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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
339 PM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

A cold front crossed the area on Saturday, and a reinforcing cold 
front will cross the area overnight. Other than a dry cold front 
moving through the region on Tuesday, high pressure will be the 
dominate weather feature across our area next week. Low pressure 
will progress from the Gulf Coast area Friday into the southeast 
U.S. this weekend and bring the region our next chance of rain.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ALBEMARLE County
600 PM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018

STAUNTON*      FAIR      59  38  45 W8G16     29.74S                  
WAYNESBORO*    FAIR      60  41  50 W8G17     29.73S                  
HOT SPRINGS VA MOCLDY    49  42  74 W20G32    29.77R                  
LYNCHBURG      FAIR      62  47  57 W3        29.74F                  
DANVILLE       FAIR      66  55  67 SW12      29.75F                  
SOUTH BOSTON*  FAIR      65  58  78 CALM      29.74F                  
MARTINSVILLE   FAIR      64  46  52 W3        29.80S                  
ROANOKE        FAIR      63  40  42 W16G25    29.78S                  
BLACKSBURG     MOCLDY    58  43  58 W7        29.82S                  
DUBLIN*        FAIR      59  41  52 W16G23    29.82S                  
MARION*        CLOUDY    56  48  72 W21G26    29.85S                  
HILLSVILLE*    FAIR      55  44  65 W13G25    29.82S                  
RICHLANDS*     FAIR      52  41  66 NW9G17    29.88R                  
WISE*          FAIR      54  41  62 W12G22    29.92R                  
ABINGDON*      MOCLDY    58  47  65 NW10      29.89R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 65 degrees north, near 66 degrees central, and near 67 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. Winds are from the west at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 68 degrees at Leesburg and Fredericksburg. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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

113 PM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

A Wind Advisory will be in effect beginning at 10 pm from the
spine of the Appalachians east to the Blue Ridge and Catoctins.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday

A Wind Advisory will be in effect through 8 am Sunday from the 
spine of the Appalachians east to the Blue Ridge and Catoctins.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time. Please forward
any high wind observations or reports of wind damage to the
National Weather Service via established protocols. 

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ALBEMARLE County, VA
Issued at 434 PM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph, increasing to 35 mph after midnight.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the morning.

Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming west after midnight.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 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 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

Declination -10.670000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:30 EDT Set 18:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:00 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:04 EDT Ends 18:57 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

An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

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