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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
417 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

High pressure will drift eastward overnight as a complex storm 
system approaches from the west on Monday. This system will 
initially bring rain during Monday and Tuesday, but wintry 
precipitation is possible by Tuesday night and Wednesday. Cold 
high pressure should follow with drier weather for the end of the

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Regional Hourly Observations For ALBEMARLE County
900 PM EDT SUN MAR 18 2018

STAUNTON*      FAIR      40  28  60 CALM      29.91S                  
WAYNESBORO*    FAIR      45  25  45 CALM      29.89F                  
HOT SPRINGS VA FAIR      45  14  29 NW6       29.91R                  
LYNCHBURG      FAIR      49  30  48 S7        29.92R                  
DANVILLE       FAIR      51  27  39 SE5       29.93S                  
SOUTH BOSTON*  FAIR      47  28  47 CALM      29.94R                  
MARTINSVILLE   FAIR      45  31  58 CALM      29.94S                  
ROANOKE        FAIR      52  33  48 E6        29.93R                  
BLACKSBURG     FAIR      45  33  62 E3        29.92S                  
DUBLIN*        FAIR      51  22  32 E3        29.91S                  
MARION*        FAIR      48  13  24 CALM      29.91S                  
HILLSVILLE*    FAIR      49  38  65 S5        29.90R                  
RICHLANDS*     FAIR      51  32  49 E3        29.89S                  
WISE*          FAIR      52  37  58 NE3       29.89F                  
ABINGDON*      FAIR      51  40  68 CALM      29.87F                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Sunday March 18, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 46 degrees north, near 50 degrees central, and near 51 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Leesburg. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Roanoke.

Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For ALBEMARLE County,VA

403 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

Low pressure will pass south of the area Monday night and develop
off the Mid-Atlantic Coast Tuesday. Rain will change to snow 
Monday night into Tuesday and accumulating snow is likely, 
especially for locations near and west of the Blue Ridge and
Catoctin Mountains as well as northern Maryland. Significant 
snowfall accumulation is possible along the ridges. The morning 
commute Tuesday will likely be impacted.

Another low may impact the area Tuesday night, providing an 
enhanced winter storm threat.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ALBEMARLE County, VA
Issued at 853 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds around 5 mph, becoming west around 5 mph after midnight.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs around 50. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

Rain likely in the evening, then rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Sleet. Rain in the morning, then rain with snow likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Rain likely in the evening. Sleet and snow likely. Lows around 30. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Snow likely. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Sunny. Highs around 50.

Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Sunday March 18, 2018 the 77th Day of Year

Declination -0.560000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:22 EDT Set 18:27 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:57 EDT Ends 18:52 EDT

Calculations made for central point in the state.
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

The great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S.
history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and
148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property
damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile
wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM.
The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen
students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes
claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)
High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to
the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115
mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas.
Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The
Weather Channel)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky