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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
503 AM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018
Low pressure over the central U.S. will move east today
resulting in increasing cloud cover. This system will initially
bring rain to the mid Atlantic Region beginning later today and
lasting into Tuesday, but wintry precipitation will be possible
Tuesday night into Wednesday as cold air wraps into the system
from the north and west. Brief clearing is expected for the end
of the work week with yet another storm system effecting the
region for the weekend. Mild temperatures today will give way to
much below normal temperatures for the remainder of the week.
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Regional Hourly Observations For GRAYSON County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 100pm EDT, Monday March 19, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 56 degrees north, near 56 degrees central, and near 57 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 27%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 37%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. Winds are from the east at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 58 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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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For GRAYSON County,VA
438 AM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018
DAY ONE Today and tonight.
There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Tuesday through Sunday.
Snow is expected Tuesday night and Wednesday. Snow amounts may reach
advisory levels of 2-4 inches at many locations during this time
frame, with warning criteria snow of 5-6 inches possible at the
higher elevations, especially from western Greenbrier County West
Virginia down through eastern Tazewell and Bland counties in Virginia ,
as well as Grayson County Virginia down to Ashe and Watauga Counties
in North Carolina.
Northwest winds may reach advisory levels as well behind the winter
storm system as it moves northeast of the area Wednesday night and
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For GRAYSON County, VA
231 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018
Rain likely. Near steady temperature in the
lower 50s. Temperature falling into the lower 50s late. Southeast
winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
TONIGHT Rain. Areas of fog. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast
winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain near
TUESDAY Areas of fog in the morning. Rain, cooler. Near steady
temperature in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds, becoming
east around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Rain. Snow and sleet after midnight. Light snow
accumulation. Cooler with lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds
around 10 mph, becoming north after midnight. Chance of
precipitation 80 percent.
WEDNESDAY Snow in the morning, then snow and rain likely in
the afternoon. Additional moderate snow accumulation. Cooler.
Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Snow likely, mainly in the
evening. Additional light snow accumulation possible. Blustery
with lows in the mid 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Highs around 40. Wind chill values as
low as 10 above in the morning.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Highs in the lower 40s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. A chance of snow and sleet after
midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation
SATURDAY A chance of sleet and freezing rain in the morning.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance
of rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around 50.
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
MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Below 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 ,
Monday March 19, 2018 the 78th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:20 EDT Set 18:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:55 EDT Ends 18:53 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
Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for
the state of Oregon. (The Weather Channel)
Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado
between the 12th and the 25th of the month. Six people died, and many
livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground.
Schools were closed, and many rural homes were deserted by tenants. (The
The second heavy snowstorm in just three days hit Boston. Nearby Blue Hill
received 19.5 inches contributing to their snowiest March of record. (David
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky