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

clouds built into the region this afternoon, leaving overcast
skies into the evening. Temperatures began dropping after sunset,
with temps in the upper 20s and low 30s as of 9 P.M.

A boundary will linger in the Great Lakes overnight, holding the
snow showers in the far northeastern locations of Illinois and the
northern most regions of Indiana. High pressure to the south will
continue to move eastward overnight, ushering warmer temperatures
into the region from the south. Another low will slide through 
on Sunday, from the southwest, scattering rain showers across the 
Midwest.

Lows tonight will drop into the mid 20 across the eastern portion
of Iowa, and increase to near 30 along the Ohio River Valley.
Highs Saturday will climb to the mid 40s in the Chicago region, 
while reaching the low 60s around Saint Louis.

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Regional Hourly Observations For WAYNE County
Issued at 200 AM CST SAT DEC 16 2017

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     CLEAR     29  26  89 S5        30.10S WCI  24          
CAIRO*         PTCLDY    35  28  78 S10       30.14S WCI  27          
EFFINGHAM*     CLEAR     32  26  78 S7        30.06S WCI  25          
MARION         CLEAR     30  30  98 S6        30.11S WCI  24          
MT. VERNON     PTCLDY    22  21  96 CALM      30.09R                  
CENTRALIA*     PTCLDY    33  28  81 S9        30.06S WCI  25          
SALEM*         CLEAR     33  26  73 S7        30.06S WCI  27          
METROPOLIS*    PTCLDY    34  27  77 SW3       30.15S                  

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 200am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 32 degrees central, and near 22 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 28 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 16 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 21 degrees central. Winds are calm 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 39 degrees at Wheeling. The lowest temperature is 22 degrees at Mount Vernon.


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 WAYNE County,IL

349 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

Gusty southwest winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation will
result in the return of elevated fire potential on Saturday. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For WAYNE County, IL
303 PM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

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

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 30.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 21-25    DEC 23-29    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:14 EST Set 17:36 EST
Transit Meridian 12:55 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:45 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 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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