Click on button above to view VA Watches/Warnings/Special Wx Statements.


Buchanan, VA Weather and Climate Synopsis

To access other UK Agricultural Weather Center Pages use the pull-down menu below.

(Click image to zoom) or Click Here

36 Hr. Forecast Map
All Radar images NOAA/UKAWC
Satellite images from NOAA

Weather Summary Hourly Observations Nowcast Agricultural Weather Outlook
7 Day Forecast Medium & Long Range Outlook Almanac Historical Facts





US Weekly Rainfall Departure



US Weekly Temperature Departure
Also see:




A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.

National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map, [2nd Source TWC]


Click here for UKAWC Point Agricultural, Lawn & Garden Forecast/Outlook in case of corrupt tables.
Regional Hourly Observations For BUCHANAN County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 600am EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 20 degrees north, near 26 degrees central, and near 21 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 0 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 46%, and the dew point is near 8 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 9 degrees. Winds are from the west at 18 mph with gusts at 31 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. The wind chill is near 5 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the danger category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 28 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.

US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For BUCHANAN County,VA

308 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For BUCHANAN County, VA
Issued at 632 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

TODAY
Sunny this morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow after midnight. Not as cold with lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning. Chance of snow 30 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Cold with lows in the lower 20s. North winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the mid 20s.

SATURDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 50.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

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
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 18-22    DEC 20-26    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below        Above      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

Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

---------------------------------------------------
SUN
Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:24 EST Set 16:57 EST
Transit Meridian 12:10 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:55 EST Ends 17:26 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 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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