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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 MCDONOUGH County
Issued at 400 PM CDT SAT MAR 24 2018

QUINCY         CLOUDY    35  33  92 E20       29.94R FOG     WCI  24  
GALESBURG*     LGT SNOW  34  32  92 E22G32    30.06R VSB 1   WCI  23  
MACOMB*        LGT SNOW  32  31  96 E16G22    30.03R WCI  21          
JACKSONVILLE*  CLOUDY    35  33  94 E21       29.95R FOG     WCI  23  
PITTSFIELD*    CLOUDY    37  36  97 E15       29.93R FOG     WCI  28  

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Meteograms : Springfield , Peoria , Quad City , Chicago (O'Hare) , Rockford

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 MCDONOUGH County,IL

350 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018


Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect
for portions of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois until early
this evening. A few inches of additional snow is expected before
snow ends this evening. Strong east winds will diminish to 10 to 
15 mph by midnight. 


Monday night and Tuesday, periods of rain and embedded non-severe
thunderstorms are expected.


Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight. Any reports of
snowfall amounts over one inch would be appreciated.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MCDONOUGH County, IL
342 PM CDT Sat Mar 24 2018

Windy. Rain possibly mixed with freezing rain and snow. New snow accumulation up to 1 inch. East wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Blustery, cloudy. Rain early in the evening. Light snow in the evening, then a slight chance of light snow after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Ice accumulation of less than one quarter of an inch. Low in the upper 20s. Northeast wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph shifting to the east 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Mostly sunny. High around 40. East wind 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy. Low around 30. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of light rain possibly mixed with freezing rain and in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. High around 50. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Not as cool. Rain. Low in the upper 40s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. High in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Colder, cloudy. Low in the mid 30s.

Partly cloudy. High in the lower 50s. Low in the lower to mid 30s.

Partly sunny. High in the upper 40s.

12-48 Hr Surface, 12-48 Hr ETA 500mb/Sfc, TWC Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip
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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                      
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   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)

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