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Regional Hourly Observations For WHITESIDE County
Issued at 400 PM CDT THU MAR 22 2018
NORTHWEST ILLINOIS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS MOLINE CLOUDY 53 24 32 W8 30.27F STERLING* FAIR 50 22 33 VRB5 30.29F SAVANNA* FAIR 50 21 32 W5 30.28F
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 400pm CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018
Across Illinois...temperatures are near 46 degrees north and near 52 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Winds are from the east at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the north at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 52 degrees at Mount Vernon and Marion. The lowest temperature is 38 degrees at Northerly Island.
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 WHITESIDE County,IL
402 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018 DAY ONE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT No hazardous weather is expected at this time. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for parts of the outlook area from Friday night through early Saturday afternoon. Total snowfall accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are possible with localized amounts near 10 inches. In addition to the heavy wet snow, winds could gust between 30-35 mph. Another concern is the possibility for sporadic power outages if the combination of the heavy snow and strong winds were to bring down tree branches. South of Interstate 80 where rain will be more prevalent, there will be the chance for some embedded thunderstorms later Friday night into early Saturday morning. Some of these storms may produce small hail and cloud to ground lightning. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.
7-Day Forecast For WHITESIDE County, IL
328 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
ILLINOIS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY MAR 28-APR 1 MAR 30-APR 5 MAR MAR-MAY ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Below Normal Precipitation: Above Normal Normal Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 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
Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 1.020000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 06:58 EDT Set 19:14 EDT Transit Meridian 13:05 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 19:40 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
MARCH 22ND HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1920... A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude". (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel) ...1936... A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107 lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum) ...1954... Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The Weather Channel)
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