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FXUS61 KPBZ 261351
AFDPBZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
851 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS MOVING NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST
TODAY...BRINGING ACCUMULATING SNOW PRIMARILY TO AREAS SOUTH AND
EAST OF PITTSBURGH. A SECOND WEAKER SYSTEM WILL USHER IN COLDER
TEMPERATURES AND LINGERING SNOW SHOWER CHANCES THROUGH THE END OF
THE WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
UPPER JET RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF 175 TO 200KTS MOVING THROUGH
THE REGION TODAY ENHANCING THE SNOWFALL TODAY. SFC LEVEL
TEMPERATURES STILL PRODUCING RAINFALL IN THE LOW ELEVATIONS AND IN
RIVER VALLEYS BUT SHOULD CHANGE OVER AS INTENSITIES INCREASE. THE
SNOW WILL BE SHORT LIVED AND BY 18Z BEST RATES WILL BE EXITING THE CWA.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
ANY LINGERING SNOW IN THE FAR EAST THIS EVENING WILL END QUICKLY
AS THE LIFT AND MOISTURE HEAD TOWARD THE COAST WITH THE EXITING
LOW. HUGE DRY SLOT WILL OVERTAKE THE ENTIRE AREA THIS EVENING AND
MIXING HEIGHTS WILL BE WELL BELOW THE DENDRITIC GROWTH ZONE...
ENDING THE ATMOSPHERES ABILITY TO CREATE SNOW. CAA WILL BE GOING
ALL NIGHT...BUT WITH THE LACK OF DEEP MOISTURE AND A RATHER WEAK
AND UNORGANIZED FLOW ALOFT...DO NOT EXPECT ANY SNOW SHOWERS TO
REDEVELOP.

FOR THE MOST PART...THURSDAY MORNING LOOKS DRY AS THE FLOW ALOFT
REMAINS UNORGANIZED AND MIXING HEIGHTS ARE JUST TOO LOW TO REACH
INTO THE SNOW GROWTH ZONE. SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL SWING THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY...INCREASING LARGE SCALE ASCENSION AND BRINGING ANOTHER
SHOT OF COLDER AIR THURSDAY NIGHT. WINDS ALOFT WILL INCREASE IN
SPEED AND BECOME WEST-NORTHWESTERLY. THE SNOW GROWTH ZONE BEGINS
TO LOWER AND LAKE ERIE WILL COME INTO PLAY. WILL BRING POPS BACK
IN ACROSS THE NORTH AND RIDGES THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

CAA CONTINUES THURSDAY NIGHT BEHIND EXITING SHORTWAVE TROUGH. FOR
A TIME...WINDS ALOFT LOOK GOOD FOR LAKE INFLUENCES AND THE SNOW
GROWTH ZONE WILL DROP INTO AN AREA OF HIGHER SATURATION. EXPECT AN
INCREASE IN SNOW SHOWER COVERAGE THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH THE NORTH
AND RIDGES THE MOST LIKELY LOCATIONS FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW.

SURFACE HIGH WILL BUILD IN ON FRIDAY AND THE ENTIRE ATMOSPHERE
WILL DRY OUT DURING THE MORNING HOURS. COULD SEE SOME LINGERING
FLURRIES ACROSS THE NORTH AND RIDGES FRIDAY MORNING...BUT THESE
TOO WILL END AS SUBSIDENCE AND THE DRIER AIR TAKES OVER.

A COLD DAY FRIDAY WITH TEMPS WELL BELOW SEASONABLE LEVELS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
MODELS COMING INTO GOOD AGREEMENT WITH ANOTHER WARM UP FOR THE
WEEKEND. MODELS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH PRECIP
WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY WITH PASSING WAVES IN THE
ZONAL FLOW ALOFT. EXPECT MOST OF SATURDAY NIGHT TO BE DRY WITH A
SHOWER POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY MORNING. LOOKING LIKE A BETTER CHANCE
FOR SHOWERS SUNDAY...PARTICULARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT.

AREA WILL DRY OUT MONDAY WITH ANOTHER COOL DOWN ON TUESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION /14Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
VFR CONDITIONS SHOULD CONTINUE UNTIL DAWN AT MOST SITES. SNOW WILL
ADVANCE NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS AND AFFECT
MOST SITES OTHER THAN KZZV IN BY LATE THIS MORNING. SOME
DETERIORATION TO IFR IS LIKELY GENERALLY EAST OF KPIT DURING THE
HEAVIEST WINDOW OF SNOW...HOWEVER THE WINDOW FOR ACCUMULATION AT
ALL SITES OTHER THAN KMGW SHOULD BE FAIRLY BRIEF. AS SNOW SHUTS
OFF BY EVENING...ABUNDANT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE SHOULD ALLOW FOR
STRATUS TO REMAIN A FIXTURE AT MOST SITES. FRIES

OUTLOOK.../WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
PERIODIC RSTRNS ARE PSBL THRU THE WKEND WITH SVRL FAST MOVG
DISTURBANCES.

&&

.PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MD...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR MDZ001.
OH...NONE.
PA...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR PAZ074-
     076.
     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR PAZ023-
     073-075.
WV...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR WVZ023-
     041.
     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR WVZ021-
     022.

&&

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