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Regional Hourly Observations For RICHMOND County
600 AM EST FRI DEC 15 2017


CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
RICHMOND       CLOUDY    33  19  56 NE6       30.07F                  
CHESTERFIELD*  NOT AVBL                                               
PETERSBURG*    CLOUDY    30  19  64 NE6       30.07S                  
HANOVER        CLOUDY    31  18  58 NE3       30.09F                  
TAPPAHANNOCK*  CLOUDY    33  20  60 NE7       30.09F                  
QUINTON*       CLOUDY    32  20  61 NE3       30.08S                  
CHARLOTTSVILLE CLOUDY    30  14  51 N3        30.06F                  
GORDONSVILLE*  CLOUDY    28  17  61 CALM      30.08S                  
ORANGE*        CLOUDY    28  16  59 CALM      30.09S                  
LOUISA*        CLOUDY    28  15  57 N5        30.11F                  
BUMPASS*       CLOUDY    30  14  51 CALM      30.07F                  
FARMVILLE*     CLOUDY    32  23  69 N5        30.05S                  
CREWE*         CLOUDY    29  21  70 CALM      30.05S                  
FORT PICKETT*  NOT AVBL                                               
CHASE CITY*    CLOUDY    30  19  64 NE5       30.04S                  
CLARKSVILLE*   PTSUNNY   30  21  69 NE3       30.03S                  
SOUTH HILL*    MOCLDY    29  22  75 NE5       30.09S                  
LAWRENCEVILLE* PTSUNNY   29  20  69 CALM      30.05S                  
EMPORIA*       MOCLDY    30  23  74 N5        30.07S                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 500am EST, Friday December 15, 2017

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 23 degrees north, near 34 degrees central, and near 29 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and partly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 52%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 21 degrees. Winds are calm 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 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 37 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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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 20-24    DEC 22-28    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above      Below      Below                      

....  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 December 15, 2017 the 349th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.310000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:25 EST Set 16:58 EST
Transit Meridian 12:11 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 06:57 EST Ends 17:26 EST

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

DECEMBER 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1839...
The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole
gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was
great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced
heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David
Ludlum)
...1945...
A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo NY under 36.6 inches of snow,
with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel
was brought to a halt by the storm. (14th-17th) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
A major winter storm hit the Great Lakes Region, intensifying explosively
as it crossed northern Illinois. High winds and heavy snow created blizzard
conditions in southeastern Wisconsin. Winds gusted to 73 mph, and snowfall
totals ranged up to 17 inches at LaFarge. The barometric pressure at
Chicago IL dropped three quarters of an inch in six hours to 28.96 inches,
a record low reading for December. Up to a foot of snow blanketed northern
Illinois, and winds in the Chicago area gusted to 75 mph. O'Hare Airport in
Chicago was closed for several hours, for only the fourth time in twenty
years. High winds derailed train cars at Avon IN. Light winds and partly
sunny skies were reported near the center of the storm, a feature typical
of tropical storms. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
High pressure in the Pacific Northwest and low pressure in the southwestern
U.S. combined to produced high winds from Utah to California. Winds gusting
to 70 mph in the San Francisco area left nearly 300,000 residents without
electricity. Winds in Utah gusted to 105 mph at Centerville. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
A couple of low pressure systems spread heavy snow across the northeastern
U.S. Up to two feet of snow was reported along Lake Erie in northeastern
Ohio, and up to ten inches was reported in Connecticut. Heavy snow squalls
developed over Michigan for the third day in a row. Three Oaks MI reported
25 inches of snow in two days. Twenty-six cities in the north central U.S.
reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 10 degrees below
zero at Wichita KS was a December record for that location. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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