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Regional Hourly Observations For HICKORY County
Issued at 500 PM CDT SAT OCT 20 2018
...SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SPRINGFIELD    SUNNY     64  33  31 N20G26    30.23R                  
JOPLIN         SUNNY     67  36  31 N13G24    30.26S                  
BRANSON        MOSUNNY   64  36  34 NW15G31   30.23S                  
               

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 500pm CDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 52 degrees north, near 64 degrees central, and near 65 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, sunny central, and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 21%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. Winds are from the north at 21 mph with gusts at 33 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 17 mph with gusts at 32 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 13 mph with gusts at 28 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 67 degrees at Joplin. The lowest temperature is 52 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 HICKORY County,MO

320 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited non thunderstorm wind risk.
  Extreme frost and freeze risk.

DISCUSSION  

Winds will be breezy into early this evening with some gusts up 
to 30 mph possible.

Widespread frost development and a freeze is expected tonight into
Sunday morning. Temperatures are expected to be out or below 
freezing for several hours, some locations may drop as low as the
middle 20s.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Areas of frost will be possible again Sunday night into Monday
morning, mainly across the eastern Ozarks. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For HICKORY County, MO
316 PM CDT Sat Oct 20 2018


FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM CDT SUNDAY

TONIGHT
Colder, clear. Widespread frost after midnight. Lows around 30. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Widespread frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Light wind in the morning becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 40. Light wind.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Light wind in the morning becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Light wind.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows around 40.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Below        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 October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.680000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:23 EDT Set 19:23 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:53 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:57 EDT Ends 19:49 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

////////////////////////////
OCTOBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)


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