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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
946 AM CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

Mostly sunny skies and warm and humid conditions prevailed over 
central and southeast Illinois, this morning. Overnight lows were 
in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Mostly sunny skies and brisk southwest flow will bring another day
of well above normal, to near record high temperatures, today. While
isolated thunderstorms are possible today, better rain chances 
will remain farther north over the upper Midwest, near a slow 
moving front. As the front pushes south into the region tonight 
and Friday, scattered storms are possible. The front will stall 
near the Ohio Valley this weekend, keeping unsettled weather in 
that region. Farther north, high pressure will bring in cooler 
and less humid air.

High temperatures today will reach the mid 80s to mid 90s across
the Midwest. Lows tonight will range from the upper 50s in
northern Iowa, to the lower 70s in central Illinois.

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Regional Hourly Observations For EDWARDS County

SWR not available
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 1200pm CDT, Thursday September 20, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 88 south. Current sky condition is sunny south. In the south, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 96 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is unavailable north, unavailable central, and danger south. Winds are unavailable north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the south at 12 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 100/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 72 degrees at Waukegan.


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 EDWARDS County,IL

514 AM CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Afternoon heat indices may climb above 100 degrees over much of
the region today.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

A good chance of thunderstorms is forecast Friday and Friday
night as a cold front pushes through the region. A few strong 
wind gusts cannot be ruled out in the afternoon and early evening, 
especially in the Evansville Tri State area. Otherwise, locally 
heavy rainfall and lightning will be the primary concerns.

Daily chances of thunderstorms are forecast Sunday through
Wednesday. Locally heavy rainfall and lightning will be the
primary concerns.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For EDWARDS County, IL
348 AM CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Highest heat index readings around 100.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60. North winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 50s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows around 60.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 80.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.

12-48 Hr Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   SEP 25-29 SEP 27-OCT 3    SEP       SEP-NOV                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        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 September 20, 2018 the 263th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 0.710000
Distance 0.999719 AU
Rise 07:45 EDT Set 19:59 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:52 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:19 EDT Ends 20:24 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

SEPTEMBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1845...
A tornado traveled 275 miles across Lake Ontario, New York and Lake
Champlain. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
...1926...
A hurricane which hit Miami FL on the 18th, pounded Pensacola with wind
gusts to 152 mph. Winds raged in excess of 100 mph for four hours, and
above 75 mph for 20 hours. (The Weather Channel)
...1967...
Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the
hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large
lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
The temperature at West Yellowstone MT plunged to six degrees below zero,
while the temperature at San Francisco CA soared to 94 degrees. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma and
west Texas. In Oklahoma, a thunderstorm at Seiling produced three inches of
rain in one hour, golf ball size hail, and wind gusts to 60 mph which
collapsed a tent at the state fair injuring nine persons. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Showers and thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in central Wyoming,
and snow in some of the higher elevations. Casper WY reported 1.75 inches
of rain in 24 hours, and a thunder- storm north of the Wild Horse Reservoir
produced 1.90 inches of rain in just forty minutes.
...1989...
Hugo jilted Iris. Hurricane Hugo churned toward the South Atlantic Coast,
gradually regaining strength along the way. Tropical Storm Iris got too
close to Hugo, and began to weaken. A cold front brought strong and gusty
winds to the Great Basin and the Southern Plateau Region, with wind gusts
to 44 mph reported at Kingman AZ. (The National Weather Summary)
...2000...
Thunderstorm winds gusting to 115 mph snapped telephone poles in Brandenburg 
(Meade County), Kentucky. (NWS Louisville)

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