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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1128 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

As the morning has progressed, a wintry mix of precipitation has
continued to affect central and southeast Illinois. Some of the
heavier bands of snow have caused travel issues, since it has been
able to accumulate on the roadways. Heavy rain has continued for
locations further south. Temperatures around the area at late
morning were in the low to mid 30s across central Illinois, while
upper 30s were more common in southeast Illinois.

A late season winter storm will slide through the Midwest today, 
bringing rain, sleet, and snow to the region. Snow is expected from
northeast Iowa, southeast into northern Illinois, and central 
Indiana. Several inches of accumulation are expected in these 
areas, by this evening. Farther south, where warmer temperatures 
will remain, locally heavy rain of 1 to 1.5 inches is expected, 
for much of central and southern Illinois. The system will move
out of the area overnight tonight. Sunday will be dry across much
of the region, before the next weather system moves in for Monday
with heavy rain across Illinois.

Highs today, will range from the mid 30s across much of Iowa,
central and northern Illinois, and southern Indiana, to the upper
60s across southern Missouri and far western Kentucky.

Lows tonight, will range from the lower 20s in eastern Iowa and
northwest Illinois, to upper 30s in southeast Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For VERMILION County
Issued at 1200 PM CDT SAT MAR 24 2018

CHAMPAIGN      FRZ RAIN  33  31  92 E24G33    29.99F FOG     WCI  20  
DANVILLE*      LGT SNOW  31  30  96 E10       30.04S WCI  22          
RANTOUL*       LGT SNOW  33  32  94 E22       30.01F WCI  21          
MATTOON        RAIN      36  34  92 E15G24    29.95S FOG     WCI  27  
PARIS*         LGT RAIN  33  33  97 E15G22    30.02R WCI  23          

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 1200pm CDT, Saturday March 24, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 35 degrees north, near 34 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light rain central, and drizzle south. In the north, relative humidity is near 45%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. Winds are from the east at 18 mph with gusts at 29 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 east at 26 mph with gusts at 35 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. The wind chill is near 21 degrees central. Winds are from the east at 12 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to drizzle. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at Metropolis. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Lacon.

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 VERMILION County,IL

1137 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Illinois, east central Illinois and west central Illinois.


Periods of snow and sleet will continue this afternoon. Some of 
the snow may be heavy at times with additional accumulations 
ranging from 2 to 4 inches on top of the 2 to 4 inches of snow 
that has already accumulated today. East winds will gust up to 40
mph at times today and coupled with the areas of heavy snow, very
difficult travel conditions will occur along and north of the 
Interstate 74 corridor. The snow should move out of the area by 


Isolated thunderstorms will be possible from Monday through Wednesday.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight, although 
reports of snow accumulations would be appreciated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For VERMILION County, IL
337 AM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018


Breezy, colder. Snow, possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain. Snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches. Little or no ice accumulation. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. East winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Snow, possibly mixed with rain in the evening. Minor snow accumulation. Lows in the mid 20s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Sunny. Highs around 40. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds around 10 mph.

Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with rain showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Rain showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of showers 90 percent.

Rain showers likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 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
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 29-APR 2 MAR 31-APR 6    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       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

Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year

Declination 1.810000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:55 EDT Set 19:16 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:29 EDT Ends 19:42 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

...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)

...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a 
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall 
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern 
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and 
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a 
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had 
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm 
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City 
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado 
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed 
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed 
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of 
the homes' rugs a mile away.  (NWS Louisville)

...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92 
degrees.  (NWS Louisville)

...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved 
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark 
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five 
fatalities probably occurred.  (NWS Louisville)

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