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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
852 PM CDT Sat Jun 24 2017

Mostly clear skies and light west to northwest winds were the 
rule across central and southeast Illinois late this evening. 
Temperatures around the area at 8 PM, ranged from 67 degrees at 
Paris, to 74 degrees at Flora.

Canadian high pressure will control the weather across the region
into early next week, bringing cooler and less humid air to the 
Midwest for the next few days. High temperatures will be about 5 
to 10 degrees below normal on Sunday and to start the new work 
week, but will warm to more seasonable conditions by mid-week. A 
weak system will drop across the area on Monday, with only slight 
chances for showers and thunderstorms, with most locations 
remaining dry.

Low temperatures overnight, will drop into the upper 40s to 
middle 50s across much of the Midwest.

High temperatures on Sunday, will range from the middle 60s 
across northeast Iowa and central Wisconsin, to the middle 80s 
across southeast Missouri and western Kentucky.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FORD County
Issued at 800 PM CDT SAT JUN 24 2017

CHAMPAIGN      CLEAR     69  42  37 NW9       30.10R                  
RANTOUL*       CLEAR     71  45  40 W7        30.09R                  
MATTOON        CLEAR     69  48  47 NW9       30.09R                  
PARIS*         CLEAR     67  49  52 NW6       30.10R                  

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 800pm CDT, Saturday June 24, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 59 degrees north, near 71 degrees central, and near 72 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, clear central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 52 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 33%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the north at 12 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 10 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 74 degrees at Sparta and Flora. The lowest temperature is 56 degrees at 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 FORD County,IL

331 PM CDT Sat Jun 24 2017 /431 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.


Isolated thunderstorms are possible through early this evening, 
especially over north-central Illinois.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Sunday and Monday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
Wednesday through Friday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.


Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.


Moving southeast at 25 mph.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FORD County, IL
251 PM CDT Sat Jun 24 2017

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Mostly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs around 80.

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 
                JUN 30-JUL 4  JUL 2-JUL 8    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

....  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

Saturday June 24, 2017 the 175th Day of Year

Declination 23.380000
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 06:32 EDT Set 21:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:01 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:01 EDT Ends 22:03 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 cold weather of early June finally gave way to several days of 90
degree heat in Massachusetts, including a reading of 99 degrees at Salem.
(David Ludlum)
Six men at a rock quarry south of Winston-Salem NC sought shelter from a
thunderstorm. The structure chosen contained a quantity of dynamite.
Lightning struck a near-by tree causing the dynamite to explode. The men
were killed instantly. (The Weather Channel)
Twelve inches of hail broke windows and roofs, and dented automobiles,
causing more than fourteen million dollars damage. The storm plowed 200
miles from Kingmand County KS into Missouri, with the Wichita area hardest
hit. It was the most disastrous hailstorm of record for the state of
Kansas. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms produced a swath of hail 60 miles long and 3.5 miles wide
through parts of Hand, Beadle, Kingsbury, Miner and Jerauld counties in
South Dakota. Poultry and livestock were killed, and many persons were
injured. Hail ten inches in circumference was reported at Huron SD. (The
Weather Channel)

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