Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:06AM||Sunset 8:36PM||Friday May 24, 2019 8:49 AM EDT (12:49 UTC)||Moonrise 12:01AM||Moonset 10:07AM||Illumination 70%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Beards Fork, WVHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Charleston WV  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service charleston wv
623 am edt Fri may 24 2019
Weak cold front drifts south this morning and lifts back north
tonight. Another cold front will remain near the area Saturday
night through Monday, before returning north as a warm front.
Near term through tonight
As of 615 am Friday...
made some adjustments to the forecast this morning in the pops,
but all changes were relatively minor. Expansion further north
for the slights across the west over the next 12 hours.
As of 210 am Friday...
tough to pick out the front this early Friday morning, but is
probably near the ohio river based on current wind directions in
southeast ohio and west central west virginia. This feature
should drift southward and settle over the southern part of the
state today, which is where the chances for showers storms
resides today this evening. The rapid update guidance numbers
brings in a cooler day today with front sitting south, but there
remain a couple outliers trying to push upper 80s for portions
of the lowlands. Some minor bust potential here dependent on the
the front location.
On the synoptic scale, the southeastern us upper closed low
dominates the pattern, but there is enough flow aloft pushing
the aforementioned front through. Front will come back northeast
as a warm front tonight, and this warrants low end pops
returning late for showers. Sufficient moisture layer depth is
an issue, however.
Short term Saturday through Monday
As of 225 am Friday...
a high pressure system on Saturday will give way to a cold front
by Saturday night. This front will flirt with the area through
Monday, before returning northward as a warm front. This will
provide periods of showers and thunderstorms.
Long term Monday night through Thursday
As of 225 am Friday...
an upper level ridge will build over the region for Tuesday and
Wednesday, allowing for 20 c temperatures at 850 mb. This could
allow temperatures to reach into the lower 90s for much of the
A cold front or series of cold fronts will then effect the area
for late in the work week. There are considerable differences
between the models in the intensity of the cooler air behind
these fronts, leading to some uncertainty at this time.|
Aviation 10z Friday through Tuesday
As of 615 am Friday...
some MVFR stratus clouds developed overnight and will expect a
gradual lifting of this layer over the next few hours. Same
holds true where fog tried to creep into crw but was likely
inhibited by the aforementioned stratus. There are
convection storm chances today, but they are low and only expect
isolated activity, and should only be a potential issue for the
hts crw bkw line. Mountain valley fog expected tonight, ckb to
crw and east into the mountain valleys with a clearing sky and
Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 12z Saturday...
forecast confidence: high.
Alternate scenarios: ceilings toVFR timing may vary this
Experimental table of flight category objectively shows consistency
of WFO forecast to available model information:
h = high: TAF consistent with all models or all but one model.
M = medium: TAF has varying level of consistency with models.
L = low: TAF inconsistent with all models or all but one model.
Utc 1hrly 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
edt 1hrly 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
crw consistency h h h m h h h h h h h h
hts consistency h m h h h h h h h h h h
bkw consistency l h h m m h h h h h h h
ekn consistency h m h h h h h h h h h h
pkb consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h
ckb consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h
after 12z Saturday...
brief ifr possible in afternoon and evening storms Saturday and
Rlx watches warnings advisories
Synopsis... Rpy 26
near term... 26
short term... Rpy
long term... Rpy
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