Wednesday, May22, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Inez, KY

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 6:11AMSunset 8:41PM Wednesday May 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT (01:26 UTC) Moonrise 11:23PMMoonset 8:23AM Illumination 84% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Inez, KY
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Area Discussion for - Jackson, KY
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Fxus63 kjkl 230030 aaa
area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service jackson ky
830 pm edt Wed may 22 2019

Issued at 815 pm edt Wed may 22 2019
23z sfc analysis shows high pressure through the southeast parts
of the country with mid level ridging building overhead. This is
suppressing any convection heading toward our area from the west.

Skies ahead of the dying showers are mostly clear and allowed
temperatures to reach record levels in the mid to upper 80s
through most of the jkl CWA this afternoon with even a few reports
of low 90s. Now readings have fallen back into the lower 80s
while dewpoints are generally in the lower 60s. Winds are starting
to settle to light and variable after being breezy from the
southwest earlier in the afternoon. Expect the skies to become
mostly clear later this evening with decent radiational conditions
setting up a ridge to valley temperature split. Some light river
valley fog can be expected toward dawn, but as it has been the
past few nights it should only affect a small part of the area.

Have updated the forecast mainly to fine tune the sky cover for
the rest of the evening. Also added in the latest obs and trends
for the t TD grids. These have been sent to the ndfd and web

Short term (this evening through Thursday night)
issued at 357 pm edt Wed may 22 2019
a ridge axis sits along the east coast this afternoon with an area
of low pressure over the northern plains. A stalled frontal
boundary is draped across the ohio river valley. Southwest winds
have transported much milder air into the region today with
temperatures in the mid to upper 80s presently. The mild
conditions will continue tonight with lows generally in the 60s. A
few of our eastern valleys could dip into the upper 50s. A
shortwave will track into the great lakes on Thursday, pushing a
frontal boundary to the south along the ohio river. Still a bit of
question how far south this boundary makes it as it will be
pushing into the ridge. However, this should provide some weak
height falls allowing for at last a slight chance for a few
showers and storms to develop Thursday afternoon, mainly across
areas of northern kentucky. A few showers or storms could develop
along the higher terrain in southeast kentucky, but even this is
uncertain. Either way, most of the area will stay dry as the
activity should be fairly sporadic. The frontal boundary could
keep the threat of a shower or storm going into Thursday night,
but instability should be decreasing with only the threat of a
shower continuing in northeast kentucky through dawn on Friday.

Highs on Thursday should stay in the mid to upper 80s. If a storm
can get going on Thursday afternoon or evening, some gusty winds
would be possible as the shear is sufficient to allow for a few
organized storms.

Long term (Friday through Wednesday)
issued at 357 pm edt Wed may 22 2019
a summertime upper level ridge will be setup south the gulf coast
to the great lakes to begin the period on Friday. This ridging
should limit better convective coverage, but afternoon highs will
meet convective temperatures. However, coverage will be isolated
in nature given the lack of better forcing mechanisms. The ridge
will shift and we will see more localized zonal flow across the
ohio valley. This could open more convective potential through the
weekend, but coverage should still remain spotty on Saturday.

Then by Sunday a upper level wave at the 500 mb level will ride
along the zonal westerly flow. This will increase coverage
especially across northern portions of the cwa. The better shear
and instability will be north and will have to see how this
trends. The biggest concern for lesser severe risk would be the
lack of balance in the shear and CAPE parameters in this setup.

After this the placement of upper level features becomes more
disjointed from model to model. On Monday the placement of the
ridge will keep us open to diurnally driven convection. This will
keep a slight to chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms on
Monday. However, by Tuesday into Wednesday the models struggle
with the location of the ridge axis, as the GFS for example pushes
a trough east quicker changing the orientation of the ridge axis.

This will have implications on if and when will we see additional
convection through the remainder of the period. Therefore will
keep the chances of mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms in
the isolated category both Tuesday and Wednesday.

The temperatures will average around 10 degrees above normal for
this time of year through the extended period. There will also be
some days where record high temperatures could be met or exceeded
under this summer time airmass.

Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Thursday evening)
issued at 830 pm edt Wed may 22 2019
vfr conditions will continue through the forecast period. Any
river valley fog will not affect the TAF sites. Winds will be
light and variable through the night with a pick up during the
day Thursday from the southwest to between 5 and 10 kts.

Jkl watches warnings advisories

Update... Greif
short term... Kas
long term... Dj
aviation... Greif

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Huntington, Tri-State Airport, WV32 mi35 minS 310.00 miFair81°F62°F53%1017.1 hPa

Wind History from HTS (wind in knots)
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1 day agoNW5N7N6N9NE4N6N3N6NE6NE5NE8NE7E65E3NE74NE5NE955NE7NE7NE6
2 days agoW9SW3SW4S6SW4SW4SW5W7W4S3W3W6W7W11W9

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