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Regional Hourly Observations For MERCER County
1000 PM EDT MON OCT 15 2018

...SOUTHERN OHIO/WEST VIRGINIA...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COVINGTON      CLOUDY    44  38  79 NW8       30.27R                  
COLUMBUS       CLOUDY    46  38  73 W9        30.23R                  
DAYTON         CLOUDY    41  36  82 W6        30.26S                  
WILMINGTON       N/A     44  36  73 NW9       30.25R                  
HUNTINGTON     CLOUDY    53  48  83 NW7       30.23R                  
CHARLESTON     LGT RAIN  54  53  97 VRB5G17   30.20R                  
PINEVILLE*     CLOUDY    62  59  91 MISG      30.20R                  
BECKLEY        FOG       57  55  93 N10       30.17R VSB 1/4          
BLUEFIELD      CLOUDY    58  58 100 SW12      30.18F                  
LOGAN CO APT*  CLOUDY    54  54 100 CALM      30.20R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in West Virginia
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Monday October 15, 2018

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 53 degrees north, near 54 degrees central, and near 58 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, light rain central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 89%, and the dew point is near 50 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 97%, and the dew point is near 53 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. Winds are from the northwest at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 5 mph with gusts at 17 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 64 degrees at Martinsburg. The lowest temperature is 49 degrees at Wheeling.


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 MERCER County,WV

348 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

 DAY ONE  This afternoon and tonight.

There is a low probability for widespread hazardous weather.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

Patchy frost will be likely late Wednesday night into early Thursday
morning, especially in sheltered valleys. 

Areas of frost will be possible late Sunday night into early Monday 
morning, especially in sheltered valleys.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For MERCER County, WV
Issued at 631 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018

TONIGHT
Cloudy. Showers, mainly this evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph this evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain 80 percent.

TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the morning. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Light and variable winds, becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds, becoming west around 10 mph after midnight.

WEDNESDAY
Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY
Patchy frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Not as cool with lows in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY
Cloudy. Showers likely, mainly in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Cooler with lows in the upper 30s.

SUNDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows around 30.

MONDAY
Areas of frost in the morning. Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

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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 
                   OCT 21-25    OCT 23-29    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal                                            

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

Monday October 15, 2018 the 288th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -8.860000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:35 EDT Set 18:47 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:11 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:09 EDT Ends 19:12 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 15TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1880...
A violent early season blizzard raked Minnesota and the Dakotas. Winds
gusted to 70 mph at Yankton SD, and snow drifts 10 to 15 feet high were
reported in northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota. Saint Paul MN
reported a barometric pressure of 28.65 inches on the 16th. Railroads were
blocked by drifts of snow which remained throughout the severe winter to
follow. Gales did extensive damage to ship on the Great Lakes. (15th-16th)
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1954...
Hurricane Hazel struck the Carolina coastline. The hurricane demolished
every pier along a 170 mile stretch from Myrtle Beach SC to Cedar Island
NC, and obliterated entire lines of beach homes. Hurricane Hazel also
destroyed 1500 homes as it moved inland with seventeen foot tides. Winds
between Myrtle Beach SC and Cape Fear NC gusted to 150 mph. Hurricane Hazel
caused 163 million dollars damage, and claimed the lives of 98 persons.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1966...
Iowa experienced its worst late season tornado of record. In just one
minute a twister tore through the town of Belmond leveling 75 percent of
the businesses, and 100 homes, causing more than eleven million dollars
damage. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Unseasonably cold weather continued in the eastern U.S., with thirteen
cities reporting record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34
degrees at Montgomery AL was their coldest reading of record for so early
in the season. Lows of 32 degrees at Harrisburg PA and 34 degrees at
Parkersburg WV marked their third straight morning of record cold. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
The cold high pressure system responsible for the record low temperatures
in the eastern U.S. began to move out to sea, giving way to a trend toward
"Indian Summer". Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced
golf ball size hail at Altamont KS and hail two inches in diameter at Yates
City IL. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Hurricane Jerry made landfall at Galveston TX at 6:30 PM (CDT). Winds at
the Galveston Airport reached 75 mph, with gusts to 100 mph. Tides along
the island were six to eight feet, and rainfall totals ranged up to
slightly more than six inches north of Beaumont. Three persons were killed
when their vehicle was blown off the Galveston seawall into the pounding
surf. Total damage along the Upper Texas Coast was estimated at fifteen
million dollars. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Lower Michigan
during the late morning. Two persons were injured when a tree fell on their
camper at the Traverse City State park. While strong northerly winds
ushered much colder air into the central U.S., unseasonably warm weather
continued in the south central and eastern U.S. The afternoon high of 82
degrees at Bluefield WV was a record for October. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)


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