Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:17AM||Sunset 6:13PM||Saturday October 21, 2017 10:39 AM CDT (15:39 UTC)||Moonrise 7:55AM||Moonset 6:42PM||Illumination 2%|
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national weather service lincoln il
551 am cdt Sat oct 21 2017
Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 338 am cdt Sat oct 21 2017
a tightening pressure gradient between a high anchored along the
east coast and a cold front in the plains will produce strong
s SW winds across central illinois today. Numeric guidance and
forecast soundings suggest gusts of 25-30mph, particularly from
late morning through the afternoon. Plenty of mid high clouds will
stream across the region this morning, as a short-wave trough
tracks just W NW of illinois through iowa into wisconsin. While
regional 00z upper air soundings showed very dry air below 500mb,
current radar mosaic indicates 30-40dbz echoes embedded within
the southwesterly flow on the periphery of the wave. No surface
obs have reported precip yet, but have decided to include a chance
for sprinkles everywhere west of the i-57 corridor this morning in
case some very light precip manages to reach the ground beneath
the stronger echoes. Aside from that, the remainder of the day
will be partly to mostly cloudy... Breezy... And very warm with
highs once again climbing well into the 70s.
The plains cold front will slowly push eastward tonight,
triggering showers and thunderstorms overnight. 00z oct 21 models
have continued the recent trend of slowing the eastward progress
of the front, with most high-res solutions keeping showers west of
the kilx CWA until after midnight. Have scaled back evening pops
accordingly, with only slight chances west of i-55. Rain chances
will gradually spread eastward across the remainder of the area
overnight, but may not reach the indiana border until after 12z.
Spc continues to highlight locations west of the mississippi river
for potential severe later today: however, by the time any
convection reaches west-central illinois, instability will be
waning and severe threat appears to be low tonight.
Long term (Sunday through Friday)
issued at 338 am cdt Sat oct 21 2017
front will slowly push eastward across central illinois on Sunday,|
bringing showers and perhaps a few isolated thunderstorms.
Boundary will slip mainly east of the area by Monday: however,
models are continuing to struggle with a rather complex upper air
pattern early next week. The main challenge is how an upper trough
digging across the northern plains will interact with an upper low
tracking through the mississippi tennessee river valleys.
Considerable model spread still exists, resulting in below average
forecast confidence beyond Sunday. At this point, will continue to
forecast showers across mainly the E SE CWA on Monday as the upper
low slows. Meanwhile, as the northern plains wave digs further
south and merges with the low, clouds and light showers are a good
bet everywhere on Tuesday. The main weather story for the middle
of the week will be the considerably cooler conditions... As
temperatures drop from the 60s 70s on Sunday into the 50s by
Tuesday Wednesday. After that... Warming conditions are expected by
the end of the week.
Aviation (for the 12z tafs through 12z Sunday morning)
issued at 551 am cdt Sat oct 21 2017
strong southerly winds gusting to around 25kt will prevail across
central illinois today. Isolated very light showers sprinkles will
be possible through the morning hours, particularly west of the
i-57 corridor. Have therefore included vcsh at kpia kbmi kspi
through 18z. A cold front will begin to approach from the west
tonight, bringing showers and a few thunderstorms overnight. Based
on latest model data, have introduced predominant showers with
vcts at kpia after 08z... Then further east to kbmi kspi after 10z.
Further east, decided to only mention vcsh through 12z at the
Ilx watches warnings advisories
Short term... Barnes
long term... Barnes
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