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Current Conditions

  • 27°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 19°
  • Pressure: 30.37 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 18 °
  • Chance Rain

Forecast for Emporia, Virginia

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on January 29, 2015

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 18F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast. High of 46F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 30F with a windchill as low as 23F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 5 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70% .

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 18F with a windchill as low as 9F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 36F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 14F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 34F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Location: APRSWXNET Purdy VA US, Freeman, VA

Updated: 8:49 AM EST

Temperature: 23 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: purdy, Purdy, VA

Updated: 9:19 AM EST

Temperature: 25.8 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Brink, Emporia, VA

Updated: 9:11 AM EST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Updated: 9:19 AM EST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:40 AM EST

Temperature: 25 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: North at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Old Airport, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Updated: 9:06 AM EST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: ESE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Stony Creek, Stony Creek, VA

Updated: 9:13 AM EST

Temperature: 24.5 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
710 am EST Thursday Jan 29 2015 

high pressure will slide to the southeast today. A cold front 
crosses the region late tonight. Cold high pressure then returns 
to the middle Atlantic region late Friday through Saturday night. A 
low pressure system moving out of the Gulf Coast states will 
affect the area Sunday into Monday. 


Near term /through tonight/... 
high pressure over the area this morning will slide south-southeast through 
the day as another clipper system crosses the Great Lakes and 
approaches the northeast U.S. Today. Breezy south winds will 
develop from west to east this afternoon as the surface pressure gradient 
tightens up between the high shifting south-southeast and the approaching clipper 
system. The mixing should help temperatures warm to near normal 
values west...with high temperatures slightly below normal east. Overall 
highs will be in the middle to upper 40s (low-middle 40s Northern Neck and 
Maryland/Virginia eastern shore). High clouds between 15-20kft will also increase 
from west to east through the day and may hamper temperatures from 
warming another degree or two but expect mixing to overcome this... 
especially across the western half of the County Warning Area. 

A warm front lifting through the area late this afternoon/early evening 
will provide a focus for precipitation ahead of the cold front 
associated with the clipper system. At the onset...precipitation is 
expected to develop late afternoon/early evening north of Richmond from 
roughly Louisa to Salisbury and then shift over the Maryland lower 
Eastern Shore this evening before lifting well north of the area. 
Wet bulb zero heights begin around 6kft and temperatures will be 
warm enough to support mainly rain. There is a brief period of 
lift through the bottom portions of the dendritic growth zone 
(00-03z)...therefore there is a slight chance of sleet briefly 
mixing with rain over the Northern Neck/Maryland Eastern Shore after dark. 
Precipitation will come to an end late in the evening as best 
moisture/energy lifts north of the middle Atlantic region. Moisture 
continues to be very limited with quantitative precipitation forecast amts no higher than 
0.03 inches at best. The cold frontal passage is centered around 
06z (1 am) and is expected to be offshore by daybreak. Cold air 
advection and drying aloft will commence after midnight and 
unstable low-level lapse rates will allow westerly winds to remain 
breezy overnight. Expect lows in the lower 30s northwest to upper 30s 
far southeast. 


Short term /Friday through Saturday night/... 
Friday will be a cold brisk day under mostly sunny skies as a 
Canadian high pressure builds over the Ohio Valley...resulting in 
a very tight surface pressure gradient. Gusty northwest winds of 30-35 miles per hour 
will develop by middle morning and persist into Friday evening before 
diminishing over inland areas. Closer to the coast...winds may 
gust up to 40 miles per hour at times during the day and then remain gusty to 
around 30 miles per hour Friday night. Cold air advection will be in full force 
Friday into Friday night as an upper trough swings across the middle 
Atlantic region. High temperatures will run about 5-7 degrees 
below normal despite the well-mixed environment. Expect highs in 
the low-middle 40s (upper 30s Northern Neck and Maryland/Virginia eastern shore). Low 
Friday night in the upper teens north and west of Richmond... 
lower 20s elsewhere...under mostly clear skies. The combination of 
wind and cold temperatures will keep wind chill values in the upper 20s 
to middle 30s during the day Friday...and from 5-15 degrees Friday night. 

The Canadian high pressure settles over the middle Atlantic region 
Sat/Sat night with a continuation of cold and dry conditions. 
Highs in the lower 40s most areas...upper 30s along the coast from 
the Northern Neck to Virginia Beach...and in the low-middle 30s Maryland/Virginia 
Eastern Shore. Northwest winds remain breezy along the coast on Sat with 
gusts of 25-30 miles per hour and wind chills ranging from the 
middle-upper 30s SW to low-middle 20s NE. Lows Sat night in the 20s with 
increasing clouds from SW to NE overnight. 


