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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
428 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
High pressure centered along the Southeast United States Coast
will slide east as low pressure over the Mid-Mississippi Valley
lifts northeast today. This will result in increasing clouds
today with the potential for some light rain across the mountains
west of the Blue Ridge during the late afternoon and evening.
Temperatures are forecast to be above normal through Tuesday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FLOYD County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 500am EST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 25 degrees north, near 28 degrees central, and near 27 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 88%, and the dew point is near 22 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west 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 37 degrees at Wallops Island. 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 FLOYD County,VA

241 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday.

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 FLOYD County, VA
Issued at 401 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light rain this afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light rain in the evening. Lows in the mid 30s. Light and variable winds, becoming west around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. West winds around 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. Lows in the lower 30s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SATURDAY
A chance of snow in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

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
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      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

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:27 EST Set 16:58 EST
Transit Meridian 12:12 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:58 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

DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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