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Regional Hourly Observations For MCDONALD County
Issued at 1200 PM CST SUN FEB 18 2018
...SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    47  34  60 S26G35    30.06F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  33; 6HR MAX TEMP:  48;                                

JOPLIN         MOSUNNY   52  30  43 S14       30.03F                  
6HR MIN TEMP:  33; 6HR MAX TEMP:  52;                                

BRANSON        CLOUDY    48  32  53 SE14G24   30.13F                  
               

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1100am CST, Sunday February 18, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 46 degrees north, near 48 degrees central, and near 43 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the south at 23 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 22 mph with gusts at 33 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southeast at 15 mph with gusts at 23 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 52 degrees at Sedalia. The lowest temperature is 43 degrees at West Plains.


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

1106 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited lightning risk.
  Elevated non thunderstorm wind risk. 
  Elevated fire weather risk.

DISCUSSION  

South winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph will occur 
today. These gusty winds combined with a warm and dry air mass 
will lead to an elevated fire weather risk across much of the area
Today. 

A few non severe storms may be possible late tonight.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Windy conditions will continue to affect the region early this
week as wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible.

A few thunderstorms will remain possible at times Monday and 
Tuesday. Locally heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with isolated 
heavier amounts will be possible Monday and Tuesday, leading to a
limited risk for flooding across the region. An additional round 
of rain may then be possible late in the week into next weekend. 
Total rainfall amounts from tonight through next weekend of 3 to
5 inches may be possible, but there remains uncertainty with 
amounts and timing with the late week/next weekend system.

As colder air filters into the region behind a cold front, a 
wintry mix will likely develop later Tuesday into Wednesday
night. Exact timing, winter weather types, and amounts are 
uncertain at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MCDONALD County, MO
1103 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

REST OF TODAY
Windy. Partly cloudy. Highs around 60. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

TONIGHT
Windy, warmer. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Temperature rising into the 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY
Windy, warmer. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 70. South winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Breezy, cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 60. Temperature rising through the 60s by midnight
then near steady overnight. South winds around 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Breezy. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs around 70. Temperature falling into the 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Rain in the evening, then chance of freezing rain
possibly mixed with rain and sleet after midnight. No sleet accumulation. A light glazing expected. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Chance of freezing rain
possibly mixed with sleet in the morning, then chance of rain
possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and freezing rain. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 50.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Rain likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3    FEB       FEB-APR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 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

Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.270000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:55 EST Set 18:51 EST
Transit Meridian 13:22 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:29 EST Ends 19:17 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

FEBRUARY 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1899...
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
...1959...
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1990...
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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