Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KCLE 031724
AFDCLE

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLEVELAND OH
1224 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT LAKES
TODAY AND A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT. THE
FRONT WILL THEN STALL SOUTH OF THE AREA AS ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM TRACKS ALONG IT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. HIGH
PRESSURE RETURNS TO THE AREA BY FRIDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
WARMER AIR TAKING LONGER TO NOSE INTO THE REGION WITH A FEW
IMPACTS BEING REALIZED ON ANY UNTREATED SURFACE. HAVE GONE AHEAD
AND EXPANDED THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A COUPLE HOURS ACROSS
ALL OHIO COUNTIES.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
TEMPERATURES WILL BE MILD TO START AND THEN START DECREASING AFTER
THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL DECREASE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH TONIGHT AND
AFTER MIDNIGHT CHANGE BACK TO SNOW AFTER THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH. NOT
EXPECTING MUCH SNOW ACCUMULATION.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT GETS INTERESTING MAINLY FOR
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF ROUTE 30 AS A WAVE DEVELOPS ON THE FRONT THAT
WILL MOVE THROUGH TONIGHT. RAISED POPS SOME BUT IT IS NOT TOTALLY
CLEAR CUT HOW FAR NORTH THE SNOW WILL GET. THIS WILL HAVE TO BE
MONITORED CLOSELY.

FOR THURSDAY SOME SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER MAINLY IN THE EAST AS
THE RIDGE WILL BE BUILDING IN ALONG WITH DRIER AIR BUT THE LAKE
AND 850 MB TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCE WILL BE OVER 20C.

DRY WEATHER THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS A RIDGE WILL BE
BUILDING IN.

EXPECTING THE RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO BE UNDER HALF AN INCH AND WITH
SUCH A BRIEF WARM UP SOME SNOW MELT WILL OCCUR SO ONLY EXPECTING
SOME PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND IN LOW LYING AREAS. SOME
MOVEMENT OF THE ICE MAY OCCUR IN THE NARROWER RIVERS AND
STREAMS...HOWEVER...AT THIS TIME NOT EXPECTING MUCH IN THE WAY OF
ICE JAM FLOODING. THIS SITUATION WILL BE MONITORED.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
THE MODELS SHOW ENOUGH OF A BAND OF MOISTURE SAT INTO SAT NIGHT WITH
A WEAKENING COLD FRONT TO ALLOW FOR SOME SCT PRECIP AND TEMPS MAY
STAY JUST COLD ENOUGH FOR MOSTLY SNOW TO OCCUR. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
IN FOR SUN BUT YET ANOTHER COLD FRONT IS SHOWN MOVING IN BY MON
MORNING TO PROVIDE ANOTHER CHANCE FOR SNOW LATE SUN NIGHT AND MON.
HIGH PRESSURE REBUILDS OVER THE AREA MON NIGHT BUT THE MODELS STILL
SHOW GOOD MOISTURE NEAR LAKE ERIE SO WILL CARRY SMALL CHC POPS THERE.

TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TO RUN BELOW NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION /18Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
TEMPERATURES REMAIN BELOW FREEZING ACROSS THE AREA AT THE TIME OF
THE 18Z TAFS...HOWEVER THEY ARE EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING
AND BECOME ONLY RAIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY TONIGHT.
THE PRECIPITATION WILL SWITCH BACK OVER TO LIGHT SNOW AFTER
MIDNIGHT AS THE COLD AIR RETURNS. SNOW WILL END IN THE WEST AFTER
DAYBREAK AND LINGER THROUGH MID AFTERNOON IN ERI. CEILINGS WILL
DROP TO 500-900 FEET OVERNIGHT...THEN SLOWLY IMPROVE TO AROUND
1500 FEET AS DRIER AIR FILTERS IN AFTER 12Z. THE SOUTHERN TAF
SITES LIKE MFD/YNG AND PERHAPS CAK COULD BE IMPACTED BY ANOTHER
WEATHER DISTURBANCE SOUTH OF THE OHIO RIVER. THIS FEATURE COULD
KEEP CLOUDS AND SNOW SHOWERS GOING INTO THE AFTERNOON. CONCERNED
ABOUT LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR AS MODEL SOUNDINGS CONTINUE TO INDICATE
A STRONG LOW LEVEL JET. WITH SURFACE WINDS UNDER 15KT COULD SEE
WINDS AROUND 45KT OR HIGHER AT 2K FEET...MAINLY THIS EVENING.

.OUTLOOK...NON-VFR MAY LINGER OR REDEVELOP LATER ON WED FOR
MFD...CAK YNG AND MAYBE ERI AND CONTINUE WED NIGHT INTO THU THEN
IMPROVE.

&&

.MARINE...
SOUTH WINDS SHOULD INCREASE TO ABOUT 20 TO 30 KNOTS BY EVENING WHILE
TURNING SW THEN W OVERNIGHT WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE NEXT ARCTIC
FRONT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL TAKE UNTIL THU NIGHT TO MOVE ACROSS OH SO
WINDS SHOULD SLOWLY DIMINISH WED THRU THU THEN BACK TO SW FOR FRI.
THE FLOW SHOULD INCREASE SOME FOR SAT AHEAD OF A WEAKENING COLD
FRONT THAT SHOULD CROSS THE LAKE SAT NIGHT.

&&

.CLE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OH...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR
     OHZ009>014-019>023-029>033-038-089.
     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR
     OHZ003-006>008-017-018-027-028-036-037-047.
PA...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR PAZ001.
     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR PAZ002-
     003.
MARINE...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...KIELTYKA
NEAR TERM...KIELTYKA/MULLEN
SHORT TERM...KIELTYKA
LONG TERM...ADAMS
AVIATION...JAMISON
MARINE...ADAMS





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