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Weather Summary for SW VA...SE WV...and NW NC
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
558 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
Showers and a few thunderstorms will remain in the forecast for 
tonight and Sunday as a slow moving cold front passes across the 
mid-Atlantic region. Overnight, expect muggy conditions under 
partly to mostly cloudy skies, with a few areas of fog, 
particularly in the deeper mountain valleys. Overnight low 
temperatures will hold mid 60s to the low 70s. Rain chances will
increase during early afternoon on Sunday as daytime heating
increases. Expect afternoon highs to range from the upper 70s to
the mid 80s.

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Regional Hourly Observations For WESTMORELAND County

SWR not available
Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Regional Obs, Surface 4-Panel
Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in Virginia
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Saturday August 18, 2018

Across Virginia...temperatures are near 72 degrees north, near 74 degrees central, and near 74 degrees south. Current sky conditions are mostly cloudy north, mostly cloudy central, and fair south. In the north, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 70 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 72 degrees. In the south, relative humidity is near 100%, and the dew point is near 74 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress north, no stress central, and no stress south. Winds are calm north, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the south at 6 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 82 degrees at Washington DC. 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.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For WESTMORELAND County,VA

401 AM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected today, mainly 
during the afternoon and evening hours. Heavy rain from showers and 
thunderstorms could produce minor flooding of low lying areas.

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Sunday through Friday.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Sunday, mainly 
during the afternoon and evening hours. Heavy rain from showers and 
thunderstorms could produce minor flooding of low lying areas.

 SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT  

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook


7-Day Forecast For WESTMORELAND County, VA
Issued at 846 PM EDT Sat Aug 18 2018

TONIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms this evening. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the lower 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

SUNDAY
Partly sunny. A slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

SUNDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 70. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

MONDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. East winds around 5 mph.

TUESDAY
Partly sunny with a chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

TUESDAY NIGHT
A chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

WEDNESDAY
A chance of showers in the morning. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s.

THURSDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

THURSDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clearing. Lows in the mid 60s.

FRIDAY
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

FRIDAY NIGHT
Partly cloudy in the evening, then becoming mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

SATURDAY
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Virginia
                             VIRGINIA                                                                     
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                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                   AUG 24-28 AUG 26-SEP 1    AUG       AUG-OCT                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:     Normal        Above      Above      Above                      
 Precipitation:      Below       Normal     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 , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Almanac Information

Saturday August 18, 2018 the 230th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 12.780000
Distance 0.999717 AU
Rise 06:34 EDT Set 20:05 EDT
Transit Meridian 13:19 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:07 EDT Ends 20:31 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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AUGUST 18TH...HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1925...
During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa
completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles
long. The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a
total of 2.5 million dollars damage. The hailstorm flattened fields of corn
to such an extent that many had to leave their farms in search of other
work. It was one of the worst hailstorms of record for the nation. (The
Weather Channel)
...1983...
Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds 
gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. 
Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were 
injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion.
(NWS Louisville)
...1987...
Thirteen cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for
the date, including Orlando FL with a reading of 98 degrees, and Portland
ME with a high of 94 degrees. Newark NJ reached 90 degrees for the
thirty-sixth time of the year, their second highest total of record. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Twenty-two cities, from the Carolinas to the Upper Ohio Valley, reported
record high temperatures for the date, pushing the total number of daily
record highs since the first of June above the 1100 mark. Afternoon highs
of 102 degrees at Greensboro NC and 105 degrees at Raleigh NC equalled
all-time records. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to
75 mph at Scobey. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1989...
Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio
Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late
morning and afternoon hours. Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown.
Williamsburg VA was deluged with 10.78 inches of rain between 6 AM and 10
AM, with 6.72 inches reported in just two hours. Flash flooding caused
nearly twelve million dollars damage in Accomack County VA. Early evening
thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region produced walnut size hail
and wind gusts to 80 mph around Casper WY. Thunderstorms produced locally
heavy rains in the Yellowstone Park area, causing fifteen mudslides. (The
National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
...1995...
At 1 pm Bowling Green recorded an exceptionally high dew point of 81 degrees.
(NWS Louisville)

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