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Regional Hourly Observations For HOWARD County
Issued at 400 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017
ST. JOSEPH     CLOUDY    37  29  72 NW14      30.14R WCI  28          
MOSBY          CLOUDY    34  30  86 NW6       30.13R WCI  29          
WARRENSBURG    CLOUDY    32  27  80 W6        30.12S WCI  26          
WHITEMAN AFB   CLOUDY    33  25  73 W5        30.07S WCI  28          
CLINTON        CLOUDY    28  27  93 CALM      30.13S                  
SEDALIA        CLOUDY    34  27  75 SW7       30.12S WCI  28          
WARSAW         NOT AVBL                                               
CHILLICOTHE      N/A     34  25  69 W5        30.11S WCI  30          
KIRKSVILLE     CLOUDY    31  28  89 W6        30.07S WCI  25          

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 400am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 31 degrees north, near 26 degrees central, and near 27 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. Winds are from the west at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 25 degrees north. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 36 degrees at Lee's Summit. The lowest temperature is 26 degrees at Jefferson City.

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 HOWARD County,MO

505 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

 Sprinkles and flurries are possible this afternoon and evening.
No hazardous weather is anticipated at this time as very little if 
any accumulation is expected.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

 Rain returns late Saturday into Sunday. Some snow may be mixed in
early Sunday morning or Sunday night, but no hazardous weather is 
expected at this time.

 More detailed information can be accessed at...

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HOWARD County, MO
338 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Light and variable winds.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph.

Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

Cloudy. Rain showers likely in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Clear. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows 31 to 36.

Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows 31 to 39.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Temperatures steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 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

Friday December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

Declination -23.310000
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

The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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