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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
433 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
A weak cold front will move into the Appalachians and central
mid Atlantic region tomorrow, then stall over area area this
weekend. This will keep a good chance of showers and 
thunderstorms in the forecast into the first part of next week.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHESAPEAKE County
1100 PM EDT THU AUG 16 2018


SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
NORFOLK        FAIR      82  75  79 SW10      30.12S                  
VIRGINIA BEACH FAIR      80  70  71 SW8       30.12R                  
NORFOLK NAVAL  FAIR      81  74  79 S9        30.14R                  
WEST POINT*    FAIR      76  74  94 CALM      30.13S                  
SALUDA*        FAIR      78  78 100 S5        30.12S                  
NEWPORT NEWS   FAIR      76  73  91 CALM      30.12S                  
LANGLEY AFB    NOT AVBL                                               
FORT EUSTIS    FAIR      79  73  81 CALM      30.10S                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  FAIR      79  75  89 CALM      30.13S                  
HR EXEC AP*    FAIR      76  73  91 SE5       30.14R                  
FRANKLIN*      FAIR      76  75  98 SE3       30.13S                  
US460-WAKEFLD  FAIR      76  74  93 CALM      30.12F                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Thursday August 16, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 79 degrees central, and near 76 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast 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 82 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CHESAPEAKE County,VA

545 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

Heat index values around 100 degrees area expected Friday. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For CHESAPEAKE County, VA
Issued at 846 PM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy this evening, then clearing. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds around 5 mph, increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Heat index values up to 102.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Humid with lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Heat index values up to 101 early in the evening.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Heat index values up to 101.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Humid with lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent. Heat index values up to 100.

TUESDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 22-26    AUG 24-30    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Thursday August 16, 2018 the 228th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.430000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:32 EDT Set 20:07 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:20 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:06 EDT Ends 20:34 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 16TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1777...
The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain
delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive
in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy
forces, one at a time. (David Ludlum)
...1909...
A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that
lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry
spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912. (The Weather
Channel)
...1916...
Altapass NC was deluged with 22.22 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish
a state record. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced
severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Thunderstorms
in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Springfield which
toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 persons.
Thunderstorms also drenched Chicago IL with 2.90 inches of rain, making
August 1987 their wettest month of record. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms developing along a slow moving cold front produced severe
weather from North Dakota to Lower Michigan during the day. Nine tornadoes
were sighted in North Dakota, and thunderstorms also produced hail three
inches in diameter at Lakota ND, and wind gusts to 83 mph at Marais MI.
Thirty-seven cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date, including Rockford IL with a reading of 104
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region
produced golf ball size hail at La Junta CO, Intercanyon CO, and Custer SD.
Afternoon thunderstorms over South Texas drenched Brownsville with 2.60
inches of rain. Fair skies allowed viewing of the late evening full lunar
eclipse from the Great Lakes Region to the Northern and Central Plains
Region, and across much of the western third of the country. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)


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