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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
658 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018
A complex area of low pressure across the region will
consolidate offshore this morning before deepening and heading
north along the Mid-Atlantic coast this afternoon. This will bring
snowfall to the region into this afternoon or evening. The system
will finally pull moisture out of the region later tonight into
Thursday as it continues to strengthen while passing off New
England by Thursday morning. High pressure briefly returns to the
region on Friday followed by another potential winter weather
system over 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 800am EDT, Wednesday March 21, 2018
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 30 degrees north, near 32 degrees central, and near 30 degrees south. Current sky conditions are snow north, snow central, and flurries south. In the north, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 32 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 96%, and the dew point is near 29 degrees. Visibility is less than one mile north and central. Winds are from the north at 13 mph north, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to strong winds and snow. The wind chill is near 20 degrees north. Winds are from the northwest at 7 mph central, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to snow. Winds are from the northeast at 7 mph south, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to flurries. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 40 degrees at Wallops Island and Norfolk. The lowest temperature is CLOUDY 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
548 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for east central Virginia,
eastern Virginia and north central Virginia.
DAY ONE Today and Tonight.
Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.
Winter Storm Warning.
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 WESTMORELAND County, VA
819 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING
REST OF TODAY A slight chance of rain early this morning.
Snow. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Cold with highs in the
mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance
of precipitation near 100 percent.
TONIGHT Cloudy. Snow in the evening, then a chance of snow
showers after midnight. Snow may be heavy at times in the
evening. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Brisk with
lows around 30. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to
30 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
THURSDAY Partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the mid 40s.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing.
Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
FRIDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
SATURDAY Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s.
SATURDAY NIGHT Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.
Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
SUNDAY A chance of snow in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a
chance of rain. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation
SUNDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
MONDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
TUESDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.
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
MAR 26-30 MAR 28-APR 3 MAR MAR-MAY
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Temperature: Normal Normal Normal Above
Precipitation: Above Above Normal Above
.... Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast,
6 to 10 Day ,
8 to 14 Day ,
Wednesday March 21, 2018 the 80th Day of Year
Distance 0.999721 AU
Rise 06:17 EDT Set 18:29 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:22 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 05:52 EDT Ends 18:55 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
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and
early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334
persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit.
Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars
damage. (David Ludlum)
Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes across Arkansas,
Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky. The tornadoes
killed 343 persons and caused 15 million dollars damage. Arkansas and
Tennessee each reported thirteen tornadoes. The towns of Judsonia AR and
Henderson TN were nearly wiped off the map in what proved to be the worst
tornado outbreak of record for Arkansas. A tornado, one and a half miles
wide at times, left a church the only undamaged building at Judsonia.
(David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky