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Regional Hourly Observations For POLK County
Issued at 100 PM CST SAT NOV 17 2018
...SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SPRINGFIELD    MOSUNNY   64  41  42 S3        30.06F                  
JOPLIN         SUNNY     63  38  39 CALM      30.06F                  
BRANSON        PTSUNNY   66  32  28 SW6       30.09F                  
               

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 100pm CST, Saturday November 17, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 37 degrees north, near 54 degrees central, and near 63 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly sunny central, and mostly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the northeast at 16 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 north at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 9 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 64 degrees at Springfield. 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

419 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Elevated ice accumulation risk.

DISCUSSION  

 Light freezing drizzle may be mixed with drizzle tonight, mainly
 along and north of Interstate 44 as temperatures fall below
 freezing behind a cold front moving across the region today.

 Minor to no accumulation is expected at this time. 
  
 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

 Freezing drizzle will be possible Sunday morning, mainly north 
 of Interstate 44. Additional chances for freezing drizzle or 
 very light freezing rain will be possible over south central 
 Missouri Sunday evening. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For POLK County, MO
932 AM CST Sat Nov 17 2018

REST OF TODAY
Partly sunny in the late morning and early afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 10 mph late in the morning shifting to the northwest in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Colder, cloudy. Chance of drizzle through the night. Chance of freezing drizzle after midnight. A light glazing expected. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Much colder. Cloudy. Chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle. A light glazing expected. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of drizzle
possibly mixed with freezing drizzle in the evening. No ice accumulation. Lows around 30. Light wind. Chance of measurable precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 50. Light wind in the morning becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THANKSGIVING DAY
Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of drizzle. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   NOV 22-26    NOV 24-30    DEC   DEC18-FEB19                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below     Normal                      

....  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 November 17, 2018 the 321th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -19.210000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:54 EST Set 17:54 EST
Transit Meridian 12:53 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:26 EST Ends 18:21 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

NOVEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1869...
Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains
of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David
Ludlum)
...1927...
A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern
Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air
Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen
over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather
Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Minneapolis MN reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading
of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort
in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning
thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43
inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49
mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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