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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
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.
7-Day Forecast For MERCER County, WV
Issued at 631 PM EDT Mon Oct 15 2018
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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 Priddy3-6 Day Forecast Map, 5 Day Rainfall Forecast, TWC Jet Stream (80k), Max/Mins (80k)
6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Monday October 15, 2018 the 288th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- 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
////////////////////////// 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