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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
409 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Accumulating snow can be expected overnight into Wednesday as a
low pressure system moves through the region toward the coast.
Highest accumulations will be along the ridge tops with dramatic
reductions in depth expected in the valleys. Areas in the
foothills may get 1 to 3 inches with an inch or less for those
further east. Winds will begin to increase on Wednesday as the low
pushes off the coast and strengthens. Temperatures for the next
few days will be much colder than normal mid to late March.

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Regional Hourly Observations For HALIFAX County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 200am EDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 33 degrees central, and near 32 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, drizzle central, and mixed precipitation south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. There is patchy fog central. Winds are from the north at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The wind chill is near 21 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 9 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to drizzle. Winds are from the north at 6 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to mixed precipitation. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 41 degrees at Norfolk. The lowest temperature is LGT 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 HALIFAX County,VA

955 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for south central Virginia, 
southwest Virginia and west central Virginia.

 DAY ONE  Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Weather Advisory.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Weather Advisory.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For HALIFAX County, VA
Issued at 1131 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018


Rain late this evening, then snow or sleet or freezing rain likely. Snow and sleet accumulation around an inch. Cooler. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Northeast winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph late this evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Snow or rain likely. Total snow accumulation around an inch. Highs around 40. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

A chance of rain in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Lows around 30. Light and variable winds, becoming northwest around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Mostly sunny. Not as cool with highs around 50. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

Mostly clear. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly sunny. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A chance of snow in the morning. A chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year

Declination 0.610000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:17 EDT Set 18:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:52 EDT Ends 18:55 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

A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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