Franklin, Virginia Weather Conditions
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5 Day Forecast
- High: 82 °
- Low: 48 °
- Chance of Rain
- High: 59 °
- Low: 30 °
- High: 43 °
- Low: 39 °
- High: 61 °
- Low: 45 °
- Chance of Rain
- High: 59 °
- Low: 27 °
- Chance of Rain
Forecast for Franklin, Virginia
Updated: 10:00 AM EST on December 06, 2013
Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 82F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the West after midnight. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 30F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Overcast with rain. High of 43F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 61F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 1.2 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 27F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Severe Weather Alert Descriptions
winter preparedness week in Virginia
December 1-7, 2013
Governor bob mcdonnell has declared the week December 1 to 7, 2013
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 and 3 PM EST. 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
Today's topic - winter preparedness at home
is your home prepared for winter?
We think of our homes as the place we want to be when the weather
is nasty outside. However, if certain precautions are not taken
either before or during winter's wrath, life at home can be just as
miserable as the weather outside.
Severe winter storms can produce conditions which isolate you in
your home, sometimes for long periods. Prolonged loss of power
and telephone can severely limit the adequate heating of the home
or curtail your ability to call for help. In severe winter storms,
obtaining supplies of food and other necessities can be hampered or
prevented by poor Road conditions. The following are some helpful
hints to make the home a safe Haven during severe winter weather.
Do - stock an emergency supply of food and water prior to the onset
of a winter storm. Include foods which require no cooking such as
canned meats, Peanut butter and other non perishables. A three to
five day supply is generally sufficient.
Do - keep an adequate supply of heating fuel (including firewood)
in your home. Use your fuel (especially secondary sources)
sparingly as supplies may be in short order during significant
Do - keep on hand a flashlight, battery powered radio, extra
batteries and a first aid kit.
Do - use emergency heating equipment carefully. A wood burning
stove, fireplace or space heater may be your only single room heat
source should you lose your primary heating source.
Do - always safely operate portable electric generators outdoors
in a well ventilated location. Read the generator operations manual
thoroughly before using the generator.
Do - prevent water pipes from freezing by wrapping them in
insulation or newspaper covered with plastic. In severely cold
weather, let each faucet drip slightly to avoid freezing. Know how
to shut off your home's water supply.
- If your pipes freeze, remove the insulation and wrap them with
rags. Open every faucet completely and pour hot water over the
Do - know the emergency escape routes from your home should a
fire start. Your life may depend on it!
Don't - Cook (or heat your home) using a charcoal grill, gas grill
or Camp stove inside your house! Deadly Carbon monoxide fumes may
drift into your home even if you use a charcoal grill inside the
fireplace. In addition, using any of these inside greatly increases
the fire risk. Always use your charcoal grill, gas grill, or Camp
Below is a link to the NOAA winter outlook for 2013-14.
