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Regional Hourly Observations For PLATTE County
Issued at 1000 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017
...KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
K.C. INTL      PTCLDY    36  27  69 NW6       29.94R WCI  31          
K.C. DOWNTOWN  CLEAR     41  28  60 N6        29.94R                  
LEES SUMMIT    CLEAR     40  28  62 N13       29.93R WCI  32          
OLATHE - IXD   CLEAR     39  28  64 N13       29.94R WCI  31          
OLATHE - OJC   CLEAR     40  28  62 N14G21    29.93R WCI  32          
LAWRENCE       CLEAR     41  28  60 N12       29.96R WCI  34          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1000pm CST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 44 degrees central, and near 41 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 55%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 53%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 17 mph with gusts at 29 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 26 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 45 degrees at Osage Beach. The lowest temperature is 36 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 PLATTE County,MO

512 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

 High fire danger is expected today with the gusty winds, low
relative humidity, and dry fuels. Therefore, outdoor burning is 
highly discouraged. 

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

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

 A rain snow mix is possible Thursday night, but very little, if any,
accumulation is expected at this time. The better chance for rain is
Saturday night into Sunday, with some snow mixed in as well. Very 
little snow accumulation 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 PLATTE County, MO
938 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Partly cloudy late in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Considerable cloudiness. Colder. Highs in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain early in the evening. Slight chance of snow in the evening, then a chance of flurries after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

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

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain possibly mixed with snow in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Temperatures steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

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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)

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