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Regional Hourly Observations For DALLAS County
Issued at 400 PM CST SAT DEC 16 2017
...SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    56  23  27 SW12      29.98R                  
JOPLIN         CLOUDY    57  24  28 SW18      29.97R                  
BRANSON        MOCLDY    57  21  24 SW7       30.02S                  
               

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 55 degrees north, near 61 degrees central, and near 53 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 24%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph with gusts at 20 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 61 degrees at Jefferson City. The lowest temperature is 53 degrees at West Plains.


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 DALLAS County,MO

228 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited Non thunderstorm wind risk.
  Significant Fire weather risk.

DISCUSSION  

  A significant fire weather risk will unfold this afternoon. 
  Gusty winds will combine with a dry airmass to produce 
  conditions that will cause a rapid spread to wildland fires. 

  Southwesterly winds may gusts up to 35 mph this afternoon.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For DALLAS County, MO
213 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then cloudy with rain after midnight. Lows around 40. South winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SUNDAY
Cooler, cloudy. Rain in the morning. Highs around 50. Light wind. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Light wind.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Light wind.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs around 60. Lows in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 20s.

FRIDAY
Colder. Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow
possibly mixed with rain. Highs in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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 December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:20 EST Set 17:49 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:51 EST Ends 18:18 EST

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

DECEMBER 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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