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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 HIGHLAND County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 34 degrees central, and near 33 degrees south. Current sky conditions are freezing drizzle north, light rain central, and cloudy 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 34 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. There is patchy fog north. Winds are from the north at 9 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to freezing drizzle. Winds are from the north at 9 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For HIGHLAND County
Hazardous report currently not available
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
Current FORECAST not available
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 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 ,
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year
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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
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