Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:18AM||Sunset 4:28PM||Thursday December 13, 2018 5:23 PM CST (23:23 UTC)||Moonrise 11:44AM||Moonset 10:27PM||Illumination 38%|
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Area Discussion for - Quad Cities, IA/IL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service quad cities ia il
501 pm cst Thu dec 13 2018
Issued at 500 pm cst Thu dec 13 2018
dense fog has become more widespread over the past couple hours
over southeast iowa, northeast missouri into west central
illinois and have put out a dense fog advisory valid until 02z or
8 pm. Light rain showers expanding and spreading northeast have so
far only offered little improvement in visibilities, going from
around 1 4 mile to 1 2 mile where drizzle increases to rain. The
fog could potentially linger past the expiration time and will
reassess as the evening progresses for a possible extension.
Issued at 137 pm cst Thu dec 13 2018
today has seen steady progress north of low level moisture. This has
driven a stark difference in sensible weather from a pleasant dry
day north, transitioning to a damp, foggy, and drizzly day in the
south half. The northern edge of the mid 30s surface dewpoints has
seen dense fog today, which was extremely dense this morning. As of
early afternoon, a very thin ribbon of near dense fog is still
likely taking place from washington iowa through mercer county
illinois. With drizzle and showers now developing over the southern
half of the area, and the narrowing of this fog area, we have
elected to discontinue the advisory.
Short term (this evening through Friday)
issued at 137 pm cst Thu dec 13 2018
tonight, the main challenge to the over all weather will be the
extent of measurable rain. This continues to look to be mainly in
our illinois counties, but with drizzle this afternoon and
this evening, the fog should not expand in coverage so much as
become widespread 1 2 to 1 1 2 mile visibility in fog and drizzle.
That likelihood will keep fog in the forecast grids along with
rain and drizzle. Temperatures in a the entire CWA are now well
above freezing, thus through the main event through mid evening no
freezing precipitation is expected. Overnight, temperatures will
drop below freezing late, but where that occurs, the weather will
In the far east, precipitation should end around 1 to 4 am, even
there, conditions will remain above freezing through the end of
the event. Thus, no advisory is expected for tonight. Increasing
north to northwest winds should help dry out surfaces prior to any
wet road freeze ups.
Long term (Friday night through Thursday)
issued at 137 pm cst Thu dec 13 2018
generally quiet weather for much of the period with temperatures
at or above normal.
Friday night and Saturday
assessment... Medium to high confidence
mainly dry conditions will be seen with daytime temperatures
averaging above normal.
The storm system moves into the ohio valley with the western edge of
the precipitation shield in central and eastern illinois.
Saturday night and Sunday
assessment... High confidence
the next cold front associated with a weak upper level disturbance
will move through the area on Sunday. The lack of moisture means
that only an increase in clouds will mark the passage of the upper
The model consensus has quiet and dry conditions for the area.
Sunday night on...
Sunday night through Wednesday
assessment... High confidence
the global models have quiet and dry conditions for the area as high
pressure moves through the midwest.
Wednesday night and Thursday
assessment... Low to medium confidence
Wednesday night into Thursday the next cold front moves through the
area with an associated upper level disturbance. This disturbance is
progged to be stronger than the previous one. However, moisture
availability is in question.
There will be about 24 hours of southerly flow prior to the arrival
of the front. When one takes into account the moist biases of the
models, there should be some moisture available to generate
precipitation but it could be spotty.
Right now the model consensus has slight chance to low chance pops
for areas along and east of the mississippi.
Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon)
issued at 1122 am cst Thu dec 13 2018
a narrow band of dense fog which is very dense at times, continues
to lift north as of 11 am. This fog may move into mli before
shifting northeast into northwest illinois this afternoon.
Visibility may drop to 1 4 at mli, but will be forecast to 1 2
since it's already mild there compared to when fog move in farther
south, when it was cold in the morning. In any case, the storm
system moving through mo today will bring rain to illinois, and
drizzle to iowa, resulting in low MVFR ifr conditions this
afternoon and evening. By midnight, increasing northwest winds
will draw in drier air, with improving conditions toVFR higher
MVFR from west to east tonight.
Dvn watches warnings advisories
Ia... Dense fog advisory until 8 pm cst this evening for des moines-
Il... Dense fog advisory until 8 pm cst this evening for bureau-
Mo... Dense fog advisory until 8 pm cst this evening for clark.
short term... Ervin
long term... 08
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