Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KRLX 221750 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 150 PM EDT MON AUG 22 2016 .SYNOPSIS...
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Drier and cooler airmass remains in place through the middle part of this week. Next cold front approaches by the end of the week.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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As of 200 pm...No significant changes to forecast. Ridge continues to build in from the west. Afternoon cumulus on visible satellite will diminish with the loss of daytime heating. Clear skies across the region tonight allowing for classic radiational cooling and resultant river valley fog on Tuesday morning. A slight nudge upward by a degree or so on max temps as indicated by latest MOS guidance for Tuesday. Otherwise no significant changes.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... Benign weather will continue through the short term as upper ridging transitions across the northeast. Temperatures will be slightly warmer on Tuesday after another relatively cool night climbing back into the lower 80s on Tuesday. && .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/... As of 300 PM Sunday... High pressure drift east of the Appalachian continuing with dry conditions at least through Wednesday night. Then, a cold front approaches Friday keeping the area in the warm sector and chances for showers and thunderstorms Thursday and Friday. Went closer to the GFS with the onset of PCPN starting Thursday with slight chance for showers and storms, and chance PoPs Friday and Saturday. Followed WPC for temperatures through the period. && .AVIATION /18Z MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
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18Z Monday thru 18Z Tuesday... High pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern with VFR conditions Monday. A slight northwest breeze...possibly to 10 knots at EKN/CKB this Monday afternoon. Calm winds and clear skies overnight with river valley fog developing after 04Z. LIFR visibility likely at all TAF sites except BKW. Conditions will rapidly improve after sunrise with VFR conditions on Tuesday. Some scattered cumulus in the mountains during the afternoon. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing and density of fog may vary early Tuesday morning. 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. UTC 1HRLY 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 EDT 1HRLY 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 CRW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M L PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H H AFTER 18Z TUESDAY... Dense valley fog possible during the mornings through mid week.
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&& .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...None. OH...None. KY...None. VA...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...JW/MAC NEAR TERM...MAC SHORT TERM...99 LONG TERM...ARJ AVIATION...MAC

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