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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 FRANKLIN County
Issued at 800 PM CDT MON OCT 15 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     FAIR      42  38  85 CALM      30.33R                  
CAIRO*         FAIR      43  38  84 CALM      30.33R                  
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      40  37  90 CALM      30.32S                  
MARION         FAIR      42  37  83 CALM      30.33R                  
MT. VERNON     FAIR      39  38  96 CALM      30.32R                  
CENTRALIA*     FAIR      40  39  95 CALM      30.31S                  
SALEM*         FAIR      40  38  92 CALM      30.31S                  
METROPOLIS*    FAIR      43  39  84 N3        30.33R                  

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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 FRANKLIN County,IL

146 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

A Frost Advisory has been issued for northern parts of the region.
Refer to the Advisory for details.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

Frost is possible again Wednesday night.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, IL
218 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018


FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT TUESDAY

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the morning shifting to the west in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds around 5 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs around 60. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the lower 50s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Areas of frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 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