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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
510 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will pass across the region
this evening and through the night as a deep upper level low
pressure system drifts slowly eastward from the central Ohio 
River valley. Some storms may be slow moving, leading to prolonged
periods of locally heavy rain. Storms may also produce gusty winds
and small hail. Overnight temperatures will be mainly in the 60s,
perhaps holding around 70 in spots across the Southside of
Virginia. Additional showers and thunderstorms can be expected on
Monday. Afternoon high temperatures will hold in the 70s for most
of the region, possibly reaching the low 80s across eastern portions
of the Piedmont.


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Regional Hourly Observations For CHESTERFIELD County
1000 PM EDT SUN JUL 22 2018


CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
RICHMOND       MOCLDY    73  71  93 NE3       29.84R                  
CHESTERFIELD*  MOCLDY    73  72  96 CALM      29.84S                  
PETERSBURG*    FAIR      72  70  93 NE3       29.84R                  
HANOVER        MOCLDY    73  72  96 NE5       29.86R FOG              
TAPPAHANNOCK*  FAIR      73  73 100 CALM      29.85S                  
QUINTON*       FAIR      72  72 100 CALM      29.83S                  
CHARLOTTSVILLE MOCLDY    73  69  87 SE5       29.86R                  
GORDONSVILLE*  MOCLDY    72  70  95 CALM      29.85R                  
ORANGE*        FAIR      70  68  94 CALM      29.86R                  
LOUISA*        FAIR      69  68  96 E3        29.90F                  
BUMPASS*       FAIR      70  69  96 CALM      29.85S                  
FARMVILLE*     FAIR      72  71  97 NE5       29.82R                  
CREWE*         CLOUDY   N/A N/A N/A CALM      29.83R                  
FORT PICKETT*  CLOUDY    73  73 100 NE5       29.83R                  
CHASE CITY*    FAIR     N/A N/A N/A CALM      29.82R                  
CLARKSVILLE*   FAIR      72  72 100 CALM      29.82R                  
SOUTH HILL*    NOT AVBL                                               
LAWRENCEVILLE* NOT AVBL                                               
EMPORIA*         N/A     72  70  94 NE7       29.84R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Sunday July 22, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 73 degrees north, near 74 degrees central, and near 77 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 73 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 calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at Norfolk and Newport News. 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 CHESTERFIELD County
Hazardous report currently not available
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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 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Above      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

Sunday July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.080000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:11 EDT Set 20:33 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:42 EDT Ends 21:02 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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JULY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees. 
(NWS Louisville)
...1918...
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
...1988...
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1995...
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole 
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also 
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
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Lexington Area  (ThreadEx Station)
Daily Almanac
Date: Jul 22, 2011

Daily Values         Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Max Temperature           -         86        102 in 1901          89
Min Temperature           -         67         50 in 1947          71
Avg Temperature           -         77       88.5 in 1983        80.0
Precipitation             -       0.15       2.35 in 1892        0.01
New Snowfall              -        0.0        0.0 in 2010+        0.0
Snow Depth                -          -          0 in 2010+          0
HDD (base 65)             -          0          4 in 1947           0
CDD (base 65)             -         12         24 in 1983          15

Month-To-Date        Observed    Normal       Record/Year    Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature    88.0       85.9       95.6 in 1936        87.6
Avg Min Temperature    68.3       66.1       59.8 in 1947        67.5
Avg Temperature        78.2       75.9       82.1 in 1936        77.5
Total Precipitation    3.88       3.49       9.56 in 1896        5.45
Total Snowfall          0.0        0.0        0.0 in 2011         0.0
Avg Snow Depth            0          -          0 in 2010           0
Total HDD                 0          1         10 in 1972           0
Total CDD               283        244        383 in 1936         282

+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).

This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible, 
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP

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