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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
214 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

High pressure stretched across the Mississippi River Valley on
Thursday, bringing mostly sunny skies and slightly warmer air to 
central and southeast Illinois. Early afternoon temperatures were 
in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

A late season winter storm will develop across the Midwest on
Friday, and persist into Saturday. This system will spread rain
across the region from the southwest, beginning Friday afternoon.
The rain will change to snow Friday night, from northeast Iowa, 
southeast into northern Illinois, and central Indiana. Several
inches of accumulation is possible in these areas, by Saturday
afternoon. Farther south where warmer temperatures will be found,
locally heavy rain of 1 to 1.5 inches is expected, for much of 
central and southern Illinois.

Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid 20s in northern
Illinois, to near 50 degrees in southern Missouri. Highs on Friday
will range from the mid 40s in northern Indiana, to the mid 60s in
southern Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For RICHLAND County
Issued at 600 PM CDT THU MAR 22 2018

LAWRENCEVILLE  FAIR      51  24  34 W5        30.30S                  
FLORA*         FAIR      51  29  42 W7        30.30S                  
FAIRFIELD*     CLOUDY    50  28  41 CALM      30.30S                  
HARRISBURG*    CLOUDY    52  32  47 NW5       30.31S                  
ROBINSON*      FAIR      49  24  37 W5        30.31R                  
CARMI*         CLOUDY    51  30  45 W8        30.30S                  

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 600pm CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 48 degrees north, near 51 degrees central, and near 50 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Metropolis. The lowest temperature is 36 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 RICHLAND County,IL

330 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018


No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 


Isolated thunderstorms will be possible overnight Friday night 
into Saturday morning. Severe weather is not anticipated. More 
thunderstorms are possible overnight Monday night into Tuesday 
evening along with moderate to heavy rains.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For RICHLAND County, IL
246 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Cloudy. Rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Rain in the evening, then rain and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Rain. Near steady temperature in the lower 40s. East winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Rain in the evening, then chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Highs around 50. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny in the morning then becoming cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s.

Not as cool. Rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of showers 80 percent.

Rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of showers 80 percent.

Rain showers likely. Lows around 50. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 60s.

Cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 28-APR 1 MAR 30-APR 5    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      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

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.020000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:58 EDT Set 19:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 19:40 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

A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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