Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:11AM||Sunset 9:01PM||Saturday July 4, 2020 8:04 PM EDT (00:04 UTC)||Moonrise 7:52PM||Moonset 4:27AM||Illumination 100%|
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Area Discussion for - Charleston WV  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS61 KRLX 042333 AFDRLX
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Charleston WV 733 PM EDT Sat Jul 4 2020
SYNOPSIS. Hot afternoons persist through next week. Daily afternoon/evening storm chances possible for the work week.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 451 PM Saturday .
Marginally sufficient moisture availability aloft, and a minor H5 s/w vort max advecting south, has resulted in isolated showers to develop across the northern and eastern CWA. Have added mention of precip for these areas through early evening. Showers should quickly dissipate once the onset of nocturnal cooling occurs.
As of 1250 PM Saturday .
The region will remain on the eastern side of an upper level ridge. This will provide another hot afternoon on Sunday. Models are trying to show enough moisture for some mountain thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. Not convinced that this will be the case, but will keep some small pops just in case.
SHORT TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 230 PM Saturday .
The short term period begins with ridging overhead and relatively dry conditions. Ridging intensifies on Monday then begins to recede as a surface low approaches from the southwest. At this point, models are somewhat uncertain as to the location of this low with the GFS keeping it further west than the ECMWF. Chances for afternoon thunderstorms and/or showers are present both Monday and Tuesday as moisture increases ahead of the low pressure system.
With respect to temperature, little variation has occurred with this most recent update. Temperatures are expected to remain hot with highs in the 90s across the lowlands and in the 70-80 degree range for the higher elevations. Lows are forecast to be in the upper 60s to low 70s in the lowlands, and low to mid 60s in the mountains.
LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/. As of 245 PM Saturday .
The aforementioned surface low is expected to strengthen and continue moving eastward then turn more northward to ride up along the East Coast. Both the GFS and ECMWF indicate the low should pass to our south, but then diverge with the coastal track. The GFS keeps the low centered just inland, while the ECMWF favors a more eastward track with the low pressure center over open water. The effects this system could bring to the area vary depending on which track the system actually takes.
Daily chances of showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the work week, though the greatest chances look to be closer to the weekend.
Temperatures remain hot through out this period with highs in the 90s across the lowlands, and mid 70s to 80s for the higher elevations.
AVIATION /00Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. As of 722 PM Saturday .
Iso TSRA currently dot the region, but any precip should remain away from aerodromes before rapidly dissipating around sunset. Thus, VFR expected to prevail through the evening. Overnight, slightly higher near surface moisture values and weaker boundary layer wind profiles should result in areas of river valley fog to develop. Many aerodromes may experience IFR or worse conditions late in the night. If not IFR, then VSBYs likely to at least fall to MVFR levels for awhile. Any fog that develops should mix out within a couple of hours after sunrise with VFR then expected to prevail during the remainder of the TAF period. Iso to perhaps widely SCT TSRA may develop across the region during the afternoon, but minimal coverage expected precludes mention in any TAFs at this time.
Very weak to calm sfc winds for much of the TAF period.
FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 00Z MONDAY . FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High.
ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Coverage any severity of fog tonight may fluctuate at times. Convective coverage Sun afternoon may be a little greater and eventually require inclusion in TAFs (especially KEKN/KBKW).
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 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 EDT 1HRLY 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 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 M EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H L L PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H L L
AFTER 00Z MONDAY . IFR possible with river valley fog in the late night/early morning time period each day.
RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WV . None. OH . None. KY . None. VA . None.
SYNOPSIS . RPY/JLB NEAR TERM . RPY/RH SHORT TERM . JLB LONG TERM . JLB AVIATION . RH
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|Point Pleasant, Mason County Airport, WV||29 mi||70 min||NNE 3||7.00 mi||Fair||91°F||68°F||46%||1013.5 hPa|
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Wind History from 3I2 (wind in knots)
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