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Regional Hourly Observations For MCDONALD County
Issued at 600 AM CST WED DEC 13 2017
...SOUTHWEST MISSOURI... CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS SPRINGFIELD CLEAR 32 21 64 S14 29.82F WCI 22 6HR MIN TEMP: 27; 6HR MAX TEMP: 32; JOPLIN CLEAR 41 26 55 S21G28 29.84F 6HR MIN TEMP: 30; 6HR MAX TEMP: 42; BRANSON PTCLDY 39 23 52 S9 29.88F
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 600am CST, Wednesday December 13, 2017
Across Missouri...temperatures are near 32 degrees north, near 34 degrees central, and near 32 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 15 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 22 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 28 degrees central. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 24 degrees south. 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 41 degrees at Joplin. The lowest temperature is 32 degrees at West Plains, Springfield, Spirit of St. Louis, Rolla, and Kirksville.
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For MCDONALD County,MO
314 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017 DAY ONE Today and Tonight. Weather hazards expectedLimited Non thunderstorm wind risk. Elevated Fire weather risk. DISCUSSION Southwest winds will switch around to the west northwest behind a cold front today, with wind gusts up to 30 mph. These breezy winds combined with low humidities and dry fuels will lead to an elevated fire weather risk. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday. An elevated fire weather risk will occur at times through the week with Saturday having the most critical fire weather conditions. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.
7-Day Forecast For MCDONALD County, MO
300 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
MISSOURI --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY DEC 18-22 DEC 20-26 DEC DEC-FEB ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Above Normal Normal Normal Precipitation: Below Normal Normal Above .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -23.210000 Distance 0.999724 AU Rise 08:18 EST Set 17:48 EST Transit Meridian 13:03 EST Civil Twilight Begins 07:50 EST Ends 18:17 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
DECEMBER 13TH HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1915... A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for western New England. (The Weather Channel) ...1962... Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of December. ...1987... A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4 inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours. The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique. Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky