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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
425 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Mostly clear skies were seen across central and southeast 
Illinois, through the overnight hours. Temperatures across the
area early this morning, ranged from 61 degrees at Bloomington, to
72 degrees at Decatur. 


The wet weather chance will remain into this morning, as the low 
pressure slides into the Ohio River Valley region. Once there, 
the low will stall out for the weekend, leaving the Midwest with 
the chance for additional precipitation. Temperatures behind the 
front will be in the upper 70s and low 80s, while humidity values 
will once again decrease.

High temperatures today, will range from near 70 degrees across
the northern half of Wisconsin, to the middle 90s across most of
Missouri.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from near 60 degrees across
the northern half of Wisconsin, to the middle 70s across the
Missouri bootheel.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FORD County
Issued at 500 AM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018

EAST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHAMPAIGN      MOCLDY    69  64  84 S9        29.77F                  
DANVILLE*      FAIR      70  62  77 SW9       29.75S                  
RANTOUL*       MOCLDY    70  64  83 SW8       29.76F                  
MATTOON        FAIR      71  66  84 S10       29.79F                  
PARIS*         FAIR      67  61  81 SW8       29.79S                  

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 500am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 67 degrees north, near 71 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, fair central, and mostly cloudy 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 81%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the south at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 12 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 150/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 65 degrees at Robinson.


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

440 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018 /540 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Elevated Thunderstorm Risk...with an associated:
    Elevated hail risk...up to 1 inch. 
    Elevated damaging wind risk...up to 60 mph. 
  Limited Flooding Risk.
  High Swim Risk.

DISCUSSION  

Periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected across much of 
the area.  The greatest threat for severe thunderstorms will mainly 
be for the portions of the outlook area in northwestern Indiana.
Some of the stronger storms may produce large hail and strong, 
damaging winds.  Some thunderstorms may also produce heavy rainfall
and localized flooding.

High waves will create dangerous swimming conditions at the 
Illinois Lake Michigan beaches through late this morning.


 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Saturday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
  Limited Lakeshore Flood Risk
  High Swim Risk

Sunday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
  High Swim Risk

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotters may be needed this afternoon and evening.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

  Moving toward the east at 30 mph. 

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FORD County, IL
337 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SATURDAY
Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the lower 60s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

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 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:48 EDT Set 21:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:18 EDT Ends 21:53 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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JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1930...
The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
Ludlum)
...1934...
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
...1986...
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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