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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
529 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018
High pressure over the central and southern Appalachians will move
off the southeast coast by Thursday night. Low pressure over the
Great Lakes will track east Friday and Saturday pushing a cold front
into the Mid-Atlantic region. This front will remain in the area
through Monday. Dry weather today will give way to increasing
chances for showers and thunderstorms Thursday and even more so
Friday through the weekend. Isolated strong to severe storms and
locally heavy rainfall will be possible over the weekend.
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Regional Hourly Observations For BUCHANAN County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1100am EDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 83 degrees north, near 84 degrees central, and near 81 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 60%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 degrees at Wallops Island. 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
446 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018
DAY ONE Today and Tonight.
Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday.
A few strong to perhaps severe thunderstorms may develop Thursday
afternoon and evening, and again during the day on Friday. Strong
wind gusts will be the primary strong to severe storm threat.
Locally heavy rainfall may also occur at times late this week.
Currently, the best time frame for the greatest chances of locally
heavy rainfall appears to be Thursday night across primarily the
western half of West Virginia and southeast Ohio. However, the timing
and placement of the heaviest rainfall may change as we head through
the second half of the week. Isolated flooding impacts may occur
with the heavy rainfall, but widespread flooding is not currently
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions by calling the toll-free spotter hotline, or by other
methods detailed at www.weather.gov/rlx/reports.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For BUCHANAN County, VA
1234 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018
Mostly sunny. Hot with highs in the upper 80s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
TONIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph, becoming south after midnight.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hot with highs
around 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of
showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance
of rain 60 percent.
SATURDAY A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the
lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance
of rain 60 percent.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance
of rain 40 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight.
Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
MONDAY Partly sunny. Hot with highs in the mid 80s.
MONDAY NIGHT A chance of showers in the evening. Mostly cloudy.
Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
TUESDAY Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 50 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
AUG 20-24 AUG 22-28 AUG AUG-OCT
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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 ,
Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:32 EDT Set 20:09 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:05 EDT Ends 20:35 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
AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky