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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
346 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
A cold front will approach from the northwest tonight before 
passing southeast and through the region on Saturday. This front
will bring rain into the region overnight through early Saturday
morning. By Sunday this front will be well off the southeast 
coast with colder high pressure building over the area for Sunday 
and Monday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For RUSSELL County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 55 degrees north, near 56 degrees central, and near 54 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. Winds are from the south at 10 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the south at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 62 degrees at Wallops Island. 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 RUSSELL County,VA

345 AM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018 /245 AM CDT Fri Oct 19 2018/

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Saturday through Thursday

Saturday night low temperatures along the Plateau, southwest
Virginia and portions of northeast Tennessee including higher 
elevations could experience frost or freezing temperatures by 
Sunday morning.

More widespread freezing temperatures and frost will likely occur
Sunday night for areas generally north of the I-40 corridor and
include Tri Cities, southwest Virginia, and southwest North
Carolina.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation will not be needed.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For RUSSELL County, VA
Issued at 950 PM EDT Fri Oct 19 2018


FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

REST OF TONIGHT
A chance of showers in the evening, then showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then a chance of showers early in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain until early morning, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow early in the morning. Breezy, colder. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Clear. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

TUESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 40.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 40s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

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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 
                   OCT 25-29 OCT 27-NOV 2    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.670000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:30 EDT Set 18:31 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:00 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:04 EDT Ends 18:57 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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OCTOBER 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)


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