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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
320 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

Overcast skies, along with blustery north winds have moved over
all locations across Illinois this afternoon. Southeast Illinois
also began to report snowfall, as the backside of the low
continues to slowly shift eastward.

Additional snowfall is expected to impact locations in far east
central and southeast Illinois over the next few hours. Low
pressure will continue eastward over the remainder of this
afternoon and evening, taking all precipitation out of the area. Some
lake effect snow off Lake Michigan will slide through Chicago 
towards east central Illinois. Blustery north winds will remain 
steady this afternoon and evening, with sustained 20 to 30 mph 
winds and 30 to 40 mph gusts. This will create blowing and 
drifting snow conditions through the region. Behind the winter 
system, an Arctic airmass will slide into the area, bringing much 
colder temperatures to the Midwest.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from the single digits
below zero across the northern half of Wisconsin and northwest
Iowa, to the lower 20s across the Missouri bootheel and western
Kentucky. Highs Sunday will be near 10 across northern Illinois, 
low teens in central Illinois, and 20s across southern Illinois.

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Regional Hourly Observations For JACKSON County
Issued at 700 PM CST SAT JAN 19 2019

CARBONDALE     LGT SNOW  27  23  85 N26G48    29.87R FOG     WCI  12  
CAIRO*         LGT SNOW  29  27  92 NW20G29   29.84R WCI  16          
EFFINGHAM*     CLOUDY    28  25  87 NW22G38   29.89R WCI  15          
MARION         LGT SNOW  27  27 100 NW16G26   29.80S VSB 1   WCI  14  
MT. VERNON     FLURRIES  28  26  92 N14G24    29.86R WCI  17          
CENTRALIA*     CLOUDY    28  25  88 N28G36    29.89R WCI  13          
SALEM*         CLOUDY    30  25  82 N31G40    29.88R WCI  14          
METROPOLIS*    LGT SNOW  30  28  91 N25G35    29.79R VSB 1   WCI  16  

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 700pm CST, Saturday January 19, 2019

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 14 degrees north, near 22 degrees central, and near 28 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and flurries south. In the north, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 6 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the north at 17 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near -3 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 32 mph with gusts at 43 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 3 degrees central. Winds are from the north at 14 mph with gusts at 24 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and flurries. The wind chill is near 17 degrees south. The livestock cold stress index is in the emergency category north, danger category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 30 degrees at Salem, Metropolis, and Flora. The lowest temperature is 11 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 JACKSON County,IL

204 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

The heavy rainfall potential continues for mainly western 
Kentucky this afternoon, where localized rainfall totals may be 
enhanced due to a slight chance of thunderstorms. Forecast storm 
total rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches should not cause widespread
flood issues, though some lowland flooding or ponding of water on
roadways may occur. 

As Arctic air surges in on gusty northwest winds, rain will 
change to snow this afternoon and evening. Please refer to the 
Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for specific details
on all the expected impacts as this occurs, which include snow 
accumulations, gusty winds, sub freezing temperatures, and 
bitterly cold wind chills. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

As rain changes to snow Tuesday night into Wednesday, some
accumulations may be possible.


Spotter reports of snowfall, gusty winds, and associated impacts
can be relayed to your local NWS office.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JACKSON County, IL
417 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019


Breezy. Snow in the evening. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulations 3 to 7 inches. Lows around 17. North winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows around 17. East winds around 5 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers
possibly mixed with freezing rain in the morning, then rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs around 30.

Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows around 17.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s.

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 
                   JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below      Below      Below                      

....  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 January 19, 2019 the 19th Day of Year

Declination -20.170000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:17 EST Set 18:03 EST
Transit Meridian 13:09 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:48 EST Ends 18:32 EST

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 famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and
accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tradgedy
struck Sanbornton NH where three chidren froze to death. (David Ludlum)
Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state
record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David
Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme southern
Florida. (David Ludlum)
A storm tracking toward the northeastern U.S. produced up to 14 inches of
snow in northern Indiana. Peru IN reported a foot of snow. Six cities in
Florida reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 88 degrees at Miami equalled their record for the month of January.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A powerful storm hit the central U.S. producing blizzard conditions in the
Central High Plains, and severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi
Valley. Snowfall totals ranged up to 36 inches at Wolf Creek Pass CO, with
31 inches at Elsmere NE. Tornadoes claimed five lives in Tennessee, and a
tornado at Cullman AL injured 35 persons. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks AK was a frigid 41 degrees
below zero, and the morning low of 24 degrees below zero at Anchorage AK
was their coldest reading in fourteen years. (National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in eastern Texas and
Louisiana. Tornadoes at Garland TX and Apple Springs TX each injured one
person. Heavy snow spread from the Southern and Central Rockies into the
Great Plains. Storm totals in New Mexico reached 36 inches at Gascon.
Totals in the Central Plains ranged up to 15 inches near McCook NE and
Garden City KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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