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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
417 PM EDT Sat Aug 17 2019
High pressure remains over the central and southern Appalachians
tonight and Sunday as low pressure tracks up the Carolina coast
toward eastern Virginia. Showers and storms will be possible
through the remainder of the weekend, into early next week. By
Thursday, a cold front will sweep through the Mid Atlantic region,
reaching the Carolinas before stalling.
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Regional Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND County
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Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 800pm EDT, Saturday August 17, 2019
Across Virginia...temperatures are near 81 degrees north, near 83 degrees central, and near 77 degrees south. Current sky conditions are fair north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 58%, and the dew point is near 65 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 77%, and the dew point is near 75 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 84%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, danger central, and no stress south. There is thunder north. Winds are from the east at 9 mph north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 7 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are variable at 3 mph south, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 88 degrees at Leesburg. The lowest temperature is 73 degrees at Hot Springs.
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
355 PM EDT Sat Aug 17 2019
DAY ONE This afternoon and tonight.
No hazardous weather is expected at this time.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN Sunday through Friday.
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
846 PM EDT Sat Aug 17 2019
Mostly clear, then becoming partly cloudy this late
evening and early morning, then becoming mostly clear. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms early this evening. Lows in
the lower 70s. South winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain
SUNDAY Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper
80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
SUNDAY NIGHT Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly
cloudy. Humid with lows in the lower 70s. South winds around
MONDAY Partly sunny. Humid with highs in the lower 90s. South
winds around 5 mph. Heat index values up to 103.
MONDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy. Humid with lows in the mid 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph. Heat index values up to 100 early
in the evening.
TUESDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. Heat index values
up to 105.
TUESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
WEDNESDAY Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of rain
40 percent. Heat index values up to 100.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
THURSDAY Partly sunny with a chance of showers. A chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of
rain 50 percent.
THURSDAY NIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.
FRIDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
FRIDAY NIGHT Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly
cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
SATURDAY Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
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 23-27 AUG 25-AUG 31 AUG AUG-OCT
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Temperature: Normal Above Normal Above
Precipitation: Above 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 ,
Saturday August 17, 2019 the 229th Day of Year
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:33 EDT Set 20:06 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:19 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:06 EDT Ends 20:33 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 17TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
A hurricane hit Galveston TX with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot
storm surge. The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston
Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the
seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900),
just ten percent were left standing. (The Weather Channel)
Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the
Mississippi coast. Winds gusted to 172 mph at Main Pass Block LA, and to
190 mph near Bay Saint Louis MS. The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and
caused 1.3 billion dollars damage. Several ocean going ships were carried
over seven miles inland by the hurricane. The hurricane produced winds to
200 mph, and a storm surge of 24.6 feet. Complete destruction occurred in
some coastal areas near the eye of the hurricane. (David Ludlum) (The
Evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Northern and Central
Plains Region. One thunderstorm spawned a tornado near Fairbury NE, along
with baseball size hail and wind gusts to 100 mph, causing severe crop
damage west of town. Ten cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high
temperatures for the date. Syracuse NY hit 97 degrees for the first time in
twenty-two years. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Fifty-five cities, from the Middle Mississippi Valley to the Middle
Atlantic Coast Region, reported record high temperatures for the date.
Beckley WV reported an all-time record high of 96 degrees, and Baltimore MD
hit 104 degrees, marking their thirteenth day of the year with 100 degree
heat. Chicago IL equalled a record with 46 days of 90 degree weather for
the year. Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Wisconsin to New
Jersey. Thunderstorms in New Jersey produced high winds which gusted to 92
mph at Wrightstown, and blew down a circus tent at Lavallette injuring
fourteen persons. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
Morning thunderstorms produced three to six inch rains in Oklahoma, and the
Arkalatex area of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Tom OK was soaked with
5.98 inches of rain, and Foreman AR received 5.55 inches. Evening
thunderstorms produced high winds in the Wasatch Front of northern Utah.
Thunderstorm winds gusted to 66 mph at Salt Lake City, and flash flooding
caused up to two million dollars damage to a marina on Lake Powell. (Storm
Data) (The National Weather Summary)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky