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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
930 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

Mostly cloudy skies and cool air prevailed over central and 
southeast Illinois this morning. Overnight lows ranged from 17 in
Bloomington, to 29 in Lawrenceville.

Low pressure tracking through the northern Great Lakes today, will
bring light snow as far south as northern Illinois, into northern
Indiana. Farther south, partly to mostly cloudy skies, and
seasonable temperatures are expected. Southwest winds on Saturday,
will boost temperatures well above normal. A low pressure system 
approaching from the southwest, will spread scattered rain showers
across the region, on Sunday.

High temperatures today will range from near 30 degrees in
northern Indiana, to the lower 40s in central Missouri. Lows
tonight will drop into the mid 20s to mid 30s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For STARK County
Issued at 900 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017

CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PONTIAC        PTSUNNY   30  21  69 W20       30.01R WCI  17          
BLOOMINGTON    MOSUNNY   28  22  78 W14       30.02R WCI  17          
DECATUR        CLOUDY    30  22  72 W9        30.05R WCI  22          
PEORIA         CLOUDY    29  22  75 W10       30.05R WCI  20          
LACON*         PTSUNNY   29  21  70 W8G17     30.03R WCI  21          
LINCOLN*       CLOUDY    31  24  76 W6        30.06R WCI  25          
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    32  24  72 W14       30.08R WCI  22          
TAYLORVILLE    CLOUDY    31  23  71 W12G17    30.07S WCI  22          

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 900am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 27 degrees north, near 30 degrees central, and near 33 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. Winds are from the west at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 17 degrees north. Winds are from the west at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 22 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 26 degrees south. 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 34 degrees at Marion. The lowest temperature is 25 degrees at Waukegan 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 STARK County,IL

605 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  TODAY AND TONIGHT  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
 
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY  

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For STARK County, IL
913 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

REST OF TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries late in the morning. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Not as cool. Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. South winds around 5 mph.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers, possibly mixed with snow showers and sleet in the morning, then chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 40s.

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

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

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                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:14 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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