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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
533 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018
High pressure will continue to slide east and offshore New England
today keeping mainly dry weather in place. This in advance of a
complex area of low pressure that will approach from the west
tonight, and ahead of an area of low pressure that will track
north along the coast overnight through Saturday. This will
result in increasing chances for rainfall by this weekend with
more diurnally driven rounds of showers and storms into next week.
Temperatures will remain at or slightly below seasonal averages
with highs mostly in the 70s to low 80s mountains, and low to mid
80s east of the Blue Ridge.
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Regional Hourly Observations For RUSSELL County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 500am EDT, Friday July 20, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 63 degrees north, near 69 degrees central, and near 63 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm 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 73 degrees at Norfolk. The lowest temperature is FOG 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 RUSSELL County,VA
332 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018 /232 AM CDT Fri Jul 20 2018/
DAY ONE Today and Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms are likely tonight across much of the
area, some of which may reach severe levels. The strongest storms
are expected to move out of Kentucky into middle and east
Tennessee around midnight, moving quickly into southeast
Tennessee and southwest North Carolina into early morning
Saturday. Some of these thunderstorms will be capable of producing
damaging winds, large hail, and brief heavy rainfall. An isolated
tornado cannot be ruled out, particularly across southern portions
of the Tennessee Valley.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday
The atmosphere will remain unstable into Saturday and strong to
severe thunderstorms will again be possible Saturday afternoon
into the evening. The main threat will be strong damaging winds, large
hail and brief heavy rainfall. An isolated tornado will also be
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation will likely be needed tonight.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For RUSSELL County, VA
326 AM EDT Fri Jul 20 2018
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. South winds 10 mph
TONIGHT Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 60 percent.
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the
afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 mph or less.
Chance of rain 70 percent.
SUNDAY Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Light winds. Chance of rain 80 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain
MONDAY Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
MONDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.
WEDNESDAY Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms
likely. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
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
JUL 25-29 JUL 27-AUG 2 JUL JUL-SEP
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Temperature: Below 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 ,
Friday July 20, 2018 the 201th Day of Year
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:10 EDT Set 20:35 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:41 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
JULY 20TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
The temperature at Washington D.C. soared to an all-time record of 106
degrees. The next day Millsboro reached 110 degrees to set a record for the
state of Delaware. July 1930 was one of the hottest and driest summers in
the U.S., particularly in the Missouri Valley where severe drought
conditions developed. Toward the end of the month state records were set
for Kentucky with 114 degrees, and Mississippi with 115 degrees. (David
The temperature at Keokuk IA soared to 118 degrees to establish a state
record. (The Weather Channel)
Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson ND. (The
The temperature at Charleston SC hit 104 degrees for the second day in a
row to tie their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)
Thunderstorms produced severe weather across Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Michigan. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 87 mph at Mosinee WI, and
strong thunderstorm winds capsized twenty-six boats on Grand Traverse Bay
drowning two women. Thunderstorms produced nine inches of rain at Shakopee
MN, with 7.83 inches reported in six hours at Chaska MN. Thunderstorms in
north central Nebraska produced hail as large as golf balls in southwestern
Cherry County, which accumulated to a depth of 12 inches. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
The temperature at Redding CA soared to an all-time record high of 118
degrees. Showers and thunderstorms produced much needed rains from New
England to southern Texas. Salem IN was deluged with 7.2 inches of rain
resulting in flash flooding. (The National Weather Summary)
Showers and thunderstorms in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region soaked
Wilmington DE with 2.28 inches of rain, pushing their total for the period
May through July past the previous record of 22.43 inches. Heavy rain over
that three month period virtually wiped out a 16.82 inch deficit which had
been building since drought conditions began in 1985. Thunderstorms in
central Indiana deluged Lebanon with 6.50 inches of rain in twelve hours,
and thunderstorms over Florida produced wind gusts to 84 mph at Flagler
Beach. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky