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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1128 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

As the morning has progressed, a wintry mix of precipitation has
continued to affect central and southeast Illinois. Some of the
heavier bands of snow have caused travel issues, since it has been
able to accumulate on the roadways. Heavy rain has continued for
locations further south. Temperatures around the area at late
morning were in the low to mid 30s across central Illinois, while
upper 30s were more common in southeast Illinois.

A late season winter storm will slide through the Midwest today, 
bringing rain, sleet, and snow to the region. Snow is expected from
northeast Iowa, southeast into northern Illinois, and central 
Indiana. Several inches of accumulation are expected in these 
areas, by this evening. Farther south, where warmer temperatures 
will remain, locally heavy rain of 1 to 1.5 inches is expected, 
for much of central and southern Illinois. The system will move
out of the area overnight tonight. Sunday will be dry across much
of the region, before the next weather system moves in for Monday
with heavy rain across Illinois.

Highs today, will range from the mid 30s across much of Iowa,
central and northern Illinois, and southern Indiana, to the upper
60s across southern Missouri and far western Kentucky.

Lows tonight, will range from the lower 20s in eastern Iowa and
northwest Illinois, to upper 30s in southeast Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MCDONOUGH County
Issued at 1200 PM CDT SAT MAR 24 2018

QUINCY         LGT RAIN  38  37  97 E18       29.85F FOG     WCI  28  
GALESBURG*     LGT SNOW  37  35  93 E18G29    30.00S VSB 1   WCI  26  
MACOMB*        LGT RAIN  33  32  98 E25G33    29.96S WCI  19          
JACKSONVILLE*  LGT RAIN  37  36  94 E25       29.86F WCI  26          
PITTSFIELD*    LGT RAIN  39  38  98 NE14      29.87R WCI  31          

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 CDT, Saturday March 24, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 35 degrees north, near 34 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light rain central, and drizzle south. In the north, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. Winds are from the east at 18 mph with gusts at 29 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 24 degrees north. Winds are from the east at 26 mph with gusts at 35 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. The wind chill is near 21 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 12 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to drizzle. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Metropolis. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Lacon.

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 MCDONOUGH County,IL

357 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018


A winter storm warning or advisory remains in effect until this evening
over large portions of the outlook area. Snow, heavy at times will gradually
taper to flurries this evening before ending with mostly locations
receiving an additional several inches of snow along and north of the
I-80 corridor. Isolated non-severe thunder-snow is possible this morning.
Hazardous travel conditions are expected in locations that receiving
significant snow today. 


Monday Night and Tuesday  periods of rain and embedded non-severe
thunderstorms are expected with rain totals mainly light to moderate.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight. Any reports of
snowfall amounts over an inch and hazardous travel conditions would
be appreciated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MCDONOUGH County, IL
1142 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Windy, colder. Rain, thunderstorms and snow early in the afternoon, then rain possibly mixed with snow late in the afternoon. New snow accumulation up to 1 inch. High in the mid 30s. East wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Blustery, cloudy. Light rain likely possibly mixed with snow in the evening. Little or no snow accumulation. Low in the upper 20s. Northeast wind 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly sunny. High in the lower 40s. East wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Low around 30. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of light rain and freezing rain in the morning, then rain likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the lower 50s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Not as cool. Rain. Low in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Rain. High in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Colder. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Low in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny. A 40 percent chance of rain in the morning. High in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny. High in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy. Low around 30. High around 50.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     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 March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year

Declination 1.810000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:55 EDT Set 19:16 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:29 EDT Ends 19:42 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

...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)

...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a 
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall 
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern 
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and 
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a 
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had 
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm 
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City 
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado 
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed 
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed 
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of 
the homes' rugs a mile away.  (NWS Louisville)

...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92 
degrees.  (NWS Louisville)

...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved 
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark 
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five 
fatalities probably occurred.  (NWS Louisville)

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