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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
345 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018
High pressure will weaken tonight and give way to a warm front
arriving from the southwest by Saturday morning. A low pressure
system will move along this warm front during Saturday into
Saturday night. The warm front should move southward toward South
Carolina and Georgia by Sunday morning. Another storm system
should approach from the west by early next week.
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Current Surface Map,
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Regional Hourly Observations For PATRICK County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Friday March 16, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 42 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 13 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 29%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 7 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 43 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 PATRICK County,VA
306 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018
DAY ONE This afternoon and tonight.
There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday.
Isolated severe thunderstorms producing primarily large hail could
occur Saturday afternoon and evening.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For PATRICK County, VA
1001 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Light and
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly
sunny. A 40 percent chance of rain. Highs around 60. Southwest
winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of
thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of showers after
midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds around 10 mph in the
evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SUNDAY Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the
morning, then sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s.
Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy
with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 40.
Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
MONDAY Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in
the lower 50s.
MONDAY NIGHT Showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain
TUESDAY Showers likely. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY Rain showers likely. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the
evening. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
THURSDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing.
Lows in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY Sunny. Highs around 50.
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 22-26 MAR 24-30 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Below Below Normal Above
Precipitation: Below 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 ,
Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:23 EDT Set 18:26 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:24 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:58 EDT Ends 18:51 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
A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky