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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
359 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Mostly cloudy skies have been seen across the northern half of
Illinois, with mostly sunny skies further south. Gusty west to
northwest winds have been seen behind the frontal passage that's
moving through. Temperatures around the area at 3 PM, ranged from
74 degrees at Galesburg, to 91 degrees at Flora and Olney.

The wet weather chance will continue 
today, as the low pressure slides into the Ohio River Valley 
region. Once there, the low will stall out for the weekend, 
leaving the Midwest with the chance for additional precipitation, 
through the weekend. Temperatures behind the front will be in the 
upper 70s and low 80s, while humidity values will once again 

Low temperatures overnight, will range from near 60 degrees 
across the northern half of Wisconsin, to the middle 70s across 
the Missouri bootheel.

High temperatures on Saturday, will range from the middle 70s
across northern portions of Illinois, Indiana, and much of
Wisconsin, to the middle 90s across southern Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For WOODFORD County
Issued at 700 PM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018

PONTIAC          N/A     74  70  85 W17       29.74F                  
BLOOMINGTON    CLOUDY    74  65  73 W10       29.79S                  
DECATUR        PTSUNNY   77  68  73 NW14      29.79S                  
PEORIA         CLOUDY    74  66  76 W10       29.78S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  73; 6HR MAX TEMP:  78; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

LACON*         CLOUDY    74  66  76 W9        29.75S                  
LINCOLN*       CLOUDY    77  66  69 NW6       29.79S                  
SPRINGFIELD    FAIR      80  69  69 NW7       29.81R HX  83           
6HR MIN TEMP:  79; 6HR MAX TEMP:  83;                                

TAYLORVILLE    FAIR      79  68  69 NW10G17   29.80S HX  81           
6HR MIN TEMP:  79; 6HR MAX TEMP:  82;                                

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, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 69 degrees north, near 77 degrees central, and near 92 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. The heat index is near 94 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the northwest at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 180/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 69 degrees at Rockford.

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 WOODFORD County,IL

351 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018


An isolated storm will still be possible north of I-74 tonight. No
severe weather is expected.


Isolated thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon and
early evening on Saturday and Sunday. At this time, severe 
weather is not expected.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WOODFORD County, IL
315 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Highs around 80. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of showers 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs 81 to 86.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 26-30 JUL 28-AUG 3    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:48 EDT Set 21:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:18 EDT Ends 21:53 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

The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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