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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
320 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

Overcast skies, along with blustery north winds have moved over
all locations across Illinois this afternoon. Southeast Illinois
also began to report snowfall, as the backside of the low
continues to slowly shift eastward.

Additional snowfall is expected to impact locations in far east
central and southeast Illinois over the next few hours. Low
pressure will continue eastward over the remainder of this
afternoon and evening, taking all precipitation out of the area. Some
lake effect snow off Lake Michigan will slide through Chicago 
towards east central Illinois. Blustery north winds will remain 
steady this afternoon and evening, with sustained 20 to 30 mph 
winds and 30 to 40 mph gusts. This will create blowing and 
drifting snow conditions through the region. Behind the winter 
system, an Arctic airmass will slide into the area, bringing much 
colder temperatures to the Midwest.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from the single digits
below zero across the northern half of Wisconsin and northwest
Iowa, to the lower 20s across the Missouri bootheel and western
Kentucky. Highs Sunday will be near 10 across northern Illinois, 
low teens in central Illinois, and 20s across southern Illinois.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PUTNAM County
Issued at 700 PM CST SAT JAN 19 2019

ROCKFORD       MOCLDY    14   6  70 N17       30.13R WCI  -3          
FREEPORT*      FAIR      11   4  75 N13       30.15R WCI  -4          
ROCHELLE*      CLOUDY    15   9  78 N18       30.09S WCI  -2          
DE KALB*       FLURRIES  15  10  81 N18G28    30.07R WCI  -2          
PERU*          CLOUDY    17  10  76 N21       30.08S WCI   0          

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 700pm CST, Saturday January 19, 2019

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 14 degrees north, near 22 degrees central, and near 28 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and flurries south. In the north, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 6 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 17 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 26 degrees. Winds are from the north at 17 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near -3 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 32 mph with gusts at 43 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 3 degrees central. Winds are from the north at 14 mph with gusts at 24 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and flurries. The wind chill is near 17 degrees south. The livestock cold stress index is in the emergency category north, danger category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 30 degrees at Salem, Metropolis, and Flora. The lowest temperature is 11 degrees at Freeport.

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 PUTNAM County,IL

142 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019


Wind chill readings will fall into the -10 to -20 range by mid
evening tonight. Winds will get much lighter overnight, but
temperatures falling to -5 to around zero will keep wind chills
very cold. 


Wind chill readings will drop to the single digits to teens below
zero both Sunday and Monday mornings.

There is a chance for light snow on Sunday. Minor accumulations 
are possible, mainly in southeast Iowa and northeast Missouri.

Another winter system may produce accumulating snow or mixed
precipitation in or near the outlook area Tuesday and Tuesday 


Storm spotter activation will not be needed this afternoon or

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PUTNAM County, IL
530 PM CST Sat Jan 19 2019

Blustery, colder. Partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Low around 5. North wind 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Wind chill readings to 12 below after midnight.

Colder. Partly sunny. High around 12. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill readings to 9 below.

Partly cloudy. Low near zero. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Wind chill readings to 13 below after midnight.

Mostly cloudy. High around 19. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill readings to 10 below.

Not as cold. Mostly cloudy. Low around 16. Southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Wind chill readings to 2 below.

Not as cold. Cloudy. A chance of freezing rain and snow in the morning, then rain possibly mixed with freezing rain, sleet and snow in the afternoon. High in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Snow possibly mixed with rain in the evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

Partly sunny. High in the upper 20s.

Colder. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Low around 13.

Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 20s. Low around 8.

Colder. Partly sunny. High around 11.

Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Low around 2 below.

Partly sunny. High around 10.

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 
                   JAN 25-29 JAN 27-FEB 2    JAN       JAN-MAR                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below     Normal     Normal                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Below      Below      Below                      

....  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 January 19, 2019 the 19th Day of Year

Declination -20.170000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 08:17 EST Set 18:03 EST
Transit Meridian 13:09 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:48 EST Ends 18:32 EST

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

The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and
accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tradgedy
struck Sanbornton NH where three chidren froze to death. (David Ludlum)
Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state
record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David
Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme southern
Florida. (David Ludlum)
A storm tracking toward the northeastern U.S. produced up to 14 inches of
snow in northern Indiana. Peru IN reported a foot of snow. Six cities in
Florida reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 88 degrees at Miami equalled their record for the month of January.
(National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
A powerful storm hit the central U.S. producing blizzard conditions in the
Central High Plains, and severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi
Valley. Snowfall totals ranged up to 36 inches at Wolf Creek Pass CO, with
31 inches at Elsmere NE. Tornadoes claimed five lives in Tennessee, and a
tornado at Cullman AL injured 35 persons. (National Weather Summary) (Storm
The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks AK was a frigid 41 degrees
below zero, and the morning low of 24 degrees below zero at Anchorage AK
was their coldest reading in fourteen years. (National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in eastern Texas and
Louisiana. Tornadoes at Garland TX and Apple Springs TX each injured one
person. Heavy snow spread from the Southern and Central Rockies into the
Great Plains. Storm totals in New Mexico reached 36 inches at Gascon.
Totals in the Central Plains ranged up to 15 inches near McCook NE and
Garden City KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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