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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
345 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018
High pressure will weaken tonight and give way to a warm front
arriving from the southwest by Saturday morning. A low pressure
system will move along this warm front during Saturday into
Saturday night. The warm front should move southward toward South
Carolina and Georgia by Sunday morning. Another storm system
should approach from the west by early next week.
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Regional Hourly Observations For RUSSELL County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1100pm EDT, Friday March 16, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 37 degrees central, and near 42 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 43%, and the dew point is near 13 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 14 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 29%, and the dew point is near 12 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph 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 5 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 43 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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For RUSSELL County,VA
339 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018 /239 PM CDT Fri Mar 16 2018/
DAY ONE This Afternoon and Tonight
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Saturday through Thursday
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Saturday Afternoon
and Evening and again on Monday evening
An upper level storm system and associated frontal boundary will
move across the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians
late Saturday afternoon and evening. Gust southwesterly winds
Saturday will pull moisture and instability ahead of this system
with scattered storms expected to develop during the afternoon.
Some of these storms may become severe producing large hail and
strong damaging winds.
Strong thunderstorms will be possible again on Monday evening.
Although it is still too early to determine the main threats or
the intensity of storms, there does appear to be some potential
for severe storms.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation may be needed Saturday and Monday evening.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For RUSSELL County, VA
848 PM EDT Fri Mar 16 2018
REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers after
midnight. Rain showers likely early in the morning. Lows in the
upper 30s to lower 40s. Temperature steady or slowly rising after
midnight. Southeast winds 10 mph or less. Chance of rain
SATURDAY Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the morning,
then a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms early in the afternoon. Rain showers and
thunderstorms likely late in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to
mid 60s. West winds 10 mph or less. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and thunderstorms
likely in the evening, then a chance of rain showers and
thunderstorms after midnight. A slight chance of rain showers
early in the morning. Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Light
winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.
SUNDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear in the evening, then mostly cloudy
with a 20 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in
the lower 40s. Light winds.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers.
Highs in the lower 60s.
MONDAY NIGHT Showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of rain
TUESDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
TUESDAY NIGHT Cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows in the mid
to upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
WEDNESDAY Cloudy with rain showers likely. Colder. Highs in
the lower to mid 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow
showers and rain showers. Lows in the mid to upper 20s.
THURSDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.
FRIDAY Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
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 22-26 MAR 24-30 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Below Below Normal Above
Precipitation: Below 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 ,
Saturday March 17, 2018 the 76th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:23 EDT Set 18:26 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:24 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:58 EDT Ends 18:51 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 winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of
snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of
record for those areas. (David Ludlum)
Record cold on Saint Patrick's Day: Louisville 9, Lexington 4, Bowling
Green 16. (NWS Louisville, KY)
The temperature at Snake River WY dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record
for the U.S. for the month of March. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
A powerful spring storm produced severe thunderstorms over the Central Gulf
Coast States, and heavy snow in the High Plains Region. A tornado caused
three million dollars damage at Natchez MS, and six inches of rain in five
hours caused five million dollars damage at Vicksburg MS. Cactus TX
received 10 inches of snow. Western Kansas reported blizzard conditions.
(The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky