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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1103 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Overcast skies continued through the morning, and will persist
into the afternoon before some clearing in the west later today.
Temperatures late this morning were mild once again, with temps
reported in the 40s across much of central Illinois.

Clouds will give way to clearing skies from west to east, through
the evening. Warm temperatures will remain in place through
Tuesday before another cold front moves through the area. This
front will be weak, with no precipitation expected, and
temperatures only dropping into the 40s for highs mid-week.

High temperatures today, will range from the 30s across 
Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across southwest Missouri. Lows 
Monday night will remain mild, with temps forecast in the low 30s 
across eastern Iowa to the low 40s along the Ohio River Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For KANKAKEE County
Issued at 1200 PM CST MON DEC 18 2017

CHICAGO-OHARE  CLOUDY    42  36  79 W14G26    29.89F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  42; 6HR MAX TEMP:  43; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                

CHICAGO-MIDWAY LGT RAIN  43  41  93 W16       29.91F FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  43; 6HR MAX TEMP:  45; 6HR PCP:  0.02;                

AURORA         CLOUDY    42  37  82 SW13      29.92F HAZE             
6HR MIN TEMP:  39; 6HR MAX TEMP:  42; 6HR PCP:  0.05;                

LANSING*       CLOUDY    44  44  98 SW15G22   29.92F FOG              
JOLIET*        DRIZZLE   43  41  95 W10G17    29.93F                  
WAUKEGAN       CLOUDY    41  33  73 SW13      29.86F HAZE             
6HR MIN TEMP:  40; 6HR MAX TEMP:  44;                                

DUPAGE AIRPORT CLOUDY    42  38  85 W13G22    29.90F FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  40; 6HR MAX TEMP:  42; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                

KANKAKEE*      CLOUDY    46  42  87 SW18G24   29.95F                  
WHEELING       CLOUDY    44  38  79 SW13      29.90F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  43; 6HR MAX TEMP:  44; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

MORRIS*        DRIZZLE   41  39  93 W13       29.93F                  
ROMEOVILLE*    DRIZZLE   40  39  95 W13       29.92F                  
NORTHERLY ISL    N/A     42  39  89 W10         N/A                   

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 1200pm CST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 49 degrees central, and near 47 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. Winds are from the west at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 32 degrees north. Winds are from the southwest at 15 mph with gusts at 25 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 9 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 50 degrees at Rantoul, Marion, and Champaign. The lowest temperature is 35 degrees at 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 KANKAKEE County,IL

310 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017 /410 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.


  Elevated Fog Risk.


Patchy dense fog is likely early this morning, especially north of

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For KANKAKEE County, IL
1226 PM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Mostly cloudy. Temperatures nearly steady in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Mild. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Then temperatures becoming steady or slowly rising.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of snow and rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Then temperatures falling into the upper 20s by evening.

Mostly cloudy. Lows 17 to 21. Highs in the lower 30s.

12-48 Hr Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     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

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:16 EST Set 17:36 EST
Transit Meridian 12:56 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:46 EST Ends 18:06 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

A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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