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Regional Hourly Observations For SHELBY County
Issued at 400 PM CST SAT DEC 16 2017
...NORTHERN AND WESTERN MISSOURI...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
KANSAS CTY INT CLEAR     57  27  31 S12G18    29.88R                  
KANSAS C DTWN  CLEAR     60  27  28 SW13      29.88R                  
LEE'S SUMMIT   CLEAR     59  26  28 SW20      29.89R                  
ST JOSEPH      CLEAR     56  29  35 S6        29.88R                  
CHILLICOTHE      N/A     57  27  31 S8        29.89R                  
KIRKSVILLE     CLEAR     55  30  38 SW7       29.89R                  
     

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 400pm CST, Saturday December 16, 2017

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 55 degrees north, near 61 degrees central, and near 53 degrees south. Current sky conditions are clear north, clear central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 24%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 32%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph with gusts at 20 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 8 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 61 degrees at Jefferson City. The lowest temperature is 53 degrees at West Plains.


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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 SHELBY County,MO

252 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

There is a heightened fire danger through late this afternoon 
across parts of central and eastern Missouri as well as parts of 
western Illinois.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

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7-Day Forecast For SHELBY County, MO
251 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
Warmer, sunny. High around 60. Temperature falling into the 50s by late afternoon. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Low in the mid 30s. South wind around 10 mph.

SUNDAY
Cooler, cloudy. Rain in the morning, then slight chance of rain in the afternoon. High around 50. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of sprinkles after midnight. Low in the upper 30s. Light wind.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy early in the morning then becoming partly sunny in the late morning and early afternoon then becoming mostly sunny late in the afternoon. High in the lower 50s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Low in the mid 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. High in the mid 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s. High in the upper 40s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Low in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. High in the upper 40s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow, possibly mixed with rain. Low in the lower 20s.

FRIDAY
Colder. Partly sunny. High in the lower 30s. Temperature steady or slowly falling in the afternoon.

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

Saturday December 16, 2017 the 350th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.350000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:20 EST Set 17:49 EST
Transit Meridian 13:04 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:51 EST Ends 18:18 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 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1835...
New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on
that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at
Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH.
The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force
winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City
fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)
...1869...
A bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 
calling for the taking [of] meteorological observations at the military 
stations in the interior of the continent, and for giving notice on the 
northern lakes and Atlantic seaboard of the approach and force of storms. 
This would be signed in to law February 9, 1870, by President Grant, 
establishing what would come to be called the National Weather Service. You 
can see the actual bill on-line at: 
 here.
...1917...
An ice jam closed the Ohio River between Warsaw KY and Rising Sun IN. The
thirty foot high ice jam held for 58 days, and backed up the river a
distance of 100 miles. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A Pacific storm battered the coast of California with rain and high winds,
and dumped heavy snow on the mountains of California. Winds along the coast
gusted to 70 mph at Point Arguello, and winds in the Tehachapi Mountains of
southern California gusted to 100 mph at Wheeler Ridge. Snowfall totals
ranged up to 24 inches at Mammoth Mountain. Snow fell for two minutes at
Malibu Beach, and Disneyland was closed due to the weather for only the
second time in twenty-four years. A winter storm which began in the
Southern Rockies four days earlier finished its course producing snow and
high winds in New England. Snowfall totals ranged up to 19 inches at
Blanchard ME. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Fairbanks AK reported freezing rain and record warm temperatures. The
afternoon high of 41 degrees was 43 degrees above normal. Snow and high
winds continued to plague the mountains of southern California. Mount
Wilson CA reported two inches of rain in six hours during the early
morning, and a storm total of more than 3.50 inches of rain. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
Fifty-seven cities from the Southern and Central Plains to the Appalachians
reported record low temperatures for the date, including North Platte NE
with a reading of 17 degrees below zero. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region
produced 18 inches of snow at Syracuse NY, and 30 inches at Carlisle IND.
Low pressure brought heavy snow to northern New England, with 18 inches
reported at Derby VT and Saint Johnsbury VT. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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