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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
346 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
A cold front will approach from the northwest tonight before 
passing southeast and through the region on Saturday. This front
will bring rain into the region overnight through early Saturday
morning. By Sunday this front will be well off the southeast 
coast with colder high pressure building over the area for Sunday 
and Monday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHARLES County
300 AM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018


CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
RICHMOND       LGT RAIN  57  52  83 SW9       29.95S                  
CHESTERFIELD*  LGT RAIN  56  52  86 VRB5      29.95F                  
PETERSBURG*    CLOUDY    56  52  84 S3        29.96F                  
HANOVER        RAIN      58  54  86 SW9       29.95S                  
TAPPAHANNOCK*  LGT RAIN  56  54  94 SW6       29.94S                  
QUINTON*       PTSUNNY   57  56  96 SW3       29.94S                  
CHARLOTTSVILLE MOCLDY    57  48  72 SW6       29.88F                  
GORDONSVILLE*  CLOUDY    55  51  85 SW8       29.88F                  
ORANGE*        LGT RAIN  54  48  82 S6        29.88F                  
LOUISA*        LGT RAIN  53  50  90 S5        29.94F                  
BUMPASS*       CLOUDY    54  53  95 SW9       29.90F                  
FARMVILLE*     LGT RAIN  55  50  82 SW6       29.92F                  
CREWE*         CLOUDY    56  55  96 SW3       29.94F                  
FORT PICKETT*  PTSUNNY   56  53  88 SW9       29.95F                  
CHASE CITY*    PTSUNNY   57  52  85 CALM      29.96F                  
CLARKSVILLE*   PTSUNNY   55  54  94 S6        29.96F                  
SOUTH HILL*    FAIR      55  55  97 S9        30.01F                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* PTSUNNY   57  54  90 MISG      29.96F                  
EMPORIA*       FAIR      57  54  88 CALM      29.98F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 200am EDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 54 degrees north, near 58 degrees central, and near 55 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. Winds are from the south at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 63 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CHARLES County,VA

340 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Through tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday.

Frost is possible Monday morning, as low temperatures fall into the 
low to mid 30s.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For CHARLES County, VA
Issued at 314 AM EDT Sat Oct 20 2018

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. Showers this morning, then a chance of showers early this afternoon. A slight chance of showers late. Highs around 70. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph, increasing to 30 mph after midnight.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs around 60.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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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 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

....  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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.670000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:30 EDT Set 18:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:00 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:04 EDT Ends 18:57 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

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OCTOBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)


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