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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
510 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will pass across the region
this evening and through the night as a deep upper level low
pressure system drifts slowly eastward from the central Ohio 
River valley. Some storms may be slow moving, leading to prolonged
periods of locally heavy rain. Storms may also produce gusty winds
and small hail. Overnight temperatures will be mainly in the 60s,
perhaps holding around 70 in spots across the Southside of
Virginia. Additional showers and thunderstorms can be expected on
Monday. Afternoon high temperatures will hold in the 70s for most
of the region, possibly reaching the low 80s across eastern portions
of the Piedmont.


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Regional Hourly Observations For STAFFORD County
100 AM EDT MON JUL 23 2018


NORTH AND CENTRAL PIEDMONT
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
FREDERICKSBRG* CLOUDY    73  73 100 N3        29.84F                  
STAFFORD*      CLOUDY    73  73 100 CALM      29.89F                  

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


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1200am EDT, Monday July 23, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 74 degrees central, and near 69 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, cloudy central, and mostly cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 91%, and the dew point is near 71 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 69 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 5 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 79 degrees at Wallops Island. The lowest temperature is MOCLDY 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.

US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For STAFFORD County,VA

1015 PM EDT Sun Jul 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Tonight

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 5 AM Monday Morning for 
the entire outlook area.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds over the 
waters may require Special Marine Warnings.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

Scattered to numerous incidents of flooding are likely Monday 
into Wednesday. Flash Flood Watches will likely be required.

 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 130 AM EDT Mon Jul 23 2018


FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT EARLY THIS MORNING

OVERNIGHT
Cloudy with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

MONDAY
A chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then widespread showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. Wind chill values as low as 120 below.

MONDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms. Widespread showers. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. Wind chill values as low as 120 below.

TUESDAY
A chance of thunderstorms. Showers. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the morning. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. Wind chill values as low as 120 below.

TUESDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms. Showers. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent. Wind chill values as low as 120 below.

WEDNESDAY
Showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 90 percent. Wind chill values as low as 120 below.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 70 percent. Wind chill values as low as 120 below.

THURSDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of rain 40 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 70.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

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
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                JUL 28-AUG 1 JUL 30-AUG 5    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Above      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

Monday July 23, 2018 the 204th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 19.870000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:12 EDT Set 20:33 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:43 EDT Ends 21:01 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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JULY 23RD...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1788...
A weather diary kept by George Washington recorded that the center of a
hurricane passed directly over his Mount Vernon home. The hurricane crossed
eastern North Carolina and Virginia before moving into the Central
Appalachians. Norfolk VA reported houses destroyed, trees uprooted, and
crops leveled to the ground. (David Ludlum)
...1898...
A two hour thunderstorm deluged Atlanta GA with 4.32 inches of rain. More
than a foot of water flooded Union Depot. Many street car motors burned out
while trying to run through flooded streets. It grew so dark before the
afternoon storm that gas lights were needed. (The Weather Channel)
...1923...
Sheridan WY was drenched with 4.41 inches of rain, an all-time 24 hour
record for that location. Associated flooding washed out 20 miles of
railroad track. (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Thunderstorms produced a record ten inches of rain in six and a half hours
at Minneapolis MN, including 5.26 inches in two hours. Flash flooding
claimed two lives and caused 21.3 million dollars damage. Streets in
Minneapolis became rushing rivers, parking lots became lakes, and storm
sewers spouted like geysers. A tornado hit Maple Grove MN causing five
million dollars damage. Baseball size hail was reported at Olivia MN. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan and northern Ohio,
over eastern sections of the Dakotas, and over the Central High Plains
Region. Showers and thunderstorms soaked Wilmington NC with another two
inches of rain, following six and a half inches the previous day. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Morning thunderstorms in the central U.S. drenched central Oklahoma with up
to six inches of rain. Afternoon thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 85
mph at Fort Smith AR. Evening thunderstorms over Florida spawned a tornado
which touched down three times in south Fort Myers causing nearly three
quarters of a million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)


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