Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KCTP 251730 AFDCTP AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA 130 PM EDT MON AUG 25 2014 .SYNOPSIS...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH MID WEEK KEEPING US WARM BUT WITH INCREASING HUMIDITY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. DRY WEATHER WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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FAIR WEATHER CUMULUS CLOUDS AND A LIGHT WIND CAN BE FOUND OVER MOST OF THE AREA. A BIT MORE IN THE WAY OF ENHANCED CLOUDINESS IS OVER NWRN PA ON THE EASTERN EDGE OF SOME HIGHER DEWPOINTS. STILL LOOKS LIKE A NICE LATE SUMMER DAY FOR THE REGION WITH HUMIDITY JUST STARTING TO NUDGE UP INTO THE NOTICEABLE RANGE. TEMPS THIS AFTERNOON WILL TOP OUT IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MTNS...AND LOWER TO MID 80S ELSEWHERE...ACCOMPANIED BY COMFORTABLE HUMIDITY. MAINLY CLEAR SKIES WITH A LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND WILL BRING ANOTHER CHANCE OF VALLEY FOG TOWARD MORNING. NO OTHER SENSIBLE WEATHER OF NOTE EXPECTED. LOWS WILL AVERAGE IN THE 50S.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY/...
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AFTER STARTING OUT WITH MORE PATCHY VALLEY FOG...ABUNDANT SUNSHINE WILL OCCUR AGAIN TUESDAY WITH TEMPS NOSING UPWARD BY A FEW MORE DEGREES COMPARED TO TODAY`S HIGHS...TOPPING OUT A COUPLE OF DEG ABOVE NORMAL..GENERALLY IN THE LOW-MID 80S.
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&& .LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/... THE INITIAL PART OF THE EXTENDED WILL FEATURE A BIG RIDGE DOMINATING THE PATTERN OVER THE EASTERN AND NORTHEASTERN US...BUT SLOWLY SINKING SOUTH/BECOMING FLATTENED BY ONE OR TWO PIECES OF SHORT WAVE ENERGY SCOOTING EAST FROM THE WRN GLAKES REGION. NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL DAYTIME TEMPS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS AT LEAST THE SE HALF OF THE COMMONWEALTH WEDNESDAY...AS THE RIDGE MAINTAINS ITS HOLD UNTIL AT LEAST LATER WEDNESDAY-WED NIGHT. A SFC COLD FRONT DROPS SE FROM THE UPPER GLAKES REGION AND CROSSES CENTRAL PENN LATE WED INTO EARLY THU MORNING. A BRIEF PERIOD OF SHRA/SCT TSRA WILL OCCUR ALONG AND IMMEDIATELY AHEAD OF THIS FRONT. RIDGING AT THE SFC AND ALOFT FOLLOWING THIS FRONT WILL LIKELY BRING DRIER CONDITIONS FOR LATE THIS WEEK AND EARLY NEXT WEEKEND WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPS. NEXT SHORTWAVE UPSTREAM AND ASSOCIATED SFC FRONTAL SYSTEM IS PROGGED TO MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE WEST THIS WEEKEND. THIS WILL LEAD TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS IN SRLY FLOW AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM AND INCREASING CHANCE OF SHOWERS/TSTMS ESP FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND. && .AVIATION /17Z MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
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SOME HIGH BASED CU AND LIGHT WINDS MAKING FOR A FINE DAY FOR LOCAL AVIATION. VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING BEFORE AREAS OF VALLEY FOG LEAD TO LOCAL RESTRICTIONS AFTER MIDNIGHT THROUGH THE HOURS JUST AFTER SUNRISE. TUESDAY LOOKS LIKE AN ALMOST CARBON COPY OF TODAY AFTER THE FOG BURNS OFF. OUTLOOK... WED...SCT TSRA IMPACTS POSSIBLE AFTN/EVE. THU-FRI...NO SIG WX EXPECTED. SAT...MAINLY VFR BUT WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAUSING LOCAL RESTRICTIONS.
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&& .CTP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ SYNOPSIS...LA CORTE NEAR TERM...LA CORTE SHORT TERM...LA CORTE LONG TERM...LAMBERT/GARTNER AVIATION...LA CORTE

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