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Marine Weather and Tides
West Alexander, PA

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Sunrise 6:32AMSunset 8:22PM Friday August 14, 2020 2:31 PM EDT (18:31 UTC) Moonrise 12:48AMMoonset 4:06PM Illumination 18% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 25 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 Alexander, PA
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Area Discussion for - Pittsburgh, PA
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FXUS61 KPBZ 141744 AFDPBZ

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 144 PM EDT Fri Aug 14 2020

SYNOPSIS. Precipitation chances will increase overnight and remain through the weekend with the best chance showers south of Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon. Dry conditions expected for much of next week with seasonable temperature.

NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/. Afternoon convection will be sparse at best as warm air aloft largely keeps a lid on things. Have removed mention of showers/storms from the forecast this afternoon with the exception of isolated coverage in the ridges. Temperatures will top out several degrees above normal.

SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/. Scattered coverage of showers and thunderstorms is expected this weekend as a slow moving upper trough crosses and sfc low pressure passes to the south. With lower heights and increased cloud coverage, temperatures will fall to slightly below normal Saturday and Sunday. Models have tracked farther south with the sfc low, so have reduced PoPs and QPF considerably PGH and north.

LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/. High pressure and a relaxed height pattern will support dry conditions through most of the long term.

AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/. With marginal instability focused over central Ohio, isolated showers may develop near ZZV; VCSH mentioned for this site. Capping, warmth aloft, east of the Ohio River will keep sites elsewhere dry.

A disturbance will advance northeast early tomorrow morning. Depending on the setup of low-level dry air, ceilings may maintain VFR till mid-day for PIT/AGC. HLG/MGW will likely fall rapidly to MVFR/IFR as rain showers prevail and the boundary layer quickly saturates.

Outlook. Restrictions are likely south of PIT into Sunday as the low pressure disturbance slowly tracks east.

PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. MD . None. OH . None. PA . None. WV . None.




Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Wheeling, Wheeling Ohio County Airport, WV11 mi39 minNE 1010.00 miFair87°F61°F42%1015.3 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Pittsburgh, PA (14,3,4,5)
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