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Regional Hourly Observations For PUTNAM County
Issued at 1000 AM CDT MON AUG 21 2017
NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS CITY SKY/WX TMP DP RH WIND PRES REMARKS ROCKFORD CLOUDY 76 70 82 NW8 30.10S FREEPORT* CLOUDY 70 69 96 CALM 30.09F ROCHELLE* CLOUDY 72 70 95 NW6 30.10F FOG DE KALB* CLOUDY 74 72 91 W9 30.11R PERU* CLOUDY 71 67 88 S5 30.11S
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Illinois
Based on observations at 1000am CDT, Monday August 21, 2017
Across Illinois...temperatures are near 76 degrees north, near 81 degrees central, and near 84 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and not available south. In the north, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The heat index is near 86 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 76 degrees. The heat index is near 93 degrees south. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are from the northwest at 8 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 6 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to not available. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 degrees at Marion. The lowest temperature is 67 degrees at Galesburg.
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
430 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017 DAY ONE TODAY AND TONIGHT A complex of thunderstorms moving into the outlook area early this morning will produce locally heavy rainfall, frequent lightning and wind gusts up to 40 mph. Rainfall amounts of 1 inch or more in less than an hour may cause some localized flooding. Isolated thunderstorms are possible through the rest of the day. Some of these storms could produce hail over 1 inch in diameter, wind gusts over 60 mph and heavy rainfall. Tonight, widespread thunderstorms are expected as a cold front moves through the area. These storms may produce damaging winds up to 70 mph and heavy rainfall. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a slight risk for severe storms over most of the outlook area for today and tonight. Heavy rainfall tonight may lead to totals as high as 3 inches in a few locations overnight, which could lead to flash flooding. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation may be needed this afternoon through evening.
7-Day Forecast For PUTNAM County, IL
1012 AM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017
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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Illinois
ILLINOIS --------------------------------------------- 6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY AUG 26-30 AUG 28-SEP 3 AUG AUG-OCT ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Above Above Precipitation: Below Normal Normal Normal .... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy5 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
Monday August 21, 2017 the 233th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination 11.700000 Distance 0.999717 AU Rise 07:17 EDT Set 20:46 EDT Transit Meridian 14:01 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 06:50 EDT Ends 21:13 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
/////////////////////////////// AUGUST 21ST...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1883... A tornado hit Rochester MN killing 31 persons and wrecking 1351 dwellings. (David Ludlum) ...1888... A tornado swarm occurred in Maryland and Delaware. Many waterspouts were seen over Chesapeake Bay. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) ...1918... A tornado struck Tyler MN killing 36 persons and destroying most of the business section of the town resulting in a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum) ...1983... The temperature at Fayetteville NC soared to 110 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Early morning thunderstorms produced severe weather in eastern Iowa and west central Illinois. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 82 mph at Moline IL, and tennis ball size hail at Independence IA. Rock Island IL was drenched with 3.70 inches of rain. Total damage for the seven county area of west central Illinois was estimated at twelve million dollars. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1988... Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Iowa, produced wind gusts to 63 mph in the Council Bluffs area, and drenched Sioux Center IA with up to 6.61 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) ...1989... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from Kansas to Minnesota and North Dakota. Thunderstorms in Minnesota produced baseball size hail from Correll to north of Appleton. Thunderstorms in north central Kansas produced wind gusts higher than 100 mph at Wilson Dam. Thunderstorms around Lincoln NE produced baseball size hail and up to five inches of rain, and Boone NE was deluged with five inches of rain in an hour and a half. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky