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Regional Hourly Observations For MERCER County
100 PM EST MON DEC 18 2017

Southern West Virginia
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
BECKLEY        CLOUDY    45  42  89 SW7       30.07F                  
LOGAN          CLOUDY    48  45  87 CALM      30.08F                  
BLUEFIELD      PTSUNNY   48  42  80 SW13G24   30.09F                  
LEWISBURG      CLOUDY    47  43  86 SW5       30.06F                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in West Virginia
Based on observations at 100pm EST, Monday December 18, 2017

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 44 degrees north, near 51 degrees central, and near 48 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and partly sunny south. In the north, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 39 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 74%, and the dew point is near 43 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 80%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. Conditions are hazy north. Winds are from the southwest at 6 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 12 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 13 mph with gusts at 24 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. 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 53 degrees at Petersburg. The lowest temperature is 41 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

356 AM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

 DAY ONE  Today and tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Tuesday through Sunday.

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

 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 101 PM EST Mon Dec 18 2017

THIS AFTERNOON
Mostly cloudy with patchy drizzle. Near steady temperature in the upper 40s. West winds around 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

WEDNESDAY
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Cooler with lows in the lower 30s.

THURSDAY
Sunny. Highs around 50.

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY
Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 50s.

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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 23-27 DEC 25-DEC 31    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal        Below     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal     Normal      Above                      

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Almanac Information

Monday December 18, 2017 the 352th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.410000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:38 EST Set 17:07 EST
Transit Meridian 12:22 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:09 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 18TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1957...
A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin
County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)
...1981...
A heavy lake-effect snow blanketed the southern and southeast shores of
Lake Michigan leaving up to 22 inches of snow at Valparaiso IND. (David
Ludlum)
...1983...
Record cold hit the north central states. At Havre MT the mercury plunged
to a record reading of 34 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard
Sanders - 1987)
...1984...
A storm over southern California left up to 16 inches of snow in the
mountains and upper deserts, with 13 inches reported at Lancaster. Edwards
Air Force Base was closed, and Interstate 5 was closed from Castaic to the
Tehachapis Mountains. (18th-19th) (The Weather Channel)
...1986...
A strong winter storm, which developed off the coast of New Jersey and
moved out to sea, lashed the northeastern U.S. with high winds, heavy rain,
and heavy snow. The storm left snowfall amounts of up to 30 inches in
Vermont, 24 inches in Massachusetts, and 20 inches in New Hampshire. The
highest rainfall amounts approached four inches in southern New England,
where winds gusted to 70 mph. (Storm Data)
...1987...
A weakening storm moved into the Rocky Mountain Region producing six inches
of snow at the Platoro Reservoir in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The
storm then spread rain and drizzle across the Southern High Plains into the
Middle Mississippi Valley, with thunderstorms over Texas. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. while cool weather prevailed
across the eastern states. Sheridan WY, with a record warm afternoon high
of 68 degrees, was seven degrees warmer than Key West FL. (The National
Weather Summary)
...1989...
A winter storm moving out of the Great Plains Region spread freezing rain,
sleet and snow across parts of the southeastern U.S. Freezing rain resulted
in 170 auto accidents in the Memphis area during the evening hours.
Unseasonably warm weather continued ahead of arctic cold front. Miami FL
equalled their record for December with an afternoon high of 87 degrees.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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