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Regional Hourly Observations For COLE County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT FRI MAR 16 2018
ST. LOUIS INTL CLOUDY    41  39  93 E10       29.85F WCI  35          
SPIRIT OF STL  CLOUDY    43  40  89 E7        29.83F                  
COLUMBIA       CLOUDY    45  41  86 SE20G28   29.75F                  
JEFFERSON CITY CLOUDY    47  43  86 SE15      29.78F                  
ROLLA          CLOUDY    45  45 100 SE14      29.80S FOG              
SPRINGFIELD    FAIR      56  53  90 S10       29.75S                  
JOPLIN         FAIR      61  35  37 SW10      29.78R                  
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 1100pm CDT, Friday March 16, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 37 degrees north, near 47 degrees central, and near 58 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. There is patchy fog south. Winds are from the east at 17 mph with gusts at 29 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 27 degrees north. Winds are from the southeast at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 61 degrees at Joplin. The lowest temperature is 37 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 COLE County,MO

407 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across parts
of central Missouri through early this evening. The strongest 
storms could produce large hail.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

There is a chance of thunderstorms across parts of the area on


Spotter activation is not anticipated tonight, however spotters
are asked to relay any reports of hail.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For COLE County, MO
851 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018

Mostly cloudy late in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers late in the evening. Low in the mid 40s. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph late in the evening shifting to the southwest after midnight.

Cooler. Mostly cloudy. High in the upper 40s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy early in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low in the upper 30s. Light wind.

Warmer. Partly sunny in the morning and early afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. High around 60. Light wind.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Low in the mid 40s. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Showers and chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the evening, then chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Low in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow. High in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Low around 30.

Partly cloudy. High around 50.

Mostly clear. Low around 30. High in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Low in the upper 30s.

Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. High 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 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)

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