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Regional Hourly Observations For MERCER County
Issued at 200 AM CST SAT DEC 16 2017
...NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ST. JOSEPH     CLEAR     40  27  59 S14       29.85S WCI  32          
MOSBY          SUNNY     39  25  56 S8        29.89S WCI  34          
WARRENSBURG    CLEAR     36  25  64 S12       29.95S WCI  27          
WHITEMAN AFB   CLEAR     37  23  57 SW17G24   29.90F WCI  28          
CLINTON        CLEAR     37  25  60 SW10      29.98F WCI  30          
SEDALIA        CLEAR     40  26  57 SW16G31   29.95F WCI  31          
WARSAW         NOT AVBL                                               
CHILLICOTHE      N/A     36  25  64 S9        29.87F WCI  29          
KIRKSVILLE     CLEAR     37  28  70 SW14G21   29.87F WCI  28          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 200am CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 37 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 33 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph with gusts at 21 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 28 degrees north. Winds are from the south at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 32 degrees central. Winds are from the south at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 28 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 40 degrees at Sedalia, Lee's Summit, and Joplin. The lowest temperature is 32 degrees at Columbia.


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 MERCER County,MO

455 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

 No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

 No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 More detailed information can be accessed at...
 https://www.weather.gov/eax/hwo

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7-Day Forecast For MERCER County, MO
1253 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Light and variable winds.

SUNDAY
Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning. Highs in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Light and variable winds.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT
Clear. Highs around 50. Lows around 30.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Temperatures steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Colder. Lows around 19.

FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Colder. Highs in the lower 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 21-25    DEC 23-29    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 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

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:20 EST Set 17:49 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:51 EST Ends 18:18 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 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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