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Regional Hourly Observations For WETZEL 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 1000pm EST, Wednesday December 13, 2017

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 28 degrees north, near 43 degrees central, and near 34 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 21 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 29%, and the dew point is near 13 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 37%, and the dew point is near 10 degrees. Winds are from the south at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the southwest at 12 mph with gusts at 24 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 21 mph with gusts at 38 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 44 degrees at Huntington. The lowest temperature is 23 degrees at Wheeling.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook For WETZEL County,WV

254 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  This Afternoon and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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7-Day Forecast For WETZEL County, WV
Issued at 927 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

REST OF TONIGHT
Snow likely. Snow accumulation around an inch. Near steady temperature around 30. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the morning. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Considerable cloudiness. Lows around 20. West winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Considerable cloudiness. A slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mainly clear. Lows in the mid 20s.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming cloudy. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Considerable cloudiness with a chance of rain showers. A chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

MONDAY
A chance of snow showers in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
A chance of rain showers in the evening. Mostly cloudy. Lows around 30. Chance of rain 30 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For West Virginia
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   DEC 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal      Above                      

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Almanac Information

Wednesday December 13, 2017 the 347th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.210000
Distance 0.999724 AU
Rise 07:35 EST Set 17:05 EST
Transit Meridian 12:20 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:06 EST Ends 17:34 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 13TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1915...
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for
western New England. (The Weather Channel)
...1962...
Record cold weather gripped the nation. The low temperature in Lexington, KY 
fell to -6 degrees (record low on this date), -3 at Covington and -3 at Paducah. 
Severe cold conditions went as far south as Florida with a hard freeze. Morning 
lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at 
Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused 
millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 
9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of 
December. 
...1987...
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern
Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged
up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in
the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were
reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4
inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours.
The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter
season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as
readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably
cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in
eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York
State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine
cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland
KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm
Data)
...1989...
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the
central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region.
Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique.
Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the
date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero.
(Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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