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Regional Hourly Observations For ALBEMARLE County
200 AM EST THU DEC 14 2017

STAUNTON*      PTCLDY    36  15  43 S10       29.49S                  
WAYNESBORO*    SUNNY     38  15  40 SW7       29.47S                  
HOT SPRINGS VA CLOUDY    32  13  45 W22G41    29.42S WCI  19          
LYNCHBURG      CLEAR     34  16  47 S13       29.55F WCI  25          
DANVILLE       CLEAR     32  19  58 SW7       29.64F                  
SOUTH BOSTON*  FAIR      36  16  44 SW9       29.63F                  
MARTINSVILLE   CLEAR     32  15  50 SW3       29.64F                  
ROANOKE        CLEAR     42  18  37 VRB5      29.55F                  
BLACKSBURG     PTCLDY    39  20  46 SW14G22   29.55F                  
DUBLIN*        CLOUDY    40  20  43 SW18G24   29.57S                  
MARION*        PTCLDY    37  13  38 W24G36    29.61S                  
HILLSVILLE*    CLOUDY    40  20  45 W9G18     29.55S                  
RICHLANDS*     PTSUNNY   35  16  46 SW13G22   29.62S                  
WISE*          CLOUDY    36  21  55 SW12      29.65R                  
ABINGDON*      CLOUDY    40  18  41 W13       29.67F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 100am EST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 38 degrees central, and near 35 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 13 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. Winds are from the south at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 15 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 38 degrees at Richmond and Norfolk. 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

1208 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect overnight for western 
Grant  western Mineral and western Allegany Counties.

A wind advisory is in effect for the higher elevations of the
Allegheny and Potomac Highlands as well as the Blue Ridge

Slippery conditions on untreated surfaces will continue into the
morning rush for areas that received snow. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

The Winter Weather Advisory continues 7 am Thursday and the Wind 
Advisory continues until noon Thursday. 


Spotters are asked to report significant weather using standard
operating procedures.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ALBEMARLE County, VA
Issued at 1229 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. East winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds around 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

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 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:25 EST Set 16:57 EST
Transit Meridian 12:11 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:56 EST Ends 17:26 EST

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

Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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