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Regional Hourly Observations For PLATTE County
Issued at 900 AM CDT WED AUG 15 2018
...KANSAS CITY METROPOLITAN AREA...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
K.C. INTL      CLOUDY    73  70  90 CALM      29.89R                  
K.C. DOWNTOWN  CLOUDY    76  70  82 SW5       29.87S                  
LEES SUMMIT    CLOUDY    74  71  91 SW5       29.89S                  
OLATHE - IXD   CLOUDY    73  71  93 CALM      29.90R                  
OLATHE - OJC   CLOUDY    72  70  93 CALM      29.89S                  
LAWRENCE       CLOUDY    74  71  91 NW3       29.88R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 900am CDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 73 degrees north, near 73 degrees central, and near 73 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the southeast at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 74 degrees at Sedalia and Lee's Summit. The lowest temperature is 71 degrees at Rolla.


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

546 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight
 
 Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue today,
 mostly across central and eastern Missouri.

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

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday
 
 Another chance for thunderstorms will move across the region
 Thursday night into Friday. 
 
 More detailed information can be accessed at...
 https://www.weather.gov/eax/hwo

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7-Day Forecast For PLATTE County, MO
853 AM CDT Wed Aug 15 2018

REST OF TODAY
Considerable cloudiness with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and a slight chance of showers early in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning. Highs in the upper 80s. Light and variable winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds. Chance of showers 30 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of showers 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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 August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

---------------------------------------------------
SUN
Declination 13.730000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 07:23 EDT Set 21:02 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:13 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EDT Ends 21:29 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

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AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1787...
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1946...
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
...1967...
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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