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West Milford, WV

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Sunrise 6:27AMSunset 8:26PM Saturday August 8, 2020 5:36 AM EDT (09:36 UTC) Moonrise 10:18PMMoonset 10:08AM Illumination 80% 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.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near West Milford, WV
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Area Discussion for - Charleston WV
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FXUS61 KRLX 080717 AFDRLX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Charleston WV 317 AM EDT Sat Aug 8 2020

SYNOPSIS. High pressure for the weekend with a rising temperature trend. Becoming rather humid by the middle of next week.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. As of 245 AM Saturday .

Surface high pressure in control along with very dry air above the boundary layer and an inversion that will likely remain in place despite mixing today will all help contribute to a mainly dry day across the CWA. The exception will be in the northeast mountains in the highest ridges where isolated convection may be able to form with a slightly greater moisture depth in the lower levels. The temperature trend continues its slow upward ascent with 850mb temperatures in the 14-16C range. Should stay below 90 for the most part, but the mid to upper 80s in the lowlands should be expected with the flat cumulus field in place.

SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 315 AM Saturday .

Sunday should be fairly dry and quiet with ridging in the upper levels and high pressure at the surface. High pressure moves off on Monday with flow becoming more southerly. Moisture and instability will increase as several shortwave disturbances approach the area making afternoon showers and storms likely both Monday and Tuesday.

Temperatures will be above normal during the short term period with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s throughout the lowlands and 70s to 80s in the higher elevations. Lows in the lowlands range from mid 60s to low 70s while the mountains reach lows of upper 50s to mid 60s.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/. As of 315 AM Saturday .

The long term pattern continues to be active with daily chances for diurnal convection. By midweek, a front is expected to stall out over the region and remain through the end of the week. Enhanced storm activity would likely occur near the front, with potentially heavy rainfall and gusty winds possible in that area.

With flow from the southwest continuing to bringing warm, moist air into the CWA, humidity is expected to increase during the long term period and temperatures will likely remain above normal.

AVIATION /07Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. As of 135 AM Saturday .

Have some hit or miss formation of VFR 4-6kft clouds, helping to slow valley fog to an extent across the region. Will go forward with LIFR or worse valley fog given the current satellite imagery despite the aforementioned clouds. Fog lifts after 12Z, and get a SCT flat cumulus deck 4-5kft with little vertical development due to very dry air above the boundary layer. Winds at the surface less than 10kts through the entire TAF period.

FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY . FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Medium to high.

ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing and intensity of fog may vary overnight.

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.

DATE SAT 08/08/20 UTC 1HRLY 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 EDT 1HRLY 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 CRW CONSISTENCY H H L M M M M H H H H H HTS CONSISTENCY H H H M L L M H H H H H BKW CONSISTENCY H M L L L L M M M M M H EKN CONSISTENCY L L M M M M M L H H H H PKB CONSISTENCY H H H L M M M H H H H H CKB CONSISTENCY H H M M M M M H H H H H

AFTER 06Z SUNDAY . Overnight river valley fog may lead to IFR conditions this weekend into early next week.

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

SYNOPSIS . 26/JLB NEAR TERM . 26 SHORT TERM . JLB LONG TERM . JLB AVIATION . 26


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Clarksburg, Clarksburg Benedum Airport, WV15 mi43 minN 00.25 miFog65°F62°F90%1019.2 hPa

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