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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
425 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Mostly clear skies were seen across central and southeast 
Illinois, through the overnight hours. Temperatures across the
area early this morning, ranged from 61 degrees at Bloomington, to
72 degrees at Decatur. 


The wet weather chance will remain into this morning, as the low 
pressure slides into the Ohio River Valley region. Once there, 
the low will stall out for the weekend, leaving the Midwest with 
the chance for additional precipitation. Temperatures behind the 
front will be in the upper 70s and low 80s, while humidity values 
will once again decrease.

High temperatures today, will range from near 70 degrees across
the northern half of Wisconsin, to the middle 90s across most of
Missouri.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from near 60 degrees across
the northern half of Wisconsin, to the middle 70s across the
Missouri bootheel.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PULASKI County
Issued at 500 AM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     FAIR      73  70  90 CALM      29.84S                  
CAIRO*         FAIR      74  72  92 S6        29.85R                  
EFFINGHAM*     FAIR      68  66  95 S6        29.83S                  
MARION         FAIR      73  73  98 S3        29.85S                  
MT. VERNON     MOCLDY    70  65  84 CALM      29.84F                  
CENTRALIA*     PTCLDY    69  67  93 CALM      29.82F                  
SALEM*         FAIR      69  66  92 SE3       29.83F                  
METROPOLIS*    MOCLDY    74  71  89 S3        29.87S                  

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 500am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 75 degrees north. Current sky condition is mostly cloudy north. In the north, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, unavailable central, and unavailable south. Winds are from the south at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are unavailable south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 200/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 75 degrees at Rockford and O'Hare Airport.


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

336 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The potential exists for a significant severe weather episode 
this afternoon and evening. Isolated to scattered supercells with
very large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes are 
expected. With time into the evening, these storms could evolve 
into a line of thunderstorms, with a significant damaging wind 
threat. Individual storms will move fairly rapidly to the east 
southeast, while a line would likely dive very quickly to the
southeast or south.

A Heat Advisory is in effect this afternoon for portions of 
southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and west Kentucky. Please
refer to the Advisory for details.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

Chances of mainly afternoon thunderstorms are forecast each day,
mainly over eastern portions of the region. Locally heavy 
rainfall and lightning will be the primary concerns.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters throughout the area should be prepared for activation 
this afternoon and evening.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For PULASKI County, IL
339 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018


HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

TODAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Highest heat index readings around 105.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds around 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 70. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 70.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Highs around 90.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 90.

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                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:48 EDT Set 21:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:18 EDT Ends 21:53 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 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1930...
The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
Ludlum)
...1934...
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
...1986...
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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