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|Sunrise 7:54AM||Sunset 5:42PM||Friday January 17, 2020 10:27 AM EST (15:27 UTC)||Moonrise 12:39AM||Moonset 12:25PM||Illumination 51%|
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Area Discussion for - Wilmington, OH  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS61 KILN 171354 AFDILN
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Wilmington OH 854 AM EST Fri Jan 17 2020
SYNOPSIS. High pressure extending across the area will move off to the east today. A warm front will lift north through the region late tonight into Saturday morning bringing a wintry mix with it. A cold front will quickly follow on Saturday afternoon and evening with gusty winds after it passes.
NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/. Not too many updates made to the ongoing fcst other than raising temps a degree or two in the south for this afternoon. The near term period will be relatively quiet with a gradual increase in mid/high level clouds through the day today. Even though we may see some radar returns on composite mosaic imagery approaching from the west even by late afternoon, substantial dry air in the low levels will initially inhibit this pcpn from reaching the ground until a bit later in the evening -- even in the west. So kept the fcst dry through the near term period.
The increase in thicker cloud cover should keep temps fairly chilly -- with many spots near/north of the I-70 corridor remaining below/close to freezing through the day. Highs will top out close to 40 degrees south of the Ohio River.
SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM SATURDAY/. Robust warm air advection ahead of low pressure heading into the Great Lakes will result in precipitation developing during the evening. A warm advection wing will push across the area. This will likely be light, especially with dry low levels. Expect initial precipitation type to be snow or a rain/snow mix. As low levels moisten, temperatures will wet bulb down a few degrees. But then readings will start to slowly rise as a warm front lifts into and across the area late tonight into Saturday morning.
As large scale forcing increases with the approach of a short wave, more widespread precipitation will occur and move across the area later tonight. Warm surge will result in temperatures getting above freezing aloft faster than at the surface. Thus precipitation will transition through a wintry mix before becoming plain rain. Guidance has trended heavier with precipitation while cold air is still in place to the north and west of I-71. So snow accumulations across northern counties are a bit higher. This in combination with some freezing rain warrants a winter weather advisory from Mercer to Union Counties. Snow accumulations will be less in east central Indiana and adjacent sections of western Ohio as warm air aloft gets there earlier, but heavier precipitation means that there may be a bit more freezing rain accumulation there compared to other parts of the forecast area. So have also issued a winter weather advisory in those locations. Elsewhere, precipitation will be lighter while still frozen/freezing. There could be some minor snow/ice accumulation before transitioning and warming enough for rain. But based on available data, it seems like this would have minimal impact.
Rain will continue until a cold front pushes across the area later Saturday afternoon. Clouds and precipitation should limit the temperature rise in the warm sector. Fairly strong pressure gradient will result in respectable sustained winds, but without much potential for mixing, gusts should be limited, at least until the cold front moves through. Even then, gust potential continues to trend down.
LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/. While the bulk of the precipitation will have ended by Saturday evening, the cold air intrusion behind the frontal passage will just be getting started. What few lingering rain and snow showers overpower the dryness of the incoming air will be few and short lived early in the evening, primarily expected in the eastern sections of the CWA, and most sincerely finished by midnight. A strong zonal wind at all levels will have temperatures range from 11 in the northwest to 22 in the southeast. Highs on Sunday will only bounce back 4 or 5 degrees in the north and 6 or 7 degrees in the south under continued cold air advection. Sunday night lows will be a bit more uniform in the 10-15 degree range, with cooler readings found in the western CWA over southeast Indiana.
Cloud cover will not make any difference in temperatures during the weekend, though a bit more clouds are expected in the north whereas the south could see some clearing on Sunday. The continued cold air intrusion and passage of upper level shortwave energy will create a good bit of clouds on Monday, as temperatures range from around 20 in the west to near 25 in the east. While some flurries and a passing snow shower are possible, the dryness of the lower atmosphere had me leave out mention this far out in the forecast.
Overnight temps will be uniformly in the middle teens by Tuesday morning, and then the region may start to modify readings as a surface high settles over the Ohio Valley and upper level ridging builds in from the west. Highs will still be below climo but begin to approach them on highs for this day. The clear skies and lighter winds (even if they do become southerly overnight) will keep upper teens as the forecast mins for yet one more night.
South flow on the back side of this high ahead of the next low developing in the plains will see readings surpass normals for the end of the forecast. Any rain should hold off until after the last valid period of this forecast.
AVIATION /14Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. Lower clouds are starting to break up, but there will still be come MVFR ceilings around the region for the beginning of the TAF period until those clouds scatter. After that, it will be VFR with high and eventually mid clouds spreading across the area. Some light precipitation may develop after 00Z but more substantial precipitation will be after 06Z. This will start as a wintry mix, except in the Cincinnati area where it will start as rain, and then transition to rain. Conditions may lower to MVFR again late in the period.
Winds will become east today and then veer to southeast or even south while strengthening to near 15 kt.
OUTLOOK . MVFR ceilings and visibilities will continue through Saturday, possibly lingering into Saturday night. Winds gusts over 30 kt are likely Saturday night.
ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. OH . Winter Weather Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Saturday for OHZ042-051-060. Winter Weather Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 8 AM EST Saturday for OHZ026-034-035-043>045-052. KY . None. IN . Winter Weather Advisory from 11 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Saturday for INZ050-058-059.
SYNOPSIS . NEAR TERM . KC SHORT TERM . LONG TERM . Franks AVIATION .
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|Butler County Regional Airport, OH||4 mi||34 min||E 8||10.00 mi||Fair||26°F||16°F||66%||1043.3 hPa|
|Hook Field Municipal Airport, OH||13 mi||52 min||E 7||10.00 mi||Fair||26°F||16°F||66%||1043 hPa|
|Cincinnati, Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field, OH||22 mi||34 min||E 8||10.00 mi||Fair||27°F||16°F||63%||1043.3 hPa|
|Dayton, Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, OH||23 mi||34 min||E 8||10.00 mi||Fair||26°F||15°F||63%||1042.5 hPa|
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