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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
335 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

A cold front will slowly cross over the Mid Atlantic during
Tuesday and Wednesday. High pressure should arrive overhead to
bring drier weather for Thursday and Friday. By Friday night,
another cold front will bring more chances of rain for the
upcoming weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ROANOKE County
800 PM EDT MON OCT 15 2018

STAUNTON*      CLOUDY    66  61  83 SW5       30.08R                  
WAYNESBORO*    MOCLDY    67  63  85 CALM      30.06R                  
HOT SPRINGS VA LGT RAIN  61  61 100 W22       30.15S                  
LYNCHBURG      FAIR      69  65  86 SW6       30.07R                  
DANVILLE       FAIR      68  64  87 CALM      30.10R                  
SOUTH BOSTON*  FAIR      71  64  79 SW5       30.09R                  
MARTINSVILLE   FAIR      70  64  83 CALM      30.12S                  
ROANOKE        PTCLDY    73  63  70 SW5       30.09R                  
BLACKSBURG     RAIN      69  62  78 SW8       30.16R                  
DUBLIN*        DRIZZLE   68  31  25 W9        30.16R                  
MARION*        LGT RAIN  66  64  91 CALM      30.19R                  
HILLSVILLE*    MOCLDY    65  64  93 S7        30.16R                  
RICHLANDS*     LGT RAIN  59  57  95 S3        30.20R                  
WISE*          CLOUDY    61  61 100 W8        30.20S                  
ABINGDON*      HVY RAIN  69  65  88 NW6       30.18R                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Monday October 15, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 69 degrees north, near 73 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Winds are from the south at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Wallops Island and Newport News. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Roanoke.

NOWCAST For ROANOKE County: 0-6 Hour Forecast
Issued at 803 PM EDT MON OCT 15 2018
At 800 PM EDT, showers with maybe a rumble of thunder extended from 
near Glen Wilton, through New Castle, to near Bland. The 
showers were moving east near 50 mph.
Wind gusts up to 40 mph can be expected, along with brief downpours.
Locations impacted include...
and Radford.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For ROANOKE County,VA

348 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and tonight.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For ROANOKE County, VA
Issued at 631 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

A slight chance of thunderstorms this evening. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph, becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable.

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s. Light and variable winds, becoming northwest around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Mostly clear. Cooler with lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 60.

Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Not as cool with lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Highs around 60. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 50s. Lows in the mid 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Monday October 15, 2018 the 288th Day of Year

Declination -8.860000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:25 EDT Set 18:38 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:01 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:00 EDT Ends 19:03 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

A violent early season blizzard raked Minnesota and the Dakotas. Winds
gusted to 70 mph at Yankton SD, and snow drifts 10 to 15 feet high were
reported in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. Saint Paul MN
reported a barometric pressure of 28.65 inches on the 16th. Railroads were
blocked by drifts of snow which remained throughout the severe winter to
follow. Gales did extensive damage to ship on the Great Lakes. (15th-16th)
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Hurricane Hazel struck the Carolina coastline. The hurricane demolished
every pier along a 170 mile stretch from Myrtle Beach SC to Cedar Island
NC, and obliterated entire lines of beach homes. Hurricane Hazel also
destroyed 1500 homes as it moved inland with seventeen foot tides. Winds
between Myrtle Beach SC and Cape Fear NC gusted to 150 mph. Hurricane Hazel
caused 163 million dollars damage, and claimed the lives of 98 persons.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Iowa experienced its worst late season tornado of record. In just one
minute a twister tore through the town of Belmond leveling 75 percent of
the businesses, and 100 homes, causing more than eleven million dollars
damage. (The Weather Channel)
Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen
cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34
degrees at Montgomery AL was their coldest reading of record for so early
in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg PA and 34 degrees at
Parkersburg WV marked their third straight morning of record cold. (The
National Weather Summary)
The cold high pressure system responsible for the record low temperatures
in the eastern U.S. began to move out to sea, giving way to a trend toward
"Indian Summer". Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced
golf ball size hail at Altamont KS and hail two inches in diameter at Yates
City IL. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Hurricane Jerry made landfall at Galveston TX at 6:30 PM (CDT). Winds at
the Galveston Airport reached 75 mph, with gusts to 100 mph. Tides along
the island were six to eight feet, and rainfall totals ranged up to
slightly more than six inches north of Beaumont. Three persons were killed
when their vehicle was blown off the Galveston seawall into the pounding
surf. Total damage along the Upper Texas Coast was estimated at fifteen
million dollars. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan
during the late morning. Two persons were injured when a tree fell on their
camper at the Traverse City State park. While strong northerly winds
ushered much colder air into the central U.S., unseasonably warm weather
continued in the south central and eastern U.S. The afternoon high of 82
degrees at Bluefield WV was a record for October. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)

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