Thursday, May23, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Ingram, PA

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10/6/2018 Colors of tide XTide graphs changed to emphasize that they were upgraded. See next note. Comments welcome.
10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.

Sunrise 5:55AMSunset 8:38PM Thursday May 23, 2019 1:31 PM EDT (17:31 UTC) Moonrise 12:00AMMoonset 8:59AM Illumination 78% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 19 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Ingram , PA
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Area Discussion for - Pittsburgh, PA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service pittsburgh pa
1037 am edt Thu may 23 2019

The risk for showers and storms will continue during the late morning
with the passing a pre-frontal trough. Additional showers storms are
expected later this evening with a cold front passing.

Near term until 6 pm this evening
Late morning: showers and storms will continue for the next few hours
as a pre-frontal trough passes through our region. The biggest threat
with these storms is damaging winds. Gusts up to 60-70mph have been
reported near the shores of lake erie over the last few hours. Hi-res
models display a region of high low level winds (50kts), at 850mb,
across northeastern ohio northwestern pennsylvania and help support
the reasoning of these nearby storm reports. Storms will gradually
fizzle out after lunch time as the upper-ridge, positioned direction
over our region, flattens.

As we move into the late afternoon early evening, the flattened
upper-level ridge is expected to tilt and northwest flow will dominate.

As cooling increase aloft, upper-level instability will too increase.

By 4 to 6pm a cold front will push over lake erie and move
southeast. Severe storms will once again fire up along the boundary.

Storms may produce damaging winds, hail, and or isolated tornadoes
this evening.

Earlier discussion:
two periods of showers and storms are expected today, one this
morning and a second this afternoon and evening 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, placement, and overall
intensity of the 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 elevated atmospheric instability. However, the
mid-levels will remain warm, helping 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. Residual cloud cover
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 increasing the threat for damaging
wind 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 6 pm this evening 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 13z Thursday through Monday
With the band of pre-frontal showers storms moving in this morning,
a few sites may drop down to MVFR for a short time. However,VFR will
prevail for the majority of the day.

As we move into the late evening, a cold front will push off lake
erie and move south. Showers storms are expected to form near or
along the boundary. As far as timing, confidence is highest in the
21-00z for t'storms near the pit area terminals.

Ifr restrictions will be possible with heavier rain storms. With
lower confidence in thunderstorm timing and coverage, have included
only vcts for Thursday afternoon.

Winds will veer from southerly to westerly throughout the period,
gusts are expected to reach 25 knots by mid-morning.

Periodic restrictions are possible through the weekend as
disturbances round the upper level ridge.

Pbz watches warnings advisories
Md... None.

Oh... None.

Pa... None.

Wv... None.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh International Airport, PA9 mi40 minWSW 13 G 1710.00 miLight Rain72°F63°F73%1017.7 hPa
Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA10 mi38 minWSW 15 G 2410.00 miA Few Clouds74°F63°F69%1017.9 hPa

Wind History from PIT (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS9SE6SE9SE10SE8SE8SE6SE8S63S4NE6E4CalmSE4S3S3S3SW6SW11SW10W13
1 day agoN8N7N8NE6N43W3W4CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmE3E4E5E6E8E7E9E9SE9SE12SE8
2 days agoW9

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