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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1039 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

Foggy conditions developed across the region this morning as
moisture from melting snow evaporated into the lower atmosphere. 
Temperatures late this morning were working to pass the freezing 
mark.

Rain showers will shift south into central Illinois this 
afternoon, before temperatures drop this evening, changing 
precipitation to snow. Accumulations are expected to be less than 
1 inch across central Illinois, while some locations in northern 
Illinois could receive 2 inches. Behind this system, dry weather 
returns Sunday afternoon and lingers into next week. Temperatures 
will remain below normal through Tuesday, then return to normal by
Thanksgiving Day.

Highs today, will range from the middle 20s in northwest 
Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across southern Missouri and the 
lower Ohio River Valley. Lows tonight will be in the teens across
northeast Iowa increasing to the mid 30s along the Ohio River
Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For EFFINGHAM County
Issued at 100 PM CST SAT NOV 17 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     FAIR      59  43  55 S7        30.12F                  
CAIRO*         FAIR      58  46  64 SE6       30.13F                  
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      44  39  82 NE8       30.20S HAZE             
MARION         PTSUNNY   57  43  58 S13       30.14F                  
MT. VERNON     FAIR      55  43  63 S8        30.14F                  
CENTRALIA*     PTSUNNY   52  44  72 CALM      30.13F                  
SALEM*         FAIR      53  41  65 E3        30.15S                  
METROPOLIS*    FAIR      61  45  54 SE6       30.14F                  

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Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 100pm CST, Saturday November 17, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 32 degrees north, near 36 degrees central, and near 55 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the north at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 22 degrees north. Winds are from the northeast at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 27 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 8 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 340/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 30 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

1110 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

 DAY ONE  THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY  

A brief period of light snow or rain will be possible early 
Sunday morning north of I-70. No snow accumulations are 
expected. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For EFFINGHAM County, IL
1058 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

REST OF TODAY
Cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the evening, then chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs around 40. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the evening, then chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds up to 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 40.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH THANKSGIVING DAY
Clear. Highs around 50. Lows in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 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 
                   NOV 22-26    NOV 24-30    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Saturday November 17, 2018 the 321th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.210000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 17:41 EST
Transit Meridian 12:44 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 18:09 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

NOVEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains
of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1927...
A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern
Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air
Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen
over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Minneapolis MN reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading
of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort
in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning
thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43
inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49
mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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