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Current Conditions

  • 30°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 26°
  • Pressure: 30.29 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Glasgow, Virginia

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on December 20, 2014

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with ice pellets and a chance of snow. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 50% .

  • Monday

    Overcast with ice pellets and rain, then rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 80% .

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 66F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the WSW after midnight. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

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Location: RAWS GLENPED VA US, Natural Bridge Station, VA

Updated: 6:42 PM EST

Temperature: 35 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 68% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: NATBRIDGE, Natural Bridge Station, VA

Updated: 6:50 PM EST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Airport Acres, Lexington, VA

Updated: 7:08 PM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Center of BV, Buena Vista, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Sunnyside Drive, Lexington, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 38.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Shop Rd, Lexington, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Mid-Atlantic WX.com, Lexington, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 58% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Potato Hill - East Perch, Monroe, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 0.0 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Elk Valley Road, Forest, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Snider Kerrs Creek, Lexington, VA

Updated: 7:17 PM EST

Temperature: 34.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Stallings Lane, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 7:20 PM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Goose Creek Valley at BRD Farm, Montvale, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Fairfield VA US, Fairfield, VA

Updated: 6:48 PM EST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SSE at 1 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Breezy Knoll, Goode, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 32.9 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Lakepointe, Ivy Hill, Forest, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Outskirts of town high on mountain top, Buchanan, VA

Updated: 7:09 PM EST

Temperature: 35.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SSE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Bethel Park, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 7:20 PM EST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Silver Creek, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 7:15 PM EST

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Boxwood, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 35.0 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Little Otter, Bedford, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Bedford City, Bedford, VA

Updated: 7:15 PM EST

Temperature: 29.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Thaxton at Cobbs Mountain Farm, Bedford, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 31.9 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Mt. Haven, Forest, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 31.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Fairfield VA US, Steeles Tavern, VA

Updated: 6:40 PM EST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Fincastle, Fincastle, VA

Updated: 7:11 PM EST

Temperature: 35.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Rural village, Montvale, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Timberlake, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Thaxton Mountain, Thaxton, VA

Updated: 7:14 PM EST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: South at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Fairview Heights, Lynchburg, VA

Updated: 7:20 PM EST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Alleghany Street, Clifton Forge, VA

Updated: 7:19 PM EST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Suck Mountain, Bedford, VA

Updated: 7:21 PM EST

Temperature: 30.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Blacksburg Virginia 
710 PM EST Sat Dec 20 2014 


Synopsis... 
high pressure will bring some improvement to our weather on 
Sunday...before a weak area of low pressure moving up the coast 
brings precipitation back to our forecast for Sunday night and 
Monday. After a brief break on Tuesday...a very strong cold front 
will move through the region on Wednesday...bringing rain and 
gusty winds to the area for Christmas evening. 


&& 


Near term /through Sunday night/... 
as of 300 PM EST Saturday... 


Afternoon satellite images show some breaks developing the the 
extensive cloud cover over the region. More breaks may develop east 
of the Blue Ridge into this evening but clouds will fill back in and 
expect cloudy skies to prevail through tonight and into Sunday 
morning. Upper flow is essentially zonal over US and this is keeping 
any decent energy locked up to our north as a short wave moves 
through the flow overnight. However...wedge along the eastern 
Seaboard will be sharpening throughout the weekend which will lead 
to some upslope along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge with 
light southeasterly surface winds. This will help squeeze out some 
sprinkles/flurries tonight. Also believe there will be some freezing 
fog around as model soundings show saturated conditions in the 
boundary layer in areas where temperatures will be below freezing. 
Do not believe any headlines are called for since it looks to be a 
factor for only a very small window of time just before daybreak but 
will mention in the severe weather potential statement. Modest improvement for Sunday as moisture 
slowly erodes...but will remain pooled along the mountains. 


We will not have to wait long for our next bout with winter as a 
weak short wave moves over the area Sunday night and combines with 
weak isentropic lift to generate light precipitation. Ptype will 
be a struggle with this since cold air wedge will have near 
surface temperatures near freezing as temperatures aloft warm. Top down 
methodology currently yields mostly liquid with sleet and freezing 
rain mainly for the Greenbrier valley and Alleghany 
Highlands...with additional pockets of mixed precipitation 
elsewhere. Overall quantitative precipitation forecast looks to be rather light so this does not 
look to be a very significant event though it does not take much 
freezing rain to make travel hazardous. 


&& 


Short term /Monday/... 
as of 300 PM EST Saturday... 


Complex forecast for the early to middle-week with two systems to deal 
with. First will be early Monday event with a weak low along the NC 
coast at 12z and the familiar wedge building down the eastern slopes 
of the Appalachians from a parent 1030-ish surface high over far 
northern New England. Not a particularly strong or even cold wedge 
but enough to bring at least surface temperatures close to freezing in some 
colder locations while the 0c 850 mb line is generally already well 
north of the County Warning Area..depending of course on which model. 12z GFS and 
NAM are both above freezing at 850 mb from 12z Onward. Surface low 
lifts northeast during the day to a position off the Virginia convective available potential energy by 00z 
Tuesday taking whatever precipitation does fall with it off to the east. Quantitative precipitation forecast 
from this event likely to be quite modest...from less than 0.10 
inches far northwest to possibly 0.25 to 0.50 inches far east. 
Although several hours of freezing rain is possible for the colder 
western valleys not expecting it to last very long and all liquid 
should fall east of the mountains and then all areas transition to 
rain during the day. Highs Monday will remains chilly in the 30s to 
low 40s. 


