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Regional Hourly Observations For BERKELEY County
600 AM EST SUN DEC 17 2017

Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MARTINSBURG    CLOUDY    27  23  85 SW6       30.21R                  
PETERSBURG     PTCLDY    26  22  85 CALM      30.21F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in West Virginia
Based on observations at 600am EST, Sunday December 17, 2017

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 36 degrees north, near 29 degrees central, and near 32 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 24 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. Winds are from the south at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category north, no stress category central, and no stress category south. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 38 degrees at Huntington. The lowest temperature is 25 degrees at Elkins.


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 BERKELEY County,WV

510 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Monday through Saturday

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 BERKELEY County, WV
Issued at 630 AM EST Sun Dec 17 2017

TODAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain this afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph, becoming southeast this afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain or sleet. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs around 50. West winds around 5 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.

THURSDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs around 50.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For West Virginia
                           W VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 22-26    DEC 24-30    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
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Almanac Information

Sunday December 17, 2017 the 351th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.380000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:37 EST Set 17:07 EST
Transit Meridian 12:22 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:08 EST Ends 17:36 EST

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

DECEMBER 17TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1884...
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland OR. A record December total
of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
...1924...
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly
two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars
damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of
January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David
Ludlum)
...1929...
An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship.
A Buffalo report stated, "one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which
snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot." (17th-18th) (The
Weather Channel)
...1987...
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts
of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was
blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with
2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake
Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in
Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)
...1989...
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12
degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail
received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December.
Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108
inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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