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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
328 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...

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.


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Regional Hourly Observations For STAFFORD County
500 AM EDT THU OCT 18 2018


NORTH AND CENTRAL PIEDMONT
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
FREDERICKSBRG* FAIR      46  40  82 CALM      30.33S                  
STAFFORD*      FAIR      43  41  93 NW3       30.38S                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 400am EDT, Thursday October 18, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 49 degrees north, near 50 degrees central, and near 50 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 34 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 40 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 9 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 61 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For STAFFORD County,VA

540 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Areas of frost are possible tonight into early Friday morning.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

Gale force winds are possible over the waters Sunday.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For STAFFORD County, VA
Issued at 433 AM EDT Thu Oct 18 2018

REST OF THE OVERNIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. North winds around 5 mph.

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

TONIGHT
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds around 5 mph, becoming west after midnight.

FRIDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 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 mid 50s.

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

MONDAY
Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s.

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

Thursday October 18, 2018 the 291th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -9.950000
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

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OCTOBER 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1906...
A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the
Florida Keys. (David Ludlum)
...1910...
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)
...1930...
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)
...1987...
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)
...1988...
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)
...1989...
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
Weather Summary)


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