Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 5:55AM||Sunset 8:37PM||Thursday May 23, 2019 1:16 AM EDT (05:16 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 8:58AM||Illumination 82%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Whitaker , PAHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Pittsburgh, PA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service pittsburgh pa
1256 am edt Thu may 23 2019
The risk for showers and storms will continue today as a late day
cold front pushes through. Strong to severe storms are possible,
particularly in the afternoon and evening.
Near term through today
Scattered showers and storms will be ending late tonight as the
moisture riding along a surface front, likely a dewpoint boundary,
exits to the east. The convection may be fueled by weak low-level
convergence and lingering boundaries from previous convection. The
weak confluence will wane late tonight as surface winds across the
entire area become more southerly. With surface dewpoints slowly
rising in the warm advection regime, temperatures overnight will
remain well above normal.
Two periods of showers and storms are expected today, one this
morning and a second this afternoon with the cold front. A pre-
frontal trough will cross the area this morning. This energy will
induce upper level height falls as it moves through, which will
eventually assist in frontal passage late in the day. The convection
this morning will be encountering a relatively stable atmosphere, and
should remain below severe levels. Stronger convection is expected
this afternoon, along and ahead of a southeastward moving cold front.
Still seeing model differences on timing and placement of more
intense convection. Atmosphere will quickly destabilize behind the
morning shortwave, and plenty of moisture will be available as
dewpoints rise into the mid to upper 60s. Winds aloft will become
north of westerly, allowing for a cool down at the upper levels,
increasing atmospheric instability. The mid-levels however, will
remain warm which will help to keep the atmosphere capped until the
front arrives. Another limiting factor will be how much cloud cover
is left over from the morning rain, which will limit surface
temperature rise and perhaps prevent achievement of convective temps.
Models are indicting a break behind the morning rain, and what the
atmosphere does, in terms of cloud cover and increased buoyancy,
during this break, will be critical to storm development along the
front. Forecast soundings are portraying a strengthening wind field
aloft which will increase the threat for damaging winds gusts, and
the increase in shear will also create a scenario where convective
updrafts can become stronger and long lived. All of these elements|
will need to be closely monitored throughout the day.
Short term tonight through Saturday
The cold front will pick up speed and approach my southern border
late this evening. Activity will end from northwest to southeast
behind the boundary, and cloud cover will decrease in the same
Height rises and a weak surface high will keep Friday dry.
Shower and storm chances will ramp up again Saturday afternoon as
the next shortwave rides over top of the upper level ridge.
Long term Saturday night through Wednesday
The long term will be dominated by the strength and placement of the
eastern CONUS ridge. The area will lie on the northern periphery of
said ridge, meaning the warm and active pattern will continue.
Aviation 06z Thursday through Monday
Showers and isolated thunder are possible this evening and overnight
as a warm front crosses the region. A second round of showers and
possible thunderstorms will cross the area Thursday morning, then
thunderstorms are expected along the cold frontal boundary Thursday
afternoon evening.VFR conditions will prevail through most of the
period, though restrictions will be possible with heavier rain storms
especially during the afternoon and evening. With lower confidence
in thunderstorm timing and coverage, have included only vcts for
Wind will veer from southerly to westerly through the period, with
gusty wind to near 20 knots expected by mid-morning.
Periodic restrictions are possible through the weekend as
disturbances round the upper level ridge.
Pbz watches warnings advisories
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|Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA||4 mi||23 min||NE 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||68°F||57°F||68%||1018.5 hPa|
|Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport, PA||19 mi||25 min||NE 6||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||70°F||62°F||76%||1018.8 hPa|
Wind History from AGC (wind in knots)
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