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Regional Hourly Observations For KNOX County
Issued at 500 AM CST FRI DEC 15 2017
...NORTHERN AND WESTERN MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
KANSAS CTY INT CLOUDY    33  28  81 NW7       30.13S WCI  27          
KANSAS C DTWN  CLOUDY    38  30  73 W7        30.13F                  
LEE'S SUMMIT   CLOUDY    36  31  82 W8        30.13R WCI  30          
ST JOSEPH      CLOUDY    36  25  64 NW12      30.14S WCI  28          
CHILLICOTHE      N/A     34  25  69 NW7       30.10F WCI  28          
KIRKSVILLE     CLOUDY    32  29  88 W10       30.07S WCI  24          
     

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 500am CST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 32 degrees north, near 27 degrees central, and near 27 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, 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 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees north. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 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 36 degrees at Lee's Summit. The lowest temperature is 19 degrees at Rolla.


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 KNOX County,MO

400 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

There is elevated fire danger Saturday afternoon across central
and eastern Missouri and parts of western Illinois due to 
sustained southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph, low relative humidity,
and dry fuels.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For KNOX County, MO
521 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

TODAY
Partly cloudy. High in the lower 40s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Low around 30. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY
Warmer, sunny. High in the upper 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy until early morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s. South wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

SUNDAY
Cooler, cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 40s. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. High around 50.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. High around 50. Low in the upper 20s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy. High around 50.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. High around 50. Temperature falling through the 40s in the afternoon.

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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 
                   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

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SUN
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

DECEMBER 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
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)
...1901...
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
Ludlum)
...1945...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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