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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
314 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Snow continued to fall along and north of a line extending from 
Knox county through Vermilion county. Some locations have reported
snow totals in excess of 6 and 7 inches. Further south, rainfall
in excess of 1 inch has been measured throughout the day.

As the low pressure center of this system begins to shift through
the region, it will cool temperatures through the evening,
changing rain through central Illinois to snowfall. Locations in
southern Illinois will continue to receive rain. Once the system
moves out of the area overnight, re-freeze on roadways will be
possible as surfaces will remain wet. Drier weather and forecasted
sunshine will return Sunday, but another system arrives Monday
bringing more rainfall to the region during the first half of the

Lows tonight, will range from the lower 20s in eastern Iowa and 
northwest Illinois, to upper 30s in southeast Missouri. Highs
Sunday will only reach the upper 30s where snow fell Saturday,
while northeastern Illinois will be in the low 40s and southern
Illinois will reach the upper 40s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For KANE County
Issued at 400 PM CDT SAT MAR 24 2018

CHICAGO-OHARE  CLOUDY    39  21  48 NE18G29   30.15S WCI  30          
CHICAGO-MIDWAY CLOUDY    40  23  50 NE15      30.16R                  
AURORA         PTSUNNY   39  19  44 E22G30    30.13S WCI  29          
LANSING*       PTSUNNY   40  21  45 E12G20    30.15R                  
JOLIET*        CLOUDY    41  22  47 NE18      30.13S                  
WAUKEGAN       FAIR      38  24  57 NE16G29   30.18S WCI  29          
DUPAGE AIRPORT PTSUNNY   38  21  50 NE20G28   30.14S WCI  28          
KANKAKEE*      CLOUDY    38  20  49 E17G23    30.11F WCI  28          
WHEELING       FAIR      39  24  55 NE13G24   30.19R WCI  31          
MORRIS*        CLOUDY    39  20  47 NE15G23   30.11R WCI  30          
ROMEOVILLE*    PTSUNNY   38  20  47 E21       30.13S WCI  28          
NORTHERLY ISL    N/A     37  28  70 NE13        N/A  WCI  29          

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 400pm CDT, Saturday March 24, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 37 degrees north, near 33 degrees central, and near 41 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Winds are from the northeast at 21 mph with gusts at 33 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 26 degrees north. Winds are from the east at 25 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 20 degrees central. Winds are from the northeast at 18 mph with gusts at 24 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Metropolis. The lowest temperature is 30 degrees at Lacon, Danville, and Bloomington.

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 KANE County,IL

329 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018 /429 PM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018/

 DAY ONE  Tonight.


  Limited Non Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
  Elevated Snow Risk.


Additional light accumulations are expected this evening, mainly
south of a Peru, IL to Fowler, IN line.

Portions of the Kankakee River will remain in flood.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Monday night and Tuesday  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

Portions of the Kankakee River will remain in flood.


Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For KANE County, IL
314 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Mostly cloudy until early morning then clearing. Blustery. Lows in the mid 20s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the evening decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. East winds 10 to 20 mph.

Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Showers in the evening, then showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Light showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows 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 
                MAR 30-APR 3  APR 1-APR 7    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below     Normal                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     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

Saturday March 24, 2018 the 83th Day of Year

Declination 1.810000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:55 EDT Set 19:16 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:05 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:29 EDT Ends 19:42 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

...1910...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)

...1912...Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a 
storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall 
total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern 
record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 
inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and 
the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a 
record. By late February of that year Kansas City had 
received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS received 37 
inches of snow in the snowstorm, establishing a single storm 
record for the state of Kansas. (23rd-24th) (The Kansas City 
Weather Almanac) (The Weather Channel)

...1921...Near Stamping Ground (Scott County, Ky) a tornado 
(unofficially F2) killed horses and cattle as it destroyed 
several barns. A stronger tornado (unofficially F3) destroyed 
two homes near Kirksville (Madison County), blowing one of 
the homes' rugs a mile away.  (NWS Louisville)

...1929...Louisville's warmest March temperature: 88 
degrees. Also Bowling Green's warmest March temperature: 92 
degrees.  (NWS Louisville)

...1937...A powerful tornado (unofficially F4) moved 
from extreme eastern Fayette County, Ky to Winchester (Clark 
County KY), where most of the destruction and the five 
fatalities probably occurred.  (NWS Louisville)

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