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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
450 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Mostly cloudy skies and gusty northwest winds were seen across
central and southeast Illinois early this morning. Temperatures
around the area at 4 AM, ranged from 27 degrees at Bloomington, to
34 degrees at Flora.

A storm system over West Virginia, with accumulating snow in 
parts of Indiana and Kentucky this morning will slide east today.
Farther west, high pressure will bring cool and dry weather to 
much of the Midwest. Skies will clear and winds will weaken
through the day across Illinois. A fast moving upper level 
disturbance, will bring a chance for rain showers to much of the 
area tomorrow.

Highs today, will range from the middle 30s in southeast Indiana,
to the middle 50s across southwest Missouri. Lows tonight, will 
range from the lower 20s in eastern Indiana, to the middle 30s 
across western portions of Missouri and Iowa.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHAMPAIGN County
Issued at 800 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2018


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 700am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 28 degrees central, and near 33 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. Winds are from the north at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 14 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 17 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 16 degrees central. Winds are variable at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 29 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 35 degrees at Metropolis. The lowest temperature is 23 degrees at Macomb.

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 CHAMPAIGN County,IL

629 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018


No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 


Rain on Friday night is expected to change to snow for a time,
before turning back to rain late Saturday morning. Some minor 
accumulations are possible. 


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CHAMPAIGN County, IL
339 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. North winds up to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs around 50. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds up to 5 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.

Partly sunny. Highs around 50. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 40. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

Rain likely. Lows around 40. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Rain likely. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.630000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:00 EDT Set 19:13 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:34 EDT Ends 19:39 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 tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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