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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
528 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017
Look for mostly cloudy skies today with areas of fog this morning,
especially west of Interstate 77. Scattered light rain or drizzle
will be possible across the Alleghanys of eastern West Virginia with
considerable cloud cover remaining in place all day there. Skies
will become partly cloudy across the Piedmont later this morning.
Temperatures will warm into the 50s across much of the forecast
area today, with 40s in the cloudier areas of the west. These
temperatures are about 10-15 degrees above normal for this time of
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Regional Hourly Observations For CRAIG County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EST, Monday December 18, 2017
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 52 degrees north, near 52 degrees central, and near 54 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly sunny north, partly sunny central, and sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 35 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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 56 degrees at Lynchburg. 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For CRAIG County,VA
356 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017
DAY ONE Today and tonight.
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Tuesday through Sunday.
The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For CRAIG County, VA
101 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017
Partly sunny. Near steady temperature in the
lower 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
TONIGHT Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly
cloudy. Lows around 40. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to
TUESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph
with gusts up to 40 mph.
WEDNESDAY Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Cooler with
highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts
up to 25 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the
evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Cooler with lows in
the upper 20s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
THURSDAY Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
FRIDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in
the lower 40s.
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent
chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows around 40.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
DEC 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31 DEC DEC-FEB
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Temperature: Above Below Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Normal 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 ,
Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:27 EST Set 16:59 EST
Transit Meridian 12:13 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:59 EST Ends 17:27 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky