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Regional Hourly Observations For RALEIGH County
500 PM EDT SAT OCT 20 2018

...SOUTHERN OHIO/WEST VIRGINIA...
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
COVINGTON      PTSUNNY   61  33  35 W25G43    29.84R                  
COLUMBUS       PTSUNNY   58  31  35 W17G29    29.74S                  
DAYTON         PTSUNNY   54  34  46 W21G35    29.80R                  
WILMINGTON       N/A     56  32  40 W21G35    29.80R                  
HUNTINGTON     PTSUNNY   60  40  47 W14G24    29.82R                  
CHARLESTON     PTSUNNY   58  45  62 SW14      29.80S                  
PINEVILLE*       N/A     58  43  55 MISG      29.87F                  
BECKLEY          N/A     53  41  63 W10G21    29.81F                  
BLUEFIELD        N/A     54  41  61 W14G28    29.84F                  
LOGAN CO APT*  MOCLDY    57  45  62 SW9G21    29.85R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in West Virginia
Based on observations at 500pm EDT, Saturday October 20, 2018

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 57 degrees north, near 58 degrees central, and near 54 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly sunny north, partly sunny central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 57%, and the dew point is near 42 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 45 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 61%, and the dew point is near 41 degrees. Winds are from the southwest at 8 mph with gusts at 17 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the southwest at 14 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 14 mph with gusts at 28 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 63 degrees at Martinsburg. The lowest temperature is 52 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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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 
                   OCT 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3    OCT       OCT-DEC                      
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   Temperature:      Below        Below                                            
 Precipitation:      Above        Above                                            

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

Saturday October 20, 2018 the 293th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -10.670000
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 07:40 EDT Set 18:40 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:10 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 07:14 EDT Ends 19:06 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 20TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1770...
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive
coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47
years. (David Ludlum)
...1983...
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and
south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45
inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather
Channel)
...1987...
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior
snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron
County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the
western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their
twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any
given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily
highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California,
afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings
dipped into the 20s and 30s across much of the south central and
southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at
Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their
earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia
and the Carolinas. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before
midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and
thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn
leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to
4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters
washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The
National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)


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