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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
414 PM EDT Mon Oct 22 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
High pressure will begin to drift to the east in advance of a dry
cold front moving in from the west. This front will pass through
late on Tuesday and will reinforce high pressure over our region
until Thursday. A low pressure system will likely develop over the
Gulf Coast region and drift northeast along the east coast. This
will bring our region a chance for another round of rain by Friday
and Saturday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LANCASTER County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 600pm EDT, Monday October 22, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 53 degrees north, near 56 degrees central, and near 57 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 54%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 49%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 51%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. Winds are from the south at 8 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 59 degrees at 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For LANCASTER County,VA

850 AM EDT Mon Oct 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For LANCASTER County, VA
Issued at 447 PM EDT Mon Oct 22 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs around 70. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Rain likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                OCT 28-NOV 1 OCT 30-NOV 5    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below       Normal                                            
 Precipitation:      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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Monday October 22, 2018 the 295th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -11.380000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:32 EDT Set 18:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:00 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:06 EDT Ends 18:54 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

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OCTOBER 22ND
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1965...
The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego CA. Southern California
was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten
consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum)
(The Weather Channel)
...1985...
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle WA was seriously injured
while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are
killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels
via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Yakutat AK surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of
190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September
with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI
Richard Sanders - 1987)
Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast
states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30
degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson
AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National
Weather Summary)
Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up
to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten
injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75
mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A
heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of
snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the
Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the
mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six
cities in Florida reported record low temp-eratures for the date, including
Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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