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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
344 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018
High pressure will keep the area mainly dry through Thursday,
though patches of black ice are possible as melted snow refreezes
at night. A low pressure system will cross the southern United
States later this week, reaching the Mid Atlantic region Thursday
night, with heavy rainfall possible on Friday. Combined with
runoff from recent snowmelt, there is the potential for significant
flooding across the region starting Friday and continuing into
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Regional Hourly Observations For LANCASTER County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
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 LANCASTER County,VA
336 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018
DAY ONE Tonight.
Snow covered secondary roads will refreeze early this morning, with
patches of black ice where roads appear to have been cleared.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday.
Locally heavy rainfall is possible Friday afternoon through early
Saturday, leading to increased potential for river flooding into the
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For LANCASTER County, VA
746 AM EST Wed Dec 12 2018
REST OF TODAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming southwest this afternoon.
TONIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. South winds around
THURSDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming
mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs
in the lower 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain
FRIDAY NIGHT Rain. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s.
Chance of rain 90 percent.
SATURDAY Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Highs in the
mid 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
SUNDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
MONDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
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
DEC 17-21 DEC 19-25 DEC DEC18-FEB19
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Temperature: Above Above Normal Normal
Precipitation: Below Above Above 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 December 12, 2018 the 346th Day of Year
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:23 EST Set 16:57 EST
Transit Meridian 12:10 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:55 EST Ends 17:25 EST
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
Portland OR was drenched with 7.66 inches of rain, a record 24 hour total
for that location. (12th-13th) (The Weather Channel)
The first of three Middle Atlantic snowstorms produced a foot of snow at
Baltimore MD. A pre-winter blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. producing
wind gusts as high as 51 mph, along with 16 inches of snow at Nantucket MA,
and 20 inches at Newark NJ. (David Ludlum)
The worst tornado of record for western Washington State tracked south of
Seattle, traveling five miles, from Des Moines to Kent. The tornado, 50 to
200 yards in width, began as a waterspout over Puget Sound. One person was
injured and the tornado caused half a million dollars damage. (The Weather
While a developing winter storm began to spread snow across New Mexico into
Colorado, high winds ushered unseasonably cold air into the southwestern
states. Winds in California gusted to 60 mph in the Sacramento River Delta,
and in the San Bernardino Valley. (The National Weather Summary)
Cold arctic air spread from the Great Lakes Region to the Appalachian
Region. Twenty-five cities, mostly in the northeastern U.S., reported
record low temperatures for the date. The low of 12 degrees below zero at
Albany NY was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season.
Saranac Lake NY was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 28 degrees
below zero. (The National Weather Summary)
A winter storm produced snow from northern Mississippi to the Middle
Atlantic Coast, with 10.5 inches reported at Powhatan VA. Heavy snow
whitened the Black Hills of South Dakota, with 36 inches reported at Deer
Mountain. Thirteen cities in the north central U.S., from Minnesota to
Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth MN
and Yankton SD with morning lows of 22 degrees below zero. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky