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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 FULTON 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 800am CDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 29 degrees north and near 34 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north and mostly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. Winds are from the north at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 20 degrees north. Winds are unavailable central. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph with gusts at 17 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 25 degrees south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 34 degrees at Mount Vernon and Marion. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at Rockford and O'Hare Airport.

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 FULTON County,IL

629 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018


Minor flooding will persist along the Illinois River from Havana 
to Beardstown into the weekend. Otherwise, no hazardous weather 
is expected at this time. 


Moderately heavy rainfall Friday night and Saturday could cause
river levels on the Illinois to level off or increase again into 
next week.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

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

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. North winds around 10 mph.

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

Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.

Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph.

Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 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 mid 50s.

Rain likely. Lows in the lower 40s. 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