Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:44AM||Sunset 5:37PM||Thursday January 21, 2021 11:01 PM EST (04:01 UTC)||Moonrise 12:21PM||Moonset 1:17AM||Illumination 63%|
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Area Discussion for - Pittsburgh, PA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS61 KPBZ 220204 AFDPBZ
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 904 PM EST Thu Jan 21 2021
SYNOPSIS. Scattered snow showers return beginning tonight, and persisting through Saturday with the passing of a cold front.
NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING/. No changes were needed for the late eve update.
Previous . A shortwave trough/reinforcing cold front is progged to cross the region late tonight. Scattered snow showers are thus expected to develop mainly north of PIT. Initial warm advection, eventual cloud cover, and mixing via a decent gradient wind should hold temperature about 5 degrees above the calculated-normals.
SHORT TERM /6 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/. Some isolated to scattered snow showers are likely on Friday given the relatively deep mixing layer with cold flow upsloping off the lakes region. This should continue through part of Saturday given a very low dendritic growth zone before building High pressure sufficiently lowers the inversion and suppresses the convection. Ambient dry advection will be the accumulation inhibitor and no winter headlines are anticipated at moment. Temperature about 10 degrees below average are expected in the wake of the Friday front.
LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/. Generally dry weather is expected Sunday ahead of an approaching Nrn Plains-Wrn CONUS trough. Rain and snow chances are expected to return Sunday night and Monday with warm, moist advection in SW flow ahead of that approaching trough.
Model ensemble solutions indicate the trough, and an associated sfc low, should cross the region Monday night, with decreasing precipitation chances on Tuesday as the trough/low shifts east. Operational model solutions continue to differ on the strength of the trough and position of the sfc low, so maintained a ensemble based blended forecast to account for uncertainty and smooth out some operational model differences. Ridging, ahead of another Wrn CONUS trough, should return dry weather for Wednesday. Seasonably cold temperatures are expected through the period.
AVIATION /02Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. VFR can be expected, though wind gusts will remain while a cold front approaches. MVFR cigs are expected by/shortly after midnight with frontal passage. Stratocu should prevail on Friday in the post- frontal cold flow off the lakes, with shsn possible in FKL and DUJ.
Outlook. Restrictions are likely for the first half of the new week as a series of troughs affect the region.
PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PA . None. OH . None. WV . None.
Weather Reporting StationsEDIT (on/off)  Help NOTE: Click on distance to see the station location on a map
|Stations||Dist||Age||Wind||Air Temp||Water Temp||Waves||Pressure||DewPt|
|OWXO1 - Old Woman Creek, OH||97 mi||76 min||WSW 4.1||36°F||1005 hPa||25°F|
|HHLO1 - Huron Light, OH||99 mi||61 min||W 11 G 15||36°F||1004.1 hPa (+1.7)|
Airport ReportsEDIT (on/off)  Help Click EDIT to display multiple airports. Follow links for more data.
|Newark, Newark Heath Airport, OH||13 mi||67 min||WSW 10||10.00 mi||Fair||40°F||22°F||49%||1007.9 hPa|
|Zanesville, Zanesville Municipal Airport, OH||18 mi||68 min||W 12||10.00 mi||Fair||41°F||21°F||45%||1007.6 hPa|
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