A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
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.
National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map,
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Regional Hourly Observations For BOTETOURT County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 600pm EDT, Thursday March 22, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 43 degrees north, near 50 degrees central, and near 47 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 29%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 34%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 21 mph with gusts at 31 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 12 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 51 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 BOTETOURT County,VA
407 PM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northwest North Carolina,
southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and southeast West
DAY ONE Tonight.
Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday.
Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.
Winter Storm Watch.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BOTETOURT County, VA
731 PM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018
WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
OVERNIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph this evening.
FRIDAY Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly
cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with
gusts up to 25 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.
SATURDAY Cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning, then snow or
rain likely in the afternoon. Light snow accumulation. Much
cooler with highs in the mid 30s. Light and variable winds.
Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Snow, rain. Additional moderate snow
accumulation. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Light and
variable winds, becoming northeast around 10 mph after midnight.
Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with snow likely in the morning, then
partly sunny in the afternoon. Little or no additional snow
accumulation. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of snow 70 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
Highs in the lower 40s.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
Highs in the mid 40s.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower
40s. Highs around 60.
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
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 ,
Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year
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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
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
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky