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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1039 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

Foggy conditions developed across the region this morning as
moisture from melting snow evaporated into the lower atmosphere. 
Temperatures late this morning were working to pass the freezing 
mark.

Rain showers will shift south into central Illinois this 
afternoon, before temperatures drop this evening, changing 
precipitation to snow. Accumulations are expected to be less than 
1 inch across central Illinois, while some locations in northern 
Illinois could receive 2 inches. Behind this system, dry weather 
returns Sunday afternoon and lingers into next week. Temperatures 
will remain below normal through Tuesday, then return to normal by
Thanksgiving Day.

Highs today, will range from the middle 20s in northwest 
Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across southern Missouri and the 
lower Ohio River Valley. Lows tonight will be in the teens across
northeast Iowa increasing to the mid 30s along the Ohio River
Valley.

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Regional Hourly Observations For STEPHENSON County
Issued at 200 PM CST SAT NOV 17 2018

NORTHWEST ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MOLINE         LGT SNOW  34  30  85 NE10      30.29R FOG     WCI  26  
STERLING*      LGT SNOW  34  30  85 NE10      30.30S FOG     WCI  26  

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 200pm CST, Saturday November 17, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 56 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the north at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 24 degrees north. Winds are from the northeast at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 28 degrees central. Winds are from the southeast at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 360/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at 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 STEPHENSON County,IL

112 PM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

 DAY ONE  THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

This afternoon, light snow, possibly mixed with rain, can be
expected south of Interstate 80. By sunset tonight, the
precipitation will be all snow. Snow accumulations of around an 
inch or less is expected south of Interstate 80. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed this afternoon or tonight. 
However, reports of snowfall over an inch would be appreciated.
This will be for locations south of Interstate 80.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For STEPHENSON County, IL
213 PM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

LATE THIS AFTERNOON
Mostly cloudy. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low around 20. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Sunny. High in the lower 30s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Low around 20. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light snow in the afternoon. High in the mid 30s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low in the lower 20s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. High in the lower 30s. Low in the mid 20s.

WEDNESDAY THROUGH THANKSGIVING DAY
Mostly clear. High around 40. Low in the mid 20s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the afternoon. High in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy. High 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                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 22-26    NOV 24-30    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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

Saturday November 17, 2018 the 321th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.210000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:47 EST Set 17:41 EST
Transit Meridian 12:44 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EST Ends 18:09 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

NOVEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains
of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1927...
A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern
Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air
Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen
over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Minneapolis MN reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading
of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort
in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning
thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43
inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49
mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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