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Weather Summary For Central And Southeast Illinois
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
428 AM CDT Fri Apr 26 2019

Clear skies were seen across most of central Illinois, through the
overnight hours. A few clouds lingered across locations, mainly 
east of I 57. Temperatures across the area at 4 a.m., ranged from 
46 degrees at Galesburg, to 55 degrees at Lawrenceville.

Low pressure will track northeast into the eastern Great Lakes 
today. This will allow the wet weather to gradually shift east of
the region this morning. A narrow ridge of high pressure will 
build into the Midwest today, providing dry weather and mild 
temperatures. The next weather system quickly moving into the area
this weekend, will bring rain back to the forecast by Saturday, 
with snow possible from northern Illinois into southern Wisconsin,
on Saturday night.

High temperatures today, will range from the upper 50s across
Wisconsin, to the middle 70s across the Missouri bootheel.

Overnight low temperatures, will range from 30s across Wisconsin,
to the middle 50s across western Missouri.

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Regional Hourly Observations For PUTNAM County
Issued at 900 AM CDT FRI APR 26 2019

ROCKFORD       FAIR      53  32  44 NW17G26   29.85R                  
FREEPORT*      FAIR      50  33  51 NW18G24   29.88R                  
ROCHELLE*      FAIR      51  35  53 NW22G31   29.84R                  
DE KALB*       FAIR      51  34  52 NW20G28   29.82R                  
PERU*          FAIR      52  35  53 NW22G32   29.87R                  

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 900am CDT, Friday April 26, 2019

Across Illinois...temperatures are near 53 degrees north, near 53 degrees central, and near 56 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 17 mph with gusts at 26 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 21 mph with gusts at 31 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are variable at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 310/ degrees at Northerly Island. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Waukegan.

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

451 AM CDT Fri Apr 26 2019


Moderate to major flooding will continue along the Mississippi 
River. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings
for details


A strong spring storm system moving through the region Saturday may 
bring accumulating snow into portion of eastern Iowa and northwest 
Illinois from late morning through early evening. The potential
for at least a few inches of wet snow accumulation looks to be 
greatest along and north of the highway 20 corridor. There is the
chance for higher amounts if the storm system can track further 
south and produce snowfall at rates of an inch or more per hour to
overcome the warm surfaces. Lighter snow amounts may occur 
further south to the highway 30 corridor. Strong winds gusting up 
to 40 MPH may combine with the heavy wet snow to reduce visibility
and produce minor tree damage and power outages. Travel may 
become challenging in these conditions by Saturday afternoon. Stay
tuned for further updates and possible winter weather headlines 
that may be issued as this storm becomes more certain. 

Away from the snow, strong east to southeast winds gusting 35 to
40 MPH Saturday morning will switch to the northeast and north and
gust up to 45 MPH as the afternoon progresses. These strong winds
combined with rain may still produce travel impacts.

Cold air spilling into the area behind this system may lead to 
temperatures dropping below freezing by early Sunday morning 
across eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois, especially along and 
north of Interstate 80.

Thunderstorms will be possible Sunday night, and again Tuesday
night into Wednesday. It is too soon to determine the potential 
for severe weather. Locally heavy rain may occur with these bouts
of storms which may eventually aggravate ongoing river flooding

Moderate to major flooding will continue along the Mississippi 
River. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for 


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For PUTNAM County, IL
712 AM CDT Fri Apr 26 2019

Breezy, sunny. High in the lower 60s. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Mostly clear. Low around 40. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

Brisk, cooler, rain. High in the lower 50s. East wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southeast 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Brisk. Cloudy with light rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of light rain after midnight. Low in the lower 30s. Northeast wind 15 to 25 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Sunny. High in the mid 50s. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely after midnight. Low in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 60 percent.

Rain showers in the morning. High in the upper 50s. Chance of showers 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Low in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. High in the upper 50s.

Rain showers likely. Low in the mid 40s. High in the lower 60s. Chance of showers 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Low in the upper 40s. High in the upper 60s.

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 
                 MAY 1-MAY 5  MAY 3-MAY 9    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      
 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

Friday April 26, 2019 the 116th Day of Year

Declination 13.760000
Distance 0.999718 AU
Rise 07:05 EDT Set 20:49 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:56 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:38 EDT Ends 21:16 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

Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe
around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that
year. (David Ludlum)
An unusually strong occluded front swept out of the Gulf of Alaska and
produced the first April thunderstorm of record at Fairbanks. Pea size hail
fell northeast of Fairbanks from thunderstorms whose tops were less than
8000 feet. (The Weather Channel)
Severe thunderstorms associated with an intense cyclone spawned a total of
forty-seven tornadoes in two days from Louisiana to Upper Michigan. The
tornadoes killed 16 persons and injured 259 others. (Storm Data)

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