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Regional Hourly Observations For WOOD County
200 AM EST THU DEC 14 2017

Northwest West Virginia
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PARKERSBURG    CLOUDY    38  29  70 W14G43    29.55R                  

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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in West Virginia
Based on observations at 200am EST, Thursday December 14, 2017

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 38 degrees north, near 46 degrees central, and near 34 degrees south. Current sky conditions are light rain north, cloudy central, and cloudy south. In the north, relative humidity is near 59%, and the dew point is near 25 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 35%, and the dew point is near 20 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 47%, and the dew point is near 16 degrees. Winds are from the west at 12 mph with gusts at 24 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and light rain. Winds are from the southwest at 18 mph with gusts at 28 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the west at 25 mph with gusts at 37 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 46 degrees at Charleston. The lowest temperature is 27 degrees at Martinsburg.


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 WOOD County,WV

1150 PM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

 DAY ONE  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.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For WOOD County, WV
Issued at 233 AM EST Thu Dec 14 2017

OVERNIGHT
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Not as cold with lows in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

THURSDAY
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Cold. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph, diminishing to around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 40 percent.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. Cold with lows around 20. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light and variable.

FRIDAY
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Cold with lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Cold with lows in the upper 20s.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY
Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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

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

TUESDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow showers in the evening. Cold with lows around 30. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

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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 19-23    DEC 21-27    DEC       DEC-FEB                      
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   Temperature:     Normal       Normal     Normal      Above                      
 Precipitation:     Normal        Above     Normal      Above                      

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

Thursday December 14, 2017 the 348th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination -23.270000
Distance 0.999725 AU
Rise 07:35 EST Set 17:06 EST
Transit Meridian 12:20 EST
Civil Twilight Begins 07:06 EST Ends 17:35 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 14TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1901...
Wet and cold: Louisville, KY set both a record low (2 degrees) and a daily 
precipitation record (2.21 inches). (The high temperature that day was 42.)
(NWS Louisville)
...1924...
The temperature at Helena MT plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees
in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At
Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63
at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)
...1987...
A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the
Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower
Mississippi Valley. During the evening a tornado hit West Memphis TN
killing six persons and injuring two hundred others. The tornado left 1500
persons homeless, and left all of the residents of Crittendon County
without electricity. Kansas City MO was blanketed with 10.8 inches of snow,
a 24 hour record for December, and snowfall totals in the Oklahoma
panhandle ranged up to 14 inches. Strong winds, gusting to 63 mph at Austin
TX, ushered arctic cold into the Great Plains, and caused considerable
blowing and drifting of snow. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Blowing snow was reported in western Kansas, as snow and gusty winds
plagued the Central Rockies and Central High Plains. Colorado Springs CO
reported thirteen inches of snow. Low pressure in Wisconsin brought heavy
snow to the Lake Superior snowbelt area, with 22 inches reported at
Marquette MI. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
High winds and heavy snow prevailed from Montana to Colorado. Snowfall
totals in Wyoming ranged up to 20 inches at Burgess Junction, leaving up to
48 inches on the ground in the northeast sections of the state. Wind gusts
in Colorado reached 87 mph south of the town of Rollinsville. Strong
northwesterly winds continued to produce heavy snow squalls in the Great
Lakes Region. Totals in northeastern Lower Michigan ranged up to 29 inches
at Hubbard Lake, with 28 inches reported at Posen. Two day totals in
northeastern Wisconsin ranged up to thirty inches. (Storm Data) (The
National Weather Summary)

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