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January 2, 2018

The daily outlook can be found at the bottom of this post.

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Long Range Video update.

Bonus video for subscribers.  I bring these to you from the BAMwx team.

This is the long range video update.

This particular video is a bit more technical.
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Illinois centered video (includes portions of Kentucky)
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Missouri Valley centered video
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They currently don’t offer a Kentucky video.  That may happen in the future. Use the Illinois video (as it covers the same weather systems)

Your daily forecast into the coming weekend.
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January 2, 2018
Tuesday Forecast Details
Forecast:  Sunny.  Cold.
Temperatures:  MO ~ 15 to 20     IL ~ 16 to 22      KY ~ 18 to 24
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0%
Coverage of precipitation: None
Wind chill values: +5 to 15 above
Accumulating snow or ice: No
Winds: North and northeast at 6 to 12 mph.  Winds becoming variable.
What impacts are anticipated from the weather? Cold wind chills.
My confidence in the forecast verifying: High
Is severe weather expected?  No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans?  Cold wind chill values

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Tuesday Night Forecast Details:
Forecast
:  Intervals of clouds. Cold.   A flurry possible.
Temperatures
:    MO ~  6 to 12    IL ~  6 to 12       KY ~  6 to 12
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 10%    IL ~ 10%    KY ~ 10% 
Coverage of precipitation
: None to isolated
Wind chill values: -8 to 5 degrees above
Accumulating snow or ice:  No
Winds
: North winds at 4 to 8 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather
? Cold wind chills
My confidence in the forecast verifying
: High
Is severe weather expected
? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans
: Bitterly cold wind chill values

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January 3, 2018
Wednesday Forecast Details
Forecast:  Partly sunny. Not as cold.  A chance of a snow flurry.
Temperatures:  MO ~ 26 to 32     IL ~ 25 to 30      KY ~ 26 to 32
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0%
Coverage of precipitation: None to isolated
Wind chill values: 10 to 20
Accumulating snow or ice: No
Winds: West and southwest at 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph.  Winds becoming more west and northwest
What impacts are anticipated from the weather?  None
My confidence in the forecast verifying: High
Is severe weather expected?  No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans?  No, but it will be cold

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Wednesday Night Forecast Details:
Forecast
:  Mostly clear and bitterly cold.  
Temperatures
:    MO ~  5 to 10    IL ~   4 to 8       KY ~  5 to 102
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0% 
Coverage of precipitation
: None
Wind chill values: -10 to 0
Accumulating snow or ice:  No
Winds
: Northwest at 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 14 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather
? Cold wind chills
My confidence in the forecast verifying
: High
Is severe weather expected
? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans
: Cold wind chill values

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January 4, 2018
Thursday Forecast Details
Forecast:  Mostly sunny. Cold.
Temperatures:  MO ~ 16 to 22    IL ~ 16 to 22     KY ~ 18 to 24
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0%
Coverage of precipitation: None
Wind chill values: 8 to 16 degrees
Accumulating snow or ice: No
Winds: North and northwest at 5 to 10 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather?  None
My confidence in the forecast verifying: High
Is severe weather expected?  No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans?  No, but it will be cold

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Thursday Night Forecast Details:
Forecast
:  A few passing clouds.  Otherwise, clear and bitterly cold.  
Temperatures
:    MO ~  4 to 10   IL ~   4 to 8      KY ~  5 to 10
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0% 
Coverage of precipitation
: None
Wind chill values: -8 to 4 degrees above
Accumulating snow or ice:  No
Winds
: Northwest at 5 to 10 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather
? Cold wind chills
My confidence in the forecast verifying
: High
Is severe weather expected
? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans
: Cold wind chill values

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January 5, 2018
Friday Forecast Details
Forecast:  Partly cloudy.
Temperatures:  MO ~ 22 to 26     IL ~ 24 to 28      KY ~ 24 to 282
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0%
Coverage of precipitation: None
Wind chill values: 10 to 20
Accumulating snow or ice: No
Winds: Northwest at 5 to 10 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather? None
My confidence in the forecast verifying: Medium
Is severe weather expected?  No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans? No

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Friday Night Forecast Details:
Forecast
:  Mostly clear.  A few passing clouds.  Bitterly cold.
Temperatures
:    MO ~  6 to 12     IL ~ 6 to 12      KY ~  6 to 12
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0% 
Coverage of precipitation
: None
Wind chill values: 10 to 20 degrees above
Accumulating snow or ice:  No
Winds
: Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather
? None
My confidence in the forecast verifying
: Medium
Is severe weather expected
? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans
:  None

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January 6, 2018
Saturday Forecast Details
Forecast:  Mostly sunny.
Temperatures:  MO ~  28 to 34       IL ~  28 to 34       KY ~  28 to 34
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 0%    IL ~ 0%    KY ~ 0%
Coverage of precipitation:  None
Wind chill values: 20 to 30
Accumulating snow or ice: No
Winds: Variable 4 to 8 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather? None
My confidence in the forecast verifying: Medium
Is severe weather expected? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans?  No

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Saturday Night Forecast Details:
Forecast
:  Partly cloudy.
Temperatures
:    MO ~  20 to 25     IL ~  20 to 250       KY ~  20 to 25
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 10%    IL ~ 10%    KY ~ 10% 
Coverage of precipitation
:  Most likely none
Wind chill values: 15 to 20
Accumulating snow or ice:  No
Winds
: South at 5 to 10 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather
? None
My confidence in the forecast verifying
: Medium
Is severe weather expected
? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans
:  No

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January 7, 2018
Sunday Forecast Details
Forecast:  Increasing clouds. A  chance of a wintry mix changing to rain.
Temperatures:  MO ~  35 to 40       IL ~  35 to 40       KY ~  35 to 40
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 30%    IL ~ 30%    KY ~ 30%
Coverage of precipitation:  Scattered
Wind chill values: 25 to 35
Accumulating snow or ice: Monitor updates
Winds: South wind 5 to 10 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather? Monitor updates
My confidence in the forecast verifying: LOW
Is severe weather expected? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans?  Precipitation will be possible.

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Sunday Night Forecast Details:
Forecast
:  Cloudy.  A chance of rain changing to a wintry mix or snow.
Temperatures
:    MO ~  35 to 40     IL ~  35 to 40      KY ~  35 to 40
What is the chance of precipitation?  MO ~ 30%    IL ~ 30%    KY ~ 30% 
Coverage of precipitation
: Scattered
Wind chill values: 28 to 38
Accumulating snow or ice:  Monitor updates
Winds
: West at 5 to 10 mph
What impacts are anticipated from the weather
? Monitor updates
My confidence in the forecast verifying
: LOW
Is severe weather expected
? No
The NWS defines severe weather as 58 mph wind or great, 1″ hail or larger, and/or tornadoes
Should I cancel my outdoor plans
:  Precipitation will be possible

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