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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
703 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018
Low pressure over the lower Ohio and Tennessee Valleys will
cross over the central Appalachians today, sparking the
development of a coastal storm tonight and Wednesday that will
turn into a winter storm as it moves northeast along the Mid
Atlantic and New England Coast. Heavy snow is expected for
the mountains along and west of the Blue Ridge tonight
and Wednesday. Winds will increase in the wake of this
storm followed by High pressure Thursday into Friday,
temperatures below normal.
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Regional Hourly Observations For PITTSYLVANIA County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 40 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sleet north, light rain central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. There is patchy fog north and central. Winds are from the northeast at 15 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and sleet. The wind chill is near 23 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the north at 14 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 48 degrees at Norfolk. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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 PITTSYLVANIA County,VA
519 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018
DAY ONE Today and tonight.
There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday.
Light snow is expected intermittently through the day Wednesday into
Wednesday night. Snow accumulations of an inch or less can be
expected. If greater amounts of snow are expected with later
forecasts, a Winter Weather Advisory may be issued for this area.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For PITTSYLVANIA County, VA
1031 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018
REST OF TODAY
A slight chance of rain late this morning.
Cloudy with patchy drizzle. Much cooler with highs in the mid
40s. Northeast winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.
TONIGHT Rain. Patchy drizzle in the evening, then snow after
midnight. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows in the lower
30s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
evening. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
WEDNESDAY Rain likely. Snow. Total snow accumulation around an
inch. Highs around 40. Light and variable winds, becoming
northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain with a slight
chance of snow in the evening. Little or no additional snow
accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around
10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation
THURSDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Highs in the lower 50s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly
cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
SATURDAY Mostly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Highs around 50.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent
chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 50.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain after midnight.
Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly
sunny. A chance of snow in the morning. A chance of rain. Highs
in the upper 40s. Chance of precipitation 40 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
MAR 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Normal 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 ,
Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:19 EDT Set 18:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:53 EDT Ends 18:54 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 tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky