Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:16AM||Sunset 5:18PM||Saturday November 17, 2018 3:03 PM EST (20:03 UTC)||Moonrise 2:37PM||Moonset 1:14AM||Illumination 73%|
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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
132 pm est Sat nov 17 2018
High pressure tonight. Next cold front Sunday night through Monday
night. Remaining cool through mid week, but modest warming for
the end of the week.
Near term through Sunday
As of 220 pm Saturday...
clearing line working north through the area this afternoon,
all while stratus evolves into a broken stratocu field across
southeast ohio and northern west virgina. This trend will
continue into the early evening hours, as low level waa
continues. Meanwhile some cirrus will be traversing the area
from the west, well in advance of an approaching S W trof.
Based on model soundings and satellite imagery upstream, I do
not believe this will temper overnight lows. As such, I have
relied more on the colder guidance, especially in the typical
The upper S W trof pivots closer Sunday, with mid and
eventually low level moisture advecting into the area. This
looks to affect primarily southeast ohio until very late in the
afternoon. A low level baroclinic zone will develop across
portions of southeast ohio, with lift increasing enough for
a few light showers late in the afternoon. Temperatures will be
warmest across the west virginia lowlands, where mid to upper
50s look reasonable.
Short term Sunday night through Tuesday night
As of 330 am Saturday...
the stationary front draped just north of the ohio valley will
be slow to drift south and pass through the CWA as a cold front.
It will take the upper flow aloft turning cyclonic once again
with a couple of weak trough axes to drive the surface system.
Have pushed back the timing of the the precipitation arrival and
frontal passage to the Monday Monday night time frame. Snow
showers will be possible Monday night as the colder air filters
back in, with modest accumulations in the forecast before the
Long term Wednesday through Saturday
As of 330 pm Friday...
the upper level cyclonic flow holds for the front end of the
extended, likely with a reinforcing dry cold front Wednesday,
keeping november seasonally cool. However, the end of the week
signals a warming trend with upper ridging building across the
mississippi valley and progressing eastward. This will raise the
heights and 850mb temperatures, and normal to slightly above
normal temperatures are trending for Friday and Saturday.
Aviation 18z Saturday through Thursday
As of 225 pm Saturday...
MVFR CIGS in broken stratocu will continue to dissipate this
afternoon across southeast ohio and northern west virginia. In
its wake a mainly clear sky this evening will give way to
intervals of cirrus. Models do not indicate any dense fog at the
terminals tonight, however my confidence is a bit low on this
scenario given the wet grounds and an absent dense cirrus
canopy. I have left the tafs void of any fog with this issuance,
but could see it introduced in the 00z set. Developing light
southeast flow could allow low stratus to develop across the
eastern slopes of the mountains, though bkw is expected to
stay clear of any stratus at this time.
Bases will gradually lower across southeast ohio Sunday as an
approaching S W trof allow for mid and eventually low level
moisture to advect in from the west. ElsewhereVFR conditions
should prevail with some cirrus and eventual mid level clouds.
Surface winds will remain light overnight into Sunday, taking on
a more southeast direction.
Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 18z Sunday...
forecast confidence: low on fog tonight. High thereafter.
Alternate scenarios: more widespread river valley fog may
develop tonight than currently forecast.
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 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05
est 1hrly 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00
crw consistency m h h h h h h h h h h h
hts consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h
bkw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h
ekn consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h
pkb consistency h m m h h h h h h h h h
ckb consistency m h h h h h h h h h h h
after 18z Sunday...
no widespread ifr conditions expected.
Rlx watches warnings advisories
Synopsis... 30 mc
near term... 30
short term... 26
long term... 26
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