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Current Conditions

  • 21°
  • Clear
  • Wind: North 6 mph
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 9°
  • Pressure: 30.78 in. -
  • Heat Index: 14

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Emporia, Virginia

Updated: 4:00 AM EST on February 28, 2015

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 34F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then clear with a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 68F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a ice pellets. High of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 80% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Low of 19F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: purdy, Purdy, VA

Updated: 7:21 AM EST

Temperature: 21.7 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Brink, Emporia, VA

Updated: 7:18 AM EST

Temperature: 22.8 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: North at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 13 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids, NC

Updated: 7:21 AM EST

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 6 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Lake, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Updated: 7:21 AM EST

Temperature: 25.4 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: NE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: LKG-WindyPointe, Henrico, NC

Updated: 7:10 AM EST

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: NNE at 7.4 mph Pressure: 30.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: Roanoke Rapids Old Airport, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Updated: 7:12 AM EST

Temperature: 22.3 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: NE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.63 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
615 am EST Sat Feb 28 2015 


Synopsis... 
Arctic high pressure builds over the region today and tonight... 
then slides offshore Sunday. Low pressure tracks northwest of 
the area Sunday and Sunday night. The trailing cold front pushes 
across the region Monday morning. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 PM this evening/... 
1040mb surface high moves across the area today. Tsctns show enough middle 
and high level moisture for skies to average pt sunny. Anthr day with 
highs some 20-25 degrees below normal as 850 mb temperatures only support highs 
in the l-m30s. 


&& 


Short term /6 PM this evening through Monday/... 
ridge axis moves east of the area tonight. Clouds quickly overspread 
the area ahead of next systm apprchg from the west. The clouds will 
likely prevent temperatures from reaching the record lows for the date (see 
climate section blo). Dry through 12z sun. Lows middle teens to l20s. 


Low pressure ejects NE from nations middle section sun with assctd 
warm front lifting northward across the forecast area. Yet another challenging 
forecast as the latest models show light precipitation breaking out across 
northwestern half of forecast area Sunday morning before the cold air dislodges making 
for p-type issues. Low level thicknesses along with surface temperatures at or below 
freezing will make for a winter mix of precipitation at onset before temperatures 
rise above freezing changing precipitation to plain rain. Models offer up 
different solutions on where these p-type issues will be but will lean 
toward a sref solution which seems to be a compromise at this time. 


Grids will Show Low chance probability of precipitation for a mixture of snow/sleet/fz rain 
across areas west of i95 corridor between 12-15z...then chance probability of precipitation mainly 
north of a wal-fyj-ptb-avc line between 15-18z. Only slght chance probability of precipitation 
southeast of there where precipitation should be rain. 


Data then supports temperatures warming up enough for precipitation to change over 
to rain after 18z across the forecast area. Tricky part will be across far northwestern 
counties (louisa/fluvanna) where historically The Wedge is harder to 
break. Highs occur late and range from the m30s western most counties to 
the l-m40s southeastern areas. Confidence not high enough to issue any third 
period advisory given rather low quantitative precipitation forecast and model differences. Will 
mention a possible morning mix across northern half of forecast area in the severe weather potential statement. 


Chance to likely probability of precipitation Sunday night. Precipitation in liquid form as temperatures hold 
steady or slowly rise to the M-u30s. 


Low pressure tracks into New England Monday...with the trailing cold 
front pushing across the forecast area during the morning hours. Kept chance probability of precipitation 
with the frontal passage at this time. How quickly the front exits Monday afternoon will 
determine any clearing taking place W-E. Highs ranging from the m40s 
Eastern Shore areas...u40s-l50s west of the ches Bay. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
high pressure builds into the region Monday night. The flow aloft is 
zonal...so only partial clearing is expected. Lows should range from 
the middle/upper 20s north...to low 30s S. The high shifts offshore Tuesday 
as low pressure tracks into the Ohio Valley. The attendant warm 
front lifts through the region later Tuesday into Tuesday night. The 
best forcing for precipitation will track north of the region...so the highest 
probability of precipitation will be across northern portions...with a lesser chance to the S. 
Tuesday should be cloudy and cool with most of the area within a 
residual cad-wedge. Highs should range from around 40 northwest...to near 
50 southeast. The current forecast should lows only dropping a few degrees 
Tuesday evening...before rising overnight. 27/00z and 12z runs of 
the European model (ecmwf) suggest the potential for highs well into the 70s 
Wednesday. However...the GFS has been consistently quicker with the 
frontal passage and hence has more cloud cover/higher potential for 
-ra. The 27/12z CMC is closer to the European model (ecmwf). At this time...highs 
have been trended upward into the low/middle 60s away from the 
coasts...which reflects a consensus model blend. GFS/European model (ecmwf) each have 
the front through the region by Thursday...with anafrontal precipitation in 
its wake. The airmass behind this front is once again Arctic in 
origin. The question in whether or not the cold air will come in 
quick enough to produce a changeover to -sn (primarily north/northwest 
portions). This portion of the forecast is considered low confidence 
at this time...so no mention of -sn will be included. Temperatures 
are expected to be well below normal again by later next week with 
current forecast highs in the upper 30s to middle 40s...with lows in 
the low/middle 20s Thursday/Friday nights. 


&& 


Aviation /11z Saturday through Wednesday/... 
VFR conditions will persist through the 12z taf period as high 
pressure builds over the area. 


Moisture returns to the local area Sunday morning in the presence 
of a retreating cold airmass. This will pose a threat for light 
-fzra/-pl at kric...ksby...and potentially kphf from roughly 12z-18z. 
Light rain lingers all taf sites after 18z. Dry weather returns by Monday. 


&& 


Marine... 
have allowed the Small Craft Advisory for the coastal waters north of Cape Charles 
to expire as of 6 am...with seas below 5 feet. Minimal Small Craft Advisory 
conditions continue across the southern ches Bay/Currituck Sound at this time 
with north-NE winds 15-20 knots. Will keep Small Craft Advisory going south of new pt 
Comfort and the sound through 10 am. Elsewhere...NE winds will 
allow seas to remain 5-7 feet across the southern coastal waters 
until later this afternoon...and thus will keep Small Craft Advisory going until 4 PM 
south of Cape Charles. High pressure builds over the waters 
tonight and shifts offshore Sunday...with a cold front moving 
through the region Monday morning...followed by a brief northerly 
surge. High pressure returns Monday night...with low pressure 
approaching from the west late Tuesday allowing the wind to become 
south-southwest Tuesday night into Wednesday. 


&& 


Climate... 
records at Richmond and Norfolk date back into the late 
1800s...with some notable top ten ranks in snow and temperature 
very likely. 


Average temperature for February through the 26th: 


Richmond: 31.5 f (-9.2 from avg). This would rank as the 6th 
coldest Feb on record and the coldest since 1979. 


Norfolk: 32.8 f (-9.7 from avg). This would rank as the 4th 
coldest Feb on record and the coldest since 1978. 


Snowfall for February through the 26th: 


* richmond: 12.2" (snowiest Feb occurred in 1983 with 21.4"). This 
moves Richmond up to #9 all time for Feb. 


* Norfolk: 11.5" (snowiest Feb occurred in 1989 with 24.4"). This 
moves Norfolk up to #7 all time for Feb. 


Another round of cold weather is expected this weekend. 


Record low temperatures (sunday morning): 


3/1 all time record low temperatures for March 
_______ __________________________________________ 
ric11/1937 10 March 4 2009 
orf18/1980 14 March 14 1888 
sby 13/1980 1 March 3,4 2009 and March 9 1911 
ecg 16/1937 16 March 1 1937 and March 4 1943 


Record low high temperatures (today): 


2/28 
_______ 
ric 28/1934 
orf 30/1934 
sby 29/1934 
ecg 33/1934 


&& 


Akq watches/warnings/advisories... 
Maryland...none. 
NC...none. 
Virginia...none. 
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 4 PM EST this afternoon for anz656- 
658. 
Small Craft Advisory until 10 am EST this morning for 
anz632>634. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mpr 
near term...mpr 
short term...mpr 
long term...ajz 
aviation...jdm 
marine...jdm 
climate...akq 



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