Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KRLX 220533 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 133 AM EDT Fri Sep 22 2017 .SYNOPSIS...
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Weak high pressure builds through the weekend. Cold front approaches by mid next week.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/... As of 1042 PM Thursday... No significant changes made this evening. Expect river valley fog once again...perhaps with a bit later of an onset than last night. As of 225 PM Thursday... A few pop-up showers dot the radar across southern portions of the area this afternoon, where the cu field is a bit more stout than farther north. One or two showers may stand up into a thunderstorm. The causative weak upper level low drifts southeastward tonight. This, along with loss of heating, will eradicate the showers and cumulus around sunset. Stacked high pressure builds tonight and Friday. Deep layer light flow will allow for widespread dense valley fog tonight, which then gives way to a mainly sunny Friday by late morning. Temperatures close to mostly well converged guidance in this benign pattern. Lowered the valleys tonight per the MET. The MET did seem high for Friday, but raised some spots a notch or so. Temperatures continue above normal per continued upper level ridging, and no air mass change. && .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/... As of 235 PM Thursday... Continued hot and dry under high pressure in the short term period, with foggy mornings. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 235 PM Thursday... High pressure will continue to dominate for the first part of next week. Could be a few diurnal pop up showers across the mountains during peak heating hours early next week, but for the most part, we should remain dry and hot. An upper trough and surface cold front will move into the area around Thursday, with scattered showers and slightly cooler temperatures to round out the end of the week. QPF at this point still looking to be minimal. && .AVIATION /06Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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06Z Friday thru 06Z Saturday... As of 125 AM Friday... High pressure dominating through Friday spells VFR mostly clear; outside of widespread dense valley fog 07Z to 13Z Friday affecting all the major TAF sites. Afternoon SCT stratocu. Winds will be near calm overnight and light northeast by later Friday morning. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 06Z SATURDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Medium to high. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Fog timing and density may vary early Friday. EXPERIMENTAL TABLE OF FLIGHT CATEGORY OBJECTIVELY SHOWS CONSISTENCY OF WFO FORECAST TO AVAILABLE MODEL INFORMATION: H = HIGH: TAF CONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. M = MEDIUM: TAF HAS VARYING LEVEL OF CONSISTENCY WITH MODELS. L = LOW: TAF INCONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. DATE FRI 09/22/17 UTC 1HRLY 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 EDT 1HRLY 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 CRW CONSISTENCY H H H M L L L L L L M M HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H M L L L L L M M BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H M M L L L L M M EKN CONSISTENCY M M L L L L L L L L M M PKB CONSISTENCY H H H M L L L L L L M M CKB CONSISTENCY H H M L L L L L L L M M AFTER 06Z SATURDAY... VLIFR in valley fog each morning through Tuesday.
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&& .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...None. OH...None. KY...None. VA...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...ARJ/TRM/MZ NEAR TERM...TRM/30 SHORT TERM...SL LONG TERM...SL AVIATION...JMV

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