Marine Weather and Tides
10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.
|Sunrise 7:08AM||Sunset 4:31PM||Tuesday December 18, 2018 9:29 PM CST (03:29 UTC)||Moonrise 2:55PM||Moonset 3:23AM||Illumination 88%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Urbana, ILHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Central Illinois, IL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service lincoln il
829 pm cst Tue dec 18 2018
Issued at 829 pm cst Tue dec 18 2018
skies mainly clear this evening, though the mid high cloud deck to
our west is near the mississippi river. Temperatures have fallen
off a bit faster so far this evening, but should level off toward
midnight as the clouds increase and winds turn more southerly.
Made some adjustments to the hourly trends for the next few hours,
but overall low temperatures still look on track.
Short term (this evening through Wednesday)
issued at 256 pm cst Tue dec 18 2018
quiet weather will continue tonight into Wednesday as high
pressure drifts toward the east coast. Under clear skies, low
temperatures tonight will range from the upper 20s near the
indiana border to the middle 30s west of the illinois river.
Clouds will be on the increase late tonight, with conditions
becoming overcast during the day Wednesday: however, any light
precip associated with the next approaching system will hold off
until well after dark. Highs on Wednesday will top out in the
upper 40s and lower 50s.
Long term (Wednesday night through Tuesday)
issued at 256 pm cst Tue dec 18 2018
upper low currently evident on latest water vapor imagery over new
mexico and a short-wave across the northern rockies will track
eastward and eventually phase into a significant trough over the
eastern CONUS by the end of the week. The two waves will remain
separate as they pass illinois to the north and south on
Thursday... With phasing occurring further east on Friday. Given|
weaker forcing between the two waves, it appears precip will
generally be quite light across central illinois late Wednesday
night through Thursday night before eventually pushing further
eastward into the ohio river valley. The atmosphere will be warm
enough to support mostly light rain: however, a brief rain snow
mix will be possible on the back edge of the precip area Thursday
night into early Friday morning.
Once this system passes to the east, mild dry weather will be on
tap for the weekend with near normal temperatures in the upper 30s
and lower 40s. The primary challenge further out in the extended
will be timing weak short-waves in the prevailing zonal flow
pattern across the conus. In particular, one wave is indicated by
both the ECMWF gem coming into illinois Monday night into
Tuesday... While the GFS shows no such feature. Given such poor
consistency agreement among the models, forecast confidence remains
poor for early next week. At this point, will include just a low
chance pop for rain snow Monday night into Tuesday... But this may
be removed once timing trends become better established.
Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Wednesday evening)
issued at 507 pm cst Tue dec 18 2018
vfr conditions will prevail through the forecast period, with a
general increase of clouds at or above 15,000 feet. Southeast
winds this evening will become more southerly on Wednesday, with
some afternoon gusts approaching 20 knots at times.
Ilx watches warnings advisories
short term... Barnes
long term... Barnes
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|University of Illinois - Willard, IL||6 mi||37 min||SE 6||10.00 mi||Fair||31°F||26°F||82%||1019.1 hPa|
|Rantoul National Aviation Center Airport, IL||13 mi||55 min||SSE 5||10.00 mi||Fair||34°F||30°F||88%||1018.3 hPa|
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