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Regional Hourly Observations For LAKE County
Issued at 200 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS CHICAGO-OHARE PTCLDY 23 15 71 N15 29.87R WCI 10 CHICAGO-MIDWAY NOT AVBL AURORA NOT AVBL WAUKEGAN NOT AVBL DUPAGE AIRPORT PTCLDY 21 18 86 NW15 29.88R WCI 8 WHEELING NOT AVBL
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 200am CST, Thursday December 14, 2017
Across Illinois...temperatures are near 23 degrees north. Current sky condition is partly cloudy north. In the north, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Winds are from the north at 15 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 10 degrees north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are unavailable south. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, unavailable category central, and unavailable category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 23 degrees at Rockford and O'Hare Airport. The lowest temperature is 23 degrees at Rockford and O'Hare Airport.
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 LAKE County,IL
306 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017 /406 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017/ DAY ONE Tonight. WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED: Limited Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk. Elevated Snow Risk. DISCUSSION: Deepening low pressure is tracking across southeastern Wisconsin and southern Lake Michigan this afternoon. This system is bringing a mixed bag of precipitation to the area, with snow over northern Illinois and rain over central Illinois and Indiana. A mix of rain and snow is possible this afternoon along the Kankakee river Valley. As the low passes to the east, strong winds will shift from southwesterly to northwesterly, with gusts up to 30 mph through the evening. A few higher gusts will be possible early this evening. Precipitation will transition to a band of lake effect snow overnight, with the band initially along the Illinois shore of Lake Michigan and then transition to northwestern Indiana overnight. Some snow accumulation is possible, with up to an inch possible over far northeastern Illinois and 1 to 2 inches over northwestern Indiana. Highest amounts should be closer to Lake Michigan. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday. ThursdayElevated Snow Risk. Friday Limited Snow Risk. DISCUSSION: Lake effect snow is expected to continue over northwestern Indiana until around noon on Thursday. An additional 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulations is expected with locally higher amounts possible. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For LAKE County, IL
905 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
ILLINOIS --------------------------------------------- 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 Priddy5 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
Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- 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)
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