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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1055 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

Clouds have shifted back over the northern half of Illinois late
morning, providing partly cloudy skies. Sunshine continued to
reign in the southern half of the state. Temperatures late morning
were climbing through the 30s.

Dry weather will continue this afternoon, before another storm 
system pushes into the region from the southwest tonight. This 
slow moving system will bring heavy, widespread rain to the 
Midwest through Tuesday. Temperatures however, will be very warm, 
for this time of year, with many locations reaching the 60s and 
70s for Monday and Tuesday.

Highs today will range from the lower 40s in northeast Illinois, 
to the lower 60s in central Illinois. Lows overnight will be very
mild, with forecasts ranging from the mid 30s to mid 50s across 
the Midwest, from north to south respectively.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MARION County
Issued at 1200 PM CST SUN FEB 18 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     FAIR      49  34  56 S12       30.23F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  24; 6HR MAX TEMP:  49;                                

CAIRO*         FAIR      48  37  63 E5        30.25F                  
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      46  35  66 E12       30.26F                  
MARION         PTSUNNY   48  32  53 SE9       30.24F                  
CENTRALIA*     CLOUDY    48  33  55 SE17      30.22F                  
SALEM*         FAIR      48  31  52 SE10      30.23F                  
METROPOLIS*    FAIR      48  35  58 SE8       30.25F                  

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 1200pm CST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 28 degrees north and near 46 degrees central. Current sky conditions are cloudy north and fair central. In the north, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the south at 21 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 15 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 21 mph with gusts at 26 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are unavailable south. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and unavailable category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 46 degrees at Springfield, Decatur, and Alton. The lowest temperature is 28 degrees at Rockford.


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 MARION County,IL

1045 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

There is a heightened fire danger this afternoon for much of
central Missouri and parts of northeast and east-central Missouri 
due to low relative humidity values, dry fuels, and gusty south 
winds.

There is a slight chance for thunderstorms late tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

There is a chance for thunderstorms late Monday through Tuesday.

Freezing rain, perhaps mixing with sleet or snow, is likely
Tuesday night across much of the area. Accumulation amounts are
uncertain at this time, but impacts are expected to be minimized
due to warm ground temperatures. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MARION County, IL
1151 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Warmer. Partly sunny. High around 50. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then cloudy with showers and chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the upper 40s. Temperature rising into the 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent.

WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY
Windy, warmer, cloudy. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 70. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Breezy, warmer, cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the lower 60s. Temperature steady or slowly rising. South wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Windy. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. High in the lower 70s. South wind 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Breezy. Much colder. Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then rain after midnight. Low in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon. High around 40. Chance of rain 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain. Low in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy. High in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Low in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Rain likely. High in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Rain. Low in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. High around 60.

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 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above      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

Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 18:39 EST
Transit Meridian 13:12 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:20 EST Ends 19:06 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

FEBRUARY 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
...1959...
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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