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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

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
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 
the weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For LANCASTER County

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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

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
upcoming weekend.

 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 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 5 mph.

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 50 percent.

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.

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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 
                   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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Wednesday December 12, 2018 the 346th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.130000
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

DECEMBER 12TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1882...
Portland OR was drenched with 7.66 inches of rain, a record 24 hour total
for that location. (12th-13th) (The Weather Channel)
...1960...
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)
...1969...
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
Channel)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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