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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
446 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

Patchy fog and isolated thunderstorms were found over portions of
central and southeast Illinois into the early morning hours. 
Otherwise, partly cloudy skies and warm and humid conditions 
prevailed. Early morning readings were in the lower 70s.

A frontal boundary will push across the state today, triggering
scattered thunderstorms. This system will push east of the region
tonight, as high pressure builds into the upper Midwest and Great
Lakes. This will bring dry and seasonable conditions to the area,
through mid-week.

High temperatures today will range from the lower 80s in northern
Iowa, to the lower 90s in eastern Missouri. Lows tonight will drop
into the lower 60s to lower 70s across the Midwest.

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Regional Hourly Observations For KANKAKEE County
Issued at 700 AM CDT MON JUL 16 2018

NORTHEAST ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHICAGO-OHARE  PTSUNNY   78  71  79 CALM      29.93S HX  80           
6HR MIN TEMP:  76; 6HR MAX TEMP:  80;                                

CHICAGO-MIDWAY FAIR      80  74  81 W5        29.93S HX  85           
6HR MIN TEMP:  77; 6HR MAX TEMP:  80;                                

AURORA         PTSUNNY   74  73  97 N3        29.94F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  70; 6HR MAX TEMP:  75; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                

LANSING*       FAIR      75  75 100 CALM      29.94F FOG              
JOLIET*        PTSUNNY   76  75  96 CALM      29.95R                  
WAUKEGAN       FAIR      76  73  91 VRB3      29.93S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  76;                                

DUPAGE AIRPORT CLOUDY    75  73  93 W7        29.94S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  76; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

KANKAKEE*      PTSUNNY   72  71  98 CALM      29.95F FOG              
WHEELING       FAIR      79  73  82 NW5       29.95S HX  82           
6HR MIN TEMP:  74; 6HR MAX TEMP:  79;                                

MORRIS*        FAIR      74  73  98 CALM      29.94S FOG              
NORTHERLY ISL    N/A     79  71  76 W3          N/A  HX  82           

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 700am CDT, Monday July 16, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 78 degrees north and near 73 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 80 degrees north. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, unavailable central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the southeast at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 270/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 69 degrees at Macomb.


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

323 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018 /423 AM EDT Mon Jul 16 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today through Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

DISCUSSION  

  There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms today.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Tuesday  
  Limited Lakeshore Flood Risk
  High Swim Risk
Thursday and Friday  
  Elevated Thunderstorm Risk.
Saturday and Sunday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

GENERAL STORM MOTION OF THE DAY:

  Moving toward south southeast at 10 mph.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For KANKAKEE County, IL
313 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Less humid. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 70s.

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 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     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

Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.200000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:44 EDT Set 21:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:14 EDT Ends 21:56 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 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1920...
A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska
stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every
window facing north. (The Weather Channel)
...1946...
The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to
begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit
100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1975...
An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale
force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year
old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before
being rescued. (The Weather Channel)
...1979...
An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour 
period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives 
as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while 
being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were 
affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL)
...1987...
Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of
thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A
thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the
visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph
pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid
City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39
degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1988...
Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures
for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at
Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at
Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA,
tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105
degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled
their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot
spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening
thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging
winds. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the
Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some
areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and
Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record
high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)


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