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  • 41°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: WNW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 30.04 in. +
  • Heat Index: 39

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Emporia, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on November 27, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 25F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 39F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 03:45 am EST on November 27, 2014

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Norfolk VA...

a record rainfall of 1.79 inch(es) was set at Norfolk VA yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 1.78 set in 1958.

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 11:00 am EST on December 4, 2014

             winter preparedness week in Virginia
                 November 30- December 6, 2014

Governor Terry mcauliffe has declared the week of November 30 to
December 6, 2014 as winter preparedness week in Virginia. The
National Weather Service /NWS/ offices serving Virginia... in
cooperation with the Virginia department of emergency
management... will send public information statements over the NOAA
weather wire service each day through Saturday at approximately 11
am. These statements will focus on different aspects of winter
weather in the mid Atlantic region... and preparedness actions the
public should take for the upcoming winter season.

Today's topic - are you and your car ready for winter driving?

We all know how hazardous driving can be during winter storms.
In fact... three-quarters (75 percent) of all winter weather related
deaths occur on the Road... either in accidents or people getting
stranded. And... it can take less than 2 inches of snow to make
driving a life-threatening task. February 22, 2001 was a prime
example. A brief period of heavy snow... which dropped the
visibility to near zero... and quickly froze on well travelled
highways... caused 2 multi-vehicle accidents on Virginia interstates.
The first accident occurred in northern Virginia... where more than
one hundred vehicles collided on Interstate 95. The second occurred
just west Richmond on Interstate 64. Nearly 30 vehicles were
involved in this pileup.

A similar event occurred on January 19, 2005 in and around the
Richmond Metro area when an inch to an inch and a half of snow in
a short period of time caused most roads... from interstates to
rural... to quickly ice up. The result was more than 200
accidents... some of which resulted in injury. And... in January
2008... a light coating of ice on the Interstate 95/495 interchange
flyover in northern Virginia caused multiple accidents... as the
flyover became impassable due to a thin coating of ice. The
accident clean up and treating of the roadway resulted in the
interchange being closed for hours.

Obviously... when the weather is bad and driving conditions are
poor... the best bet is to stay at home. However... if you must
venture out... the following tips could make for a safer journey.

1). ****Make sure your car is in good running condition.****
     Have a mechanic check your battery, antifreeze, windshield
     wipers, ignition and thermostat. Be sure your tires have
     enough tread. Replace any of these items if necessary.

2).**** Let someone know your destination and when you plan to
        arrive. ****
     If possible, travel in daylight, use major highways, and bring
     a companion along.

3). ****Clean snow and ice off all parts of your car before!! you
      snow and ice left on your car can affect your visibility once
     you start driving. Before starting out, clean off your vehicle,
     especially windows, Hood, roof and lights.

4). ****Keep your Gas Tank as full as possible.****
     This will not only give you added peace of mind, but the weight
     of the gas will provide additional traction.

5). ****Keep the following basic items in your car - windshield
scraper and brush, booster cables, Tow chain or rope, bag of sand,
blanket, flashlight, first aid kit, Road map, and some
non-perishable food.****

               ... if you get stranded on the Road...

1). ****Stay in your car. ****
     Do not seek shelter or a telephone unless they are close by or
     already visible. You can easily become disoriented in heavy
     snow and frigid temperatures.

2). ****Periodically turn on the car engine for brief periods.****
     This will help provide heat inside the car. However, to avoid
     Carbon monoxide gas buildup, clear the exhaust pipe of snow
     and leave a downwind window slightly open for ventilation.

3). ****Make yourself visible by tying a colored cloth to your
antenna or door, or by turning on your dome light when running
the engine.****

4). ****Exercise by vigorously moving arms and legs to keep blood
circulating and to keep warm.****

The highways can be the most dangerous place to be during severe
winter weather. However, knowing how to Cope with the elements
can make your winter journeys safer. Above All, drive carefully
and defensively during winter weather conditions. Keep plenty of
distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you. Do not
exceed the speed you consider to be safe, even if others are
passing you by.

Below is a link to the NOAA winter outlook for 2014-15.


Additional information on winter weather preparedness can be
obtained on-line through the Virginia department of emergency
management home Page. The url is (in lower case):


In addition... the ready Virginia and ready North Carolina web
sites haves been developed to aid virginians and north carolinians
in their overall disaster preparedness. The urls are:

    http://www.Vaemergency.Gov/readyvirginia /English version/
    http://www.Vaemergency.Gov/listovirginia /Spanish version/
    http://readync.Org/ /English version/
    http://listonc.Org/ /Spanish version/

Up-to-date weather information is also available on-line from the
following National Weather Service sites (all urls in lower case):

NWS Wakefield - http://weather.Gov/akq
NWS Sterling - http://weather.Gov/lwx
NWS Blacksburg - http://weather.Gov/rnk
NWS Charleston WV - http://weather.Gov/rlx
NWS Morristown TN - http://weather.Gov/mrx
NWS Raleigh NC - http://weather.Gov/rah

