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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
359 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

Mostly cloudy skies, northwest winds, gusty at times, and
seasonably cool temperatures were seen across central and 
southeast Illinois this afternoon. Temperatures around the area at
3 PM, ranged from 71 degrees at Bloomington, to 80 degrees at 
Rantoul.

Precipitation chances will gradually end through the evening 
hours tonight as the upper level weather system slides east. 
Temperatures behind the front will be in the upper 70s and low 
80s, while humidity values will be lower.

Low temperatures overnight, will range from the middle 50s in
northern Wisconsin, to the upper 60s across southeast Missouri, 
southern Illinois, and far western Kentucky.

High temperatures on Monday, will range from the middle 70s in
northeastern Indiana, to the upper 80s in northwest Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For UNION County
Issued at 700 PM CDT SUN JUL 22 2018

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     LGT RAIN  76  66  71 N10G24    29.86R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  75; 6HR MAX TEMP:  81; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

CAIRO*         FAIR      79  66  64 NW12      29.84R HX  81           
EFFINGHAM*     CLOUDY    73  70  89 NW6       29.87R                  
MARION         CLOUDY    75  68  78 N12       29.87R                  
MT. VERNON     PTSUNNY   75  66  73 VRB6      29.86R                  
CENTRALIA*     PTSUNNY   73  70  89 CALM      29.86R                  
SALEM*         FAIR      76  70  81 N9        29.86S                  
METROPOLIS*    PTSUNNY   78  67  67 NW7       29.84R HX  80           

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 700pm CDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 73 degrees central, and near 75 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the north at 16 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 10 mph with gusts at 16 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 12 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 330/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 72 degrees at Rockford, O'Hare Airport, and Mattoon.


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 UNION County,IL

316 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

There will be a chance of thunderstorms through early this evening
across the east. Lightning and brief heavy rain will be the 
primary hazards.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

The chance of thunderstorms will increase toward the end of the
week with the best chance on Saturday. At this time, severe 
weather is not expected.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For UNION County, IL
308 PM CDT Sun Jul 22 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

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

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

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

SUNDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       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

Sunday July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.070000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:49 EDT Set 21:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:20 EDT Ends 21:51 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 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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