Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KRLX 281821 AFDRLX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV 221 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS FROM THE WEST TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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SFC HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS FROM THE WEST TO PROVIDE MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES THROUGH SUNDAY. NORTHWEST FLOW HAS BROUGHT A DRY AND COLD AIRMASS TO THE REGION. WITH CLEARING AND NEAR CALM WINDS TONIGHT...EXPECT RADIATIONAL COOLING TO DROP TEMPERATURES EVEN FURTHER...TO NEAR RECORD AT FEW PLACES. SOME PLACES WHERE LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS ARE EXPECTED ARE AT... FCST RECORD DATE BKW 15 17 1966 CRW 19 22 1966 GENERALLY...TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER TEENS...WITH FEW LOCATIONS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS. WENT CLOSER TO THE ALL BLEND SOLUTIONS FOR TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE PERIOD.
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&& .SHORT TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/... THE PATTERN THIS PERIOD ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AMPLIFIES FROM A DEEP EASTERN U.S. UPPER TROUGH AND WESTERN UPPER RIDGE TO A MORE ZONAL FLOW ALOFT. WEAK AND MOISTURE LACKING FRONTS WILL CROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK...SPECIFICALLY SUNDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN TUESDAY...WITH PERHAPS A SHOWER OR TWO. THE MAIN FEATURE WILL BE A WARMING TREND FROM BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES SUNDAY TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES BY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...AS AIRMASSES BECOME MORE PACIFIC IN ORIGIN. && .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... GENERALLY FOLLOWED HPC GIVEN SOME DIFFERENCES SHOWING UP LATE WEEK REGARDING HOW AMPLIFIED THE PATTERN GETS. AFTER A WARMING TREND INTO MIDWEEK...STILL LOOKS RATHER UNSETTLED LATE WEEK...WITH THE WEEKEND SHAPING UP TO BE CHILLY ONCE AGAIN. SO THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE ROLLS ON. && .AVIATION /18Z SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
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HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS FROM THE WEST. LOW DIURNAL CU WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SOUTH SOUTHEAST BEFORE DISSIPATING BY 22Z. ISOLATED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ARE STILL POSSIBLE OVER THE EASTERN MOUNTAINS ENDING THIS AFTERNOON. MVFR/IFR RESTRICTIONS GENERALLY CONFINED TO THE MOUNTAINS. DRIER AIR WILL MOVE IN FROM THE WEST TO EAST...PROVIDING CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT. CLOUDS GRADUALLY ERODING AND LIFTING IN THE MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST FLOW WILL LIGHT AND VARIABLE THIS EVENING...AND CALM AT MOST SITES OVERNIGHT AS PRESSURE GRADIENT LOOSEN UP. VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED SUNDAY. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: HIGH. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: NONE. 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 M M M M H H H H H H H H EKN CONSISTENCY H M M M M H H H H H H H 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 SUNDAY... NO WIDESPREAD IFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
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&& .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...NONE. OH...NONE. KY...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ SYNOPSIS...KMC/JMV NEAR TERM...ARJ SHORT TERM...JMV LONG TERM...30 AVIATION...ARJ

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