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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
417 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018
High pressure will drift eastward overnight as a complex storm
system approaches from the west on Monday. This system will
initially bring rain during Monday and Tuesday, but wintry
precipitation is possible by Tuesday night and Wednesday. Cold
high pressure should follow with drier weather for the end of the
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Regional Hourly Observations For MATHEWS County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Sunday March 18, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 46 degrees north, near 50 degrees central, and near 51 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 23 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 40%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 5 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 54 degrees at Leesburg. 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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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For MATHEWS County,VA
342 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight.
Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday.
A period of moderate to heavy rain is expected Monday night as low
pressure crosses the area. A second low pressure system will bring a
chance of rain/snow mix Tuesday night and Wednesday. While confidence
in details remains low, a light accumulation of snow will be possible.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For MATHEWS County, VA
819 PM EDT Sun Mar 18 2018
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph, becoming south after midnight.
MONDAY Partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a
slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs around 50.
Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast in the
afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Rain. Rain may be heavy at times after midnight.
Windy with lows in the lower 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph,
increasing to 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph after
midnight. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
TUESDAY Rain in the morning, then a chance of showers in the
afternoon. Windy with highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 15 to
25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT Cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening, then
rain and snow likely after midnight. Little or no snow
accumulation. Breezy with lows in the mid 30s. North winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation
WEDNESDAY Rain and snow likely. Little or no snow
accumulation. Breezy, cold with highs in the upper 30s. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Snow and rain likely in the
evening, then a chance of snow after midnight. Little or no snow
accumulation. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation
THURSDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly
sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
FRIDAY Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
SATURDAY Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 40s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
showers. Lows in the lower 40s.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.
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
MAR 24-28 MAR 26-APR 1 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Below 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 ,
Sunday March 18, 2018 the 77th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:22 EDT Set 18:27 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:57 EDT Ends 18:52 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
The great "Tri-State Tornado" occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S.
history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and
148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property
damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile
wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM.
The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen
students setting them down unharmed 150 yards away. Seven other tornadoes
claimed an additional 97 lives that day. (David Ludlum)
High winds accompanied a low pressure system from the Rocky Mountains to
the Great Lakes. Winds gusted to 100 mph at Hastings NE, and reached 115
mph at Hays KS. High winds caused two million dollars damage in Kansas.
Fire burned 50,000 forest acres in eastern Oklahoma. (17th-19th) (The
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky