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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
435 PM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018

High pressure over the Mississipppi River Valley will move east 
tonight through Friday night. Low pressure will develop in the 
Central Plains friday night and track southeast into the Tennessee 
Valley by Sunday morning. A wedge of high pressure will remain over 
the Mid Atlantic region Sunday and Monday. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For AMHERST County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 400pm EDT, Thursday March 22, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 44 degrees north, near 51 degrees central, and near 49 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 30%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 31%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 20 mph with gusts at 25 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 16 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 16 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 51 degrees at Richmond and Newport News. 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 AMHERST County,VA

407 PM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Another storm system is expected to bring wintry weather to the area
late Friday through Sunday in the form of snow with accumulations of
1 to 5 inches possible.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For AMHERST County, VA
Issued at 401 PM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

Partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with rain or snow likely in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. Cooler with highs in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Rain likely in the evening. Snow likely. Moderate snow accumulation possible. Lows around 30. Light and variable winds, becoming northeast around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs around 50. Lows in the lower 30s.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows around 40.

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 28-APR 1 MAR 30-APR 5    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below     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

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.010000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:16 EDT Set 18:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:50 EDT Ends 18:56 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

A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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