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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
427 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

Mostly clear skies were seen across central and southeast
Illinois, through the overnight hours. Along with the clear skies,
widespread frost was reported at a few locations, as well.  
Temperatures across the area early this morning, ranged from 28
degrees at Champaign and Springfield, to 39 degrees at Flora.

Clouds will continue to impact locations along and south of I-70
this morning, before moving to the south and east. Clear skies 
and abundant sunshine will be seen across the region today, which
will allow temperatures to climb back into the 50s in many
locations. High pressure will hold sunshine and dry weather in 
place into the second half of the week.

High temperatures today, will range from the middle 40s across
Wisconsin, to the upper 50s across southwest Missouri.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from near 30 degrees across
Wisconsin, to the middle 40s across the Missouri bootheel.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MENARD County
Issued at 800 AM CDT TUE OCT 16 2018

CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PONTIAC        FAIR      35  34  96 SW9       30.27R WCI  27          
BLOOMINGTON    FAIR      33  30  88 SW8       30.28S WCI  26          
DECATUR        FAIR      32  29  88 SW7       30.30F WCI  26          
PEORIA         FAIR      31  31 100 S5        30.28R WCI  26          
LACON*         FAIR      34  32  92 SW6       30.25S WCI  29          
LINCOLN*       FAIR      34  32  91 SW5       30.30S WCI  30          
SPRINGFIELD    FAIR      32  31  96 SW6       30.30F WCI  26          
TAYLORVILLE    FAIR      30  29  98 CALM      30.31F                  

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 800am CDT, Tuesday October 16, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 35 degrees north and near 37 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 160/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Alton.


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

348 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018

   FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING  

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Illinois, east central Illinois and west central Illinois.

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT  

Freezing temperatures are expected until 8 a.m. this morning. 
Early morning lows are forecast to range from 28 to 32 degrees.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY  

Additional frost is possible Wednesday and Thursday morning. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MENARD County, IL
308 AM CDT Tue Oct 16 2018


FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM CDT THIS MORNING

TODAY
Sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Widespread frost after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds up to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 30s.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the upper 30s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Below        Below                                            

....  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

Tuesday October 16, 2018 the 289th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.240000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:11 EDT Set 19:17 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:44 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:45 EDT Ends 19:44 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 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1780...
The most deadly Western Hemisphere hurricane on record raged across the 
Caribbean. It killed 22,000 people on the islands of Martinique, St. 
Eustatius, and Barbados. Thousands more died at sea. (NWS Louisville)
...1913...
The temperature in Downtown San Francisco soared to 101 degrees to equal
their record for October. (The Weather Channel)
...1925...
A family of tornadoes and downbursts moved over a 45 mile long path from 
Warren County through Edmonson County into Hart County. Two homes near 
Bowling Green were blown into the Barren River. A hotel was torn apart at 
Mammoth Cave National Park. (NWS Louisville)
...1937...
An unlikely winter-like storm produced as much as ten inches of snow in
Minnesota and Iowa.
...1987...
Ten cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date. The low of 34 degrees at Augusta GA marked their third straight
morning of record cold. A cold front brought showers and thunderstorms to
parts of the central U.S. Lightning struck a bull and six cows under a tree
near Battiest OK. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Late afternoon thunderstorms produced severe weather in southwestern Lower
Michigan and northern Indiana. One thunderstorm spawned a tornado north of
Nappanee IN which caused half a million dollars damage. Six cities in
California reported record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 100 degrees at Red Bluff CA was the latest such reading of record
for so late in the autumn season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Heavy snow blanketed the foothills of Colorado. Up to three inches was
reported around Denver. Echo Lake was buried under nineteen inches of snow.
Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the eastern and
south central U.S. Thirteen cities reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Atlantic City NJ with a reading of 84 degrees. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)


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