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|Sunrise 6:37AM||Sunset 8:08PM||Thursday April 22, 2021 9:11 AM EDT (13:11 UTC)||Moonrise 2:01PM||Moonset 3:23AM||Illumination 80%|
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Charleston WV 613 AM EDT Thu Apr 22 2021
SYNOPSIS. Mid level weather disturbance brings additional rain and snow showers today. High pressure Friday. Low pressure crosses this weekend. High pressure again to start the next work week.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 607 AM Thursday .
Increased cloud cover a bit through the next several hours for the northern third of the CWA. Isolated very light light snow showers near the Tri-State area will likely drift ESE through the next couple of hours before greater sct rain/snow showers develop later in the morning, but should be non-impactful.
As of 337 AM Thursday .
Have added some river valley fog for portions of the southern and western CWA. Seasonal increase in water temps combined with this morning's cold ambient air temps is allowing for river valley fog formation. Fog should mix out within an hour or two after sunrise.
As of 309 AM Thursday .
Thickening cloud cover across the mountains and low dewpoint depressions across the western half of the CWA should preclude much in the way of additional cooling early this morning. Still, several locations are currently near or tying their record lows for today's date . which were set only a year ago.
For the daytime hours, we won't be as cold as we were on Wednesday . but it will still feel rather cool for late April. WNW low level flow will prevail with a final (and rather potent) H5 s/w trough axis prog to advect across during the day. By late morning, as mid level DPVA increases, we should start to have scattered showers blossoming across most of the CWA. Saturation in the DGZ is likely today, but a thickening melting layer should allow for rain showers to occur at the surface for most elevations below 3kft. Still, a brief period of light snow may occur for the lower elevations if precip occurs a couple of hours earlier than indicated. For the mountains, the snow showers may result in minor snow accumulations . but any accumulations should generally be minimally to non-impactful.
Showers should quickly end by early evening with an approx 1025mb sfc high pressure center approaching. This should result in another light freeze for many areas (especially for the protected and sheltered valleys). Thus, another Freeze Warning is in effect for tonight into Friday morning.
SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 435 AM Thursday .
High pressure crosses Friday, but a mid level flat wave moving through the ridge position will bring a stout mid level cloud deck across the area. Clearing later Friday afternoon and evening will only yield to increasing cloudiness again Friday night, as a southern stream low pressure system approaches.
The low will track south and east of the area Saturday afternoon and night in tandem with the best mid level forcing, with a lee center tracking up the middle Ohio Valley. This will bring a soaking April rain Saturday midday through evening, especially south and east of the Ohio river, where amounts could exceed an inch. Blended the NAM12 into central guidance to somewhat take into account higher output from some of the models.
So far, this does not look to pose a hydrologic threat, and WPC depicts a marginal threat down over the southeastern states, close to the track of the main low center and in the warm sector, to go with the SPC slight risk for severe weather there. The track of the low should preclude thunder for the middle Ohio Valley and central Appalachians.
The system pulls away overnight Saturday night and Sunday, with wrap around/upslope rain showers into Sunday morning. Clearing should be taking place by Sunday afternoon.
Central guidance reflects the moderation in high temperatures that begins Friday is stunted by the weekend system., and actually lowered central guidance highs a bit in the rain Saturday.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 435 AM Thursday .
High pressure crosses early next week, with dry weather, morning fog early on, and a moderating trend leading to above normal temperatures as upper level ridging builds ahead of a cold front that approaches Thursday. Global guidance timing has slowed with this feature, which is likely to bring thunder back into the picture.
AVIATION /10Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/. As of 601 AM Thursday .
MVFR cloud shield likely to impact KPKB/KCKB/KEKN through much of this morning (especially for KCKB/KEKN). IFR cloud shield will persist through approx mid morning across aerodromes of smaller airports across SE OH . with VFR across central and southern WV.
Trend for the day will be for cloud coverage to increase, with a mix of MVFR/VFR prevailing. Iso -SHSN near KHTS/KCRW early in the TAF period will increase to sct SHRA/SHSN throughout nearly the entire region for midday/afternoon. Chances are high that most aerodromes will experience precip today with tempo MVFR VSBYs/CIGs likely with the precip. Showers should diminish/dissipate late this afternoon and early evening with clearing skies and VFR prevailing overnight.
Wrly sfc winds 5 to 10 kts this morning, becoming 10 to 15 kts and gusty at times this afternoon.
FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY . FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Brief snow shower may move across KHTS/KCRW very early in the TAF period. Timing of tempo groups for showers may need to be shifted sooner/later by a couple of hours.
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 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 EDT 1HRLY 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 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 H H H EKN CONSISTENCY H M M M 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 12Z FRIDAY . IFR likely at times with rain Saturday and Sunday.
RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WV . Freeze Warning until 10 AM EDT this morning for WVZ005>011- 013>020-024>034-039-040-515>522-524-525. Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM EDT Friday for WVZ005>011- 013>020-024>034-039-040-515>522-524-525. OH . Freeze Warning until 10 AM EDT this morning for OHZ066-067-075- 076-083>087. Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM EDT Friday for OHZ066-067-075- 076-083>087. KY . Freeze Warning until 10 AM EDT this morning for KYZ101>103-105. Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM EDT Friday for KYZ101>103-105. VA . Freeze Warning until 10 AM EDT this morning for VAZ003-004. Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM EDT Friday for VAZ003-004.
SYNOPSIS . RH/TRM NEAR TERM . RH SHORT TERM . TRM LONG TERM . TRM AVIATION . RH
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