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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
433 AM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018

Mostly clear skies prevailed through the overnight hours. 
Temperatures overnight fell into the mid to upper 70s across 
central and southern Illinois.

Hot and humid conditions will continue today. Heat index values
of 100 to 105 degree are expected. A frontal boundary will slowly
drift into northern Illinois this afternoon, bringing a chance of
showers and thunderstorms to central and northern Illinois this 
afternoon into tonight. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will
continue through the week.

High temperatures today will reach the low to mid 90s across the
Midwest. Low temperatures tonight will range from the low 60s
across northern Illinois, to the mid 70s across central and
southern Illinois.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MENARD County
Issued at 400 AM CDT MON JUN 18 2018

CENTRAL ILLINOIS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PONTIAC        FAIR      78  76  93 SW9       29.99S HX  82           
BLOOMINGTON    FAIR      77  72  84 SW13      30.02R                  
DECATUR        FAIR      77  72  84 SW9       30.02S                  
PEORIA         FAIR      76  72  87 S7        29.98F                  
LACON*         FAIR      78  73  82 S8        29.96S HX  81           
LINCOLN*       FAIR      76  74  94 CALM      30.00S                  
SPRINGFIELD    FAIR      79  74  84 S9        30.00F HX  82           
TAYLORVILLE    FAIR      74  73  95 S6        30.02S                  

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, Monday June 18, 2018

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 78 degrees north, near 77 degrees central, and near 75 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. The heat index is near 80 degrees north. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 180/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 72 degrees at De Kalb.


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 MENARD County,IL

305 PM CDT Sun Jun 17 2018

   HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT MONDAY  

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Illinois, east central Illinois, southeast Illinois and west
central Illinois.

 DAY ONE  TONIGHT  

Heat Index values will range from 100 to 110 degrees this 
afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms are possible this evening.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY  

Summerlike heat and humidity will continue Monday. Afternoon heat
indices in a few locations may approach 105 degrees.

A better threat for more widespread thunderstorms will return 
Monday night as a frontal system drops south into our area, with 
a daily chance for thunderstorms continuing for the remainder of 
the work week. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated through tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MENARD County, IL
403 AM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018


HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

TODAY
Sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 107.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Heat index readings 98 to 103.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Heat index readings 98 to 103.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

THURSDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.

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
                             ILLINOIS                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUN 23-27 JUN 25-JUL 1    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above     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

Monday June 18, 2018 the 169th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 23.420000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:31 EDT Set 21:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 14:00 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:59 EDT Ends 22:02 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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JUNE 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1875...
A severe coastal storm (or possible hurricane) struck the Atlantic coast
from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. Eastport ME reported wind gusts to 57 mph.
(David Ludlum)
...1958...
Hailstones up to four inches in diameter killed livestock as a storm passed
from Joliet to Belfry in Carbon County MT. (The Weather Channel)
...1970...
Wind and rain, and hail up to seven inches deep, caused more than five
million dollars damage at Oberlin KS. (The Weather Channel)


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