There will be a brief break in the action overnight Monday 
as the weak Atlantic low departs but with flow remaining southwest 
there is barely any cold advection behind it which should leave 
temperatures actually fairly mild...generally above freezing by Tuesday 
morning. The flow remains south to southwest through the day with 
plenty of ambient moisture and several weak but hard to time 
disturbances so kept mainly chance probability of precipitation but quantitative precipitation forecast again quite 
low...below 0.05 inches with possibly some enhancement along the 
Blue Ridge. Precipitation should be all rain as highs in the 40s 
expected County Warning Area-wide and wedge removed from the equation. Southerly 
flow and warm advection becomes fairly impressive ahead of the 
much stronger low developing over the lower Mississippi Valley 
middle- to late day Tuesday. Probability of precipitation and quantitative precipitation forecast will increase overnight 
Tuesday as available models show a widespread precipitation event with 
amounts approaching a half-inch by early Wednesday as the surface 
low deepens and rapidly lifts north toward the Great Lakes by 12z 
Wednesday. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Saturday/... 
as of 300 PM EST Saturday... 


Upper trough over the Mississippi Valley will eject a negatively 
tilted through the southeast U. S. Wednesday. Surface low pressure near 
Cincinnati with trailing cold front will lift northeast into the 
Great Lakes by Wednesday evening and into eastern Canada by 
Wednesday night. A strong cold front will move east across our 
region Wednesday into Wednesday night. There is the potential for 
our region to have active weather Wednesday with plenty of 
showers...perhaps very gusty winds and a few thunderstorms. However 
the best instability as seen in the Li fields remains south and east 
of our area. The day 5 convective outlook from Storm Prediction Center has placed the 
strong to severe thunderstorms potential further south along eastern 
Carolina to Florida. Highs on Wednesday will range the middle 40s in 
the west to the middle and upper 50s in the east. 850mb temperatures 
are still indicating the cold air pushes in quickly in wake of the 
cold front. Rain and snow showers will changeover to snow showers 
and snow flurries in the west Wednesday night. Some light snow 
accumulations may be possible Christmas evening night in the western 
upslope favored locations. But a warm ground and sharp rich moisture 
cutoff may hinder snow accumulations. Low temperatures Wednesday 
night will drop into the lower to middle 20s in the mountains to the 
lower 30s in the Piedmont. 


West to northwest upper flow will continue into Thursday with 
mountain rain and snow showers. Highs Christmas day will vary from 
around 30 degrees in the northwest mountains to around 50 degrees in 
Piedmont. Winds will be quite strong on Thursday as a 50 to 55 knot 
850mb jet pivots across the region. At this time...looks like values 
should remain below Wind Advisory levels. As high pressure slides 
off the coast...dry weather is expected Christmas night/Thursday 
night with low temperatures generally in the upper 20s and lower 
30s. 


The upper flow shifts to the southwest Friday into Friday night as 
trough curves out in the central US with surface low pressure developing 
over the Midwest with a frontal boundary trailing south. Highs on 
Friday will vary from the lower 40s in the mountains to the middle 50s 
in the Piedmont. Moisture slowly return Friday night into Saturday 
as frontal boundary approaches. Lows Friday night drop into the 
lower and middle 30s in most locations. A cold front moves across our 
region Saturday into Saturday night. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Sunday through Thursday/... 
as of 700 PM EST Saturday... 


Low level moisture will remain in place over the middle Atlantic 
overnight. MVFR will persist and potentially become IFR vicinity of 
the mountains where ridges may be obcsd attms. Model guidance has 
turned more confident in fog formation by early Sunday morning due 
to light winds and residual boundary layer moisture...with 
IFR and potentially LIFR visibilities for bcb/lwb/blf...and MVFR 
visibilities for lyh/roa/Dan. Patchy freezing fog or light rime 
icing is also possible across the mountains where temperatures 
will flirt with freezing. 


Confidence is lower for the eventual clearing of fog and low 
ceilings on Sunday...as high pressure remains wedged against the 
eastern side of the Blue Ridge. Some of the guidance appears too 
optimistic and does not account for the remaining layer of 
moisture near the surface...as they portray skies clearing by 18z 
at all taf sites. Although conditions should eventually improve 
to VFR Sunday afternoon at lyh/roa/Dan...MVFR ceilings were left 
at bcb/lwb/blf for this update as it may take until middle/late 
afternoon or after 18z/1pm for the low clouds to finally scatter. 


Extended discussion... 


A low pressure system along the Gulf Coast will track northward 
along the East Coast during Sunday night into Monday...and bring 
primarily rain and MVFR/IFR conditions over the middle Atlantic. 
However...there is a potential for patchy areas of freezing rain 
across the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia and southeast West 
Virginia...where temperatures may struggle to get above freezing 
during early Monday morning. Lwb may be impacted...but there is 
low confidence due to the uncertainty of the thermal profile in 
the model soundings. 


Warm air advection during Monday and Tuesday should end the 
threat of frozen precipitation...but periods of rain and MVFR/IFR 
conditions could linger throughout this time. A strong cold front 
will approach from the west by Tuesday night into Wednesday. Poor 
flying weather due to more rain showers should accompany the 
front...and a strong low level jet may pose a low level wind shear 
threat. Gusty northwest winds and a considerable temperature drop 
are expected behind the cold front on Wednesday night. Upslope 
snow showers are possible along the western slopes just in time 
for Christmas day...while VFR conditions should return to most 
locations east of the Blue Ridge. 


&& 


Rnk watches/warnings/advisories... 
Virginia...none. 
NC...none. 
WV...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...mbs 
near term...mbs 
short term...pc 
long term...kk 
aviation...PM/pw 



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