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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
the year.

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Regional Hourly Observations For CULPEPER County
100 PM EST MON DEC 18 2017

WASH NATIONAL  MOSUNNY   53  34  48 SE3       30.04F                  
DULLES         MOSUNNY   54  35  48 SW3       30.03F                  
FORT BELVOIR   SUNNY     55  35  46 SE6       30.04F                  
QUANTICO       MOSUNNY   48  35  60 SW6       30.06F                  
FREDERICKSBRG* MOSUNNY   56  41  56 SW9       30.04F                  
STAFFORD*      CLOUDY    56  38  50 S7        30.08F                  
WARRENTON      SUNNY     56  34  42 SW6       30.03F                  
CULPEPER*      SUNNY     57  38  47 SW8       30.04F                  
MANASSAS*      SUNNY     55  36  48 VRB6      30.03F                  
LEESBURG*      SUNNY     55  39  54 S6        30.02F                  
WINCHESTER     SUNNY     52  36  54 S12       30.00F                  
FRONT ROYAL*   CLEAR     55  37  50 SW7       29.99F                  
LURAY*         MOCLDY    54  41  62 SW14      30.00F                  

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

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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For CULPEPER County,VA

518 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

There is a slight threat of winter weather Friday west of the Blue
Ridge due to freezing rain. If the threat materializes, travel
disruptions may result.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For CULPEPER County, VA
Issued at 1231 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds around 5 mph.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs around 60.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower 50s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

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                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

Declination -23.410000
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

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
Weather Summary)
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