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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
519 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018
Early morning patchy dense fog was common in the Piedmont this
morning, while increasing northwest winds were in place across the
Blue Ridge and western mountains. Fog should erode by sunrise and
give way to mostly clear skies and temperatures in the upper 40s
to mid 50s.
A warm front will move across the region Sunday night and Monday,
bringing light rains. Well above normal temperatures will be the
main story into Wednesday. Pattern then turns wetter into mid to
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Regional Hourly Observations For BUCHANAN County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EST, Sunday February 18, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 45 degrees north, near 51 degrees central, and near 53 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 48%, and the dew point is near 34 degrees. Winds are from the west at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 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 53 degrees at Danville. 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 BUCHANAN County,VA
404 AM EST Sun Feb 18 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation will not be needed.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BUCHANAN County, VA
1232 PM EST Sun Feb 18 2018
Sunny. Not as cool with highs in the mid 50s. East
winds around 5 mph.
TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the
evening, then mostly cloudy with showers likely after midnight. Lows
in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to
20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
morning. Warmer with highs around 70. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 40 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds
5 to 10 mph.
TUESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of rain
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain
THURSDAY Showers likely. Cooler with highs in the lower 60s.
Temperature falling into the upper 50s in the afternoon. Chance of
rain 70 percent.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs
in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon.
Highs in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
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
FEB 23-27 FEB 25-MAR 3 FEB FEB-APR
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Temperature: Above Above Above Above
Precipitation: Above Above Normal Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Sunday February 18, 2018 the 49th Day of Year
Distance 0.999723 AU
Rise 07:02 EST Set 17:59 EST
Transit Meridian 12:29 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:36 EST Ends 18:24 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most
severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared
to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day
storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North
America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope
winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY,
located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals
in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with
6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched
Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts
to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and
heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia
ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of
two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a
two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of
snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow
also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and
12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky