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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
455 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
Rounds of light rain will continue to pass across the area 
through early evening in the wake of a warm front moving northeast
into New England. By midnight, showers will be isolated and 
confined mainly to the mountains, possibly mixed with freezing 
drizzle in spots of the Alleghany Highlands. Overnight 
temperatures will fall into the low to mid 30s. A decrease in 
cloudiness can be expected for Monday, allowing afternoon 
temperatures to warm into the 50s for much of the area, though 
higher ridges in the mountains can expect to remain in the 40s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For BEDFORD County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200am EST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 42 degrees central, and near 41 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 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 48 degrees at Norfolk. 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 BEDFORD County,VA

334 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For BEDFORD County, VA
Issued at 1201 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Not as cool with highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds, becoming west around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds around 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the upper 30s.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY
Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs around 50. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   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

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SUN
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

DECEMBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1957...
A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
...1981...
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
Ludlum)
...1983...
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)
...1984...
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)
...1986...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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