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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
528 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

Look for mostly cloudy skies today with areas of fog this morning,
especially west of Interstate 77. Scattered light rain or drizzle
will be possible across the Alleghanys of eastern West Virginia with
considerable cloud cover remaining in place all day there. Skies
will become partly cloudy across the Piedmont later this morning.
Temperatures will warm into the 50s across much of the forecast 
area today, with 40s in the cloudier areas of the west. These
temperatures are about 10-15 degrees above normal for this time of
the year.

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Regional Hourly Observations For AUGUSTA County
100 PM EST MON DEC 18 2017

STAUNTON*      CLOUDY    53  40  63 S13       30.04F                  
WAYNESBORO*    CLOUDY    54  42  63 SW8G17    30.04F                  
HOT SPRINGS VA FOG       41  41 100 W17G24    30.03F VSB 1/4          
LYNCHBURG      MOSUNNY   57  43  59 VRB6      30.06F                  
DANVILLE       SUNNY     58  42  55 SW5       30.09F                  
SOUTH BOSTON*  FAIR      59  40  50 SW8       30.09F                  
MARTINSVILLE   SUNNY     58  40  50 CALM      30.10F                  
ROANOKE        MOSUNNY   56  43  61 W10G20    30.08F                  
BLACKSBURG     CLOUDY    54  44  69 W6        30.10F                  
DUBLIN*        CLOUDY    52  45  76 SW10      30.10F                  
MARION*        CLOUDY    47  44  90 W16       30.14S FOG              
HILLSVILLE*    CLOUDY    51  44  77 N6        30.08F                  
RICHLANDS*     CLOUDY    46  43  92 SW9       30.12F                  
WISE*          CLOUDY    46  46 100 SW16      30.12F                  
ABINGDON*      CLOUDY    48  48 100 W8        30.15S FOG              

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 52 degrees north, near 52 degrees central, and near 54 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny north, partly sunny central, and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 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 56 degrees at Lynchburg. 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 AUGUSTA County,VA

518 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

There is a slight threat of winter weather Friday west of the Blue
Ridge due to freezing rain. If the threat materializes, travel
disruptions may result.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For AUGUSTA County, VA
Issued at 1231 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

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

Rain likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs around 50.

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 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      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

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:27 EST Set 16:59 EST
Transit Meridian 12:13 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:59 EST Ends 17:27 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

A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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