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Current Conditions

  • 70°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 98%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 70°
  • Pressure: 29.89 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 80 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 85 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Chance of T-Storms

Forecast for Franklin, Virginia

Updated: 10:09 PM EDT on July 2, 2015

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows around 70. West winds 5 to 10 mph this evening...becoming light and variable.

  • Friday

    Cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning...then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s. Light and variable winds...becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 70. Southeast winds around 5 mph...becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.

  • Independence Day

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Sunday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning... then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening...then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 50 percent.

  • Tuesday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows around 70. Chance of rain 40 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

  • Thursday

    Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 6:25 PM EDT on July 02, 2015


... Public information statement...

The evening all hazards radio test that is normally done on the
first Wednesday of the month has been postponed. It will be done on
the next fair weather day.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Aaron's Weather Service, Franklin, VA

Updated: 10:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNW at 3.5 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Carrsville Fire Station, Carrsville, VA

Updated: 10:27 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.5 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 27.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Windsor Fire Station, VA, Windsor, VA

Updated: 10:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Cedar Lawn Farms, Ivor, VA

Updated: 10:30 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 69 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Baer Estates, Ivor, VA

Updated: 10:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 69.8 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Lake Cohoon, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 10:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.1 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro, NC

Updated: 10:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Garner Gliderport, Orbit, Virginia, Windsor, VA

Updated: 10:31 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.7 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 10:08 PM EDT

Temperature: 74 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNW at 11 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Main Street ... Wakefield, Wakefield, VA

Updated: 10:29 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Isle of Wight County EOC, Isle Of Wight, VA

Updated: 10:21 PM EDT

Temperature: 71.3 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Western Branch - Suffolk, Suffolk, VA

Updated: 10:24 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.6 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: GPKandSon, Corapeake, NC

Updated: 10:23 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Corapeake, NC, Corapeake, NC

Updated: 10:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Desert Road, Corapeake, NC, Corapeake, NC

Updated: 10:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.3 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Conway - 35S, Conway, NC

Updated: 10:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Ashley's Grove, Conway, NC

Updated: 10:34 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Septa, Smithfield, VA

Updated: 10:33 PM EDT

Temperature: 70.7 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Wakefield Virginia 
901 PM EDT Thursday Jul 2 2015 


Synopsis... 
unsettled weather conditions will prevail through the Holiday 
weekend as a stationary boundary remains stalled over the region. 
Day time temperatures will be slightly below to near normal. 


&& 


Near term /until 6 am Friday morning/... 
latest msas showing the stalled boundary across southern Virginia (just north of the 
NC brdr) with a short wave moving off the middle atlntc coast. This short wave was 
responsible for todays convection. Also noting that an outflow 
boundary sagged south into northern NC this evening from the tstrms. This 
boundary was seen on akq radar as far S as the Albemarle sand. This 
is where most if not all the remaining convection is located laet 
this evening. 


High res data not all that bullish with a lot of precipitation for the rest 
of tonight. Data would agree with this solution since little if any precipitation 
noted upstream. Next convective complex seems to be weakening / 
dissipating this evening across TN/KY. Given this data...lowered 
probability of precipitation for rest of the evening to chance over most of the forecast area...except 
likely through midnight to account for the convection across eastern NC 
sneaking just north of the Albemarle sand where outflow boundary seems 
to have stalled. Otw...slght chance across the north...chance probability of precipitation over 
the south aftr midnight given location of frontal boundary and available low level 
moisture. 


Some patchy fog possible aftr midnight given the light wind flow...wet 
grnd and nearly saturated airmass. However...dont expect any widespread 
fog at this time. Lows tonight in the upper 60s to low 70s. 


&& 


Short term /6 am Friday morning through Sunday/... 
unsettled weather continues through the short term period as the 
surface front remains over the middle-Atlantic region. Shortwave 
energy drops over the Midwest Friday morning...tracking eastward over the 
Ohio Valley Friday afternoon. Associated surface low prognosticated to track eastward 
along the stalled boundary...locating over the central 
Appalachians late Friday. A secondary area of low pressure locates 
over central NC Friday afternoon. Strongest moisture flux remains 
across NC...but precipitable waters  prognosticated to remain +2 Standard dev over the local 
area. The result will be additional widespread showers Friday 
afternoon and evening. Some of the showers will be heavy at times. 
Will maintain a chance for thunder as sref and NAM guidance 
maintain modest instability. Deep layer southwesterly flow persists Friday 
night as shortwave energy lifts along the Ohio Valley. May see a 
break in the precipitation late Friday night...but will maintain solid 
chance probability of precipitation due to the airmass and available energy. Trough axis 
locates over the middle-Atlantic region Sat as the surface low re- 
organizes over the region. Best chances (chance pops) will be 
along the coast as low-middle level flow becomes westerly. Baggy trough 
remains over the southeastern Continental U.S. Sun as the front slowly sags southward. The 
result will be additional chances for showers/thunderstorms Sun 
afternoon across the southern and southeastern zones. Farther north...high 
pressure and drying conditions will limit probability of precipitation to slight chance. 


