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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
328 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018

Mostly sunny skies continued across central and southeast 
Illinois through the late afternoon hours. Windy conditions
persisted across the area as well, with gusts in the 35 to 45 mph
range and higher. Temperatures around the area at 3 p.m., ranged
from 48 degrees at Galesburg and Lacon, to 65 degrees at Flora. 

A weather system passing through the Great Lakes will cause
blustery conditions across much of the Midwest today. Wind gusts 
will approach 45 mph across much of the region, with some higher 
gusts possible. Wind advisories are posted from eastern Iowa, 
through Illinois, and into Indiana, until early this evening. Wind
gusts will decrease near sunset, as high pressure moves into the 
area. With the clear skies and light winds overnight, locations 
across the Midwest are expected to get below freezing, ending the 
growing season. Below normal temperatures will be seen tomorrow, 
before a brief warm up on Monday. Dry conditions and temperatures 
slightly cooler than normal, will be on tap through mid- week.

Overnight low temperatures, will drop into the middle 20s to lower 
30s across the Midwest.

High temperatures on Sunday, will range from the middle 40s across
a large portion of Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across west 
central Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MADISON County
Issued at 400 PM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ALTON          MOSUNNY   61  30  31 NW20G35   30.11R                  
BELLEVILLE     SUNNY     65  25  22 NW30G39   30.07S                  
CAHOKIA*       SUNNY     64  27  24 NW26G43   30.10R                  
SPARTA*        SUNNY     64  34  32 NW17G26   30.09S                  

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 400pm CDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 41 degrees north and near 64 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 22 mph with gusts at 43 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the northwest at 16 mph with gusts at 25 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 310/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Waukegan.


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 MADISON County,IL

342 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018

   FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM CDT SUNDAY  

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for south central Illinois, 
southwest Illinois, east central Missouri and southeast Missouri.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Freeze Warning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Freeze Warning.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MADISON County, IL
251 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018


FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM CDT SUNDAY

THIS AFTERNOON
Very windy. Mostly sunny. High in the lower 60s. Temperature falling into the 50s by late afternoon. Northwest wind 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

TONIGHT
Blustery. Much colder. Clear. Patchy frost after midnight. Low near 30. North wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. High in the mid 50s. Light wind.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Low in the upper 30s. South wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

MONDAY
Warmer, sunny. High in the upper 60s. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Clear. Low around 40.

TUESDAY
Sunny. High around 60.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Low in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Low around 40. High in the upper 50s.

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 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:     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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.680000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:15 EDT Set 19:12 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:43 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:49 EDT Ends 19:38 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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OCTOBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)


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