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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 BLAND County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 700pm EST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 44 degrees north, near 45 degrees central, and near 42 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light rain central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Winds are from the southeast at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are calm 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 LGT 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 BLAND 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 BLAND County, VA
Issued at 531 PM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. A slight chance of very light drizzle after midnight. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming west after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Not as cool with highs in the lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the evening. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. Lows in the upper 30s.

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

FRIDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. 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 lower 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

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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

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:27 EST Set 16:58 EST
Transit Meridian 12:12 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:58 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 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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