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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
302 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

Clouds began to dissipate from west to east, as the cold front
pushed off to the east this morning. Cooler air began to filter
into the region this afternoon, as temps were reported in the 40s
across much of the area.

Sunshine will continue over the course of the next few days, but
much colder air will arrive tonight, providing for a hard frost
across the area. Southern Illinois will remain in the mid and
upper 30s, bringing the chance for frost to those locations. Dry
weather will linger across the region through mid-week, with
temperatures holding below normal.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from near 30 degrees across
portions of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, to the lower 40s across
western Kentucky and the Missouri bootheel. Highs Tuesday will
climb back into the 50s around the Midwest.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FORD County
Issued at 800 PM CDT MON OCT 15 2018

EAST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHAMPAIGN      FAIR      38  31  76 W7        30.29R WCI  33          
DANVILLE*      FAIR      39  32  76 W3        30.26S                  
RANTOUL*       FAIR      40  34  79 CALM      30.29S                  
MATTOON        FAIR      40  32  73 NW6       30.29F                  
PARIS*         FAIR      40  34  79 W3        30.30S                  

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 800pm CDT, Monday October 15, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 38 degrees north, near 42 degrees central, and near 39 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Winds are from the west at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 34 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph 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 320/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 33 degrees at Rochelle.


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 FORD County,IL

217 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018 /317 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

 Elevated Frost and Freeze Risk.

DISCUSSION  

 Widespread sub-freezing temperatures in the upper 20s and low 
 30s are expected away from the Lake Michigan shore tonight.

 Flooding will continue along portions of the Rock, Pecatonica, 
 and Fox Rivers.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Wednesday night  
  Significant Frost and Freeze Risk.
Saturday night  
  Significant Frost and Freeze Risk.

DISCUSSION:

In addition, flooding will continue along portions of the Rock, 
Pecatonica, and Fox Rivers.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FORD County, IL
831 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018


FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT TUESDAY

REST OF TONIGHT
Clear. Widespread frost. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost in the evening, then widespread frost after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the lower 30s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      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

Monday October 15, 2018 the 288th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -8.870000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:10 EDT Set 19:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:44 EDT Ends 19:45 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1880...
A violent early season blizzard raked Minnesota and the Dakotas. Winds
gusted to 70 mph at Yankton SD, and snow drifts 10 to 15 feet high were
reported in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. Saint Paul MN
reported a barometric pressure of 28.65 inches on the 16th. Railroads were
blocked by drifts of snow which remained throughout the severe winter to
follow. Gales did extensive damage to ship on the Great Lakes. (15th-16th)
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1954...
Hurricane Hazel struck the Carolina coastline. The hurricane demolished
every pier along a 170 mile stretch from Myrtle Beach SC to Cedar Island
NC, and obliterated entire lines of beach homes. Hurricane Hazel also
destroyed 1500 homes as it moved inland with seventeen foot tides. Winds
between Myrtle Beach SC and Cape Fear NC gusted to 150 mph. Hurricane Hazel
caused 163 million dollars damage, and claimed the lives of 98 persons.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1966...
Iowa experienced its worst late season tornado of record. In just one
minute a twister tore through the town of Belmond leveling 75 percent of
the businesses, and 100 homes, causing more than eleven million dollars
damage. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen
cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34
degrees at Montgomery AL was their coldest reading of record for so early
in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg PA and 34 degrees at
Parkersburg WV marked their third straight morning of record cold. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
The cold high pressure system responsible for the record low temperatures
in the eastern U.S. began to move out to sea, giving way to a trend toward
"Indian Summer". Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced
golf ball size hail at Altamont KS and hail two inches in diameter at Yates
City IL. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Jerry made landfall at Galveston TX at 6:30 PM (CDT). Winds at
the Galveston Airport reached 75 mph, with gusts to 100 mph. Tides along
the island were six to eight feet, and rainfall totals ranged up to
slightly more than six inches north of Beaumont. Three persons were killed
when their vehicle was blown off the Galveston seawall into the pounding
surf. Total damage along the Upper Texas Coast was estimated at fifteen
million dollars. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan
during the late morning. Two persons were injured when a tree fell on their
camper at the Traverse City State park. While strong northerly winds
ushered much colder air into the central U.S., unseasonably warm weather
continued in the south central and eastern U.S. The afternoon high of 82
degrees at Bluefield WV was a record for October. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)


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