National Weather Service winter weather awareness home Page -


Bill sammler
warning coordination meteorologist
NOAA/National Weather Service
Wakefield VA

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: purdy, Purdy, VA

Updated: 1:07 PM EST

Temperature: 44.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Brink, Emporia, VA

Updated: 12:54 PM EST

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Gaston, NC

Updated: 1:07 PM EST

Temperature: 47.5 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Updated: 1:07 PM EST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: WSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:20 PM EST

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NW at 3 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Stony Creek, Stony Creek, VA

Updated: 1:07 PM EST

Temperature: 44.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
1035 am EST Thursday Nov 27 2014 

low pressure moves through the area today...then pushes offshore 
this evening. High pressure builds into the area tonight through 
Saturday. The high becomes centered off the southeast coast Sunday 
into Monday as low pressure tracks across the Great Lakes. 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
weak surface low pressure analyzed from central NC north into central 
and eastern Virginia. Aloft...strong upper level shortwave is in place over 
the southeast Continental U.S....providing steep middle level lapse rates (h7 to 500 mb of 
7 to 8 c/km). With all of this lift...have bumped probability of precipitation to 80% across 
portions of southern Virginia for the next few hours...buffered by high 
chance to likely probability of precipitation over most of the rest of the County Warning Area. Not a lot of 
moisture with this system so quantitative precipitation forecast amounts will average only 0.10" most 
areas...locally to around .25" in the far southeast. Dew points and surface wet 
bulb temperatures from area 12z soundings and high res model data suggest 
rain as ptype (although some sleet or graupel could briefly mix in 
with increase in precipitation intensity). Still...no accumulation of 
anything other than liquid is expected as temperatures are generally in the 
upper 30s to middle 40s. 

Some partial sun has been observed across the Eastern Shore this morning 
but should cloud over shortly. Elsewhere it has been cloudy to 
mostly cloudy...and this should persist into early to middle 
afternoon...with partial clearing possible late mainly over the north 
and west. Temperatures will rise little from current values and only 
top out in the 40s all areas today. 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Saturday/... 
high prs builds east-southeast from the middle MS valley tonite then becomes 
centered across the area Friday/Friday night. The high then shifts southeast 
and off the southeast coast by Sat. Maintained dry conditions through the 
prd...with some increases in middle/high cloudiness Friday night / Sat 
(especially across the northern 1/2 of the cwa). This as flow aloft 
flattens and a warm front lifts north through the Ohio Valley. 

Temperatures remain below average tonight / Friday for those Holiday shoppers. 
Lows in the 20s-l30s. Highs Friday only 40-45 f. Lows Friday night m20s- 
l30s. Temperatures moderate a bit on Sat as low level flow shifts to the 
south-southwest. Still a bit below average with highs 50-55 f central and south 
and in the upper 40s north. 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
high pressure pushes offshore Sat night-sun as a warm front lifts 
through the region. Southerly flow and increasing heights/thicknesses will 
result in warmer temperatures sun...generally in the low 60s. The next 
storm system and associated cold front approach from the west Sun 
night...crossing the local area Monday. Frontal passage expected to be 
dry over the region...except a few light showers over the central 
Appalachians and eastern Virginia Piedmont...closest to best moisture. Temperatures 
Monday warm into the middle 60s. High pressure builds over the Great Lakes 
Monday night...locating over New England Tuesday afternoon. High pressure 
ridges over the local area...setting up an in-situ cad wedge over 
the region...with northeasterly low-level flow. Have introduced light overrunning 
precipitation Monday night and Tuesday. Tuesday highs range from the middle 40s northwest to 
middle 50s southeast. High pressure remains over the region Wednesday as another 
cold front approaches from the northwest. Highs Wednesday in the middle-upper 


Aviation /15z Thursday through Monday/... 
VFR conditions currently in place at all taf sites with light winds. 
Next shortwave moves into/through the region after 12z with some -ra 
possible. Best chance will be at kric between 11-15z. Mfvr 
conditions expected with any precipitation today...and possible brief IFR 
conditions at kric if rain mixes with snow. 

Outlook...conditions improve by this afternoon/evening with VFR and dry weather 
indicated tonight through Sunday. 


seas remain elevated on the coastal waters early this morning (5-7 
feet north and 4-6 feet south)...but they should continue to subside 
through the late morning hours. Will maintain Small Craft Advisory for the southern 
waters through 7 am...and the northern waters through 10 am. Otw...W-NW 
winds 5-15 knots will become light/variable by late morning. 

Another area of low pressure passes south of the waters this afternoon as 
high pressure builds over the Midwest. A period of Small Craft Advisory conditions 
is expected again tonight with northwesterly winds increasing to 15-20 knots 
over the Bay/sound and 20-25 knots over the coastal waters. Seas 
respond...building to 5-6 feet...highest 20 nm out. Thereafter...high 
pressure settles over the waters late Friday through the weekend... 
resulting in sub-Small Craft Advisory conditions. The next front approaches the 
waters early next week. 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Friday 
for anz630>634. 
Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST Friday for anz650-652-654- 


near term...lkb 
short term...lkb/mpr 
long term...Sam 

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