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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
433 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018
A weak cold front will move into the Appalachians and central
mid Atlantic region tomorrow, then stall over area area this
weekend. This will keep a good chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the forecast into the first part of next week.
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Regional Hourly Observations For ALLEGHANY County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 79 degrees central, and near 76 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 82 degrees at 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For ALLEGHANY County,VA
420 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018
DAY ONE Today and tonight.
Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday.
A cold front will approach the area this weekend. In advance of it,
a few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible across the
area on Friday into Friday evening. As the front stalls across the
area on Saturday, we will see the chances for localized flooding
increase with the proximity of the front, and disturbances riding
along it. This could result in one geographical location receiving
multiple rounds of heavy rain in a short period of time.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For ALLEGHANY County, VA
1101 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018
Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog. Near steady temperature
in the upper 60s. Light and variable winds.
FRIDAY Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of showers. A chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. West
winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain
FRIDAY NIGHT A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly
cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. West
winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the evening,
becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 50 percent.
SATURDAY A chance of showers in the morning, then showers
likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs
around 80. West winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. West
winds around 10 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.
Chance of rain 70 percent.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid
60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
MONDAY Partly sunny with a chance of showers. A chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Chance of rain
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after
midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs around 80. Lows in the mid 60s.
Chance of rain 60 percent.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the morning,
then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of
rain 50 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Highs around 80.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
AUG 22-26 AUG 24-30 AUG AUG-OCT
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Temperature: Below Above Above Above
Precipitation: Above Normal Normal Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:32 EDT Set 20:07 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:06 EDT Ends 20:34 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
AUGUST 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky