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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
703 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018
Low pressure over the lower Ohio and Tennessee Valleys will
cross over the central Appalachians today, sparking the
development of a coastal storm tonight and Wednesday that will
turn into a winter storm as it moves northeast along the Mid
Atlantic and New England Coast. Heavy snow is expected for
the mountains along and west of the Blue Ridge tonight
and Wednesday. Winds will increase in the wake of this
storm followed by High pressure Thursday into Friday,
temperatures below normal.
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Regional Hourly Observations For SCOTT County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200pm EDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 33 degrees north, near 40 degrees central, and near 40 degrees south. Current sky conditions are sleet north, light rain central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 38 degrees. There is patchy fog north and central. Winds are from the northeast at 15 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and sleet. The wind chill is near 23 degrees north. Winds are from the north at 18 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the north at 14 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 48 degrees at Norfolk. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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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Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For SCOTT County,VA
406 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018 /306 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018/
DAY ONE Today
No hazardous weather is expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Tonight through Monday
Rain Changing to Snow Showers across the Higher Elevations
Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night
Winter Storm Warning is effect for the Higher Elevations of
southwest Virginia, such as High Knob, and the far eastern
Tennessee Mountains for Tonight through Wednesday Evening
A cold front will move across the Tennessee Valley and southern
Appalachians Today with colder air spilling into the region. For
Tonight through Wednesday evening, the colder air will move into
the southern Appalachians with the rain changing to snow showers.
Snow accumulations are expected across the higher elevations with
snowfall of 2 to 5 inches, except 5 to 9 inches over the highest
elevations of the Smoky Mountains and Roane Mountain.
Across the lower elevations of southwest Virginia and the northern
Plateau, snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible.
Anyone planning on venturing out across the higher terrain, such
as hikers, should plan for wintry conditions with temperatures
dropping into the upper teens and middle 20s, windy conditions,
snow packed and icy trails. Best to delay venturing out across
the mountainous areas of the southern Appalachians.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For SCOTT County, VA
1050 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018
A chance of showers early in the afternoon,
then showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to
lower 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
TONIGHT Rain showers, mixing with and changing to snow showers
late. Little to no snow accumulations. Breezy. Lows in the lower
to mid 30s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80
WEDNESDAY Snow showers in the morning and early afternoon,
then snow showers likely late in the afternoon. Colder. Snow
accumulation less than 1 inch. Highs in the upper 30s to lower
40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
evening. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of
snow 40 percent.
THURSDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Mostly clear with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers and snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers
and snow showers. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain
showers and snow showers. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.
SATURDAY Cloudy with rain showers likely. Highs in the lower
to mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows in
the lower to mid 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SUNDAY Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Highs in the
lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with rain showers likely. Lows in
the lower 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
MONDAY Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers.
Highs in the mid to upper 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 25-29 MAR 27-APR 2 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Normal Normal Normal 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 ,
Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:19 EDT Set 18:28 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:23 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:53 EDT Ends 18:54 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 tornado (unofficially F2) struck the north side of Lexington, KY destroying
barns and a roundhouse. (NWS Louisville)
A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma
City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)
The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the
Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The
storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and
Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across
northwestern Missouri into Iowa. (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky