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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
503 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017
The area stayed relatively warm, humid, but quiet during the day
on Tuesday. A few thunderstorms spun up along the eastern slopes
of the Blue Ridge by the afternoon hours, but most areas stayed
dry under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures maxed out in the mid
to upper 80s in the mountains, and low to mid 90s across the
piedmont counties with light and variable winds.
Shower and thunderstorm coverage is expected to increase across
the West Virginia highlands Tuesday night as a frontal boundary
crosses the area. Coverage is likely to diminish after midnight
as the boundary interacts with the central Appalachians before
storms refire well east of the Blue Ridge Wednesday afternoon and
evening. Severe and flooding threats should remain isolated.
Behind the front, cooler and drier conditions should take hold,
and last through much of the weekend.
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Regional Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND County
SWR not available
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 900pm EDT, Tuesday August 22, 2017
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 83 degrees north, near 81 degrees central, and near 77 degrees south. Current sky conditions are partly cloudy north, partly cloudy central, and clear south. In the north, relative humidity is near 72%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 79%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 87%, and the dew point is near 73 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is danger north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are from the south at 9 mph with gusts at 20 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds. Winds are from the south at 10 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 86 degrees at Washington DC and Quantico. The lowest temperature is FAIR degrees at Roanoke.
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.
All NWS Radars (In near-real time),
Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI),
Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For WESTMORELAND County,VA
409 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017
DAY ONE Tonight.
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Wednesday through Monday.
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 WESTMORELAND County, VA
936 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017
REST OF TONIGHT
Mostly clear late this evening, then becoming
partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in
the mid 80s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms early in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the evening.
Partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. North winds
5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
THURSDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds
5 to 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. North
winds around 5 mph.
FRIDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
SATURDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.
SUNDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.
MONDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY Partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly
cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.
12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps,
TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast,
Day 1 Precip,
Day 2 Precip,
Days 1-5 Precip,
Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1,
Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
6 TO 10 DAY 8 TO 14 DAY 30 DAY 90 DAY
AUG 28-SEP 1 AUG 30-SEP 5 AUG AUG-OCT
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Temperature: Below Below Above Above
Precipitation: Normal Above Normal Normal
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Tuesday August 22, 2017 the 234th Day of Year
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:38 EDT Set 19:59 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:18 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:11 EDT Ends 20:25 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
AUGUST 22ND...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
The growing season for corn was cut short as damaging frosts were reported
from North Carolina to interior New England. (David Ludlum)
The temperature at Anchorage AK reached 82 degrees, a record for August for
the location which was later tied on the 2nd in 1978. (The Weather Channel)
A cold front lowered temperatures 20 to 40 degrees across the north central
U.S., and produced severe thunderstorms in Ohio and Lower Michigan. An
early morning thunderstorm near Sydney MI produced high winds which spun a
car around 180 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Afternoon highs of 88 degrees at Astoria OR and 104 degrees at Medford OR
were records for the date, and the number of daily record highs across the
nation since the first of June topped the 2000 mark. (The National Weather
Evening thunderstorms in the central U.S. produced golf ball size hail at
May City IA, and wind gusts to 66 mph at Balltown IA. Lightning struck a
barn in Fayette County IA killing 750 hogs. Evening thunderstorms in
Montana produced wind gusts to 70 mph at Havre. (The National Weather
Summary) (Storm Data)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky