Monday, May29, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
West Milford, WV

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5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 5:55AMSunset 8:41PM Monday May 29, 2017 11:44 PM EDT (03:44 UTC) Moonrise 9:04AMMoonset 11:32PM Illumination 21% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 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.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West Milford, WV
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Area Discussion for - Charleston WV
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national weather service charleston wv
1000 pm edt Mon may 29 2017

Cold fronts cross Tuesday and Wednesday. High pressure Thursday.

A low brings a front into the area Friday and Saturday.

Unsettled again next weekend.

Near term through Tuesday
As of 1000 pm Monday...

updated pops to better reflect the isolated t-shower moving
through perry county.

As of 240 pm Monday...

cold front has passed the region and seeing some diurnal cu
develop in the wake of the front this afternoon. Cloud cover
should dissipate after sunset this evening. Another cold front
will push through the region tomorrow, however the best dynamics
will be positioned to our north. Moisture will also be limited,
but we should see at least isolated to then scattered showers
by 18z Tuesday. Expecting a boost to the shower activity with
orographic accent in the mountains, but still not confident in
how widepsread the coverage will be, so have capped the pops at
just chance for now.

Low level flow increases out ahead of the front tonight and
there should be enough turbulent mixing within the boundary
layer to hinder fog development. However, across our eastern
zones the flow remains weak until later Tuesday morning and
there is a chance for some fog across the sheltered mountain

Short term Tuesday night through Thursday
As of 330 am Monday...

Wednesday will start relatively dry with a cold front to our east.

However, diurnal heating with CAPE exceeding 1800 j kg, deep layered
shear exceeding 50 knots and pwats around 1.3 inches are enough
ingredients for Wednesday afternoon and evening showers and

Weak high pressure brings drier conditions behind the front
Wednesday night and for the most part Thursday. A weak front
associated with a strong upper level low pressure system over
the great lakes region will bring low chance for precipitation
Thursday night.

Long term Thursday night through Monday
As of 330 am Monday...

another, but weak cold front approaches from the north Friday into
Saturday with better chances for showers and thunderstorms. The
front is expected to stall across our area keeping the chances for
showers and storms through the end of the period. The GFS shows
strong upper waves with this front which could delay the timing of
the front and produce heavy weather Saturday and Saturday night.

Made minor adjustments to pops Friday and Saturday. Went with
the blend of models through the rest of the period.

Aviation 02z Tuesday through Saturday
As of 730 pm Monday...

most locations should remainVFR through the TAF period. Do have
a weak cold front which should bring isolated to scattered
showers tonight into Monday. Should a heavier shower move across
a TAF site MVFR to brief ifr may be possible but hard to time at
this point. Like previous shift, somewhat uncertain on fog
potential at ekn. Lamp is really the only guidance showing fog,
but think it could be on to something. So included dense valley
fog during the pre- dawn Tuesday.

Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 00z Wednesday...

forecast confidence: medium confidence at ekn with possible fog,
high confidence elsewhere.

Alternate scenarios: valley fog may not develop at ekn
overnight. May have brief restrictions in passing showers
Tuesday, mainly across the east.

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.

Date Tue 05 30 17
utc 1hrly 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11
edt 1hrly 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07
crw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
hts consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
bkw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h l
ekn consistency h h h h h h h m m l l l
pkb consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
ckb consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
after 00z Wednesday...

ifr possible in isolated showers and thunderstorms Wednesday,
and maybe in fog Thursday morning.

Rlx watches warnings advisories
Wv... None.

Oh... None.

Ky... None.

Va... None.

Synopsis... Arj mpk
near term... Mz mpk
short term... Arj
long term... Arj
aviation... Mz

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Clarksburg, Clarksburg Benedum Airport, WV15 mi51 minN 010.00 miFair67°F57°F71%1014.9 hPa

Wind History from CKB (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS3S6SW6SW7SW9W5SW9SW5SW6W4W5W5SW10
1 day agoE4CalmCalmW3CalmCalmCalmCalmS4SW4SW9SW4SW106S8S9SW8SW7SW14SW12S8SW8SW8S7
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmW4N4SE3CalmN4CalmSE3CalmW7W4SW6SW6SW5SW5CalmN5CalmN4NE3N4

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