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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
302 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

Mostly sunny skies over central Illinois through the afternoon, as
high pressure in the southeast U.S. continues to shift eastward.
Southerly winds allowed temperatures to climb well above normal,
with reports in the 50s for highs.

As the high continues east, southerly winds will linger through
the remainder of the weekend. A weather system approaching from
the southwest on Sunday will build more clouds into the region,
cooling temperatures in to the 40s. This system will also bring
the chance for scattered rain showers to the Midwest. Drier
weather, and warmer temperatures, will move in Monday and linger
through the first half of the week.

Lows tonight will range from the mid 20s in northern Illinois, to
the lower 40s in central Missouri. Highs on Sunday will top out
in the upper 30s to upper 40s, from northern Illinois to southern
Illinois.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MENARD County
Issued at 400 PM CST SAT DEC 16 2017

CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PONTIAC        CLEAR     49  27  42 SW6       29.94R                  
BLOOMINGTON    CLEAR     50  28  42 SW10      29.94R                  
DECATUR        CLEAR     53  29  39 SW13      29.95R                  
PEORIA         CLEAR     50  27  40 SW7       29.93R                  
LACON*         CLEAR     48  27  44 S3        29.92R                  
LINCOLN*       CLEAR     55  30  38 SW3       29.94R                  
SPRINGFIELD    CLEAR     57  28  33 SW9       29.94R                  
TAYLORVILLE    CLEAR     55  29  36 SW13      29.96R                  

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Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 45 degrees north and near 52 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the south at 12 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, unavailable category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 59 degrees at Alton. The lowest temperature is 40 degrees at Northerly Island.


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 MENARD County,IL

248 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
 
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MENARD County, IL
322 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

TONIGHT
Mostly clear until early morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Cooler, cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows around 30.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and snow. Lows in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. Lows in the lower 20s.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

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                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     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 December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:14 EST Set 17:36 EST
Transit Meridian 12:55 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:45 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 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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