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Current Conditions

  • 91°
  • Clear
  • Wind: South 7 mph
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 30.00 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 97

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 90 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 86 °
  • Low: 70 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Emporia, Virginia

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on September 02, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 95F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 90F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 84F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 86F with a heat index of 95F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 70F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 61F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 77F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 57F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: purdy, Purdy, VA

Updated: 2:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.1 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 110 °F Graphs

Location: Brink, Emporia, VA

Updated: 2:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.1 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: SW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 104 °F Graphs

Location: Concord, Stony Creek, VA

Updated: 2:40 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.5 °F Dew Point: 78 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 112 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Gaston, NC

Updated: 2:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 94.8 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: West at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 102 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Updated: 2:50 PM EDT

Temperature: 92.1 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 98 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest T59A Double \'B\' Farms VA US USARRAY, Dewitt, VA

Updated: 2:00 PM EDT

Temperature: 92 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: WSW at 4 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 99 °F Graphs

Location: Stony Creek, Stony Creek, VA

Updated: 2:44 PM EDT

Temperature: 96.5 °F Dew Point: 74 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 108 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
140 PM EDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure builds over the southeastern states today. 
Meanwhile...a weak front drops into the area tonight and settles 
near the Virginia North Carolina border Wednesday. High pressure 
returns Wednesday night and Thursday. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
latest upper level analysis features middle/upper ridging remaining 
in place over the southeast Continental U.S.. to the west, shortwave trough over the 
Ohio Valley and Great Lakes...and will continue to produce an area 
of showers/thunderstorms from the lower MO valley into the Ohio 
Valley this afternoon, as it and its associated cold front 
approach the local area through the afternoon. 


Meanwhile, high pressure remains over the western Atlantic into the southeast 
states with a weak surface trough along the coastal plain. SW 
flow/strong warm air advection will bring high temperatures this afternoon into the middle- 
upper 90s inland with low 90s along the coastlines. Afternoon 
dewpoints forecast already beginning to mix back into the middle 
60s...which should once again serve to keep heat indices in the 
98-103 f range. Highs today will average around +1.5 to +2 St dev above 
seasonal means...and will approach and perhaps match daily maximum 
temperature records (please see climate section below). 


As far as convective opportunities...despite strong surface based 
instability, model soundings show much of the area to be well- 
capped above cumulus bases in association with downslope flow/warming 
aloft. Thus, have maintained a silent pop through much of the 
day. The exception is over NE NC along possible sea breeze 
interactions...but even this should be isolated at best in 
coverage. The best chances for precipitation (albeit low-end chance) hold 
off until the short term as the Ohio Valley shortwave pushes into 
the northeast late tonight, shunting the front towards the area 
tonight and overnight. 


Warm/moist and marginally unstable airmass in place in advance of 
the weakening front will result in only isolated to widely 
scattered showers/thunderstorms mainly after 21z/5 PM. While precipitable waters  
prognosticated around 1.8 inches...lack of upper level support/forcing 
for ascent and westerly flow will limit overall coverage at iso-sct. 
Could see some patchy fog in the wake of the front across the 
Piedmont, but held out mention for now. Mild and muggy...with lows 
in the low to middle 70s. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Thursday/... 
front washes out just south of the area Wed, as upper flow 
becomes quasi-zonal and downslope/westerly flow aloft prevails. 
Meanwhile, surface high pressure builds over the region on Wednesday as weak 
surface trough remains over the southeastern portion of the local area. Given 
continued warm/moist and marginally unstable air mass...will 
maintain slight chance-low end chance probability of precipitation Wednesday and 
Thursday...centered mainly along the trough axis and Theta-E ridge 
over the southern local area. 


Highs remain nearly +1 Standard dev through the short term period, 
generally around 90 degree inland and slightly cooler along the 
immediate coast. Mild overnight lows generally in the upper 60s 
to lower 70s. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday night through Monday/... 
long term period will start off with above normal temperatures and 
occasional chances for rain. For Thursday ngt/Fri...surface hi pressure centers 
offshore with a broad upper-level ridge across the eastern Continental U.S.. did 
include a slight chance-chance for a rain showers/thunderstorm (especially over western 
areas) closest to the greatest moisture axis and surface Lee trough...but 
nothing widespread expected. Temperatures Friday will rise into the upper 80s to 
lower 90s under a mostly/partly sky and light southerly winds. 


For the remainder of the period...cold front approaches from the west 
as an upper-level trough digs across the eastern Continental U.S.. chances for rain 
will increase into the weekend as the front drops into the middle 
Atlantic. Tough to exactly time the precipitation this far out in 
time...but for now will go with a 30-40% chance for rain showers/thunderstorms both 
Sat and sun. Hi temperatures ahead of the front Sat will be near 
90...dropping into the low to middle 80s on sun with increased cloud 
cover and the front in the vicinity. 


&& 


Aviation /18z Tuesday through Sunday/... 
VFR conds prevailing west/ few-scattered cumulus (bases mainly 5-7kft) across 
forecast area...along west/ south-southwest winds at or below 10 knots. No convection as of early this 
afternoon...hwvr...FM about 00-06z/03 as the front pushes into the 
region...coverage expected to be scattered so still too much uncertainty to 
include rain showers or thunderstorms and rain in tafs at this point. 


Mainly dry/VFR conditions Wednesday-Friday as surface front washes out across 
NC...although an isolated late afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm still 
possible for far southern Virginia/NE NC. There may be a higher 
probability for showers/thunderstorms and reduced visibilities and ceilings by Sat as 
next front moves into the area and stalls. 


&& 


Marine... 
conditions look to remain sub-Small Craft Advisory through the next several 
days...S/SW flow averages 10-15 knots or less today as surface high stays anchored 
over the western Atlantic with a weak trough over the interior. 1-2 feet 
waves over the Bay and 2-3 feet seas over coastal waters for the most part. 
A frontal boundary drops into the area and weakens later tonight/early 
Wednesday. While there will probably be an hour or two of increased winds 
as they shift to the north/northwest as the front passes...not anticipating 
any headlines. This due to an overall lack of cold air in the wake 
of the front. Pressure gradient is rather weak as well as surface high 
pressure builds to the north of the area on Wednesday. Winds shift from 
north/northwest Wednesday morning to the east/southeast late Wednesday afternoon/Wednesday night. Winds generally 
should be east-southeast to S Thursday into Friday at 10-15 knots or less...eventually 
shifting to the south-southwest Friday night/Sat as next cold front approaches. 


&& 


Climate... 
record high temperatures for today 9/2: 


Ric: 100/1980 
orf: 97/1993 
sby: 97/1980 
ecg: 96/1943 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mam 
near term...mam 
short term...mam/Sam 
long term...mas 
aviation...alb/lkb 
marine...lkb/mas 
climate... 



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