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Regional Hourly Observations For WOOD County
1000 AM EDT WED JUL 18 2018

Northwest West Virginia
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PARKERSBURG    SUNNY    N/A N/A N/A NE12      30.11S                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel


Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in West Virginia
Based on observations at 1000am EDT, Wednesday July 18, 2018

Across West Virginia...temperatures are near 70 degrees north, near 73 degrees central, and near 67 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, fair central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 58 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 65%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 81%, and the dew point is near 61 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are variable at 3 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the east at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the north at 7 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 76 degrees at Huntington. The lowest temperature is 67 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For WOOD County,WV

607 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Thursday through Tuesday.

Thunderstorms are possible Friday through Tuesday and will be capable
of producing heavy downpours and gusty winds. Heavy rain over several
days may produce flooding conditions.

 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 732 AM EDT Wed Jul 18 2018

TODAY
Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds around 5 mph.

TONIGHT
Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY
Patchy dense fog in the morning. Sunny. Visibility one quarter mile or less at times in the morning. Hot with highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

FRIDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hot with highs in the mid 80s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

FRIDAY NIGHT
A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 70 percent.

SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Hot with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

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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 
                   JUL 23-27 JUL 25-JUL 31    JUL       JUL-SEP                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Above        Above     Normal      Above                      

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

Wednesday July 18, 2018 the 199th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 20.850000
Distance 0.999716 AU
Rise 06:17 EDT Set 20:46 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:31 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:47 EDT Ends 21:16 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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JULY 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1889...
A cloudburst in West Virginia along the small creeks in Wirt County,
Jackson County and Wood County claimed twenty lives. Rockport WV reported
nineteen inches of rain in two hours and ten minutes that Thursday evening.
Tygart Creek rose 22 feet in one hour, and villages were swept away on
Tygart, Slate, Tucker, and Sandy Creeks. (The Weather Channel)
...1942...
A record deluge occurred at Smethport in northern Pennsylvania, with 30.7
inches in just six hours. The downpours and resultant flooding in
Pennsylvania were devastating. (David Ludlum)
...1986...
One of the most "photo-genic" tornadoes touched down in the northern
suburbs of Minneapolis MN during the late afternoon. The very slow moving
tornado actually appeared live on the evening news by way of an aerial
video taken by the KARE-TV helicopter crew. The tornado, unlike most, was
quite the prima donna, staying visible to tens of thousands of persons for
thirty minutes. It was moderate in intensity, with winds of 113-157 mph,
and caused 650 thousand dollars damage. (Storm Data)
...1987...
Cool weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported record low
temperatures for the date, including Alamosa CO with a reading of 38
degrees. The low of 52 degrees at Bakersfield CA was a record for July. Up
to eight inches of snow covered the Northern Sierra Nevada Range of
California from a storm the previous day. During that storm, winds gusting
to 52 mph at Slide Mountain NV produced a wind chill reading of 20 degrees
below zero. Susanville CA reached 17 degrees that previous day, Blue Canyon
CA dipped to a July record of 36 degrees, and the high of 44 degrees at
Klamath Falls OR smashed their previous record for July by ten degrees.
(The National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Sweltering heat continued in California, with record highs of 111 degrees
at Redding and 112 degrees at Sacramento. Death Valley CA hit 127 degrees.
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the Central Plains Region
produced baseball size hail at Kimball NE, wind gusts to 79 mph at Colby
KS, and six inches of rain near Lexington NE. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma, northern Texas and
Arkansas during the afternoon, and into the night. Thunderstorms produced
baseball size hail at Stamford TX, and wind gusts to 92 mph near
Throckmorton TX. Record heat continued in the southwestern U.S. Phoenix AZ
reported a record high of 115 degrees, and a 111 degree reading at Midland
TX was second only to their all-time record high of 112 degrees established
sixteen days earlier. (The National Weather Summary)


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