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Rappahannock Weather

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Partly Cloudy
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Cloud Coverage: 92%
  • Wind: 6 mph
  • UV Index: 1 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:19:19 AM
  • Sunset: 05:32:52 PM


Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. Snow may mix in. High 43F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.


Cloudy. Snow showers developing late. Low 29F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 40%.


Partly cloudy skies. High 42F. Winds light and variable.

On a cool Saturday morning in late April, Wakefield Country Day School students, faculty members and a parent volunteer helped with a Wounded Warriors project in Madison County, helping set up a Healing Waters Project. Veterans, assisted by guides, are able to fish local rivers and streams, …

Young Rappahannock hunter Bradley Settle, son of Lee and Ashley Settle of Castleton and Renee Settle of Chester Gap, harvested his first turkey on Youth Day for spring turkey season last month. With two beards, the bird was considered an atypical wild turkey.

Lewis Foster of Flint Hill was happy enough when he caught a 6½-pound trout in early March, but less than two weeks later, he reeled in this nine-pounder on Passage Creek, in the Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area of GW National Forest. If the trend continues, Lewis might need a find a larger truck.