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Regional Hourly Observations For MCDOWELL 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 700pm EDT, Thursday March 22, 2018

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 39 degrees north, near 44 degrees central, and near 36 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 44%, and the dew point is near 19 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 38%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 42%, and the dew point is near 15 degrees. Winds are from the west at 9 mph with gusts at 17 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph with gusts at 23 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the northwest at 12 mph with gusts at 22 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 45 degrees at Huntington. The lowest temperature is 33 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 MCDOWELL County,WV

422 AM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday.

An area of low pressure will pass by to the south Friday night into
Sunday. The system could result in snowfall accumulations that would
require winter weather headlines.


Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
 conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For MCDOWELL County, WV
Issued at 732 PM EDT Thu Mar 22 2018

Partly cloudy this evening, then clearing. Cold with lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow after midnight. Cold with lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph, becoming east after midnight. Chance of snow 20 percent.

Rain. Snow likely in the morning, then sleet and snow in the afternoon. Light snow accumulation. Highs in the upper 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Rain, sleet. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. A chance of snow showers in the morning. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s.

Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.

Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.

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

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For West Virginia
                           W VIRGINIA                                                                     
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAR 28-APR 1 MAR 30-APR 5    MAR       MAR-MAY                      
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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

Thursday March 22, 2018 the 81th Day of Year

Declination 1.010000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:25 EDT Set 18:40 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:32 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:00 EDT Ends 19:05 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

A spectactular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as
Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was
described "so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude".
(22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)
A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107
lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)
Six to ten inch rains caused the Chicago River to overflow its banks. (The
Weather Channel)

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