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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
335 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
A cold front will slowly cross over the Mid Atlantic during
Tuesday and Wednesday. High pressure should arrive overhead to
bring drier weather for Thursday and Friday. By Friday night,
another cold front will bring more chances of rain for the
upcoming weekend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For SHENANDOAH County
800 PM EDT MON OCT 15 2018


SHENANDOAH VALLEY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
WINCHESTER*    MOCLDY    68  59  73 SW7       29.99R                  
FRONT ROYAL*   FAIR     N/A N/A N/A SW6       29.96S                  
LURAY*         CLOUDY    70  61  73 S8        29.99F                  
NEW MARKET*    CLOUDY    70  59  67 SW6       29.98F                  
STAUNTON*      CLOUDY    66  61  83 SW5       30.08R                  
WAYNESBORO*    MOCLDY    67  63  85 CALM      30.06R                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Monday October 15, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 69 degrees north, near 73 degrees central, and near 68 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 66 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 64 degrees. Winds are from the south at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 12 mph 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 76 degrees at Wallops Island 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 SHENANDOAH County,VA

119 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

An isolated thunderstorm may produce locally damaging wind gusts
this evening, especially across Maryland east of the Catoctin
Mountains and northern Virginia east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Limited spotter activation may be needed this evening. 

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For SHENANDOAH County, VA
Issued at 735 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Showers likely, mainly this evening. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming west in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Highs around 60.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs around 60.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 40.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

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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 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Below        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

Monday October 15, 2018 the 288th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -8.860000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:25 EDT Set 18:38 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:01 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:00 EDT Ends 19:03 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1880...
A violent early season blizzard raked Minnesota and the Dakotas. Winds
gusted to 70 mph at Yankton SD, and snow drifts 10 to 15 feet high were
reported in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. Saint Paul MN
reported a barometric pressure of 28.65 inches on the 16th. Railroads were
blocked by drifts of snow which remained throughout the severe winter to
follow. Gales did extensive damage to ship on the Great Lakes. (15th-16th)
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1954...
Hurricane Hazel struck the Carolina coastline. The hurricane demolished
every pier along a 170 mile stretch from Myrtle Beach SC to Cedar Island
NC, and obliterated entire lines of beach homes. Hurricane Hazel also
destroyed 1500 homes as it moved inland with seventeen foot tides. Winds
between Myrtle Beach SC and Cape Fear NC gusted to 150 mph. Hurricane Hazel
caused 163 million dollars damage, and claimed the lives of 98 persons.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1966...
Iowa experienced its worst late season tornado of record. In just one
minute a twister tore through the town of Belmond leveling 75 percent of
the businesses, and 100 homes, causing more than eleven million dollars
damage. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen
cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34
degrees at Montgomery AL was their coldest reading of record for so early
in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg PA and 34 degrees at
Parkersburg WV marked their third straight morning of record cold. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
The cold high pressure system responsible for the record low temperatures
in the eastern U.S. began to move out to sea, giving way to a trend toward
"Indian Summer". Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced
golf ball size hail at Altamont KS and hail two inches in diameter at Yates
City IL. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Jerry made landfall at Galveston TX at 6:30 PM (CDT). Winds at
the Galveston Airport reached 75 mph, with gusts to 100 mph. Tides along
the island were six to eight feet, and rainfall totals ranged up to
slightly more than six inches north of Beaumont. Three persons were killed
when their vehicle was blown off the Galveston seawall into the pounding
surf. Total damage along the Upper Texas Coast was estimated at fifteen
million dollars. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan
during the late morning. Two persons were injured when a tree fell on their
camper at the Traverse City State park. While strong northerly winds
ushered much colder air into the central U.S., unseasonably warm weather
continued in the south central and eastern U.S. The afternoon high of 82
degrees at Bluefield WV was a record for October. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)


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