Click on button above to view IL Watches/Warnings/Special Wx Statements.

Hancock County, IL Weather and Climate Synopsis

To access other UK Agricultural Weather Center Pages use the pull-down menu below.

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
Satellite images from NOAA

Weather Summary Hourly Observations Nowcast Agricultural Weather Outlook
7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook Almanac Historical Facts

US Weekly Rainfall Departure

US Weekly Temperature Departure
Also see:

A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

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.

National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]

Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables.
Regional Hourly Observations For HANCOCK County
Issued at 1100 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2018

QUINCY         CLEAR     37  24  59 CALM      30.25R                  
GALESBURG*     FAIR      32  23  70 W3        30.26R                  
MACOMB*        CLEAR     28  20  72 NW5       30.28R WCI  23          
JACKSONVILLE*  CLEAR     32  19  57 CALM      30.25R                  
PITTSFIELD*    CLEAR     33  27  79 W3        30.26R                  

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.

US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time),Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For HANCOCK County,IL

522 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018


No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


A storm system will impact the area with widespread 
precipitation, mainly Friday Night and Saturday. Although 
forecast confidence is low on the exact location, a swath of 
accumulating wet snow is possible over parts of eastern Iowa and 
northwestern Illinois. Stay tuned to the forecast through this 


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HANCOCK County, IL
1113 PM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Mostly clear. Low in the upper 20s. North wind around 5 mph.

Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain in the afternoon. High in the upper 40s. Northeast wind around 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain in the evening. Low in the mid 30s. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Brisk, cloudy. Light rain likely in the afternoon. High around 50. East wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Brisk. Rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Low in the upper 30s. East wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Blustery, rain. High in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy with rain likely in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low in the upper 20s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly sunny. High in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. High in the mid 50s.

Rain. Low in the mid 40s. High in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Low in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 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                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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