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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
322 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

Cloudy skies and widely scattered rain showers were seen across
central and southeast Illinois, through the late afternoon hours. 
Temperatures around the area at 3 p.m., ranged from 52 degrees at
Bloomington, to 58 degrees at Galesburg.

An upper level weather system moving through the Midwest, will 
continue spreading light rain to a portion of the region through 
the evening hours. Only a tenth of an inch of rain expected 
across the Midwest, before sliding east of the region overnight. 
The wind speeds will increase Saturday, with wind gusts 
approaching 40 mph Saturday afternoon as the cold front slides 
through the area. Below normal temperatures will be seen for the 
next several days.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from the middle 30s across
central Wisconsin, to the low 50s across the Missouri bootheel 
and much of Kentucky.

High temperatures on Saturday, will range from near 40 degrees
across Wisconsin, to the middle 60s across southern Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PUTNAM County
Issued at 900 PM CDT FRI OCT 19 2018

NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKFORD       FAIR      53  49  86 W13G21    29.86R                  
FREEPORT*      FAIR      52  49  90 W13       29.86S                  
ROCHELLE*      FAIR      51  49  93 SW13      29.87R                  
DE KALB*       MOCLDY    53  50  89 SW16G23   29.85S                  
PERU*          FAIR      55  51  85 SW12      29.88F                  

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 900pm CDT, Friday October 19, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 53 degrees north, near 53 degrees central, and near 50 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. Winds are from the west at 13 mph with gusts at 21 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph with gusts at 22 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 220/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 48 degrees at Robinson.


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 PUTNAM County,IL

830 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

 DAY ONE  TONIGHT

Area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the           
latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Sustained northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as
40 to 45 mph are expected on Saturday. A Wind Advisory has been
posted for portions of northeast and east central Iowa where the 
strongest winds are expected. 

The windy and relatively dry conditions on Saturday will increase
the risk for wildfire starts in cured agricultural fields. If a 
fire were to ignite, it would spread rapidly.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For PUTNAM County, IL
728 PM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Low in the lower 40s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

SATURDAY
Windy, sunny. A chance of sprinkles. High in the lower 50s. West wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to northwest 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Colder, clear. Low in the upper 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

SUNDAY
Sunny. High in the lower 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Not as cool. Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

MONDAY
Sunny. High in the lower 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. High in the mid 50s. Low in the lower 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. High in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. High in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain in the evening. Low around 40.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. 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
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:     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

Friday October 19, 2018 the 292th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.320000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:14 EDT Set 19:13 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:43 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:48 EDT Ends 19:39 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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OCTOBER 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1844...
The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1961...
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)


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