Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:01AM||Sunset 7:09PM||Tuesday March 19, 2019 2:55 AM CDT (07:55 UTC)||Moonrise 5:42PM||Moonset 6:24AM||Illumination 97%|
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Area Discussion for - Paducah, KY  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service paducah ky
208 am cdt Tue mar 19 2019
Short term (today through Thursday night)
issued at 208 am cdt Tue mar 19 2019
latest surface map indicates high pressure centered over the ohio
river valley with a surface low over southeastern colorado. Aside
from some high clouds streaming in from the west, it was a quiet
night across the area. This quiet weather should continue today,
as we remain on the western edge of the aformentioned surface
Meanwhile, the surface low in southeast colorado will move
northeast across kansas during the day today. We will likely see
an increase in cloud over portions of the area, as plenty of
mid high clouds are seen upstream. However, we should stay dry as
a cold front associated with the surface low reaches the central
plains by 00z Wednesday. We will see some decent warm air
advection at 850mb which should help boost temperatures into the
mid to upper 50s despite the increase in cloud cover. In fact,
some of the latest guidance suggests 60 degrees is attainable in
By tonight, the front will move into western and central parts of
missouri. A few showers may sneak into far northwestern and or
western parts of the CWA prior to 12z, but the bulk of the
precipitation is progged to stay just to our west. During the day on
Wednesday, the front will traverse west to east across the area,
bringing our next chance for rain. During the morning hours, most of
the rain will impact southeast mo, southern il and parts of
southwest in and far west ky. The eastern half of the area will then
see the best chance for rain during the afternoon hours. Qpf
continues to look rather light and generally be a quarter inch or
less at any one given location. Models continue to differ though on
exact amounts, but at least this event appears to bring only
minimal rainfall amounts. Temperatures should hold in the 50s for
highs on Wednesday. In addition, winds could become gusty out of
the southwest ahead of the fropa. Still does not look like much in
the way of thunderstorms for this event as parameters point to
Lingering rain showers will likely be impacting the eastern half of
the area (southwest in west ky mainly from the lakes eastward)
during the evening hours on Wednesday. Most model solutions agree
that most areas should be dry after 06z Thursday after a
secondary upper trough cold front pushes through.
Dry weather is forecast for Thursday as high pressure builds in.
Clouds will be on the decrease, but it will be rather breezy day
before the gradient relaxes later on, as the center of the high
moves into the south central plains by Thursday night.
Long term (Friday through Monday)
issued at 208 am cdt Tue mar 19 2019
the main forecast concern in the long term is the potential for|
showers late in the weekend and early next week. Confidence in the
forecast is higher than average throughout, but decreases some by
early next week with some differences in timing among models.
Dry weather will start off the long term period with a ridge of high
pressure both at the surface and aloft positioned from the northern
plains and upper midwest south through the mississippi river valley
to the gulf coast. This ridge will shift slowly east through the end
of the week, keeping dry conditions in place through at least
As early as Saturday night and especially by Sunday, upper level
energy will begin to stream east from the plains as an area of low
pressure approaches. The combined increase in moisture and forcing
for ascent will result in a chance for showers on Sunday and Monday.
At this time, the best chance for rain appears to be focused around
Monday as the low passes near or just south of the region. The
chance on Sunday is lower, partly due to differences in model
timing. While the GFS and ECMWF are faster with the onset of rain,
the slower cmc holds off any substantial rain until late Sunday
night and Monday.
At this time, forecast rainfall amounts of generally a half inch or
less do not appear to be enough to cause concern for flooding. Also,
the potential for severe weather appears to be low given the low's
track near or south of the region and overall limited instability.
There is, however, some potential for thunder, especially by Monday.
If that persists in later model runs, later shifts may need to
consider adding thunder for Monday.
Temperatures will gradually rise from near to slightly above normal
through the period. Highs should range from around 60 to the lower
60s. Lows are forecast to rise from the upper 30s Friday night into
the 40s through the weekend and into early next week.
Issued at 208 am cdt Tue mar 19 2019
the tafs areVFR with light winds through the period. Cirrus will
overspread the region overnight, and then lower to the mid-levels
late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.
Pah watches warnings advisories
Short term... Cw
long term... Rjp
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|Cairo Regional Airport, IL||11 mi||61 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||39°F||32°F||75%||1028.8 hPa|
|Metropolis Municipal Airport, IL||17 mi||81 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||33°F||26°F||74%||1029.1 hPa|
|Paducah, Barkley Regional Airport, KY||18 mi||63 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||35°F||25°F||67%||1028.8 hPa|
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