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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
445 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Low pressure over the central Plains will cross east over the 
Tennessee Valley and central Appalachians on Tuesday. The low 
will then deepen off the coast and track northeast Wednesday and
Thursday. Accumulating snowfall can be expected in most
areas beginning Tuesday night into Wednesday, with the biggest 
totals in the higher elevations. High pressure will cover much of 
the eastern United States on Friday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 44 degrees north, near 46 degrees central, and near 50 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light rain central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. Winds are from the east at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the northeast at 12 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 50 degrees at Danville. The lowest temperature is LGT 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 FRANKLIN County,VA

430 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Wet snow may accumulate 1 to 2 inches.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, VA
Issued at 1201 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Areas of fog in the morning. Rain. Much cooler with highs in the lower 40s. Northeast winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Rain and snow. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Snow likely. Rain likely in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs around 40. Light and variable winds, becoming northwest around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the evening. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows around 30. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. A chance of snow after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Snow likely in the morning. Rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Rain likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Partly sunny. A chance of rain in the morning. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning. A chance of rain. Highs in the upper 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
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   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

Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year

Declination 0.220000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:19 EDT Set 18:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:53 EDT Ends 18:54 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 (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying 
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)

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