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Elizabeth, WV

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Sunrise 7:35AMSunset 5:42PM Tuesday January 28, 2020 5:51 PM EST (22:51 UTC) Moonrise 9:54AMMoonset 9:23PM Illumination 16% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 4 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Elizabeth, WV
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Area Discussion for - Charleston WV
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FXUS61 KRLX 281947 AFDRLX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Charleston WV 247 PM EST Tue Jan 28 2020

SYNOPSIS. Upslope pattern again tonight followed by a weak ridge on Wednesday. Weak upper level system crosses Wednesday night

NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 230 PM Tuesday .

One shortwave trough has passed to our east and another is approaching from the central US. Between these disturbances, there has been northwest flow across the area. Also, with the presence of low-level moisture, clouds have continued throughout the day and are expected to persist throughout the period.

Tonight, winds will begin to transition to northeast and light snow is possible in the mountains; however, accumulations should be less than an inch. Low temperatures should be slightly above normal with 20s and 30s forecast.

A weak ridge crosses the area ahead of the incoming shortwave trough leading to a dry day tomorrow, though clouds will continue. Normal temperatures are expected with highs in the 30s and 40s.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 155 PM Tuesday .

A progressive s/w trof will cross late Wednesday night into Thursday with perhaps some light snow showers across mainly the southern half of the area. Otherwise, a quite regime heading into Friday amid gradually moderating temperatures.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 200 PM Tuesday .

The trend continues in the various models and their respective ensemble members keeping the plethora of upper level disturbances separated until off the East Coast. As such we will look for the main s/w trof to provide us with light precipitation late Saturday and Saturday night. Given some modest warming at the surface, this could fall as either rain or a mix across the Lowlands with some snow in the mountains where a light accumulation would be possible.

Ridging will be the story for at least the first half of next week which will send temperatures 10-15 degrees above normal.

AVIATION /20Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 1245 PM Tuesday .

MVFR is expected at most sites for the majority of the TAF period, though BKW and EKN could see periods of IFR. Cloud coverage will likely continue with the continued presence of low- level moisture. There is a chance of -SN tonight at EKN, but not a high enough certainty to put it into the TAFs at present.

Winds should remain light though they will begin to shift from northwest to northeast late in the period.

FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z WEDNESDAY . FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Medium.

ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing of MVFR/IFR ceilings at BKW and EKN may vary. Precipitation occurrence and timing may vary.

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 M M H H H H H L EKN CONSISTENCY H M H H H M M M 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 WEDNESDAY . No widespread IFR is expected.

RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. WV . None. OH . None. KY . None. VA . None.

SYNOPSIS . 30/JLB NEAR TERM . JLB SHORT TERM . 30 LONG TERM . 30 AVIATION . JLB


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Parkersburg, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport, WV23 mi58 minW 610.00 miOvercast36°F27°F70%1018.1 hPa

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