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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
440 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

A cold front began to move into the region during the overnight,
bringing colder northwesterly air flow into the area. Temperatures
early this morning ranged from the mid 20s to mid 30s, with wind
chill values in the teens and low 20s.

Clear skies this morning will give way to increasing cloud
coverage throughout the day as the next weak disturbance
approaches the Midwest today. Temperatures will warm into the
upper 30s and low 40s today, but with mostly cloudy skies, snow 
pack will take a few days to melt. Additional precipitation 
arrives Saturday and lingers into Sunday across the region. 
Locations that see precipitation will start to receive rain, then 
mixed precipitation, followed by snow. However, this event will be
much smaller than what moved through Thursday.

High temperatures today, will top out in the mid 30s to mid 40s 
across the Midwest, with temperatures climbing into the mid 50s 
across southwest Missouri. Lows tonight will fall back to the
upper 20s and low 30s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For JO DAVIESS County
Issued at 900 AM CST FRI NOV 16 2018

MOLINE         CLOUDY    37  30  75 W15       30.01R WCI  28          
STERLING*        N/A     36  32  85 W14       29.98R WCI  27          
SAVANNA*       CLOUDY    36  30  80 W10       29.98R WCI  28          

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 900am CST, Friday November 16, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 36 degrees central, and near 38 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 16 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 30 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 28 degrees central. Winds are from the west at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees south. 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 280/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 33 degrees at Springfield and Paris.

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 JO DAVIESS County,IL

354 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018


Snow is expected tonight across the area. Accumulation will be
possible for areas along and north of Interstate 80. One to two
inches of snow will be possible along the highway 20 corridor,
elsewhere, less than an inch is expected. Light snow accumulation
on snow is possible and this may lead to slippery conditions on
untreated roadways.


Snow, possibly mixing with or changing to rain will continue
Saturday morning through around 9 AM, before moving east of the
region. An additional 1 inch or less is possible, mainly over
Illinois. Temperatures will rise above freezing Saturday morning,
which should keep impacts to roads mainly slushy or wet.


Spotter activation will not be needed today and tonight. Snowfall
reports over 1 inch are appreciated. 

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JO DAVIESS County, IL
714 AM CST Fri Nov 16 2018

Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. High in the upper 30s. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

A chance of light snow in the evening, then light snow after midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Low in the upper 20s. Southwest wind around 5 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of light snow in the morning. High in the mid 30s. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Colder. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low around 18. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. High around 30. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Low around 19.

Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 30s. Low in the lower 20s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s. High in the lower 40s.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. High in the mid 40s.

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
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above      Above     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 November 16, 2018 the 320th Day of Year

Declination -18.970000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:46 EST Set 17:42 EST
Transit Meridian 12:43 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:17 EST Ends 18:10 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

Record daily precipitation amounts were set: 1.96 inches at Lexington and 
1.50 inches at Bowling Green, KY. (NWS Louisville)
More than six inches of snow fell at Tucson AZ. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
The most severe November cold wave in U.S. history was in progress. A
weather observing station located 14 miles northeast of Lincoln MT reported
a reading of 53 degrees below zero, which established an all-time record
low temperature for the nation for the month of November. Their high that
day was one degree above zero. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
High winds and heavy snow created blizzard conditions across parts of
eastern Colorado. Wind gusts reached 68 mph at Pueblo, and snowfall totals
ranged up to 37 inches at Echo Lake. In Wyoming, the temperature dipped to
14 degrees below zero at Laramie. Strong thunderstorms in Louisiana
drenched Alexandria with 16.65 inches of rain in thirty hours, with an
unofficial total of 21.21 inches north of Olla. Flash flooding in Louisiana
caused five to six million dollars damage. (15th-16th) (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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