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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
318 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017
Cloudy skies were seen across central and southeast Illinois,  
through the afternoon hours. A few light showers were seen, mainly
west of I 55, through the afternoon, as well. Temperatures across
the area at 3 p.m., ranged from 44 degrees at Olney, to 50 degrees
at Springfield.

A weak weather system will track northeast across the region this
evening, producing scattered rain showers. Patchy drizzle or 
sprinkles will linger into Monday, as a weak front shifts through 
the Midwest. After this system exits to the east, dry and 
seasonably mild conditions will prevail over the Midwest, through 
mid-week.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from the 20s across
portions of Iowa and Wisconsin, to the middle 40s across the
Missouri bootheel.

High temperatures on Monday, will range from the 30s across
Wisconsin, to near 60 degrees across southwest Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ALEXANDER County
Issued at 900 PM CST SUN DEC 17 2017

SOUTH-CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CARBONDALE     CLOUDY    44  44 100 S6        30.11F                  
CAIRO*         CLOUDY    45  43  94 CALM      30.13S                  
EFFINGHAM*     CLOUDY    43  43  97 S6        30.10R                  
MARION         CLOUDY    46  45  97 S3        30.12F FOG              
MT. VERNON     CLOUDY    44  43  96 S9        30.11R                  
CENTRALIA*     CLOUDY    45  44  97 S6        30.09S                  
SALEM*         CLOUDY    45  43  94 S5        30.10R FOG              
METROPOLIS*    CLOUDY    45  43  93 CALM      30.13F                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint Map, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 900pm CST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 42 degrees central, and near 44 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 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 9 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 48 degrees at Alton. The lowest temperature is 35 degrees at Waukegan and Freeport.


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 ALEXANDER County,IL

418 AM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

There is a chance for a light wintry mix late Friday night 
following the passage of a cold front Friday afternoon.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ALEXANDER County, IL
207 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017

TONIGHT
Cloudy. Areas of fog. Areas of drizzle. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Areas of drizzle in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. Southwest winds 5 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny. A 50 percent chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 30s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

12-48 Hr Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
NGM 60 Hr Forecast Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford , Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below     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
MRF 10-Day Forecast Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford

Almanac Information

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:15 EST Set 17:36 EST
Transit Meridian 12:55 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:45 EST Ends 18:06 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 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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