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://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/akq
NWS Sterling - http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/lwx
NWS Blacksburg - http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/rnk
NWS Charleston WV - http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/rlx
NWS Morristown TN - http://weather.Gov/mrx
NWS Raleigh NC - http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/er/rah
National Weather Service winter weather awareness home Page -
warning coordination meteorologist
NOAA/National Weather Service
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Location: Aaron's Weather Service, Franklin, VA
Updated: 11:25 AM EST
|Temperature: 73.0 °F||Dew Point: 63 °F||Humidity: 71%||Wind: South at 14.0 mph||Pressure: 30.18 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 75 °F||Graphs|
Location: Carrsville Fire Station, Carrsville, VA
Updated: 11:21 AM EST
|Temperature: 72.9 °F||Dew Point: 65 °F||Humidity: 76%||Wind: SW at 7.0 mph||Pressure: 29.55 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 74 °F||Graphs|
Location: Zuni, VA, Zuni, VA
Updated: 11:19 AM EST
|Temperature: 72.5 °F||Dew Point: 66 °F||Humidity: 79%||Wind: SSE at 7.0 mph||Pressure: 28.10 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 73 °F||Graphs|
Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA
Updated: 11:16 AM EST
|Temperature: 72.7 °F||Dew Point: 66 °F||Humidity: 78%||Wind: SW at 6.0 mph||Pressure: 30.03 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 73 °F||Graphs|
Location: Cedar Lawn Farms, Ivor, VA
Updated: 11:13 AM EST
|Temperature: 71.6 °F||Dew Point: 65 °F||Humidity: 80%||Wind: SW at 5.0 mph||Pressure: 30.02 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 72 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 11:20 AM EST
|Temperature: 72.2 °F||Dew Point: 65 °F||Humidity: 79%||Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph||Pressure: 30.03 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 73 °F||Graphs|
Location: RAWS GDR VA US, Corapeake, NC
Updated: 10:26 AM EST
|Temperature: 74 °F||Dew Point: 65 °F||Humidity: 73%||Wind: SSW at 9 mph||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 75 °F||Graphs|
Location: GPKandSon, Corapeake, NC
Updated: 11:16 AM EST
|Temperature: 75.6 °F||Dew Point: 68 °F||Humidity: 76%||Wind: SSW at 9.0 mph||Pressure: 30.05 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 77 °F||Graphs|
Location: Conway - 35S, Conway, NC
Updated: 7:59 AM EST
|Temperature: 64.5 °F||Dew Point: 60 °F||Humidity: 87%||Wind: SW at 6.0 mph||Pressure: 30.03 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: -||Graphs|
Location: Ashley's Grove, Conway, NC
Updated: 11:25 AM EST
|Temperature: 75.3 °F||Dew Point: 66 °F||Humidity: 74%||Wind: South at 13.0 mph||Pressure: 30.02 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 77 °F||Graphs|
Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA
Updated: 11:13 AM EST
|Temperature: 71.6 °F||Dew Point: 65 °F||Humidity: 79%||Wind: SW at 5.0 mph||Pressure: 30.06 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 72 °F||Graphs|
MSN Maps of:
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NWS Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 1036 am EST Friday Dec 6 2013 Synopsis... a cold front in northern Virginia will slowly sag through the area this afternoon and tonight. The front stalls near South Carolina on Saturday...then lifts north as a warm front Saturday night into early Monday. The warm frontal passage will bring a period of unsettled and complex weather to the area mainly Sunday and Sunday night. && Near term /through tonight/... the cold front is currently located over northern Virginia and will slowly sag through the region this afternoon and tonight. Showers alng and behind the front will push across mainly northern third of the area this afternoon into early this eveng. Based on latest radar and lightning data...have added isolated thunder to likely pop area...but no severe weather is expected. The pressure gradient tightens up ahead of the front and SW winds will become breezy over southeastern half of the County Warning Area with gusts to around 25 miles per hour this afternoon. Have adjusted maximum temperatures slightly for this afternoon...with maximum temperatures ranging from the lower to middle 60s extreme northern cnties...to the middle to upper 70s southeast Virginia and NE NC. Temperatures will fall into the 50s across the northern third of the region this afternoon...due to passage of cold front and precipitation. The cold front sweeps through the rest of the forecast area tonight and moves south of the area Sat morning. Precipitation will become widespread and with steady rainfall as the best frontogenesis occurs overnight across the region. Low temperatures will continue to be tricky tonight...especially since models have slowed the