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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1129 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Clouds increased across central and southeast Illinois this
morning, leaving mostly cloudy skies across the area at late
morning. Temperatures around the area at 11 AM, were in the low to
mid 30s.

Brisk northerly winds will be seen today as a low pressure system
in eastern Kentucky slowly tracks east, ushering in cold
temperatures for the first day of spring. While much of the 
Midwest will remain dry through tomorrow, a weather system moving 
into the Ohio Valley later today with rain, then a wintry mix to 
southeast Illinois and Indiana this evening and overnight.

Highs today, will range from the mid 30s across northern Iowa, to
the mid 50s across southern Missouir. Lows tonight, will range 
from the teens in central Wisconsin, to the middle 30s across 
western Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MONROE County
Issued at 1200 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2018

ALTON          CLOUDY    34  28  80 N14       29.86R WCI  24          
BELLEVILLE     CLOUDY    36  27  69 N15G21    29.82S WCI  26          

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, Tuesday March 20, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 36 degrees central, and near 35 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 50%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. Winds are from the northeast at 17 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 26 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 18 mph with gusts at 25 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 26 degrees central. Winds are from the north at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 29 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 40 degrees at Quincy. The lowest temperature is 31 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 MONROE County,IL

423 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

There is a chance of thunderstorms on Friday night and Saturday.
There is also a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday night.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MONROE County, IL
906 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Blustery, cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain and snow late in the morning. High in the mid 40s. North wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Mostly cloudy until early morning then becoming partly cloudy. Low around 30. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. High around 50. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Low in the lower 30s. Light wind.

Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. High in the upper 50s. Light wind in the morning becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy after midnight. Low around 40.

Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. High in the mid 50s.

Showers likely. Low in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Showers likely. High around 60. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Low in the lower 40s.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. High in the upper 50s.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Low around 40. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. High in the mid 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year

Declination 0.230000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:01 EDT Set 19:12 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:06 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:36 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

A tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying 
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)

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