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Regional Hourly Observations For WRIGHT County
Issued at 800 PM CDT SUN MAR 18 2018
SPRINGFIELD    LGT RAIN  57  43  59 SE12      29.79R                  
JOPLIN         RAIN      51  49  92 NE9       29.76F                  
BRANSON        CLOUDY    48  46  93 CALM      29.83R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Missouri
Based on observations at 700pm CDT, Sunday March 18, 2018

Across Missouri...temperatures are near 41 degrees north, near 44 degrees central, and near 53 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Winds are from the east at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 58 degrees at Springfield. The lowest temperature is 41 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 WRIGHT County,MO

709 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Weather hazards expected  

  Limited lightning risk.


  A few thunderstorms will be possible tonight. Although no 
  severe weather is expected, the stronger storms will be capable
  of pea sized hail.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

  A few thunderstorms may be possible Monday but severe weather 
  is not expected.


  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For WRIGHT County, MO
559 PM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to the northeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds around 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 50. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 60.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 70.

Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s.

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Missouri
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     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

Sunday March 18, 2018 the 77th Day of Year

Declination -0.550000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:14 EDT Set 19:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:16 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:49 EDT Ends 19:45 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 great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S.
history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and
148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property
damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile
wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM.
The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen
students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes
claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)
High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to
the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115
mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas.
Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The
Weather Channel)

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