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

High pressure built into the central U.S. on Wednesday, providing
sunny skies and cool air to central and southeast Illinois. High
temperatures reached the middle to upper 40s.

A fast moving disturbance will track southeast from Iowa into
southern Illinois on Thursday, bringing a chance for scattered
rain showers. A larger storm system will begin to impact the
Midwest on Friday, and linger into Saturday. Strong low pressure
will spread rain and snow across the region. Several inches of
snow accumulation is possible from northeast Iowa, southeast into
portions of northern Illinois, and Indiana, for Friday night and 
Saturday. Farther south, rain totals in excess of one inch are 
possible, for central and southern Illinois.

Low temperatures tonight will drop into the mid 20s to mid 30s
across the Midwest. Highs on Thursday will range from the mid 40s
in northern Indiana, to the lower 60s in central Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHRISTIAN County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2018

PONTIAC        FAIR      25  21  85 E6        30.25R WCI  18          
BLOOMINGTON    FAIR      33  17  51 NW6       30.23S WCI  28          
DECATUR        FAIR      36  20  52 NW3       30.23R                  
PEORIA         FAIR      32  18  56 CALM      30.25R                  
LACON*         CLOUDY    29  20  70 CALM      30.24R                  
LINCOLN*       FAIR      28  20  71 CALM      30.24S                  
SPRINGFIELD    FAIR      32  17  54 W3        30.25R                  
TAYLORVILLE    FAIR      33  21  63 NW5       30.24S WCI  28          

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 1100pm CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 36 degrees central, and near 27 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 23 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 38 degrees at Sparta. The lowest temperature is 25 degrees at Waukegan, Rochelle, and Pontiac.

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 CHRISTIAN County,IL

252 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018


No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 


Isolated thunderstorms will be possible Friday Night into 
Saturday. Severe weather is not anticipated.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CHRISTIAN County, IL
916 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds up to 5 mph.

Sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around 50. West winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight.

Cloudy. Rain likely in the afternoon. Highs around 50. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Rain. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

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

Rain. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.

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 27-MAR 31 MAR 29-APR 4    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Below      Below     Normal                      
 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
MRF 10-Day Forecast Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford

Almanac Information

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.020000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:58 EDT Set 19:14 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:32 EDT Ends 19:40 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 spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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