather system moves across the state. A few of the storms tonight 
could produce strong wind gusts, as well as locally heavy rainfall
and deadly lightning.


Scattered thunderstorms will be possible Friday. No severe weather
is expected at this time. There will be periodic chances for
thunderstorms again starting Sunday night and continuing into
Tuesday of next week. 


Spotter activation may be needed tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For EFFINGHAM County, IL
925 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

Becoming mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds up to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

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

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 60.

Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the upper 50s.

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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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 22-26    AUG 24-30    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above     Normal      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

Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year

Declination 13.420000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:12 EDT Set 20:53 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:03 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:45 EDT Ends 21:21 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

The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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