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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
425 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
High pressure centered offshore will maintain a moist southerly
flow of air into the region for the next several days. Subtropical
Storm Alberto will move ashore and into the lower Mississippi
Valley early next week. Tropical moisture will stream north into
the region and generate showers and thunderstorms with locally 
heavy rainfall each day.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHESAPEAKE County
100 PM EDT SUN MAY 27 2018


SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
NORFOLK        FAIR      87  71  58 SW14      29.96F                  
VIRGINIA BEACH FAIR      85  70  60 SW17      29.96F                  
NORFOLK NAVAL  PTSUNNY   85  70  60 SW12G21   29.98S                  
WEST POINT*    CLOUDY    81  72  73 SW9       29.98S                  
SALUDA*        CLOUDY    80  75  85 W7        29.96S                  
NEWPORT NEWS   FAIR      84  72  67 W13       29.97F                  
LANGLEY AFB    PTSUNNY   84  74  70 W14       29.96F                  
FORT EUSTIS    PTSUNNY   84  74  71 SW6       29.95F                  
WILLIAMSBURG*  FAIR      86  72  62 W7        29.98S                  
HR EXEC AP*    PTSUNNY   86  71  60 SW10G18   29.98F                  
FRANKLIN*      FAIR      85  71  63 SW13G18   29.98S                  
US460-WAKEFLD  PTSUNNY   84  72  67 SW9       29.97F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Sunday May 27, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 84 degrees north, near 82 degrees central, and near 81 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 79%, 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 east at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at Norfolk. The lowest temperature is PTSUNNY 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

316 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

Showers and thunderstorms will bring the potential for locally heavy
rainfall from Memorial Day into the middle of the week.

 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 AM EDT Sun May 27 2018

REST OF TODAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MEMORIAL DAY
Showers likely. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 70. Southeast winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

THURSDAY
Cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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

SATURDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. 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 
                 JUN 1-JUN 5  JUN 3-JUN 9    MAY       MAY-JUL                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Below      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

Sunday May 27, 2018 the 147th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.460000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 05:57 EDT Set 20:30 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:13 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:28 EDT Ends 20:59 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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MAY 27TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1896...
A massive tornado struck Saint Louis MO killing 306 persons and causing
thirteen million dollars damage. The tornado path was short, but cut across
a densely populated area. It touched down six miles west of Eads Bridge in
Saint Louis and widened to a mile as it crossed into East Saint Louis. The
tornado was the most destructive of record in the U.S. up until that time.
It pierced a five-eighths inch thick iron sheet with a two by four inch
pine plank. A brilliant display of lightning accompanied the storm. (David
Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

...1873...
A tornado struck Louisville, with terrific lightning. (NWS Louisville)

...1987...
Severe thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail at Crane,
hail up to three and a half inches in diameter at Post, and grapefruit size
hail south of Midland. Five days of flooding commenced in Oklahoma.
Thunderstorms produced 7 to 9 inches of rain in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma
City reported 4.33 inches of rain in six hours. Up to six inches of rain
caused flooding in north central Texas. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

...1995...
An F0 tornado struck a farm near Campbellsburg (Washington 
County Indiana). (NWS Louisville)

...1996...
Lightning struck and injured a person in Lexington. (NWS Louisville)



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