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Regional Hourly Observations For LAFAYETTE County
Issued at 1200 PM CST MON DEC 18 2017
ST. JOSEPH     SUNNY     49  37  63 SW14      30.01F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  34; 6HR MAX TEMP:  49;                                

MOSBY            N/A     50  34  53 W12G17    30.03F                  
WARRENSBURG    SUNNY     48  37  66 SW12      30.07F                  
WHITEMAN AFB   MOSUNNY   50  38  65 W15       30.02F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  44; 6HR MAX TEMP:  50;                                

CLINTON        SUNNY     48  39  71 W10       30.10F                  
SEDALIA        PTSUNNY   50  43  77 SW10G20   30.08F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  45; 6HR MAX TEMP:  50;                                

WARSAW         NOT AVBL                                               
CHILLICOTHE      N/A     49  36  61 SW10G18   30.02F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  37; 6HR MAX TEMP:  50;                                

KIRKSVILLE     SUNNY     48  37  65 SW14      30.00F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  41; 6HR MAX TEMP:  48;                                

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1200pm CST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 48 degrees north, near 50 degrees central, and near 49 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sunny north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 12 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 50 degrees at Whiteman Air Force Base, Sedalia, Rolla, and Jefferson City. The lowest temperature is 46 degrees at Joplin.

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 LAFAYETTE County,MO

457 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

 Patchy fog will lead to periodic reductions in visibility during 
 the morning rush. Conditions should improve by the mid-morning 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

 No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

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NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For LAFAYETTE County, MO
1140 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

Partly cloudy early in the afternoon then clearing. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Clear. Lows around 40. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the morning becoming light and variable.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Light and variable winds.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds around 10 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Colder. Highs around 40. Temperatures steady in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow showers possibly mixed with rain showers in the evening. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows around 19.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s.

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 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     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

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:22 EST Set 17:50 EST
Transit Meridian 13:05 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:53 EST Ends 18:19 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

A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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