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Regional Hourly Observations For CAPE GIRARDEAU County
Issued at 700 AM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018
...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CAPE GIRARDEAU FAIR      77  73  87 SW5       29.86S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  74; 6HR MAX TEMP:  77;                                

FARMINGTON     MOSUNNY   75  71  87 W8        29.90S                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  73; 6HR MAX TEMP:  76;                                

POPLAR BLUFF   FAIR      77  76  96 CALM      29.87F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  75; 6HR MAX TEMP:  79;                                

WEST PLAINS    MOCLDY    73  65  75 VRB6      29.94R                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  68; 6HR MAX TEMP:  73; 6HR PCP:  0.01;                

                                       

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 700am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 70 degrees north, near 71 degrees central, and near 73 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, clear central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 73%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the west at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 74 degrees at Spirit of St. Louis. The lowest temperature is 68 degrees at Osage Beach and Chillicothe.


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 CAPE GIRARDEAU County,MO

336 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

The potential exists for a significant severe weather episode 
this afternoon and evening. Isolated to scattered supercells with
very large hail, damaging winds and even a few tornadoes are 
expected. With time into the evening, these storms could evolve 
into a line of thunderstorms, with a significant damaging wind 
threat. Individual storms will move fairly rapidly to the east 
southeast, while a line would likely dive very quickly to the
southeast or south.

A Heat Advisory is in effect this afternoon for portions of 
southeast Missouri, southern Illinois and west Kentucky. Please
refer to the Advisory for details.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

Chances of mainly afternoon thunderstorms are forecast each day,
mainly over eastern portions of the region. Locally heavy 
rainfall and lightning will be the primary concerns.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotters throughout the area should be prepared for activation 
this afternoon and evening.

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7-Day Forecast For CAPE GIRARDEAU County, MO
730 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018


HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

TODAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 106.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 70. West winds around 5 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 70. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 70.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 70.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     Normal      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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:01 EDT Set 21:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 21:58 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

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JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1930...
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
Ludlum)
...1934...
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
...1986...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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)

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