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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
834 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Clear skies and light south winds were seen across central and 
southeast Illinois this evening. Temperatures around the area at 8
PM, ranged from 51 degrees at Paris, to 64 degrees at 
Springfield.

Southerly flow will dominate the Midwest for the next several
days. This will produce temperatures much above normal, through 
the end of the work week. Dry weather is expected through Friday.
A storm system moves in Saturday, spreading rain across the region
into Sunday.

Low temperatures overnight, will drop into the mid 40s to lower 
50s across the Midwest, while highs on Thursday, will reach the
70s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LEE County
Issued at 400 AM CDT THU OCT 19 2017

NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKFORD       PTCLDY    52  44  74 W5        30.07R                  
FREEPORT*      CLOUDY    46  42  85 CALM      30.07S                  
ROCHELLE*      CLOUDY    44  42  93 CALM      30.07R                  
DE KALB*       CLEAR     52  46  80 W7        30.06R                  
PERU*          CLEAR     51  46  82 SW8       30.07S                  

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 400am CDT, Thursday October 19, 2017

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 56 degrees north, near 55 degrees central, and near 45 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, clear central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 49 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. There is patchy fog south. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 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 58 degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 45 degrees at Mount Vernon.


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 LEE County,IL

310 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017 /410 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Saturday night  
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LEE County, IL
246 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds around 5 mph in the morning shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SUNDAY
Showers likely. Highs in the lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows in the upper 40s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. 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
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 24-28 OCT 26-NOV 1    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Below      Below     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 October 19, 2017 the 292th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.410000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 08:14 EDT Set 19:13 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:43 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:48 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

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OCTOBER 19TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1844...
The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at
hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo
NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum)
...1961...
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern
mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the
worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of
snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel)
...1984...
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem TX (located 15 miles northwest of
Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most
businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered
cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in
the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph
reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals
ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at
Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month
as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower
Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet
snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was
without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below
freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including
fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North
Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities
reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92
degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in
October, and 116 such days for the year. (The National Weather Summary)


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