Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KCTP 221844

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service State College PA
244 PM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

A strong cold front will move through the region late today and
early tonight. Much cooler and drier conditions will return for
the second half of the week. Temperatures will average a few
degrees below normal highs starting tomorrow and lasting into
early next week.


Radar motor was installed and it has been up for over an hour.
In a nick of time.

Updated forecast to show the potential for severe thunderstorms
this afternoon and evening. First lead cells developed over
Warren County. Stronger storms are to our west. The NCEP and GSD
HRRR show at least two potential lines this afternoon and
evening. With deep cores and 850 hPa winds 40 to 55kts strong
and severe winds at the surface are possible.

Tornado watch was for more QLCS type tornadoes. Though we have
had a few initial rotating cells in KCCX and KBUF radar. More
linear features to our west.

Ahead of the convection a very hot humid Summer day. Farther
east you live the more likely this day will end on a good note
as convection will be in evening and SPC may issue watch for
eastern PA later this afternoon.

Behind the line POPS drop fast and drier air comes. Some areas
of fog possible. But a cooler and drier AM Wednesday.


Wednesday will be noticeably drier as the PW values crash to -1
sigma below normal after being well +1 to +2 sigma above
normal. It will also be significantly cooler. The 850 hPa
temperatures fall to near normal Wednesday and will fall below
normal overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Chance of rain should be very low Wednesday.

The cool air aloft will likely produce some cumulus in the
mountains during the afternoon hours.

It should be a nice and notably cooler day.


An extended period of early autumn-like weather will begin
Wednesday and continue right through the upcoming weekend as a
-2 sigma upper trough (and similarly anomalous/cool 850 mb
 temps) move over the Great Lakes and NE U.S.

1026-1028 mb SFC High (+2-3 Sigma) over south-central Canada
will drift slowly to the Great Lakes by this weekend

Daytime high temps will be about 5-7 Deg F below normal across
the Western Mtns on Wednesday, though still just slightly below
normal across the SE zones prior to the arrival of the
deeper/colder air for the latter part of the week.

GEFS mean 850 mb temps will dip about 2-3 deg C in all locations
for Thursday-Sunday, leading to max temps averaging 5-10 F
below normal (with min temp departures about 10-13F below
normal Friday-Sunday) as a large Canadian High Pressure area
pushes SE across the Glakes Region and becomes centered over the
NE states.

Lows Fri/Sat/Sun mornings with high centered overhead will be
dipping into the l-m 40s over the Northern Mountains (and deeper
valleys of the Central Mountains) and solidly into the 50s
elsewhere. Some of the perennial cold spots near and to the east
of KBFD could see readings of 38 or 39F.


Most of the eastern areas mostly sunny with some cumulus clouds
about making for a bumpy ride in the boundary layer. Over
western PA and OH there is a line of strong and severe storms.
Strong winds and large hail are possible. Check radar before
flying over western PA this afternoon and central areas this

The line of storms will move east this afternoon and evening.

Areas of patchy fog will develop around/after midnight. Spotty

Conditions will improve rapidly Wednesday morning, as cool
Canadian high pressure builds into the area.


Wed...AM low cigs BFD/JST, otherwise VFR.
Thu-Sat...No sig wx expected.


KCCX is fixed with new motor installed.




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