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Forbes Lake , IL
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~ 607 miles away - (1362)
Today's Forecast Dec 05, 2021
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Forbes Lake's current water temperature is 36°F. Today's forecast is: Rain starting in the afternoon., with a high around 63°F and a low around 34°F. Winds are out of the S at 12 mph with gusts of 39 mph.

Current Conditions
36°F
Water estimate as of
Dec 04, 2021
63° 34° F
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WNW 12 - 39 gust
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Latest satelite temp: 36°F
36°F
  Warning: Greater than 10% difference.




Forecast as of Dec 05, 2021
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Sunday
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60° 35°
S 12-39 mph

Rain starting in the afternoon.
Monday
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40° 21°
NW 15-36 mph
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12
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6
8

Clear throughout the day.
Tuesday
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34° 23°
E 5-16 mph
6
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10
12
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6
8

Overcast throughout the day.
Wednesday
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46° 29°
S 5-16 mph
6
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12
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6
8

Clear throughout the day.
Thursday
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58° 39°
SSE 10-36 mph
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12
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8

Overcast throughout the day.
Friday
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64° 53°
SSW 12-44 mph
6
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12
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6
8

Possible light rain overnight.
Saturday
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54° 22°
NW 13-42 mph
6
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12
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8

Rain in the morning and afternoon.
Sunday
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50° 26°
SW 4-16 mph
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12
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8

Clear throughout the day.

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Description
Forbes Lake was constructed in Stephen A. Forbes State Park near Salem in 1963. The Lake has a surface area of 585 acres, a maximum depth of 31 feet, and a mean depth of 12 feet. The lake has 18 miles of shoreline and a watershed of 13,800 acres.

Related sites:
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Attributes
Acres 544
Base Elevation 535 Ft

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Nearby Lakes
Water: 35° H: 63° L: 36°
Wind 13-38 mph
Lake Centalia Rain throughout the day. 27 miles from Forbes Lake Salem, IL
Water: 51° H: 61° L: 33°
Wind 12-34 mph
Newton Lake Rain throughout the day. 44 miles from Forbes Lake Newton, IL
Water: 36° H: 58° L: 33°
Wind 12-37 mph
Vandalia Lake Possible light rain throughout the day. 46 miles from Forbes Lake Vandalia, IL
Water: 36° H: 60° L: 33°
Wind 12-34 mph
Lake Sara Rain throughout the day. 48 miles from Forbes Lake Effingham, IL
Water: 40° H: 60° L: 35°
Wind 12-37 mph
Carlyle Reservoir Rain in the evening and overnight. 52 miles from Forbes Lake Carlyle, IL
Water: 37° H: 59° L: 33°
Wind 11-35 mph
Governor Bond Lake Light rain throughout the day. 59 miles from Forbes Lake Greenville, IL
Water: 47° H: 63° L: 34°
Wind 12-38 mph
East Fork Lake Rain throughout the day. 62 miles from Forbes Lake Olney, IL
Water: 36° H: 58° L: 33°
Wind 12-35 mph
Coffeen Lake Possible light rain throughout the day. 66 miles from Forbes Lake Coffeen, IL
Water: 35° H: 58° L: 32°
Wind 13-31 mph
Lake Mattoon Rain throughout the day. 75 miles from Forbes Lake Mattoon, IL
Water: 42° H: 65° L: 38°
Wind 12-40 mph
Rend Lake Heavy rain starting in the afternoon. 77 miles from Forbes Lake Benton, IL
Water: 35° H: 58° L: 32°
Wind 12-35 mph
Lake Glenn Shoals Possible light rain until evening. 80 miles from Forbes Lake Hillsboro, IL
Water: 37° H: 57° L: 32°
Wind 13-34 mph
Lake Shelbyville Light rain throughout the day. 86 miles from Forbes Lake Shelbyville, IL
Water: 36° H: 58° L: 33°
Wind 12-34 mph
Lake Lou Yaeger Possible light rain in the morning and afternoon. 89 miles from Forbes Lake Litchfield, IL
Water: 44° H: 64° L: 37°
Wind 13-38 mph
Gibson Lake (Broad Pond) Heavy rain starting in the afternoon. 97 miles from Forbes Lake Princeton, IN
Water: 35° H: 57° L: 32°
Wind 13-34 mph
Taylorville Lake Light rain until evening. 99 miles from Forbes Lake Taylorville, IL
Water: 36° H: 61° L: 34°
Wind 11-35 mph
Holiday Lake Overcast throughout the day. 103 miles from Forbes Lake Holiday Shores, IL
Water: 35° H: 60° L: 34°
Wind 12-36 mph
Lake Carlinville Overcast throughout the day. 110 miles from Forbes Lake Carlinville, IL
Water: 49° H: 63° L: 36°
Wind 11-36 mph
Baldwin Lake Rain until morning, starting again in the evening. 111 miles from Forbes Lake Baldwin, IL
Water: 38° H: 60° L: 30°
Wind 12-35 mph
Lincoln Trail Lake Rain throughout the day. 114 miles from Forbes Lake Marshall, IL
Water: 40° H: 63° L: 36°
Wind 9-34 mph
Horseshoe Lake Possible light rain until morning, starting again in the evening. 115 miles from Forbes Lake Granite City, IL