Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:45AM||Sunset 5:43PM||Thursday February 20, 2020 6:43 PM CST (00:43 UTC)||Moonrise 5:15AM||Moonset 2:54PM||Illumination 8%|
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Area Discussion for - Central Illinois, IL  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS63 KILX 202308 AFDILX
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Lincoln IL 508 PM CST Thu Feb 20 2020
SYNOPSIS. Issued at 243 PM CST Thu Feb 20 2020
High pressure over IA will bring one more night of cold weather under clear skies. A warming trend will begin on Friday with sunny skies and southwest winds. The warm weather will continue into Saturday, with a chance for rain late Sunday.
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Friday) ISSUED AT 243 PM CST Thu Feb 20 2020
High pressure drifting slowly to the east, centered in IA by afternoon today. With high pressure reaching IL overnight, will still have one more night of cold conditions. Skies will be clear and winds will become light, allowing temperatures to fall into the lower teens.
Surface high continues to drift eastward Friday, which allows winds to becoming southwesterly. This will bring warmer air in under sunny skies. Highs expected to warm into 30s.
LONG TERM. (Friday night through Thursday) ISSUED AT 243 PM CST Thu Feb 20 2020
Extended forecast period starts out with pleasant beginning to weekend. Warmer air in southwest flow to continue Saturday and into Sunday. First shortwave moves into southwestern Rockies Sunday morning, developing warm advection pcpn into the plains ahead of it. Chance of rain reaches central IL by Sunday afternoon, as the upper trough reaches OK/KS. Long range operational models somewhat similar on timing and track of the shortwave. At this time, pcpn type looks to be all rain for forecast area.
Tuesday appears to be less defined, as models have differing solutions with the track of the second shortwave. Still have some chance of pcpn Tuesday, but will be some breaks in the pcpn before the next system approaches Tuesday night and Wednesday. Appears to be more cold air in place with this system and so some measurable snow possible, but the exact amounts still unclear. Will need to watch this system, as it is currently out too far for exact details at this time.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening) Issued at 507 PM CST Thu Feb 20 2020
VFR conditions the next 24 hours, with clear skies expected. North winds to become light and variable this evening, as high pressure moves ahead. Expect southwest winds to set up by midday Friday as the high departs.
ILX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NONE.
SYNOPSIS . Goetsch SHORT TERM . Goetsch LONG TERM . Goetsch AVIATION . Geelhart
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|Jacksonville Municipal Airport, IL||3 mi||69 min||NNW 6||10.00 mi||Fair||25°F||11°F||57%||1039.6 hPa|
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Wind History from IJX (wind in knots)
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