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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
922 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

Mostly cloudy skies and gusty northwest winds were seen across 
central and southeast Illinois this evening. Temperatures around 
the area at 8 PM, ranged from 32 degrees at Lacon, to 45 degrees 
at Lawrenceville.

As this latest clipper system slides east of the Midwest
overnight, the strong gusty winds will slowly decrease. Cold air
will filter into the Midwest on Thursday. As the week continues, 
another clipper system will progress over the Great Lakes on
Friday, bringing another chance for snowfall to end the week and 
to start the weekend. After this system, the ridge over the 
western part of the country starts to slide east bringing warmer 
conditions for the Midwest.

Low temperatures overnight, will range from the single digits 
above zero across northeast Wisconsin, to the lower 30s across the
southern portions of Missouri and Kentucky.

High temperatures on Thursday, will range from the middle 20s 
across southern Wisconsin and northeast Indiana, to the low 40s 
across southern Missouri and western Kentucky.

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Regional Hourly Observations For JO DAVIESS County
Issued at 100 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017

NORTHWEST ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MOLINE         CLOUDY    26  16  65 N13       29.93R WCI  15          
STERLING*      CLOUDY    25  18  74 N10       29.90R WCI  15          
SAVANNA*       CLOUDY    24  16  70 N9        29.93R WCI  15          

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 100am CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 20 degrees north, near 29 degrees central, and near 36 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. 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 7 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 18 degrees central. Winds are variable at 3 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 40 degrees at Metropolis and Marion. The lowest temperature is 20 degrees at Waukegan, Rockford, and 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 JO DAVIESS County,IL

812 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  TONIGHT

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For JO DAVIESS County, IL
142 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low around 16. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Colder. Mostly sunny. High in the upper 20s. Northwest wind around 5 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of flurries through the night. Low around 18. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. High around 30. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south after midnight.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. High in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s.

MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. High in the upper 30s. Low in the mid 20s.

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 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:13 EST Set 17:35 EST
Transit Meridian 12:54 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:44 EST Ends 18:05 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

DECEMBER 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
...1924...
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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