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Regional Hourly Observations For HICKORY County
Issued at 700 PM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    85  71  63 SW7       29.92R HX  90           
6HR MIN TEMP:  85; 6HR MAX TEMP:  97; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

JOPLIN         MOSUNNY   92  69  47 E6        29.88F HX  97           
6HR MIN TEMP:  91; 6HR MAX TEMP:  97; 6HR PCP: TRACE;                

BRANSON        MOSUNNY   91  72  52 NE6       29.93R HX  98           

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 83 degrees north, near 86 degrees central, and near 82 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and no stress south. Winds are from the northwest at 13 mph with gusts at 21 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 92 degrees at Spirit of St. Louis and Joplin. The lowest temperature is 81 degrees at Osage Beach.

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

139 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Elevated hail risk.
  Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk.
  Limited lightning risk.
  Significant excessive heat risk.


  Isolated showers are developing across portions of southeastern
  Kansas and western Missouri early this afternoon. A rumble of 
  thunder or two may be possible with this activity this 
  afternoon mainly west of Highway 65.

  There is a conditional scattered strong to severe thunderstorms
  risk later this afternoon into this evening, based on the cap 
  breaking. If the storms can develop large hail to the size of 
  golf balls and damaging winds to around 70 mph will be the 
  risk. Scattered storms may linger into the overnight hours. 
  Overall the best chances appear to be along and south of the 
  Highway 60 corridor. 

  The hot conditions will persist into this evening, as 
  temperatures well into the 90s, with some 100 degree readings 
  are expected across far southern Missouri and extreme 
  southeastern Kansas. Heat indices will range from around 105 to
  110 degrees over portions of extreme southeastern Kansas and 
  far southern Missouri this afternoon and early evening.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


  Spotter activation may be needed across portions of southern
  Missouri later this afternoon into this evening. 

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HICKORY County, MO
710 PM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clear after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Light wind. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Sunny. Highs around 90. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Light wind.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Light wind in the morning becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Light wind.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

Mostly clear. Highs around 90. Lows in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 26-30 JUL 28-AUG 3    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Below                      

....  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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:01 EDT Set 21:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 21:58 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

The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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