A joint service of the UK Ag Weather Center and the National Weather Service.
Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
328 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018
High pressure will build in from the west today and remain in
place through the end of the week. A cold front will arrive from
the northwest Friday night resulting in another round of
showers into Saturday. Strong high pressure following this
front will bring the next surge of colder air for Sunday into
early next week.
National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
Current Surface Map,
[2nd Source TWC]
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Regional Hourly Observations For SMYTH County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 500am EDT, Thursday October 18, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 48 degrees north, near 50 degrees central, and near 49 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 33 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 71%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. Winds are from the north at 7 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 60 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 SMYTH County,VA
427 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018
DAY ONE Today and tonight.
There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Friday through Wednesday.
Patchy frost will be possible Friday morning, especially across the
valleys, with frost or freeze conditions late Sunday night into
early Monday morning.
In addition, northwest winds may approach advisory levels Saturday
night into early Sunday.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook
7-Day Forecast For SMYTH County, VA
400 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around
10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable.
TONIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Light and
FRIDAY Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable
winds, becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening, then showers likely after midnight. Not as cool with
lows around 50. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
SATURDAY Showers. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain
showers. Much cooler with lows in the mid 30s.
SUNDAY Mostly sunny. A chance of rain showers in the morning.
Cooler with highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.
MONDAY Widespread frost in the morning. Sunny. Not as cool
with highs in the mid 50s.
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Highs in the upper 50s.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY Mostly clear. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 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
OCT 23-27 OCT 25-OCT 31 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 ,
Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:28 EDT Set 18:34 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:01 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:02 EDT Ends 18:59 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 hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up
the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro
River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty
ships were grounded.
(The Weather Channel)
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and
Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of
Buffalo. (David Ludlum)
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at
Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage
from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild
weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light
snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great
Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in
the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida
reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80
degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky