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|Sunrise 7:25AM||Sunset 5:07PM||Saturday December 7, 2019 4:12 PM EST (21:12 UTC)||Moonrise 2:42PM||Moonset 2:42AM||Illumination 83%|
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Area Discussion for - Charleston WV  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS61 KRLX 071832 AFDRLX
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Charleston WV 132 PM EST Sat Dec 7 2019
SYNOPSIS. High pressure moves east Sunday. Rain develops Sunday night and Monday with a strong cold front Tuesday. Colder for the middle of next week with some snow showers.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 1230 PM Saturday .
Pesky low stratus hanging tough across SE WV and SW VA thus far. Hi res model soundings suggest this will slowly erode from north to south this afternoon.
At the surface, high pressure moves into the northern Mid Atlantic this evening and offshore overnight as flow veers to the southeast late. This may result in some clouds across the eastern slopes, otherwise we are looking at just some thin cirrus overnight across northern counties. Temperatures overnight were hedged lower in the valleys/hollows while staying close to NBM elsewhere.
Low level moisture will begin advecting toward the region near dawn, as H85 flow picks up out of the SW. This will be allow some clouds to overspread the area Sunday morning, particularly across NE KY and SE OH. Meanwhile, upper level moisture will advect in from the west in the form of cirrus which will mask any sunshine by afternoon. 12Z guidance has come in a bit lower for high temperatures tomorrow, likely owing to increase in cloud cover. Still, we should see our readings climb to above normal with many locations reaching the mid 50s across Lowlands as the mountains stay cool in the 30s and 40s, dependent on elevation.
SHORT TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/. As of 130 PM Saturday .
Models show some prefrontal precipitation entering from the south late Sunday night into Monday morning, moving eastward as the low pressure system to the west approaches the area. The models show strong agreement of the cold front entering the area Tuesday morning, passing through by Tuesday evening. Precipitation transitions to snow Tuesday night with upslope snow possible into Wednesday night.
LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 130 PM Saturday .
The GFS and Euro show high pressure entering the area Thursday bringing drier and cooler weather after the frontal system. The Euro shows this high pressure system approaching slightly slower than the other models.
At the end of the period, models are showing much more disagreement with the incoming system. Both the GFS and Euro show the low pressure system in the southwest moving toward the east. The Euro is phasing the northern and southern stream energies while the GFS is not. The Canadian shows the low remaining off in the southwest, thus leading to low confidence in the behavior of this system.
AVIATION /19Z SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 1235 PM Saturday .
VFR conditions at all terminals through the valid TAF period. Lingering low stratus across SW VA will gradually erode through the remainder of the afternoon. As surface flow veers to the southeast overnight, some stratus may develop along the eastern slopes but should remain east of BKW. Otherwise, just some passing cirrus overnight is expected across the region.
Some clouds will develop Sunday morning associated with some modest low level moisture advection, generally in the 4-6 kft range for bases and primarily along and north of the OH River. meanwhile, high level moisture will increase in the form of cirrus by late morning.
Surface flow will remain light and variable this evening, veering to the southeast overnight. Southeast surface flow will continue Sunday and remain less than 10 kts at the TAF sites. Some gusts to 20 kts is possible at BKW by midday.
FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY . FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High.
ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: None. EXPERIMENTAL TABLE OF FLIGHT CATEGORY OBJECTIVELY SHOWS CONSISTENCY OF WFO FORECAST TO AVAILABLE MODEL INFORMATION: H = HIGH: TAF CONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. M = MEDIUM: TAF HAS VARYING LEVEL OF CONSISTENCY WITH MODELS. L = LOW: TAF INCONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL.
UTC 1HRLY 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 EST 1HRLY 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 CRW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H M H H EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H
AFTER 18Z SUNDAY . IFR possible Monday/Tuesday in rain. IFR possible Tuesday night and Wednesday in snow showers, more likely in the mountains.
RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WV . None. OH . None. KY . None. VA . None.
SYNOPSIS . 30/CG NEAR TERM . 30 SHORT TERM . CG LONG TERM . CG AVIATION . 30
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