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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
356 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018
High pressure along the Mid-Atlantic coast will move east into
the Atlantic ocean tonight into Monday. A cold front Will approach
our region Monday and move through Tuesday.
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Regional Hourly Observations For GILES County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 700pm EDT, Sunday July 15, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 78 degrees north, near 86 degrees central, and near 84 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and danger south. Winds are from the west at 7 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the southeast at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 87 degrees at Norfolk, Newport News, and Fredericksburg. 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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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For GILES County,VA
309 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018
DAY ONE This afternoon and tonight.
Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday.
The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low for Monday
There is no hazardous weather expected Wednesday through Sunday.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For GILES County, VA
701 PM EDT Sun Jul 15 2018
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
this evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds.
Chance of rain 50 percent.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and
thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s.
Light and variable winds, becoming southwest around 10 mph with
gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely
in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in
the upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph in the evening, becoming
light and variable. Chance of rain 70 percent.
TUESDAY Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with isolated
thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely with a chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. West
winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight.
Lows in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the
evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 40 percent.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY Mostly clear. Highs in the lower
80s. Lows around 60.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower
60s. Highs in the lower 80s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers after
midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.
Chance of rain 40 percent.
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
JUL 21-25 JUL 23-29 JUL JUL-SEP
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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 ,
Sunday July 15, 2018 the 196th Day of Year
Distance 0.999715 AU
Rise 06:06 EDT Set 20:38 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:37 EDT Ends 21:07 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
JULY 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A dying South Atlantic Coast storm produced torrential rains in the
southern Appalachian Mountains. Altapass NC was drenched with more than 22
inches of rain, a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. Flooding resulted
in considerable damage, particularly to railroads. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Balcony Falls VA soared to 110 degrees to establish a
state record. (The Weather Channel)
The Big Thompson Creek in Colorado flooded for the second time in seven
years, claiming three lives, and filling the town of Estes Park with eight
to ten feet of water. (The Weather Channel)
Unseasonably cool weather spread into the south central and eastern U.S.
Fifteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including
Houghton Lake MI with a reading of 37 degrees. The high temperature for the
date of 58 degrees at Flint MI was their coolest of record for July.
Thunderstorms spawned several tornadoes in Illinois and Indiana, injuring a
cow near Donovan IL. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Twenty-six cities east of the Mississippi River reported record high
temperatures for the date. Charleston WV established an all-time record
high with a reading of 103 degrees, and Chicago IL reported a record fifth
day of 100 degree heat for the year. A severe thunderstorm moving across
Omaha NE and the Council Bluffs area of west central Iowa spawned three
tornadoes which injured 88 persons, and also produced high winds which
injured 18 others. Winds at the Omaha Eppley Airport reached 92 mph. Damage
from the storm was estimated at 43 million dollars. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
Thunderstorms drenched Kansas City MO with 4.16 inches of rain, a record
for the date. Two and a half inches of rain deluged the city between Noon
and 1 PM. Afternoon thunderstorms in South Carolina deluged Williamstown
with six inches of rain in ninety minutes, including four inches in little
more than half an hour. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky