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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
922 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

Mostly cloudy skies and gusty northwest winds were seen across 
central and southeast Illinois this evening. Temperatures around 
the area at 8 PM, ranged from 32 degrees at Lacon, to 45 degrees 
at Lawrenceville.

As this latest clipper system slides east of the Midwest
overnight, the strong gusty winds will slowly decrease. Cold air
will filter into the Midwest on Thursday. As the week continues, 
another clipper system will progress over the Great Lakes on
Friday, bringing another chance for snowfall to end the week and 
to start the weekend. After this system, the ridge over the 
western part of the country starts to slide east bringing warmer 
conditions for the Midwest.

Low temperatures overnight, will range from the single digits 
above zero across northeast Wisconsin, to the lower 30s across the
southern portions of Missouri and Kentucky.

High temperatures on Thursday, will range from the middle 20s 
across southern Wisconsin and northeast Indiana, to the low 40s 
across southern Missouri and western Kentucky.

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Regional Hourly Observations For POPE County
Issued at 100 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     CLOUDY    39  26  59 N15       29.88R WCI  31          
CAIRO*         CLEAR     41  31  68 N14       29.86R                  
EFFINGHAM*     CLOUDY    33  24  69 NW14G22   29.87R WCI  23          
MARION         CLOUDY    40  27  59 NW7       29.89R                  
MT. VERNON     CLOUDY    36  24  62 VRB3      29.87R                  
CENTRALIA*     CLOUDY    37  26  67 N13       29.87R WCI  28          
SALEM*         CLOUDY    37  25  61 NW13      29.87R WCI  28          
METROPOLIS*    CLEAR     40  29  65 N12G18    29.86S                  

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 100am CST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 20 degrees north, near 29 degrees central, and near 36 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. Winds are from the north at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 7 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 18 degrees central. Winds are variable at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 40 degrees at Metropolis and Marion. The lowest temperature is 20 degrees at Waukegan, Rockford, and Freeport.


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 POPE County,IL

339 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

Southwest winds will diminish into the evening and relative
humidity will continue to recover, so the fire danger will 
improve as we head into the evening.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For POPE County, IL
336 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Calm winds.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs 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
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:13 EST Set 17:35 EST
Transit Meridian 12:54 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:44 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 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
...1924...
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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