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Regional Hourly Observations For CHARLOTTE County
1100 PM EST WED DEC 13 2017

STAUNTON*      CLOUDY    33  13  45 S9        29.57F                  
WAYNESBORO*    CLOUDY    33  13  42 W3        29.56S                  
HOT SPRINGS VA CLOUDY    32  10  41 W22G31    29.47F WCI  19          
LYNCHBURG      PTCLDY    34  14  43 S8        29.61F                  
DANVILLE       CLEAR     33  17  51 SW5       29.69F                  
SOUTH BOSTON*  FAIR      39  14  35 SW10G22   29.68F                  
MARTINSVILLE   CLEAR     35  15  43 SW8       29.68F                  
ROANOKE        CLOUDY    39  15  37 W9        29.61F                  
BLACKSBURG     CLOUDY    37  16  42 W8        29.61S                  
DUBLIN*        CLOUDY    41  15  35 W10G22    29.61S                  
MARION*        CLOUDY    36   9  32 W26G35    29.63F WCI  23          
HILLSVILLE*    CLOUDY    38  15  38 W10       29.57F                  
RICHLANDS*     CLOUDY    36  11  36 SW16G31   29.62F                  
WISE*          CLOUDY    36  18  48 SW18G28   29.64F                  
ABINGDON*      CLOUDY    38  14  37 W15       29.69F                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1000pm EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 39 degrees central, and near 36 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 39%, and the dew point is near 11 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 36%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. Winds are from the south at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 5 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 39 degrees at Richmond. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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 CHARLOTTE County,VA

939 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  Tonight

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for tonight for western 
Grant  western Mineral and western Allegany Counties. A period of
accumulating snow is also possible tonight for locations further 
east near the Mason-Dixon Line. 

There is a potential winter commuting hazard statement for the
Baltimore metro area for the Thursday morning commute. A period 
of light accumulating snow is likely through 1 AM Thursday. The 
highest risk is near the Mason- Dixon Line.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday

The Winter Weather Advisory continues 7 am Thursday. 


Spotters are asked to report significant weather using standard
operating procedures.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CHARLOTTE County, VA
Issued at 930 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. East winds around 5 mph.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds around 5 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        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

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

A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
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 
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)
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
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)

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