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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
446 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

Patchy fog and isolated thunderstorms were found over portions of
central and southeast Illinois into the early morning hours. 
Otherwise, partly cloudy skies and warm and humid conditions 
prevailed. Early morning readings were in the lower 70s.

A frontal boundary will push across the state today, triggering
scattered thunderstorms. This system will push east of the region
tonight, as high pressure builds into the upper Midwest and Great
Lakes. This will bring dry and seasonable conditions to the area,
through mid-week.

High temperatures today will range from the lower 80s in northern
Iowa, to the lower 90s in eastern Missouri. Lows tonight will drop
into the lower 60s to lower 70s across the Midwest.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MONTGOMERY County
Issued at 700 AM CDT MON JUL 16 2018

CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PONTIAC        PTSUNNY   74  73  99 CALM      29.96S FOG              
BLOOMINGTON    FAIR      75  73  93 W7        29.97S                  
DECATUR        PTSUNNY   75  75 100 NW5       29.96S FOG              
PEORIA         FAIR      76  73  91 CALM      29.96R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  73; 6HR MAX TEMP:  77;                                

LACON*         FAIR      74  74 100 CALM      29.94F                  
LINCOLN*       FAIR      74  74 100 CALM      29.96R FOG              
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    76  75  97 CALM      29.96S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  77;                                

TAYLORVILLE    FAIR      73  73 100 CALM      29.97S FOG              
6HR MIN TEMP:  71; 6HR MAX TEMP:  74;                                

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 700am CDT, Monday July 16, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 75 degrees central, and near 74 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fog south. In the north, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is patchy fog central. Visibility is less than one mile south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to fog. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 280/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Galesburg.


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 MONTGOMERY County,IL

323 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Isolated to scattered storms are possible this afternoon into this
evening. Severe weather is not expected, but thunderstorms may
produce frequent lightning and locally gusty winds. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

There is a chance of thunderstorms for portions of the area from 
Tuesday night through Friday. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MONTGOMERY County, IL
720 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018

TODAY
Widespread fog in the morning. Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the upper 80s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Light wind in the morning becoming northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming clear. Low in the mid 60s. North wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s. North wind around 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s. Light wind.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s. Light wind.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the upper 60s. High in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. High in the lower 80s. Low in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 80s.

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 
                   JUL 21-25    JUL 23-29    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  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

Monday July 16, 2018 the 197th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.200000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:44 EDT Set 21:25 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:14 EDT Ends 21:56 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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JULY 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1920...
A severe hailstorm over parts of Antelope and Boone counties in Nebraska
stripped trees of bark and foliage, ruined roofs, and broke nearly every
window facing north. (The Weather Channel)
...1946...
The temperature at Medford OR soared to an all-time high of 115 degrees to
begin a two week heat wave. During that Oregon heat wave the mercury hit
100 degrees at Sexton Summit for the only time in forty years of records.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1975...
An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson AZ with gale
force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes. A thirteen year
old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before
being rescued. (The Weather Channel)
...1979...
An intense thunderstorm dropped as much as 7 inches of rain in a three hour 
period over portions of southeastern pike county. two residents lost their lives 
as the car they were in was washed off the road. a young boy also died while 
being evacuated from his home. forty businesses and 2560 homes were 
affected...amounting to 7 million dollars in damage. (NWS JKL)
...1987...
Showers and thundestorms in the southwestern U.S. ended a record string of
thirty-nine consecutive days of 100 degree heat at Tucson AZ. A
thunderstorm at Bullhead City AZ produced wind gusts to 70 mph reducing the
visibility to near zero in blowing dust. Southerly winds gusting to 40 mph
pushed temperature readings above 100 degrees in the Northern Plains. Rapid
City SD reported a record high of 106 degrees, following a record low of 39
degrees just three days earlier. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1988...
Thirty-seven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures
for the date. Highs of 96 degrees at Bluefield WV and 104 degrees at
Charleston WV were all-time records, and afternoon highs of 98 degrees at
Binghamton NY, 99 degrees at Elkins WV, and 103 degrees at Pittsburgh PA,
tied all-time records. Highs of 104 degrees at Baltimore MD and 105
degrees at Parkersburg WV were records for July, and Beckley WV equalled
their record for July with a high of 94 degrees. Martinsburg WV was the hot
spot in the nation with a reading of 107 degrees. Afternoon and evening
thunderstorms raked the northeastern U.S. with large hail and damaging
winds. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms developing along a stationary front drenched the
Middle Atlantic Coast States with heavy rain, causing flooding in some
areas. More than five inches of rain was reported near Madison VA and
Ferncliff VA. Hot weather prevailed in Texas. San Angelo reported a record
high of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)


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