Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:36AM||Sunset 8:09PM||Monday August 21, 2017 1:59 PM EDT (17:59 UTC)||Moonrise 5:20AM||Moonset 7:15PM||Illumination 0%|
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service pittsburgh pa
116 pm edt Mon aug 21 2017
A sequence of weak upper-level disturbances will provide
isolated showers and thunderstorms today. Widespread showers
and thunderstorms are expected on Tuesday as a cold front
crosses the region.
Near term through tonight
Convection from this morning that took advantage of the modest
instability noted in the 12z sounding has subsided as the low-
amplitude trough that supported it continues to move ewd.
Shortwave ridging will spell a brief erosion of convective
cloud cover, though cirrus may still provide at least a partial
obscuration of the sky during peak eclipse viewing.
A second, weak shortwave trough over central oh will advance
ewd this afternoon and may provide a second round of modest
convection as low-level warm advection weakens the h7 inversion.
Lacking any focused sfc boundary, broad pops were employed in
the forecast this afternoon along the diffuse warm front.
Any showers and storms will weaken this evening with loss of
heating, and some clearing is expected in the wake of the
associated shortwave trough.
Short term Tuesday through Wednesday night
A strong upper low will dig into the great lakes on Tue and
acquire a neutral to negative tilt through the day in concert
with the movement of a mid-level jet maximum. The system's
associated cold front will approach the ohio valley during the
early evening, but a prefrontal trough is expected to be the
focus for daytime convection in the area.
Abundant low-level moisture, steepening lapse rates and strong
effective bulk shear will support the development of strong to
severe thunderstorms by early afternoon along the sharpening sfc|
trough. CAPE on the order of 2000 j kg and effective shear of
40-50kt will promote organized, severe convection.
Given the deep-layer shear orientation roughly parallel to the
sfc feature, storms should congeal quickly into an intense
convective line that will move sewd into the instability axis.
Damaging wind gusts will be the primary threat, but hail also is
possible in more intense, cellular updrafts ahead of the line.
Storms will exit sewd by early evening with rain lingering into
the evening behind the storms as the cold front traverses the
region. High pressure will build in on Wed wed eve, with little
chance of rain as dry air invades.
Long term Thursday through Sunday
Broad surface high pressure under an ern-conus trough is
progged to support a dry and cooler-than-average air mass
through the period.
Aviation 17z Monday through Friday
GeneralVFR is expected for the period although a crossing
shortwave may spawn isold to sct convection. Expect rapid
deterioration of conditions on Tuesday as widespread precip will
herald the advance of cold front.
With passage of an early Wed cold front, generalVFR can be
expected for the remainder of the week.
Pbz watches warnings advisories
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|Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA||5 mi||67 min||SSW 10||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||84°F||68°F||59%||1021.3 hPa|
|Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport, PA||16 mi||69 min||SSW 10 G 15||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||85°F||66°F||55%||1021.4 hPa|
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