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Regional Hourly Observations For MCDONALD County
Issued at 400 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2018
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    40  35  83 NW13      30.01S                  
JOPLIN         CLEAR     34  32  92 NW8       30.08R WCI  27          
BRANSON        PTCLDY    37  32  81 NW6       30.02S                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 300am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 42 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 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 27 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 33 degrees central. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 42 degrees at West Plains. The lowest temperature is 33 degrees at 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MCDONALD County,MO

230 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

  The chance of thunderstorms will return later this week into 
  the weekend. Severe weather is not expected at this time. Fire 
  weather concerns will also have to be monitored later this 


  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MCDONALD County, MO
226 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Clear. Highs around 60. Light wind early in the morning becoming northwest around 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Light wind.

Breezy. Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Warmer. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 70. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows around 60. Temperature rising into the 60s by midnight
then near steady overnight.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.

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 
                   MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       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

Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.630000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:10 EDT Set 19:22 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:44 EDT Ends 19:48 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

A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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