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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
323 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...

A cold front will slowly travel southeast across the region today
into tonight and reach South Carolina Wednesday morning. High
pressure will build east into our area Wednesday afternoon and be
centered overhead Wednesday night into Thursday. This high center
will stay Thursday into Friday before another cold front brings a
return of rainfall to the region Friday night into Saturday. 

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Regional Hourly Observations For SPOTSYLVANIA County
800 AM EDT TUE OCT 16 2018


NORTHERN VIRGINIA
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
WASH NATIONAL  NOT AVBL                                               
DULLES         NOT AVBL                                               
FORT BELVOIR   NOT AVBL                                               
QUANTICO       NOT AVBL                                               
FREDERICKSBRG* MOCLDY    56  44  61 N8        30.19R                  
STAFFORD*      NOT AVBL                                               
WARRENTON      NOT AVBL                                               
CULPEPER*      NOT AVBL                                               
MANASSAS*      NOT AVBL                                               
LEESBURG*      NOT AVBL                                               
WINCHESTER     NOT AVBL                                               
FRONT ROYAL*   NOT AVBL                                               
LURAY*         NOT AVBL                                               

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 700am EDT, Tuesday October 16, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 53 degrees north, near 62 degrees central, and near 64 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 63%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 67%, and the dew point is near 51 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 78%, and the dew point is near 57 degrees. Winds are from the north at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northeast at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 67 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook For SPOTSYLVANIA County,VA

526 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Wednesday through Monday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For SPOTSYLVANIA County, VA
Issued at 734 AM EDT Tue Oct 16 2018

TODAY
Cloudy. Highs around 60. North winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming east this afternoon.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds around 5 mph, becoming southwest after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Showers likely. Lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
                 ---------------------------------------------
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   OCT 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   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

Tuesday October 16, 2018 the 289th Day of Year

---------------------------------------------------
SUN
Declination -9.220000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:26 EDT Set 18:36 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:01 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:00 EDT Ends 19:02 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 16TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1780...
The most deadly Western Hemisphere hurricane on record raged across the 
Caribbean. It killed 22,000 people on the islands of Martinique, St. 
Eustatius, and Barbados. Thousands more died at sea. (NWS Louisville)
...1913...
The temperature in Downtown San Francisco soared to 101 degrees to equal
their record for October. (The Weather Channel)
...1925...
A family of tornadoes and downbursts moved over a 45 mile long path from 
Warren County through Edmonson County into Hart County. Two homes near 
Bowling Green were blown into the Barren River. A hotel was torn apart at 
Mammoth Cave National Park. (NWS Louisville)
...1937...
An unlikely winter-like storm produced as much as ten inches of snow in
Minnesota and Iowa.
...1987...
Ten cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for
the date. The low of 34 degrees at Augusta GA marked their third straight
morning of record cold. A cold front brought showers and thunderstorms to
parts of the central U.S. Lightning struck a bull and six cows under a tree
near Battiest OK. (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Late afternoon thunderstorms produced severe weather in southwestern Lower
Michigan and northern Indiana. One thunderstorm spawned a tornado north of
Nappanee IN which caused half a million dollars damage. Six cities in
California reported record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon
high of 100 degrees at Red Bluff CA was the latest such reading of record
for so late in the autumn season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Heavy snow blanketed the foothills of Colorado. Up to three inches was
reported around Denver. Echo Lake was buried under nineteen inches of snow.
Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the eastern and
south central U.S. Thirteen cities reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Atlantic City NJ with a reading of 84 degrees. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)


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