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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
523 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018
Much drier air is expected to progress southeast across southeast
West Virginia, southern Virginia and northwest North Carolina
today. After fog in the deeper western river valleys burns off,
plentiful sunshine and more comfortable conditions are expected
today. Fair weather will continue until late in the week, along
with increasing humidity levels.
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Regional Hourly Observations For HALIFAX County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 900am EDT, Wednesday July 18, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 74 degrees central, and near 75 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, partly sunny central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 76%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 13 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northeast at 10 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 79 degrees at Wallops Island and Norfolk. 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For HALIFAX County,VA
354 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018
DAY ONE Today and tonight.
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Thursday through Tuesday.
The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For HALIFAX County, VA
1000 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018
REST OF TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. North
winds around 10 mph.
TONIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Light and
THURSDAY Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and
FRIDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable
winds, becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon.
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 60 percent.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows around 70. Chance
of rain 50 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 23-27 JUL 25-JUL 31 JUL JUL-SEP
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Temperature: Normal Below 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 ,
Wednesday July 18, 2018 the 199th Day of Year
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:08 EDT Set 20:36 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:39 EDT Ends 21:05 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 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A cloudburst in West Virginia along the small creeks in Wirt County,
Jackson County and Wood County claimed twenty lives. Rockport WV reported
nineteen inches of rain in two hours and ten minutes that Thursday evening.
Tygart Creek rose 22 feet in one hour, and villages were swept away on
Tygart, Slate, Tucker, and Sandy Creeks. (The Weather Channel)
A record deluge occurred at Smethport in northern Pennsylvania, with 30.7
inches in just six hours. The downpours and resultant flooding in
Pennsylvania were devastating. (David Ludlum)
One of the most "photo-genic" tornadoes touched down in the northern
suburbs of Minneapolis MN during the late afternoon. The very slow moving
tornado actually appeared live on the evening news by way of an aerial
video taken by the KARE-TV helicopter crew. The tornado, unlike most, was
quite the prima donna, staying visible to tens of thousands of persons for
thirty minutes. It was moderate in intensity, with winds of 113-157 mph,
and caused 650 thousand dollars damage. (Storm Data)
Cool weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Alamosa CO with a reading of 38
degrees. The low of 52 degrees at Bakersfield CA was a record for July. Up
to eight inches of snow covered the Northern Sierra Nevada Range of
California from a storm the previous day. During that storm, winds gusting
to 52 mph at Slide Mountain NV produced a wind chill reading of 20 degrees
below zero. Susanville CA reached 17 degrees that previous day, Blue Canyon
CA dipped to a July record of 36 degrees, and the high of 44 degrees at
Klamath Falls OR smashed their previous record for July by ten degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
Sweltering heat continued in California, with record highs of 111 degrees
at Redding and 112 degrees at Sacramento. Death Valley CA hit 127 degrees.
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central Plains Region
produced baseball size hail at Kimball NE, wind gusts to 79 mph at Colby
KS, and six inches of rain near Lexington NE. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma, northern Texas and
Arkansas during the afternoon, and into the night. Thunderstorms produced
baseball size hail at Stamford TX, and wind gusts to 92 mph near
Throckmorton TX. Record heat continued in the southwestern U.S. Phoenix AZ
reported a record high of 115 degrees, and a 111 degree reading at Midland
TX was second only to their all-time record high of 112 degrees established
sixteen days earlier. (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky