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Regional Hourly Observations For RITCHIE 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 800am EDT, Sunday October 21, 2018
Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 37 degrees north, near 36 degrees central, and near 31 degrees south. Current sky conditions are cloudy north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 75%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 85%, and the dew point is near 27 degrees. Winds are from the west at 10 mph with gusts at 18 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the north at 8 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the northwest at 9 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 43 degrees at Martinsburg. The lowest temperature is 31 degrees at Bluefield.
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.
US Radar, All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For RITCHIE County,WV
606 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 2018 DAY ONE Today and Tonight. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Monday through Saturday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
7-Day Forecast For RITCHIE County, WV
Issued at 732 AM EDT Sun Oct 21 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 26-30 OCT 28-NOV 3 OCT OCT-DEC ----------- ----------- -------- --------- Temperature: Below Below Precipitation: Above Above .... 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
Sunday October 21, 2018 the 294th Day of Year --------------------------------------------------- SUN Declination -11.030000 Distance 0.999721 AU Rise 07:41 EDT Set 18:39 EDT Transit Meridian 13:09 EDT Civil Twilight Begins 07:15 EDT Ends 19:04 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 21ST HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS ...1934... A severe windstorm lashed the northern Pacific coast. In Washington State, the storm claimed the lives of 22 persons, and caused 1.7 million dollars damage, mostly to timber. Winds, gusting to 87 mph at North Head WA, produced waves twenty feet high. (David Ludlum) ...1957... The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches of rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles. Waterspouts were sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The Weather Channel) ...1987... Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at Valentine NE, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen SD. Temperatures warmed rapidly during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland KS warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) ...1988... Joan, the last hurricane of the season, neared the coast of Nicaragua packing 125 mph winds. Joan claimed more than 200 lives as she moved over Central America, and total damage approached 1.5 billion dollars. Crossing more than 40 degrees of longitude, Hurricane Joan never strayed even one degree from the 12 degree north parallel. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) ...1989... Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico AR with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach FL with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came to an end, but not before leaving Marquette MI buried under 12.7 inches of snow, a record 24 hour total for October. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky