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Regional Hourly Observations For SHANNON County
Issued at 500 AM CDT FRI JUL 20 2018
CAPE GIRARDEAU FAIR      75  71  87 CALM      29.85R                  
FARMINGTON     PTCLDY    74  73  97 S3        29.86S                  
POPLAR BLUFF   CLOUDY    78  77  96 S5        29.83S                  
WEST PLAINS    MOCLDY    71  66  84 CALM      29.90S THUNDER          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 500am CDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 71 degrees north, near 70 degrees central, and near 71 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. There is thunder south. Winds are from the west at 10 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 76 degrees at Joplin. The lowest temperature is 67 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 SHANNON County,MO

314 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Elevated hail risk.
  Elevated thunderstorm wind damage risk.
  Elevated lightning risk.
  Elevated excessive heat risk.


  Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected early this
  morning, with the main threats being large hail to the size of
  quarters and lightning.

  More thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon and tonight
  across much of the area. Some of these storms could be severe,
  with large hail and damaging winds the main threats.

  In addition, another hot day is expected today with temperatures
  well into the 90s, with some 100 degree readings possible across
  far southern Missouri. Heat indices will be near 105 degrees over
  portions of southeast Kansas and far southern Missouri this
  afternoon and early evening.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


  Spotter activation may be needed across the area later today and

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For SHANNON County, MO
353 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018

Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Light wind. Chance of rain 30 percent. Highest heat index readings around 107 in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Light wind. Highest heat index readings around 105 in the evening.

Sunny. Highs around 90. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. North winds around 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs around 90.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal       Normal     Normal      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

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

Declination 20.470000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:01 EDT Set 21:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 21:58 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

The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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