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Regional Hourly Observations For JEFFERSON County

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Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in West Virginia
Based on observations at 500pm EST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 26 degrees north, near 32 degrees central, and near 30 degrees south. Current sky conditions are flurries north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 56%, and the dew point is near 18 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 66%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. Winds are calm north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to flurries. Winds are from the northwest at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 7 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 33 degrees at Huntington. The lowest temperature is 24 degrees at Wheeling.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook For JEFFERSON County,WV

1224 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For JEFFERSON County, WV
Issued at 348 PM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

REST OF THIS AFTERNOON
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 18. North winds 5 to 10 mph, becoming east after midnight.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of light snow in the morning. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s.

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

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s.

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

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For West Virginia
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Almanac Information

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:35 EST Set 17:06 EST
Transit Meridian 12:20 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:06 EST Ends 17:35 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 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
...1924...
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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