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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
409 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Accumulating snow can be expected overnight into Wednesday as a
low pressure system moves through the region toward the coast.
Highest accumulations will be along the ridge tops with dramatic
reductions in depth expected in the valleys. Areas in the
foothills may get 1 to 3 inches with an inch or less for those
further east. Winds will begin to increase on Wednesday as the low
pushes off the coast and strengthens. Temperatures for the next
few days will be much colder than normal mid to late March.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CHESTERFIELD County
400 AM EDT WED MAR 21 2018

RICHMOND       LGT RAIN  33  33 100 N14       29.58F WCI  23          
CHESTERFIELD*  MIX PCPN  32  31  96 N9        29.58F                  
PETERSBURG*    CLOUDY    33  31  92 N9        29.57F                  
HANOVER        LGT SNOW  32  31  96 VRB6      29.60F FOG              
TAPPAHANNOCK*  MIX PCPN  34  33  99 N5        29.61S                  
QUINTON*       CLOUDY    32  32 100 N5        29.57F FOG              
CHARLOTTSVILLE LGT SNOW  31  29  92 N5        29.62F VSB 1            
GORDONSVILLE*  CLOUDY    28  28 100 N7        29.62F FOG              
ORANGE*        LGT SNOW  30  28  93 N8G16     29.63F                  
LOUISA*        LGT SNOW  29  28  96 N7        29.64F FOG              
BUMPASS*       CLOUDY    31  30  96 CALM      29.60F                  
FARMVILLE*     LGT SNOW N/A N/A N/A N3        29.60S                  
CREWE*         CLOUDY    32  32 100 N3        29.58F                  
FORT PICKETT*  CLOUDY    32  32 100 N6        29.57F                  
CHASE CITY*    CLOUDY    32  32 100 NW7       29.58F                  
CLARKSVILLE*   CLOUDY    32  32 100 N8        29.58F                  
SOUTH HILL*    CLOUDY    32  32 100 N8        29.63S                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* CLOUDY    33  32  96 N7        29.56F                  
EMPORIA*       CLOUDY    34  32  93 NW8       29.56F                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 300am EDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 33 degrees central, and near 32 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light sleet central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 92%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 31 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the north at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 9 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light sleet. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 40 degrees at Norfolk. The lowest temperature is DRIZZLE 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 CHESTERFIELD County
Hazardous report currently not available
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      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

Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.610000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:17 EDT Set 18:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:52 EDT Ends 18:55 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

A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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