High temperatures will generally be in the upper 70s north to middle 85 south 
Friday and Sat...warming into middle-upper 80s sun with less precipitation and 
cloud cover. Cooler along the coast. Lows generally in the upper 
60s to low 70s. 


Storm total quantitative precipitation forecast amounts expected to range from one to two inches 
across the southern half of the forecast area. This is in line with 
wpc/sref quantitative precipitation forecast amounts. Flood Watch headlines for Sat will be 
dependent on how much rainfall the area experience overnight 
tonight. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
the medium range period is characterized by continued low amplitude 
upper troughing over the eastern Continental U.S.. expect that with occasional 
upper disturbances/perturbations pushing across the region, and with 
weak surface trough along the southeast coast through much of the period, our 
current pattern of mainly diurnally driven showers/storms will 
continue through much of the first half of next week. Have kept probability of precipitation 
in the chance range by day, slight chance or less overnight. Highest probability of precipitation 
in the period are on Monday with quick moving upper shortwave 
pinwheeling across the area Monday and Monday night per both the 
12z/02 European model (ecmwf) and GFS. Forecast precipitable water values will also remain high 
through the period...lingering around +2 S.D. Above normal. 
Accordingly, we'll need to be on guard for heavy rainfall with 
showers through the period. Additionally, with this increased 
humidity/dewpoints through the period, took a degree or two off high 
temperatures Mon-Wed...generally favoring a typical middle-July 
warm/moderately humid set up across the area through much of next 
week. 


&& 


Aviation /01z Friday through Tuesday/... 
a frontal boundary over southern Virginia is forecast to remain in 
that general vicinity for the next few days. Short wave was moving 
off the coast during the 00z taf issuance and no thunderstorms are forecast 
the rest of the evening. Some lowering of ceilings and visibilities may 
develop in the moist conditions that exist at the taf sites. Have 
IFR ceilings and around 2 mile visibilities at ric sby and phf well after 
midnight. Conditions slowly improve Saturday morning. Have some 
light rain and showers in the tafs late tonight and Friday morning 
but confidence in the timing is low. Precipitation chances increase Friday 
afternoon. 


Outlook...the frontal boundary remains over mainly southern Virginia/NE NC 
through Tuesday with continued chances for shras/tstms. Highest 
chances for precipitation remains Friday afternoon/Friday night. Highest chance for more 
showers/thunderstorms becomes confined mainly to southern 1/2 of the area 
Saturday. The front lifts back north on Sunday with continued chance for 
showers/tstms... but mainly VFR conds are expected outside of 
precipitation. 


&& 


Marine... 
unsettled weather conditions continue over the waters over the 
Holiday weekend, as weak frontal boundary over the area will remain nearly 
stationary over the region into Sat over the southern waters. SW 
winds 10 knots or less S of the boundary...vrb/N-NE winds 10 knots or less 
along and north of the boundary. Waves in the Bay average 1-2 feet and 
seas on the coastal waters average 2-4 feet Friday into the weekend with sub- 
Small Craft Advisory conds to persist through the weekend. The stalled front will 
also result in several episodes of rain showers/thunderstorms into sun. Gusty 
winds/heavy rain will be possible in any storms the next few days. 


&& 


Climate... 
June 2015 climate: 


At norfolk: 
*avg temperature of 78.7 f ranks as the 7th warmest on record. 
*Total precipitation of 8.34" ranks as 5th wettest on record. 


At richmond: 
*avg temperature of 77.92 f ranks as the 8th warmest on record. 


Precipitation total of 6.05" did not attain a top 10 ranking at 
ric Airport...but many locations in the metropolitan area...received in 
excess of 10.00 inches for the month. 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mpr/Sam 
near term...mpr/Sam 
short term...mas/Sam 
long term...mam 
aviation...lkb/lsa 
marine...mam 
climate...akq 



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