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Regional Hourly Observations For POLK County
Issued at 1000 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017
...SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SPRINGFIELD    CLEAR     44  27  51 NW12      29.87R                  
JOPLIN         CLEAR     42  27  55 NW5       29.91R                  
BRANSON        CLEAR     46  27  46 CALM      29.88R                  
               

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 900pm CST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 37 degrees north, near 47 degrees central, and near 45 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, clear central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the north at 16 mph with gusts at 28 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 northwest at 18 mph with gusts at 28 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 7 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 48 degrees at Osage Beach. The lowest temperature is 37 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 POLK County,MO

606 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 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.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For POLK County, MO
333 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

TONIGHT
Clear until early morning then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

THURSDAY
Much colder. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 40. North winds around 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Light wind.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny in the morning then clearing. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows around 30. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Warmer, sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY
Rain showers likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows 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 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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