Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:35AM||Sunset 8:14PM||Thursday August 17, 2017 11:22 AM EDT (15:22 UTC)||Moonrise 1:10AM||Moonset 3:53PM||Illumination 22%|
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national weather service charleston wv
934 am edt Thu aug 17 2017
Hot and humid today. Cold front tonight into Friday. Generally
drier afterwards until Tuesday. Another cold front by mid week.
Near term through tonight
As of 930 am Thursday... Ran an update to decrease cloud cover
this morning and lowered pop until later this afternoon. Current
guidance is showing a weak prefrontal trough that will push
through early this afternoon into the early evening hours.
Should at least see scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up
with this feature and with pwats close to 2", high freezing
level, and long skinny CAPE profiles these showers and storms
will be efficient rainfall producers. Later tonight the cold
front will enter the ohio valley between 8 and 10 pm and push
across the region. The best shear and dynamics with this front
is still going to be off to our north, but if the front can
arrive early enough and can tap into the better instability,
then there is some concern that some storms may contain strong
gusty winds across our far northwestern zones.
As of 645 am Thursday...
clouds will be on the increase early this morning as a surface
and upper level low move through the northern plains. The first
impulse associated with the upper air feature should kick off
showers and thunderstorms across the tri-state mid morning,
with activity drifting NE through the afternoon. Decent
instability across the area with the hot and humid air in place
-- MLCAPE should be in the 1000-1500j kg range. The cape
profile is rather skinny and shear of 20-30kts is fairly
marginal for strong to severe storms. However, with precipitable
water values topping 2 inches, heavy rain is likely in mature
convection. Flash flood guidance is generally 1.5-2.5 inches
across the forecast area. The most likely area of heavy rain
today -- across the ohio river valley and western lowlands of wv
-- corresponds to the higher FFG so not planning a flash flood
watch. Still... Cannot rule out isolated issues with repetitive
Tonight, we should have a line of showers and thunderstorms move
from west to east ahead of a cold front. Instability drops off
quickly 00z Friday, but precipitable water remains on the high
side... So again strong to severe storms not expected but heavy
rainfall is likely.
Short term Friday through Sunday night
As of 310 am Thursday...
what remains of a cold front crosses the CWA Friday for scattered
A weak upper level wave brushes the northern CWA over the
weekend though high pressure will likely keep the rest of the
area rain free and warm.
High pressure continues Sunday for dry weather area wide.
Long term Monday through Wednesday
As of 310 am Thursday...
high pressure continues Monday for dry weather area wide. Moisture
will increase Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of the next
approaching cold front. The cold front crosses Wednesday into
Aviation 14z Thursday through Monday
As of 645 am Thursday...
any lingering fog should dissipate quickly over the next couple
hours. Clouds will be on the increase this morning.
Several areas of showers and thunderstorms are expected today
and tonight. Brief ifr will be possible in any developed shower
or storm, but to early to pinpoint any timing on that so went
with more general MVFR for now.
Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 12z Friday...
forecast confidence: medium on overall trends, low on small
Alternate scenarios: will likely need amendments for ifr in
storms later today and tonight.
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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
edt 1hrly 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
crw consistency m h h h h h h m h h h m
hts consistency m h h h h h h h h h h m
bkw consistency h m m m m m m h h h h m
ekn consistency l m h h h h h h h h h l
pkb consistency m m h h h h h h m h h m
ckb consistency m m h h h h h h h h h l
after 12z Friday...
lingering ifr possible in showers and storms early Friday
morning. Dense river valley fog possible each morning.
Rlx watches warnings advisories
Synopsis... Jw mz
near term... Mz mpk
short term... Jw
long term... Jw
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|Clarksburg, Clarksburg Benedum Airport, WV||15 mi||29 min||SSW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||81°F||68°F||65%||1015.7 hPa|
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