Long term /Sunday through Wednesday/... 
timing differences along with some significant 12z model changes 
makes this a low confidence forecast sun into Monday. GFS much faster 
in bringing precipitation across the middle atlntc region Sunday than both the 
European model (ecmwf) and Canadian. The quicker GFS solution would lead to p-type issues 
across northern most counties Sunday while the slower solutions would mainly be 
rain (or a rain wet snow mix across the north) in the afternoon. 
Conversely...the GFS is quicker to end precipitation late Sunday night while 
the slower solutions keep precipitation going for the better part of Monday with 
colder air oozing south. 

With the above in mind...tried to blend the forecast as much as possible 
knowing that later model runs should shed better light on the systm. 
Dry and cold Sat night with increasing cloudiness. Lows in the 20s xcpt l30s 
southeastern coastal areas. Kept a bit of forecast continuity and brought low chance 
probability of precipitation across western counties Sunday morning. Thicknesses suggest some sleet 
possible at the start across northwestern most counties with rain ovrsprdg the forecast area 
Sunday afternoon as the low prs tracks across northern Virginia. Highs in the 40s 
as the cold air lurks just north of the forecast area. Likely rain Sunday 
evening across the forecast area...but lowered to chance probability of precipitation aftr midnight. Kept a 
rain/snow mix across northern most counties late as the precipitation ends. Any p type 
issues will all depend on how fast the colder air to the north can 
come south before precipitation ends. Lows Sunday night in the 30s to near 40 
across NC NE counties near the Albemarle sand. 

Split mondays forecast up into 2 segments as well. Chance rain along and 
east of I-95 in the morning...drying it out in the afternoon as the 
trailing front clears the coast. Could even see a rain/snow mix across 
the lower Maryland Eastern Shore Erly Monday. Highs in the u30s north to M-u40s S. 

Canadian high prs builds into the area Monday night through Tuesday night. 
Lows Monday night uteens to u20s. Highs Tuesday in the 30s. Lows Tuesday night 
in the 20s to near 30. 

Yet anthr moist southern stream systm prognosticated to come out of the Gulf 
Coast states and move NE along the southeastern coast Wednesday. This systm bears 
watching as the cold air may be harder to dislodge. Went with chance 
probability of precipitation (liquid) for now with highs 40-45. 


Aviation /12z Thursday through Monday/... 
mainly clear skies (some high cirrus) with high pressure over the region 
as of 12z. High pressure moves offshore later today as a cold 
front approaches from the northwest. The wind will become southerly along 
with an increase in middle/high clouds...skies generally becoming broken/overcast 
by 18z but ceilings remain 10-15k feet. 

The cold front will cross the area late tonight with only a 
slight chance of -shra along and north of a ric-sby line...and perhaps 
precipitation ending as a mix of -rasn at sby. Ceilings will average 5-10 k feet. A 
gusty northwest wind is expected Friday with gusts to 30 knots (maybe as 
high as 35 knots at ksby) as Canadian high pressure builds in from the northwest. 
That area of high pressure slides across the region Friday night 
and Saturday...with a more moist frontal system impacting the 
region Sunday into Monday. 


extended sca's through 10 am for NC coastal waters...otherwise all 
headlines have ended in the near term. 

Only a brief period of "sub sca" conditions today before the next 
system approaches from the west. North winds become rather light by 
middle-late morning...then shift to the south-southeast this afternoon and eventually 
the south-southwest tonight. Have raised Small Craft Advisory headlines over northern portions of 
the marine area later this evening as south-southwest winds increase ahead of 
the cold front. 

Still...the more significant event comes Friday/Friday night in the wake 
of the cold front as very cold airmass will bring optimal mixing 
in what will already be a strong gradient wind. Have raised gale 
warnings for most of the region...with strong sca's expected for 
the upper James and Currituck Sound. Winds are expected to gust to 
35-40 knots across the southern coastal waters and the Bay...with 40-45 
knots over coastal waters north of Parramore Island. Rappahannock/York 
and lower James will be more marginal for gales but decided to go 
for it due to the optimal mixing scenario and 900 mb winds prognosticated 
to be close to 40 knots. Given temperatures falling below 30 degrees...freezing 
spray remains in forecast with the potential for a freezing spray 
advisory across northern coastal waters where air temperatures in the l20s are expeceted. 
Seas/waves quickly increase in response to the gusty winds. Seas 
average 7-10 feet with Bay waves 4-6 feet during this period. 

Cndtns begin to improve Sat afternoon/night as the Canadian high tracks over 
the region. Next system is anticipated to track into the area from the 
southwest late sun into Monday. Will likely see anthr round of sca's 
with this systm. 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Marine...Gale Warning from 10 am Friday to midnight EST Friday night 
for anz630>632-634>636-638. 
Small Craft Advisory from 10 am Friday to 6 am EST Saturday 
for anz633-637. 
Small Craft Advisory from 10 PM this evening to 10 am EST 
Friday for anz630-631-650-652. 
Gale Warning from 10 am Friday to 6 am EST Saturday for anz650- 
Gale Warning from 1 PM Friday to midnight EST Friday night for 
Small Craft Advisory until 10 am EST this morning for anz658. 


near term...bmd 
short term...bmd 
long term...mpr 

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