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Regional Hourly Observations For BATES County
Issued at 1100 AM CST SUN FEB 18 2018
ST. JOSEPH     MOSUNNY   51  24  34 S28G38    29.93F                  
MOSBY            N/A     46  28  49 S14G23    30.01F                  
WARRENSBURG    CLOUDY    48  32  53 S16G24    30.05F                  
WHITEMAN AFB   MOSUNNY   48  30  49 S25G31    30.01F                  
CLINTON        MOSUNNY   48  32  53 S22G29    30.07F                  
SEDALIA        PTSUNNY   52  33  48 S21G32    30.08F                  
WARSAW         NOT AVBL                                               
CHILLICOTHE      N/A     48  29  47 S23G36    30.01F                  
KIRKSVILLE     CLOUDY    46  28  49 S23       30.05F                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1100am CST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 46 degrees north, near 48 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the south at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 22 mph with gusts at 33 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 52 degrees at Sedalia. The lowest temperature is 43 degrees at West Plains.

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 BATES County,MO

647 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

 Windy, dry conditions will combine today to create a high fire
danger this afternoon. Outdoor burning is discouraged. 
 A wind advisory has also been issued for the KC Metro and areas
northwest for winds between 25 and 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. 
Areas outside of the wind advisory are expected to see winds between 
20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

 More detailed information can be accessed at...

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

 Showers with isolated thunderstorms return late Sunday through
Monday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 
 Monday night into Tuesday morning, precipitation looks to 
transition over into a wintry mix, with some accumulations possible.

 More detailed information can be accessed at...

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BATES County, MO
1038 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018


Partly cloudy. Breezy. Highs in the lower 60s. South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Partly cloudy early in the evening, then a slight chance of drizzle late in the evening. Cloudy with chance of rain after midnight. Not as cool. Lows in the mid 50s. Temperatures steady or slowly rising after midnight. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Cloudy. Chance of rain
slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then rain likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Breezy. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Rain. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Temperatures steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of drizzle, freezing rain, freezing drizzle and snow in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Much colder. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly sunny. Colder. Highs in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.

Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs 44 to 53. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 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
Almanac Information

Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

Declination -11.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:55 EST Set 18:51 EST
Transit Meridian 13:22 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:29 EST Ends 19:17 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

While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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