penetration of Post-frontal Arctic air from the northwest until sometime Saturday morning. Have maintained contrasting low temperatures with readings in the upper 30s to middle 40s northwest...low to middle 50s far southeast Virginia/NE NC. && Short term /Saturday through Sunday night/... the aforementioned cold front stalls out across the southeastern U.S. As Arctic high pressure expands eastward from the Ohio Valley and into the northeast. North-NE surface winds will continue to funnel colder air into the middle Atlantic region through Sat. Although the timing of cold air filtering into the region has slowed...highs should still hold steady and/or only rising a couple of degrees from their morning lows. Expect highs in the low/middle 40s northwest to the low/middle 50s far southeast. 00z model runs keep precipitation lingering along the coast during the day...then gradually have it shifting and tapering off over far southeast Virginia and all of NE NC Sat evening/overnight as the front lays down (becomes more west to east oriented) across SC and the southeast states. As colder air finally pushes down from the north and a cold wedge develops...the front will also get shunted farther south. The question that remains is how far south will the front go and when will it start to lift north as a warm front. Models continue to be in general agreement with drying out the region (with the exception of NE NC and areas along the immediate Virginia/NC border for most of Sat night. This drying scenario results in colder air being pulled into the region...cooling all but far southeast coastal areas of Virginia/NC into the upper 20s/lower 30s. As the front moves northward as a warm front late Sat night/sun...this is where the overall precipitation forecast becomes very difficult. Shortwave energy moving NE along the frontal boundary will act to enhance/spread precipitation back into the region from the south/southwest late Sat night/early Sun morning. The warmer air associated with this airmass will ride over the colder air in place and will likely produce a wintry mix of precipitation early Sun morning through at least Sun night at times...especially for areas west/northwest of Richmond. Precipitation placement and timing are coming into fair agreement amongst model solutions in spreading a steady swath of precipitation from south to north during the sun/Sun night timeframe. Even though the initial onset of precipitation is questionable...confidence is increasing regarding p-type starting as a snow/sleet/freezing rain mix in the Piedmont Sun morning...which will transition into primarily freezing rain through the day and continue into Sun night as the cold wedge persists. The rest of the area should receive all rain from Sat night through Sun night. The lower Maryland Eastern Shore should be precipitation-free until Sun morning. A snow/sleet mix may be possible in the morning...which should transition to a rain/sleet mix as the marine boundary layer warms the lower levels of the atmosphere. Very little change in diurnal temperatures should be anticipated in mixed precipitation areas from Sat night into Sun night...whereas locations in far southeast Virginia/NE NC may experience a 10 degree warm-up on Sunday at best. It is too soon to issue winter headlines since the main hazards are expected to occur beyond 48 hours. Will continue mixed precipitation wording in the hazardous weather outlook and emphasize more adverse conditions for far western areas. Potential winter highlights will likely be addressed with the afternoon forecast package. Please refer to www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/akq for the latest forecast updates today and throughout the weekend. You can also follow National Weather Service Wakefield on facebook and on twitter via @nwswakefieldva. && Long term /Monday through Thursday/... first wave of low pressure moves NE of forecast area Monday morning with models indicating a series of weak waves moving NE ahead of the next cold front that will cross the region late Monday afternoon and night. Enough moisture prognosticated to continue the rain chances across the area Monday. Much milder as the flow becomes SW but the cold frontal passage results in another tricky temperature forecast. Expect a wide range in temperatures as residual wedging leads to temperatures holding around 50 northern most counties...with much milder air (and maybe some partial sun) resulting in temperatures warming into the 60s and possibly near 70 in vicinity of Albemarle Sound. Said cold front slows its southerly movement Monday night and Tuesday as yet another in a series of shortwaves rides NE along the boundary. This scenario will likely keep the precipitation chances going into Tuesday. One caveat to the forecast is the colder air coming in from the north late Monday night. As temperatures fall to near freezing...critical thicknesses supports some wet