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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
510 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will pass across the region
this evening and through the night as a deep upper level low
pressure system drifts slowly eastward from the central Ohio
River valley. Some storms may be slow moving, leading to prolonged
periods of locally heavy rain. Storms may also produce gusty winds
and small hail. Overnight temperatures will be mainly in the 60s,
perhaps holding around 70 in spots across the Southside of
Virginia. Additional showers and thunderstorms can be expected on
Monday. Afternoon high temperatures will hold in the 70s for most
of the region, possibly reaching the low 80s across eastern portions
of the Piedmont.
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Regional Hourly Observations For MIDDLESEX County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 700pm EDT, Sunday July 22, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 78 degrees north, near 79 degrees central, and near 84 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and danger south. Winds are from the east at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For MIDDLESEX County,VA
421 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for east central Virginia,
eastern Virginia, north central Virginia and southeast Virginia.
DAY ONE Tonight.
Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.
Flash Flood Watch.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday.
Unsettled weather will continue Monday through Wednesday. Showers
and thunderstorms may produce locally heavy rainfall.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For MIDDLESEX County, VA
446 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT
TONIGHT Showers and thunderstorms, mainly this evening. Some
thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this evening. Lows in
the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain
MONDAY Cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. A chance of
showers in the morning, then showers likely in the afternoon.
Humid with highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph
with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms.
Humid with lows in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.
TUESDAY Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Humid
with highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance
of rain 70 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT A chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely. Humid
with lows in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of
rain 70 percent.
WEDNESDAY Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs
in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the
mid 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely,
mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
FRIDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly
sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper
80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
FRIDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
SATURDAY Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper
80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
SUNDAY Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s.
Chance of rain 60 percent.
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
JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5 JUL JUL-SEP
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Temperature: Normal Normal Above 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 July 22, 2018 the 203th Day of Year
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:11 EDT Set 20:33 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:42 EDT Ends 21:02 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
JULY 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
Richmond, Kentucky's hottest temperature on record: 108 degrees.
A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the
Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and
as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to
another. (David Ludlum)
Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a
ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of
high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu
Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the
month. (Storm Data)
Barrow AK receives 1.38 inches in 24 hours on the 21st and 22nd, an
all-time record for that location. The average annual precipitation for
Barrow is just 4.75 inches. Thunderstorms in Montana produced 4 to 6 inches
of rain in Glacier County causing extensive flooding along Divide Creek.
Missoula MT received 1.71 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the
month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (The Weather Channel)
Six cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date, including Pueblo CO with a reading of 48 degrees. Thunderstorms
over the Atlantic Coast Region drenched Wilmington NC with 6.49 inches of
rain in about eight hours. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms prevailed across the southeastern third of the
country. Afternoon thunderstorms in Florida produced wind gusts to 86 mph
at Zephyrhills, and gusts to 92 mph at Carrollwood and Lutz. Thunderstorm
winds gusting to 69 mph at Crystal Lake damaged nineteen mobile homes.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
A Louisville man was slightly injured when lightning struck a utility pole
and traveled through the phone lines into his living room. Lightning also
damaged a house in Bardstown (Nelson County). (NWS Louisville)
Lexington Area (ThreadEx Station)
Date: Jul 22, 2011
Daily Values Observed Normal Record/Year Prev Year
Max Temperature - 86 102 in 1901 89
Min Temperature - 67 50 in 1947 71
Avg Temperature - 77 88.5 in 1983 80.0
Precipitation - 0.15 2.35 in 1892 0.01
New Snowfall - 0.0 0.0 in 2010+ 0.0
Snow Depth - - 0 in 2010+ 0
HDD (base 65) - 0 4 in 1947 0
CDD (base 65) - 12 24 in 1983 15
Month-To-Date Observed Normal Record/Year Prev Year
Avg Max Temperature 88.0 85.9 95.6 in 1936 87.6
Avg Min Temperature 68.3 66.1 59.8 in 1947 67.5
Avg Temperature 78.2 75.9 82.1 in 1936 77.5
Total Precipitation 3.88 3.49 9.56 in 1896 5.45
Total Snowfall 0.0 0.0 0.0 in 2011 0.0
Avg Snow Depth 0 - 0 in 2010 0
Total HDD 0 1 10 in 1972 0
Total CDD 283 244 383 in 1936 282
+ indicates record also occurred in previous years (last occurrence listed).
This station's record may include data from more than one, possibly incompatible,
locations. It reflects the longest available record for the Lexington Area.
Normals used in this product are from LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky