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|Sunrise 7:20AM||Sunset 4:54PM||Monday November 30, 2020 9:18 PM EST (02:18 UTC)||Moonrise 5:13PM||Moonset 7:30AM||Illumination 99%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 912 PM EST Mon Nov 30 2020
SYNOPSIS. A strong low pressure system will bring rain transitioning to accumulating snow tonight into early Wednesday morning. Dry weather returns Wednesday afternoon and Thursday under building high pressure.
NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM TUESDAY MORNING/. Low clouds and light rain/drizzle continue across much of the area as low pressure tracks across NY. Deep layer moisture aloft has decreased in a with a dry slot ahead of an approaching upper low, as seen on water vapor satellite and the 00Z PIT sounding. The rain has already changed to snow across portions of Ohio, and this trend should continue from W-E across the remainder of the area as cold advection occurs. Timed this changeover in the forecast using 850 mb temps and critical thicknesses.
Increasing deep layer moisture and lift should result in more widespread snow developing overnight as the upper low moves over the Upper Ohio Valley region. Snow accumulation by morning should range from 2 to 4 inches across much of Ohio, with lesser amounts to the east where a later transition to snow, and a later return to more widespread precip is expected. Maintained all Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings as previously issued. Made no other significant changes to the forecast for the late evening update.
SHORT TERM /6 AM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY/. Upper trough will then remain situated over the eastern Great Lakes through the first half of Wednesday, maintaining snow, with some lake enhancement/upslope for the areas in the Winter Storm Warning. Winter weather advisories will be maintained for all other areas for a general 3 to 5 inches of snow.
Based on Hi-Res model soundings, some of the best snowfall rates will likely occur early afternoon through evening rush hour Tuesday as a surge of colder air (850mb near -9C) deepens the depth of the dendritic growth zone (about 10kft).
Snow showers will begin to diminish into the day on Wednesday as high pressure begins to build.
LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/. Brief high pressure should promote dry conditions on Thursday before precipitation chances increase once again on the van of yet another, deepening Mississippi Valley low. This should increase precipitation chances from south to north across the region on Friday. The Friday evening and Friday night period hints at another Lake Effect scenario with northwest flow setting up. High pressure once again then follows this setup with dry conditions to end the extended forecast period.
AVIATION /02Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/. Rain has transitioned to snow across most of eastern Ohio this evening, and will continue to transition across PA and WV through the early overnight. Dry-slotting is providing a brief lull in rainfall or only -DZ for several eastern sites at TAF issuance time, but these should quickly fill back in over the next couple of hours. Snow should be fairly persistent through the remainder of the period.
MVFR/IFR conditions are likely through much of the period given a saturated sfc and boundary layer plus eventual cold advection. Cigs will improve slightly Tuesday amid increased mixing (which will lead to gustier aftn wind), but areawide snow should keep visibilities low.
Outlook. Restrictions will slowly improve Tuesday night into Wednesday as the low pressure system lifts into eastern Canada, with high pressure building in its wake.
PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. PA . Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday for PAZ009-013>016-020>023-029-031-073-075. Winter Storm Warning from 1 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday for PAZ007-008-074-076. OH . Winter Weather Advisory until 7 AM EST Wednesday for OHZ039>041- 048>050-057>059-068-069. WV . Winter Weather Advisory from 1 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday for WVZ001>004-012-021-509. Winter Storm Warning from 1 AM Tuesday to 7 AM EST Wednesday for WVZ510>514.
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|Pittsburgh - Allegheny County Airport, PA||15 mi||25 min||W 8||5.00 mi||Fog/Mist||37°F||36°F||96%||1000.5 hPa|
|Latrobe / Westmoreland, PA||19 mi||31 min||WSW 10 G 15||4.00 mi||Light Rain||37°F||37°F||100%||999.7 hPa|
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