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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
533 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
High pressure will continue to slide east and offshore New England
today keeping mainly dry weather in place. This in advance of a
complex area of low pressure that will approach from the west 
tonight, and ahead of an area of low pressure that will track 
north along the coast overnight through Saturday. This will 
result in increasing chances for rainfall by this weekend with 
more diurnally driven rounds of showers and storms into next week.
Temperatures will remain at or slightly below seasonal averages 
with highs mostly in the 70s to low 80s mountains, and low to mid
80s east of the Blue Ridge.


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Regional Hourly Observations For ORANGE County
800 AM EDT FRI JUL 20 2018


CENTRAL FOOTHILLS
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHARLOTTESVILL FAIR      70  64  81 CALM      30.13R                  
CULPEPER*      PTSUNNY   70  65  85 CALM      30.14R                  
ORANGE*        CLOUDY    72  68  88 SW3       30.13R                  
GORDONSVILLE*  PTSUNNY   68  68 100 CALM      30.12R                  
WARRENTON*     FAIR      72  65  77 CALM      30.12S                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 800am EDT, Friday July 20, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 72 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the southeast at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 3 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 77 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 ORANGE County,VA

740 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

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 ORANGE County, VA
Issued at 739 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018

TODAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Showers likely. Highs around 80. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SUNDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

MONDAY
Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 70.

WEDNESDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 70.

THURSDAY
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, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2


Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.480000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:10 EDT Set 20:35 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:41 EDT Ends 21:04 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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JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1930...
The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
Ludlum)
...1934...
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
...1953...
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
Weather Channel)
...1986...
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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