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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
445 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018

Low pressure over the central Plains will cross east over the 
Tennessee Valley and central Appalachians on Tuesday. The low 
will then deepen off the coast and track northeast Wednesday and
Thursday. Accumulating snowfall can be expected in most
areas beginning Tuesday night into Wednesday, with the biggest 
totals in the higher elevations. High pressure will cover much of 
the eastern United States on Friday.

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Regional Hourly Observations For SPOTSYLVANIA County
100 AM EDT TUE MAR 20 2018

WASH NATIONAL  CLOUDY    43  34  70 E14       29.88F                  
DULLES         CLOUDY    44  32  62 E10       29.87R                  
FORT BELVOIR   CLOUDY    44  31  61 E6        29.88R                  
QUANTICO       CLOUDY    46  34  62 SE13      29.88S                  
FREDERICKSBRG* CLOUDY    44  36  71 E10       29.84S                  
STAFFORD*      CLOUDY    45  36  70 E9        29.88R                  
WARRENTON      CLOUDY    47  32  55 E6        29.84R                  
CULPEPER*      CLOUDY    47  33  57 CALM      29.85S                  
MANASSAS*      CLOUDY    46  30  53 E7        29.87R                  
LEESBURG*      CLOUDY    45  32  61 E8        29.88S                  
WINCHESTER     CLOUDY    41  28  60 NE3       29.86R                  
FRONT ROYAL*   CLOUDY    46  32  57 E10G17    29.82R                  
LURAY*         CLOUDY    46  34  61 N6        29.80S                  

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

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 100am EDT, Tuesday March 20, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 44 degrees north, near 46 degrees central, and near 50 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light rain central, and light rain south. In the north, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 86%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. Winds are from the east at 10 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 8 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Winds are from the northeast at 12 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to light rain. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 50 degrees at Danville. The lowest temperature is LGT 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 SPOTSYLVANIA County,VA

742 PM EDT Mon Mar 19 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday

Low pressure will develop off the Mid-Atlantic Coast Tuesday and a
wintry mix is expected during this time. The main impact will be 
a light glaze of ice from freezing rain across northern Maryland. 
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Harford County. 

Low pressure will intensify off the Mid-Atlantic Coast Tuesday
night into Wednesday. A period of accumulating snow is likely
across most of the area. Significant snowfall accumulations are
possible. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for late Tuesday 
night through Wednesday.

A Gale Warning is in effect for portions of the middle Chesapeake
Bay on Tuesday.


Please report any snow or ice to the National Weather Service via
standard operating procedure.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For SPOTSYLVANIA County, VA
Issued at 131 AM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Rain. Highs in the upper 30s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

A chance of snow or sleet in the evening, then snow after midnight. Snow and sleet accumulation around an inch. Lows around 30. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Snow. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Snow likely, mainly in the evening. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s.

Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Tuesday March 20, 2018 the 79th Day of Year

Declination 0.220000
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

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