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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
532 AM EDT Thu Jul 19 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
Another overall pleasant weather day for many today with high
pressure in control. Aside from a limited chance for showers in
the northwest North Carolina mountains today, many areas stay
sunny and dry with seasonal temperatures and low humidity levels.

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Regional Hourly Observations For ROANOKE County
100 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2018


WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
STAUNTON*      FAIR      78  55  44 S5        30.15F                  
WAYNESBORO*    FAIR      78  55  45 CALM      30.15S                  
HOT SPRINGS VA FAIR      72  59  64 S7        30.24S                  
LYNCHBURG      FAIR      82  54  37 CALM      30.12F                  
DANVILLE       FAIR      84  60  44 VRB5      30.10F                  
SOUTH BOSTON*  FAIR      83  60  45 E5        30.10S                  
MARTINSVILLE   FAIR      83  58  41 E7        30.13F                  
ROANOKE        FAIR      82  54  37 VRB6      30.14F                  
BLACKSBURG     PTSUNNY   79  57  45 S10       30.18F                  
DUBLIN*        CLOUDY    79  54  42 SE6       30.17S                  
MARION*        FAIR      78  58  50 E8        30.18F                  
HILLSVILLE*    CLOUDY    74  57  56 SE6       30.17F                  
RICHLANDS*     FAIR      75  59  57 SE6G16    30.14S                  
WISE*          CLOUDY    79  64  61 SE7       30.13S                  
ABINGDON*      FAIR      82  62  49 S8        30.11S                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Thursday July 19, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 85 degrees central, and near 82 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 55 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 60 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southeast at 6 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 85 degrees at Richmond and Newport News. 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 ROANOKE County,VA

334 AM EDT Thu Jul 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For ROANOKE County, VA
Issued at 1101 AM EDT Thu Jul 19 2018

THIS AFTERNOON
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 20 percent.

SATURDAY
A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then occasional showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Light and variable winds, becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 80 percent.

MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   JUL 24-28 JUL 26-AUG 1    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        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

Thursday July 19, 2018 the 200th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.670000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:09 EDT Set 20:35 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:40 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 19TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1886...
A hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico crossed Florida causing great damage
from Cedar Keys to Jacksonville. (David Ludlum)
...1901...
Beginning this date, Bowling Green, KY's temperature would rise to or 
above 100 degrees for ten consecutive days, a record.
...1960...
Cow Creek and Greenland Ranch in Death Valley CA reported morning lows of
102 degrees. The afternoon high at Greenland Ranch was 124 degrees, and the
high at Cow Creek that afternoon was 126 degrees. The coolest low for the
entire month for both locations was 82 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
...1974...
A severe thunderstorm with winds to 80 mph and up to two inches of rain
washed out four to five foot deep sections of roadway in Lake Havasu City
AZ. Three persons in a station wagon died as it was carried 3000 feet down
a wash by a ten foot wall of water. (The Weather Channel)
...1977...
Thunderstorms produced torrential rains over parts of southwestern
Pennsylvania. Some places receive more than twelve inches in a seven hour
period. The heavy rains cause flash flooding along streams resulting in
widespread severe damage. The cloudburst floods Johnstown with up to ten
feet of water resulting in 76 deaths, countless injuries, and 424 million
dollars damage. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Fifteen cities in the western and the southeastern U.S. reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Winnemucca NV with a reading of 33
degrees. Flagstaff AZ reported a record low of 34 degrees. Afternoon and
evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in New York State and New
Jersey. High winds and hail two inches in diameter injured two persons and
caused considerable damage to crops in the Pine Island area of central New
York State. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced more than five inches of rain at Red
Cloud, including two inches in fifteen minutes. Torrid temperatures
continued over California, with record highs of 115 degrees at Red Bluff
and 116 degrees at Redding. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Early morning thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley produced 5.50
inches of rain south of Alexander AR in just ninety minutes, and flash
flooding which resulted claimed the life of one woman. Thunderstorms in
Indiana produced 4.95 inches of rain in twelve hours east of Muncie. Eight
cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the
date, including Las Vegas NV with a reading of 115 degrees, and Phoenix AZ
with a high of 116 degrees. The low that night at Phoenix of 93 degrees was
the warmest of record for that location. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)

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