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Regional Hourly Observations For ST FRANCOIS County
Issued at 1200 PM CDT THU JUL 19 2018
CAPE GIRARDEAU FAIR      86  68  54 SE8       29.92F                  
FARMINGTON     MOSUNNY   84  71  65 S10       29.94F                  
POPLAR BLUFF   FAIR      87  72  60 MISG      29.92F HX  93           
WEST PLAINS    PTSUNNY   83  73  72 S6        29.96S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 1200pm CDT, Thursday July 19, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 78 degrees north, near 70 degrees central, and near 83 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, thunderstorms central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Visibility is less than one mile central. Winds are from the south at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 10 mph with gusts at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and thunderstorms. Winds are from the south at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 93 degrees at Joplin. The lowest temperature is 70 degrees at Jefferson City.

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 ST FRANCOIS County,MO

433 AM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms are possible this
afternoon and tonight. The greatest risk for severe storms will 
be across northeast Missouri and west central Illinois. The 
primary threats are damaging winds and large hail.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible across southwest
Illinois on Friday.

There will be a slight chance for thunderstorms Saturday afternoon
and Sunday afternoon across southwest Illinois, and also on 
Tuesday and Tuesday evening for southeast Missouri and southwest


Spotter activation may be needed this afternoon and tonight. Spotters
are encouraged to report any severe weather, if observed, to the 
National Weather Service.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ST FRANCOIS County, MO
1220 PM CDT Thu Jul 19 2018

Showers and thunderstorms likely. High in the upper 80s. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the lower 70s. South wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower 90s. West wind around 10 mph.

Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Low around 70. West wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

Mostly sunny. High in the upper 80s. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 60s.

Mostly sunny. High in the mid 80s.

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 60s. High in the mid 80s.

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

Mostly clear with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the upper 60s.

Partly cloudy. High in the upper 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 24-28 JUL 26-AUG 1    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above     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

Thursday July 19, 2018 the 200th Day of Year

Declination 20.660000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 07:00 EDT Set 21:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:15 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:31 EDT Ends 21:59 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

A hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico crossed Florida causing great damage
from Cedar Keys to Jacksonville. (David Ludlum)
Beginning this date, Bowling Green, KY's temperature would rise to or 
above 100 degrees for ten consecutive days, a record.
Cow Creek and Greenland Ranch in Death Valley CA reported morning lows of
102 degrees. The afternoon high at Greenland Ranch was 124 degrees, and the
high at Cow Creek that afternoon was 126 degrees. The coolest low for the
entire month for both locations was 82 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
A severe thunderstorm with winds to 80 mph and up to two inches of rain
washed out four to five foot deep sections of roadway in Lake Havasu City
AZ. Three persons in a station wagon died as it was carried 3000 feet down
a wash by a ten foot wall of water. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced torrential rains over parts of southwestern
Pennsylvania. Some places receive more than twelve inches in a seven hour
period. The heavy rains cause flash flooding along streams resulting in
widespread severe damage. The cloudburst floods Johnstown with up to ten
feet of water resulting in 76 deaths, countless injuries, and 424 million
dollars damage. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Fifteen cities in the western and the southeastern U.S. reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Winnemucca NV with a reading of 33
degrees. Flagstaff AZ reported a record low of 34 degrees. Afternoon and
evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in New York State and New
Jersey. High winds and hail two inches in diameter injured two persons and
caused considerable damage to crops in the Pine Island area of central New
York State. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced more than five inches of rain at Red
Cloud, including two inches in fifteen minutes. Torrid temperatures
continued over California, with record highs of 115 degrees at Red Bluff
and 116 degrees at Redding. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Early morning thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley produced 5.50
inches of rain south of Alexander AR in just ninety minutes, and flash
flooding which resulted claimed the life of one woman. Thunderstorms in
Indiana produced 4.95 inches of rain in twelve hours east of Muncie. Eight
cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the
date, including Las Vegas NV with a reading of 115 degrees, and Phoenix AZ
with a high of 116 degrees. The low that night at Phoenix of 93 degrees was
the warmest of record for that location. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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