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Regional Hourly Observations For CAPE GIRARDEAU County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT FRI MAR 16 2018
CAPE GIRARDEAU TSTM      50  48  93 NW24G30   29.86R                  
FARMINGTON     CLOUDY    46  45  96 CALM      29.83F FOG              
POPLAR BLUFF   TSTM      57  57 100 N10       29.84R FOG              
WEST PLAINS    CLOUDY    58  58 100 S7        29.82S FOG              

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

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

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 46 degrees central, and near 57 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. There is patchy fog south. Winds are from the east at 16 mph with gusts at 28 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 26 degrees north. Winds are from the east at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 64 degrees at Joplin. The lowest temperature is 36 degrees at 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 CAPE GIRARDEAU County,MO

215 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

A slight chance of thunderstorms will accompany a warm front's
passage across the area tonight. Severe storms are not expected. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

A chance of thunderstorms is forecast Monday. It appears the best
chance will be over western Kentucky, where severe storms cannot 
be ruled out at this time.


Spotter should stay abreast of the latest forecasts and updates
for potential activation chances.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CAPE GIRARDEAU County, MO
249 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 50. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the morning shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Rain showers likely in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening, then a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. 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 
                   MAR 22-26    MAR 24-30    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Below      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

Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year

Declination -0.940000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:16 EDT Set 19:18 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:16 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:51 EDT Ends 19:44 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 winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling 
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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