Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:37AM||Sunset 8:18PM||Monday April 23, 2018 10:50 PM EDT (02:50 UTC)||Moonrise 12:31PM||Moonset 2:08AM||Illumination 63%|
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service pittsburgh pa
904 pm edt Mon apr 23 2018
Slow- moving low pressure will return rain chances late tonight
Near term until 6 am Tuesday morning
Showers spreading north and east ahead of a surface low are
finding it difficult to reach the ground, as a very dry
atmosphere is in place across the region. 00z pit sounding shows
a very dry atmosphere below 700mb, with only some modest
increase in moisture above 700mb up to 500mb. Would think that
showers that swing through the area tonight would use most of
their available moisture to slowly saturate the layers below
500mb. Have kept pops mainly in the chc category overnight.
Short term 6 am Tuesday morning through Wednesday night
Better rain chances are expected Tue with increasing deep-
layer moisture and dynamic support as the closed upper low
drifts newd, despite downsloping, shallow sely low-level flow.
The sely wind is expected to become gusty on the lee side of the
ridges, though model sounding progs indicate the strongest
winds capped above an inversion with gusts of 20-30 kt expected.
Although the closed low will decay into an open wave, new models
suggest that the wave may not phase as effectively as previously
thought with an approaching nrn-stream wave. As a result, there
may come a precipitation gap in WRN pa Tue night before greater
coverage returns with the arrival of the NRN wave on wed.
By Wed afternoon, moisture will be shunted ewd, with any rain
showers quickly shifting to the ridges and NRN lake-enhancement
zones. Lowering inversion heights and eroding moisture should
lead to a rapid decrease in precipitation.
Long term Thursday through Monday |
The last in a series of shortwave troughs will impact the region
on Fri as it drives a cold front across the great lakes.
Increasing rain chances can be expected to end the work week,
but the track of the wave may preclude a widespread wet day.
Thereafter, an overall pattern shift appears to be in the
offing, with a strong wrn-conus trough and amplifying ern-conus
ridge. This pattern of rising heights and a strengthening upper
ridge spells a general warming trend for the region, with dry
wx and a return to seasonal temperature over the weekend.
Aviation 01z Tuesday through Saturday
Vfr conditions are expected to continue at most PORTS through
the night. Clouds will thicken and lower from the west late
tonight, with zzv expected to lower to MVFR after 06z. Non-
restrictive light rain will arrive overnight, with its
intensity hindered as it encounters a very dry atmosphere.
Widespread MVFR cig and vis is expected after dawn on Tuesday.
Winds will increase once again on Tuesday, with gusts of 20 to
30 knots expected areawide by late morning and through the
MVFR ifr conditions are likely Tuesday through Wednesday for
all sites with slow moving low pressure.
Pbz watches warnings advisories
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|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OWXO1 - Old Woman Creek, OH||97 mi||66 min||SSW 1.9||55°F||1022 hPa||49°F|
|HHLO1 - Huron Light, OH||99 mi||51 min||SSW 6 G 8.9||56°F||1021 hPa (+0.7)|
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|Newark, Newark Heath Airport, OH||13 mi||57 min||E 3||10.00 mi||Light Rain||54°F||46°F||75%||1021.8 hPa|
|Zanesville, Zanesville Municipal Airport, OH||18 mi||58 min||SE 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||56°F||43°F||62%||1022 hPa|
Wind History from VTA (wind in knots)
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