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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County
Issued at 1200 PM CST SUN FEB 18 2018
ST LOUIS INTL  PTSUNNY   48  29  47 SE20G26   30.17F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  33; 6HR MAX TEMP:  49;                                


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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1100am CST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 46 degrees north, near 48 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the south at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 22 mph with gusts at 33 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 52 degrees at Sedalia. The lowest temperature is 43 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 FRANKLIN County,MO

1045 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

There is a heightened fire danger this afternoon for much of
central Missouri and parts of northeast and east-central Missouri 
due to low relative humidity values, dry fuels, and gusty south 

There is a slight chance for thunderstorms late tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

There is a chance for thunderstorms late Monday through Tuesday.

Freezing rain, perhaps mixing with sleet or snow, is likely
Tuesday night across much of the area. Accumulation amounts are
uncertain at this time, but impacts are expected to be minimized
due to warm ground temperatures. 


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, MO
1151 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

Warmer. Partly sunny. High in the upper 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Partly cloudy early in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Showers and chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Low in the upper 40s. Temperature rising into the 50s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Breezy, warmer. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 70s. South wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Breezy, warmer. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Low around 60. South wind around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Breezy. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. High around 70. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Much colder. Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet after midnight. Sleet accumulation less than a half inch. Ice accumulation up to one tenth of an inch. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of freezing rain and sleet in the morning, then chance of rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of freezing rain, possibly mixed with rain and sleet. Low in the upper 20s.

Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and snow. Low in the mid 30s.

Warmer. Rain likely. High in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Rain likely. Low around 40. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. High around 60.

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 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      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

Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

Declination -11.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:55 EST Set 18:51 EST
Transit Meridian 13:22 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:29 EST Ends 19:17 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

While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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