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Regional Hourly Observations For BATES County
Issued at 1000 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018
ST. JOSEPH     CLEAR     74  73  97 CALM      29.99R                  
MOSBY          CLOUDY    75  72  88 S7        30.00R                  
WARRENSBURG    RAIN      70  68  94 SW3       30.04R                  
WHITEMAN AFB   CLOUDY    73  71  92 SW8       29.99R                  
CLINTON        CLOUDY    73  66  78 W7        30.05R                  
SEDALIA        CLOUDY    73  71  93 N6        30.02R                  
WARSAW         NOT AVBL                                               
CHILLICOTHE      N/A     80  71  74 NW3       29.98R                  
KIRKSVILLE     MOCLDY    72  70  93 CALM      29.98R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 81 degrees central, and near 79 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, light rain central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 5 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at Spirit of St. Louis. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Lee's Summit.

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

531 AM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight
 Patchy fog this morning. This evening, thunderstorms are likely, 
 though the severe threat looks minimal and is limited to strong 
 winds and locally heavy rain. 
 More detailed information can be accessed at...

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday
 Another chance for thunderstorms will move across the region
 Sunday afternoon and evening.  
 More detailed information can be accessed at...

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BATES County, MO
823 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018


Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, and large hail late in the evening. Lows around 70. Southwest winds around 10 mph late in the evening becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers
thunderstorms early in the morning, then partly sunny in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds.

Partly cloudy with chance of showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Partly sunny with chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of showers 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.

Clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 22-26    AUG 24-30    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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

Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year

Declination 13.420000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:24 EDT Set 21:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:12 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:57 EDT Ends 21:28 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 Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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