snow flakes mixing in with the rain across northern most counties...so have introduced a rain/snow mix late Monday night from lku-sby. Rain elsewhere with lows in the m30s-m40s. Front slowly moves off the Carolina coast late Tuesday with cold air advection setting in. Still a chance for rain with highs from 40 north to m50s south. Next Canadian high pressure builds into the area Wednesday and Thursday. The GFS shows another wave of low pressure prognosticated to develop along the stalled frontal boundary across southeastern states by middle week with moisture from this system staying just south of akq forecast area. The 12z European model (ecmwf) pushes the coastal system further offshore with high pressure dominating the entire region. Will trend the day 6 and day 7 forecast as dry and colder. Highs both days in the m30s-m40s. Lows 20-30. && Aviation /15z Friday through Tuesday/... early am conditions are mainly VFR in south-southwest flow around 10 knots. Through 12z...expect winds to remain 10-15 kts so even with very moist air...do not anticipate much fog. However...scattered showers and low ceilings are present not far to the west...and should affect the taf sites after 09z...especially kric/ksby and have tempo groups for IFR ceilings (< 1 k ft). Less confident elsewhere so have just included MVFR ceilings there. Looks to be mainly VFR with 4-8 kft ceilings for the rest of the day at korf/kphf/kecg. More uncertainty at kric/ksby where a wave of low pressure along the front may shift winds to the east/NE and bring low cigs/vsbys. Front slated to push through northern areas by 06z/Sat...southern areas between 06-12z/Sat. Expect rain and widespread IFR/LIFR conditions for about 6-12 hours behind the front. By Saturday afternoon/night expect some clearing with VFR conditions returning. Next wave of low pressure will move through on Sunday with more widespread IFR conditions all sites. P-type should be all rain for korf/kecg/kphf...with a good probability for mixed winter precipitation at kric and some potential at ksby before a change to rain. Low clouds/IFR likely to persist Sun night/Monday but should be all rain at taf sites at that time. && Marine... S/SW flow averaging 10-15 knots across the waters early this morning...waves 1-2 feet on the Bay and seas 3-4 feet over the coastal waters. A strong but slow moving cold front will begin to affect northern marine zones later today and with a wave of low pressure developing along the front...wind direction forecast will be challenging. A model consensus would keep the boundary from about Richmond to the Melfa this afternoon...with S/SW winds around 15 knots south of the this...and light north/NE flow to the north. No headlines appear to be needed for today...although gusts may approach 20 knots over the southern Bay and Currituck Sound (and did not change previous headline bringing th sound into a Small Craft Advisory headline by this evening). As the low pressure ejects east-northeast later this evening/overnight the front will then drop south fairly quickly. Models seem to show a brief surge of 20 knots winds with the wind-shift followed by a brief lull before colder air aloft increases the mixing around 12z/Sat (genly did not get that specific as any lull will be short-lived). Bottom line is that Small Craft Advisory headlines go into effect for all remaining marine zones at some point between 06-12z/Sat (have added the upper James/York/Rappahannock River to the headlines with this issuance). Winds Sat will average 20-25 knots g30kt south and 15-20kt g25kt north. Boundary stalls to the south as strong high pressure builds from the Great Lakes to New England on Sunday...with Small Craft Advisory conditions likely to persist into Sunday for much of the area. Winds shift to the SW and conditions improve Sun night/Monday although seas will tend to remain at or above 5 feet on the coastal waters through Monday. Another cold surge pushes through the region late Monday night/Tue...with Small Craft Advisory conditions again likely for most if not all zones. && Tides/coastal flooding... given the astronomical timing of the event...predicted tides and levels are prognosticated to remain below any critical thresholds through the weekend. && Climate... record high temperatures Friday (12/6)... ric 81 in 1998 orf 79 in 1998 sby 77 in 1998 ecg 80 in 1998 && Akq watches/warnings/advisories... Maryland...none. NC...none. Virginia...none. Marine...Small Craft Advisory from 4 am Saturday to midnight EST Saturday night for anz635>638. Small Craft Advisory from 1 am Saturday to 6 am EST Sunday for anz630>632-634-650-652. Small Craft Advisory from 7 PM this evening to 6 am EST Sunday for anz633. Small Craft Advisory from 4 am Saturday to 6 am EST Sunday for anz654-656-658. && $$ Synopsis...tmg near term...bmd/tmg short term...bmd/jdm long term...mpr aviation...lkb marine...lkb tides/coastal flooding...lkb climate...akq