Area Forecast Discussion
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409 FXUS61 KRLX 221616 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 1216 PM EDT MON AUG 22 2016 .SYNOPSIS... Drier and cooler airmass settles in through the middle part of this week. Next cold front approaches by the end of the week. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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As of 1200 pm... Ridge continues to build in from the west. A few afternoon cumulus have developed to the north of the US 50 corridor as evidenced in visible satellite...and along the higher terrain in the eastern mountains. Mostly clear skies across the region tonight allowing for another classic radiational cooling night with fog likely throughout favored river valleys on Tuesday morning.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY 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 /16Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
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12Z Monday thru 12Z Tuesday... High pressure in control. Northwest winds 3 to 7 kts today and near calm winds tonight. Except for late night and early morning river valley fog...VFR mostly clear thru the period. Specifically...only patchy MVFR/locally IFR fog til 13Z this morning mainly affecting CRW....then more widespread and dense river valley fog tonight after 06Z...with LIFR at the major TAF sites except MVFR at BKW. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing and density of fog may vary tonight. 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 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 EDT 1HRLY 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 CRW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M AFTER 18Z TUESDAY... Dense valley fog possible most mornings through mid week.
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&& .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...None. OH...None. KY...None. VA...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...99 NEAR TERM...MAC SHORT TERM...99 LONG TERM...ARJ AVIATION...JMV/MAC is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.