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Regional Hourly Observations For MCDONALD County
Issued at 1000 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018
SPRINGFIELD    LGT RAIN  73  67  81 N15G23    30.06S                  
JOPLIN         CLOUDY    73  65  75 N9        30.07R                  
BRANSON        LGT RAIN  75  70  83 NW13G25   30.09R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1000pm CDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 81 degrees central, and near 79 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, light rain central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 5 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at Spirit of St. Louis. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Lee's Summit.

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 MCDONALD County,MO

735 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri
Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Elevated hail risk.
  Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk.
  Limited flooding risk.
  Significant lightning risk.

  Strong to severe thunderstorms have developed out ahead of a 
  cold front and upper level disturbance this evening. These 
  storms will continue to move into the Missouri Ozarks through 
  the overnight hours.

  This line of storms will be west of an Eldon to Hartville to
  Gainesville line by 9PM...and along a Rolla to Salem to Alton 
  line by midnight. Hail up to the size of quarters and damaging 
  thunderstorm wind gusts up to 60 mph will be the primary 
  severe weather risks.

  If thunderstorms can develop and move across the same 
  locations, some localized flooding will be possible in 
  addition to the severe storms. This will occur south and west 
  of an Alton to Gainesville to Nevada line through the 
  overnight hours.
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

  Heat index values in the mid to upper 90s will be possible 
  Friday and Saturday afternoons primarily across southern 
  Missouri and extreme southeast Kansas.

  Additional showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday 
  into the early of next week.


  Spotter activation may be needed west of Highway 63 before 10PM
  and east of Highway 63 after 10 PM.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MCDONALD County, MO
916 PM CDT Thu Aug 16 2018

Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms during mid and late evening, then mostly cloudy with numerous showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 10 mph during mid and late evening becoming light after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Light wind. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Light wind.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Light wind.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. Light wind.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.

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 
                   AUG 22-26    AUG 24-30    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      Below      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

Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year

Declination 13.420000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:24 EDT Set 21:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:12 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:57 EDT Ends 21:28 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 Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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