Friday, June23, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
West Homestead, PA

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Sunrise 5:48AMSunset 8:55PM Friday June 23, 2017 1:14 PM EDT (17:14 UTC) Moonrise 4:33AMMoonset 7:25PM Illumination 0% Phase: New Moon; Moon at 29 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West Homestead , PA
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Area Discussion for - Pittsburgh, PA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service pittsburgh pa
1125 am edt Fri jun 23 2017

Downpours are possible through tonight with a tropical airmass
in place. A cold front sweeping through early Saturday will
return comfortable humidity levels by the weekend.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Warm rain process in full effect this morning. One area of rain
is almost through with a break then another round this afternoon.

Our radar is now in a tropical z r relationship. No changes to
the forecast as its in good shape with radar trends. Previous
discussion follows:
rain showers associated with an upper-level shortwave are
moving through eastern oh and southwestern pa. These light to
moderate showers will slide northeast this morning following the
shortwave, bolstered by mid-level speed convergence and upper-
level divergence. This rain will continue to pre-condition much
of the flash flood watch area with a quarter to half an inch of
rain, before the heavier rain chances arrive later today. With
many locations in indiana and armstrong counties still impacted
by yesterday's flash flooding including many road closures, an
areal flood warning will be in effect through tonight.

This morning will feature a break in the widespread rain as the
initial wave moves east. At this point the remnants of t.S.

Cindy will be slowly moving through the lower ohio valley and
the cold front descending through the southern great lakes.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday afternoon evening
everywhere as the converging systems begin to phase near the
local forecast area. Strong ascent will meet a moisture-rich
environment to the tune of 2" or greater pwat values. Increasing
850mb flow into deep warm cloud depths nearing 13kft will be
plenty sufficient to support tropical rain rates... Causing very
heavy rainfall at times. To prepare for this, the local wsr-88d
has been modified to a tropical z r relationship.

High surface dewpoints will continue to fuel modest instability
with sb CAPE values progged in the 1000-1500 j kg range. This,
along with moderate shear through the mid-levels should be
sufficient for thunderstorm development with a few strong to
severe possible. Freezing levels will be lofty, so the primary
threat will remain convective wind damage, but some veering in
the lowest 200mb and relatively low lcls reveals that an
isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The forecast area is
currently blanketed by a marginal risk from spc, and a small
area of slight risk extending into our southern counties.

Possibility of severe weather would likely expand if more
clearing across our southern counties is achieved.

With very high dewpoints in place and expansive cloud deck
expected, temperatures won't range wildly over the next 24
hours. Highs today will be near or a few degrees below average,
but the muggy conditions will prevail.

Short term 6 pm this evening through Saturday night
Instability will lessen heading into the evening which will
decrease the severe threat, however, another period of moderate
rain still looks likely pittsburgh along and ahead of the
aforementioned cold front and under the right-rear quadrant of
the jet. By Saturday morning precipitation should be east of the
ridges as drier air moves in behind the front. Saturday should
be noticeably more comfortable with highs in the upper 70s and
lower humidity. Benign weather can be expected Saturday night
with high pressure.

Long term Sunday through Thursday
Sfc high pressure will remain largely in control on Sunday,
however, a shortwave passing to the north could result in
scattered precipitation along and north of i-80 during the
afternoon. A stronger shortwave will deepen the eastern conus
longwave trough on Monday... Maintaining slightly below normal
temperatures and return chances of precipitation during the
afternoon through Tuesday morning. Upper ridging will follow...

bringing temperatures back to their normal location and
returning dry weather.

Aviation 15z Friday through Tuesday
Tropical moisture will continue to stream northward ahead of an
approaching cold front this afternoon. Interaction with the
aforementioned front and digging shortwave will support periods
of rain and an increasing chance for thunderstorms through the
afternoon. Confidence in widespread MVFR and brief ifr
visibility restrictions is high for the remainder of the day in
periods of heavy rain, with the expectation that ifr CIGS will
lift over most terminals this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may
be severe, with strengthening shear jet support, which could
result in strong severe gusts at terminals this afternoon.

Restrictions will likely continue tonight as the remnants of
cindy pass along the pa WV border. CIGS may fall back to ifr
after sunset with some fog possible with saturated conditions.

But, improvement is expected by Saturday morning as surface
ridging builds overhead.

Wsw wind will remain gusty through the afternoon and again

Upper trough may bring occasional restrictions Sun and Mon in
afternoon showers storms.

A flash flood watch has been issued for areas along and south
of interstate 70. In addition, allegheny, armstrong and indiana
counties have been included, due to very low flash flood

Meteorologically values all point to high water issues with
pwats over two inches, warm cloud depths above 13kft, and a
strong low level jet. GEFS m-climate values are near or at
record levels for pwats on return interval, and climate

Widespread 1.5" to 2.5" through tonight could lead to strong
rises on the monongahela, cheat and ohio rivers and their
tributaries. Slightly less is expected north of the watch area,
but the allegheny basin could still see a widespread 1" to 2".

Pbz watches warnings advisories
Md... Flash flood watch through late tonight for mdz001.

Oh... Flash flood watch through late tonight for ohz057>059-068-069.

Pa... Flash flood watch through late tonight for paz021>023-029-031-

Wv... Flash flood watch through late tonight for wvz002>004-012-021-

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA4 mi22 minSW 1410.00 miLight Rain76°F70°F82%1006 hPa
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport, PA18 mi24 minSW 9 G 2110.00 miLight Rain75°F72°F90%1005.8 hPa

Wind History from AGC (wind in knots)
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1 day agoW12
2 days agoW9

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