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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 1200pm EDT, Wednesday August 15, 2018

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 79 degrees north, near 80 degrees central, and near 73 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 69%, and the dew point is near 68 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 64%, and the dew point is near 67 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 68%, and the dew point is near 62 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are variable at 5 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are calm central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are unavailable south. central. central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 83 degrees at Martinsburg. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Bluefield.


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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 WETZEL County,WV

317 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

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 WETZEL County, WV
Issued at 1158 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018

REST OF TODAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Humid with lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Considerable cloudiness. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Humid with lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY
Considerable cloudiness. Showers likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Considerable cloudiness with a chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Mainly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

MONDAY
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

TUESDAY
Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

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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 
                   AUG 20-24    AUG 22-28    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal     Normal                      

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

Wednesday August 15, 2018 the 227th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 13.740000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:40 EDT Set 20:19 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:29 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:13 EDT Ends 20:46 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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AUGUST 15TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1787...
Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and
New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak. (David
Ludlum)
...1946...
Saint Louis MO was deluged with a record 8.78 inches of rain in 24 hours.
(The Weather Channel)
...1967...
The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50
mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires,
and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk
Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire
produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant
trees about like matchsticks. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
Thunderstorms developing ahead of a sharp cold front produced severe
weather in the Upper Midwest during the afternoon and evening hours, with
Minnesota and eastern South Dakota hardest hit. A thunderstorm in west
central Minnesota spawned a tornado at Eagle Lake which killed one person
and injured eight others. A thunder- storm in eastern South Dakota produced
softball size hail at Warner. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1988...
Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern
U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni IA
and Baltimore MD, where the mercury hit 105 degrees. Temperatures 100
degrees or above were reported in twenty-two states. Pierre SD was the hot
spot in the nation with a high of 114 degrees. Bluefield WV reported eight
straight days of record heat. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Evening thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 66 mph
at Clovis. Evening thunderstorms in West Texas produced baseball size hail
around Hereford, Dimmitt, Ware and Dalhart. (The National Weather Summary)
(Storm Data)


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