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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
710 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

While sunshine was prevalent over central and southeast Illinois
on Sunday, high clouds increased from the southwest, during the
afternoon. High pressure stretching over the area brought light
winds. High temperatures were seasonable, in the lower to middle

Low pressure developing over the Plains, will track east into 
the Ohio Valley, by Monday evening. This system will spread 
scattered rain showers as far north as Missouri and the southern 
half of Illinois, for Monday and Monday night. Northerly flow 
behind this weather system, will bring cool and dry weather to the
region, into midweek.

Low temperatures tonight will range from the upper 20s in northern
Indiana, to the mid 40s in southern Missouri. Highs on Monday will
reach the mid 40s to mid 50s across the Midwest.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PULASKI County
Issued at 700 PM CDT SUN MAR 18 2018

CARBONDALE     CLOUDY    44  39  82 CALM      29.92S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  42; 6HR MAX TEMP:  45;                                

CAIRO*         CLOUDY    46  40  81 NE5       29.91F                  
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      52  40  62 SE5       29.91F                  
MARION         CLOUDY    43  39  87 CALM      29.92F                  
MT. VERNON     CLOUDY    45  38  76 S3        29.91F                  
CENTRALIA*     CLOUDY    45  39  82 CALM      29.90F                  
SALEM*         FAIR      46  38  75 S5        29.91F                  
METROPOLIS*    CLOUDY    47  40  75 CALM      29.91F                  

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 700pm CDT, Sunday March 18, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 49 degrees north, near 50 degrees central, and near 45 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, fair central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Winds are from the south at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Lawrenceville. The lowest temperature is 39 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 PULASKI County,IL

337 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

A few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible from the
Missouri Bootheel eastward across west Kentucky Monday, from midday
through the afternoon. A few tornadoes cannot be ruled out, but 
large hail and damaging winds will be the primary concerns. 

A slight chance of thunderstorms is forecast Friday night. Severe
storms are not expected.


Spotter activation may be needed over portions of southeast
Missouri and west Kentucky Monday.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PULASKI County, IL
330 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Cloudy. Showers likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Showers likely in the morning, then showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs around 60.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above       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

Sunday March 18, 2018 the 77th Day of Year

Declination -0.550000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:05 EDT Set 19:10 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:06 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:39 EDT Ends 19:36 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

The great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S.
history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and
148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property
damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile
wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM.
The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen
students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes
claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)
High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to
the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115
mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas.
Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The
Weather Channel)

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