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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
323 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018
A cold front will slowly travel southeast across the region today
into tonight and reach South Carolina Wednesday morning. High
pressure will build east into our area Wednesday afternoon and be
centered overhead Wednesday night into Thursday. This high center
will stay Thursday into Friday before another cold front brings a
return of rainfall to the region Friday night into Saturday.
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Regional Hourly Observations For GILES County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 600am EDT, Tuesday October 16, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 54 degrees north, near 63 degrees central, and near 65 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 70%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 63 degrees. Winds are from the north at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast 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 72 degrees at Norfolk. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For GILES County,VA
451 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018
DAY ONE Today and tonight.
Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday.
Patchy frost will be likely late Wednesday night into early Thursday
morning, especially in valleys.
Areas of frost will be possible Friday morning and again Monday
morning especially in the valleys.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For GILES County, VA
401 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain.
Highs around 60. Light and variable winds, becoming west around
10 mph this afternoon.
TONIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain.
Lows in the mid 40s. West winds around 10 mph.
WEDNESDAY Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Cooler with lows in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
THURSDAY Patchy frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph
in the morning, becoming light and variable.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening, then showers likely after midnight. Not as cool with
lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY Cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Highs
in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper
SUNDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.
MONDAY Patchy frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs in the lower
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
OCT 21-25 OCT 23-29 OCT OCT-DEC
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Temperature: Below Below
Precipitation: Below Above
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Tuesday October 16, 2018 the 289th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:26 EDT Set 18:36 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:01 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:00 EDT Ends 19:02 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
The most deadly Western Hemisphere hurricane on record raged across the
Caribbean. It killed 22,000 people on the islands of Martinique, St.
Eustatius, and Barbados. Thousands more died at sea. (NWS Louisville)
The temperature in Downtown San Francisco soared to 101 degrees to equal
their record for October. (The Weather Channel)
A family of tornadoes and downbursts moved over a 45 mile long path from
Warren County through Edmonson County into Hart County. Two homes near
Bowling Green were blown into the Barren River. A hotel was torn apart at
Mammoth Cave National Park. (NWS Louisville)
An unlikely winter-like storm produced as much as ten inches of snow in
Minnesota and Iowa.
Ten cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date. The low of 34 degrees at Augusta GA marked their third straight
morning of record cold. A cold front brought showers and thunderstorms to
parts of the central U.S. Lightning struck a bull and six cows under a tree
near Battiest OK. (The National Weather Summary)
Late afternoon thunderstorms produced severe weather in southwestern Lower
Michigan and northern Indiana. One thunderstorm spawned a tornado north of
Nappanee IN which caused half a million dollars damage. Six cities in
California reported record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 100 degrees at Red Bluff CA was the latest such reading of record
for so late in the autumn season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Heavy snow blanketed the foothills of Colorado. Up to three inches was
reported around Denver. Echo Lake was buried under nineteen inches of snow.
Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the eastern and
south central U.S. Thirteen cities reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Atlantic City NJ with a reading of 84 degrees. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky