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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 LAKE County
Issued at 800 AM CDT WED MAR 21 2018

CHICAGO-OHARE  PTSUNNY   29  21  72 N10       30.02R WCI  20          
CHICAGO-MIDWAY NOT AVBL                                               
AURORA         NOT AVBL                                               
WAUKEGAN       NOT AVBL                                               
DUPAGE AIRPORT NOT AVBL                                               
WHEELING       NOT AVBL                                               
NORTHERLY ISL    N/A     31  22  69 N15         N/A  WCI  20          

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 LAKE County,IL

402 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018 /502 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Flooding is expected along portions of the Kankakee River.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Friday Night and Saturday  
  Elevated Snow and/or Sleet Risk.
  Limited Ice Accumulation Risk.


There is the likelihood of some wintry precipitation, possibly
accumulating, for part of the area Friday night into Saturday. 
This is most favored south of a Rockford to Joliet to 
Rensselaer line.

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 LAKE County, IL
348 AM CDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Cloudy until late afternoon then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 10 to 20 mph.

Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening shifting to the northwest after midnight.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s inland
but only around 40 near the lake. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to the northeast in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of light snow and light rain in the morning, then a chance of light rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s inland
but only in the upper 30s near the lake. Lows around 30.

Partly sunny. Highs around 50.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s inland
but only in the mid 40s near the lake. Chance of precipitation 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