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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
520 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
Another muggy morning across southeastern West Virginia, southwest
Virginia and northwest North Carolina. A few scattered showers
early this morning west of the Blue Ridge can be expected. An 
increasing threat for thunderstorms this afternoon along a cold
front, especially from Amherst to Wilkes counties eastward. While
torrential rainfall is possible in any thunderstorm, a couple 
thunderstorms may become strong and produce gusty winds. 
Thunderstorm threat ends early this evening.

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Regional Hourly Observations For FRANKLIN County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Tuesday July 17, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 86 degrees north, near 88 degrees central, and near 85 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The heat index is near 95 degrees central. In the south, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 90 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 FRANKLIN County,VA

943 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

A few stronger thunderstorms containing locally strong winds and
very heavy rainfall could occur this afternoon into early this 
evening.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather this
weekend.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For FRANKLIN County, VA
Issued at 1100 AM EDT Tue Jul 17 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Showers and thunderstorms. Near steady temperature in the mid 80s. West winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds, becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

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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 22-26    JUL 24-30    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

Tuesday July 17, 2018 the 198th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 21.030000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:07 EDT Set 20:37 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:38 EDT Ends 21:06 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 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1934...
One of the worst heat waves in the history of the nation commenced. During
the last two weeks of the month extreme heat claimed 679 lives in Michigan,
including 300 in Detroit alone. (The Weather Channel)
...1941...
A prolonged heat wave over Washington State finally came to an end.
Lightning from untimely thunderstorms was responsible for 598 forest fires.
(David Ludlum)
...1952...
Thunderstorms helped the temperatur at Key West FL to dip to 69 degrees, to
equal their July record established on the first of July in 1923. (The
Weather Channel)
...1957...
On a warm and sunny day at Wilmington DE, with a high of 86 degrees, a dust
devil suddenly appeared. It tore most the roof off one house, and stripped
shingles from a neighboring house. A TV aerial was toppled, and clothes
were blown off clothes lines. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Slow moving thunderstorms caused flooding on the Guadalupe River in Texas
resulting in tragic loss of life. A bus and van leaving a summer youth camp
stalled near the rapidly rising river, just west of the town of Comfort,
and a powerful surge of water swept away 43 persons, mostly teenagers. Ten
drowned in the floodwaters. Most of the others were rescued from tree tops
by helicopter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A dozen cities in the eastern U.S., and six others in California, reported
record high temperatures for the date. Downtown San Francisco CA, with a
high of 103 degrees, obliterated their previous record high of 82 degrees.
Philadelphia PA reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat,
and Baltimore MD reported a record eight days of 100 degree weather for the
year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather along the
Middle Atlantic Coast, and over southern New England. (The National Weather
Summary)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from South Dakota to Lousiana, with
126 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the day and night.
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail four inches in diameter in Frontier
County, and at North Platte, causing millions of dollars damage to crops in
Frontier County. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced wind gusts to 90 mph at
Peggs. Tahlequah OK was drenched with 5.25 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
(The National Weather Summary)


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