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Regional Hourly Observations For POLK County
Issued at 1200 AM CDT WED MAY 23 2018
...SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
SPRINGFIELD    CLOUDY    72  65  78 SE3       30.05S                  
JOPLIN         CLOUDY    72  66  81 SE3       30.03S                  
               

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1200am CDT, Wednesday May 23, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 65 degrees north, near 68 degrees central, and near 70 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, partly cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 72 degrees at Springfield, Lee's Summit, and Joplin. The lowest temperature is 65 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

935 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited fog risk.

DISCUSSION  

  Patchy fog will be possible late tonight into early Wednesday 
  morning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

  Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible from 
  Wednesday into early next week. Organized or widespread 
  severe weather is not expected at this time, however some 
  storms may produce locally gusty winds and small hail.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For POLK County, MO
1152 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light wind.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Light wind in the morning becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Light wind.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Light wind.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Light wind.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH TUESDAY
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                             MISSOURI                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal      Above     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

Wednesday May 23, 2018 the 143th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.770000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:51 EDT Set 21:21 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:21 EDT Ends 21:50 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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MAY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1878...
An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
...1882...
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
...2000...
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

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