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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
920 PM CST Wed Nov 14 2018

Snow began to fall across locations, mainly south of a Paris to
Saint Louis line this evening. Elsewhere, partly to mostly cloudy
skies were seen. Temperatures around the area at 9 p.m., ranged
from 22 degrees at Lacon, to 31 degrees at Flora and Lawrenceville.

The next weather system will move through the region overnight, 
with precipitation type being a major concern. With the cold 
temperatures in place across the Midwest, and the storm system 
will bring a wintry mix to the Ohio River Valley, but will remain
snow for most locations farther north. Winter storm advisories 
and warnings are posted across Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. 
Temperatures will remain unseasonably cold, but will warm slightly
by the end of the week.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from the teens across
eastern Iowa, to near 30 degrees across the Missouri bootheel.

High temperatures on Thursday, will range from the middle 30s
across Indiana, to the middle 40s across southwest Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For JACKSON County
Issued at 1200 AM CST THU NOV 15 2018

CARBONDALE     LGT SNOW  28  27  96 N6        30.19F FOG     WCI  22  
6HR MIN TEMP:  27; 6HR MAX TEMP:  28; 6HR PCP:  0.14;                

CAIRO*         LGT SNOW  28  27  97 N6        30.19F WCI  22          
EFFINGHAM*     LGT SNOW  29  27  93 N6        30.22F WCI  23          
MARION         LGT SNOW  28  27  95 N5        30.19F WCI  23          
MT. VERNON     LGT SNOW  28  27  96 NE8       30.18F VSB 1   WCI  20  
CENTRALIA*     LGT SNOW  29  29 100 N7        30.18F VSB 1   WCI  22  
SALEM*         LGT SNOW  30  28  94 N8        30.20F WCI  22          
METROPOLIS*    LGT SNOW  28  27  94 NW5       30.18F WCI  23          

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 1200am CST, Thursday November 15, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 22 degrees north, near 28 degrees central, and near 28 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, light snow central, and light snow south. In the north, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light snow. The wind chill is near 17 degrees central. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light snow. The wind chill is near degrees south. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and danger category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 100/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 19 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

Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid-315 PM CST Wed 

 DAY ONE  Tonight

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect trhough 6pm Thursday for 
portions of southern Illinois along and west of Interstate 57, and 
portions of southeast Missouri along and north of a line from Cape 
Girardeau to Marble Hill. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect 
from through 6pm Thursday for the rest of the Quad State region.  

Snow will spread north across the region late this afternoon into 
this evening, and continue overnight. Southwest Indiana, west 
Kentucky and southeast Illinois may also have some light freezing 
rain and sleet at times. Locations in the Winter Storm Warning can 
expect 3 to 5 inches of snowfall, with isolated higher amounts. 
Locations in the Winter Weather Advisory can expect 2 to 3 inches 
with isolated higher amounts, along with ice accumulations around a 
tenth of an inch or less, especially over the Pennyrile region of 
west Kentucky and southwest Indiana.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

Wintry precipitation will come to an end from west to east during 
the day Thursday. 

Refreezing of any precipitation left on roadways 
Thursday night may continue to cause slick and hazardous road 
conditions into Friday morning.

A light wintry mix may be possible Sunday afternoon, but no 
measurable accumulations are expected at this time.


Please report snowfall amounts and ice accumulations.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For JACKSON County, IL
1000 PM CST Wed Nov 14 2018


Snow. New snow accumulation of 3 to 4 inches. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Cloudy. Snow likely
possibly mixed with freezing rain in the morning, then a chance of freezing rain and snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. Total snow accumulation 4 to 7 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. South winds 5 mph.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain and snow in the evening. Lows in the mid 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 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 
                   NOV 20-24    NOV 22-28    NOV   NOV18-JAN19                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Below      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Above     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

Thursday November 15, 2018 the 319th Day of Year

Declination -18.720000
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:44 EST Set 17:43 EST
Transit Meridian 12:43 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:16 EST Ends 18:11 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

A record lake-effect snowstorm at Watertown NY produced 45 inches in 24
hours. The storm total was 49 inches. (14th-15th) (David Ludlum) (The
Weather Channel)
A surprise snow and ice coating paralyzed Boston during the evening rush
hour. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms spawned twenty-two tornadoes in eastern Texas, Louisiana and
Oklahoma. A tornado moving out of northeastern Texas killed one person and
injured ninety-six others around Shreveport LA causing more than five
million dollars damage. Tornadoes in Texas claimed ten lives, and injured
191 persons. A tornado caused more than nineteen million dollars damage
around Palestine TX.
Severe thunderstorms spawned eighteen tornadoes in Mississippi and seven in
Georgia the next day, and thunderstorms in southeastern Texas produced wind
gusts to 102 mph at Galveston, and wind gusts to 110 mph at Bay City,
killing one person. There were a total of forty-nine tornadoes in the south
central U.S. in two days. The tornadoes claimed eleven lives, injured 303
persons, and caused more than seventy million dollars damage. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)
Numerous tornadoes and severe thunderstorms ripped throught MO, IL, IN, TN and
West Kentucky, killing two people and injuring over 40. UKAWC

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