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Regional Hourly Observations For BENTON County
Issued at 400 PM CDT THU MAR 22 2018
COLUMBIA       FAIR      55  35  47 E13       30.25F                  
JEFFERSON CITY PTSUNNY   57  33  40 E13       30.25F                  
ROLLA          PTSUNNY   55  33  43 E12       30.26F                  
SEDALIA        FAIR      62  36  37 SE16      30.20F                  
WHITEMAN AFB   MOSUNNY   63  33  33 SE14      30.13F                  
WARRENSBURG    FAIR      66  30  26 S7G16     30.15F                  
OSAGE BEACH    FAIR      63  30  28 SE14G20   30.22F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 400pm CDT, Thursday March 22, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 49 degrees north, near 57 degrees central, and near 61 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 29%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 7 mph with gusts at 17 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 71 degrees at Joplin. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Spirit of St. Louis and Kirksville.

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 BENTON County,MO

222 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Elevated fire weather risk.


  Elevated fire weather behavior is expected the rest of the
  afternoon west of Highway 65 with dry conditions and gusty 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

  The chance of thunderstorms will return Friday night into 
  Saturday morning. Severe weather is not expected at this time 
  however a few storms with small hail will be possible across 
  Central Missouri Friday night.

  A pattern is setting up from Sunday through the middle of next 
  week, which could produce heavy rainfall and a risk for 
  flooding. Area interests in flood prone areas will need to 
 continue to monitor this situation.


  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For BENTON County, MO
224 PM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Warmer. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Light wind in the evening becoming southeast around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Temperature rising through the 50s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs around 60. Temperature falling through the 50s in the afternoon. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Colder. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Warmer. Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Colder. Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 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      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     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

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.020000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:08 EDT Set 19:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:43 EDT Ends 19:49 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

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)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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