Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KCTP 142351 AFDCTP Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service State College PA 751 PM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018 .SYNOPSIS... Cold northwest flow on the back side of the departing nor`easter will continue over the local area through the end of the week. Drier conditions will try to visit the region Friday night into Saturday, but another disturbance will approach by Sunday. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THURSDAY MORNING/... Cold and blustery late winter day. Radar active with light to moderate snow showers this afternoon. Heaviest snow falling across Laurel Highlands and western areas of CWA but intensities not that heavy. Still expect a few heavier showers could reduce vsby enough to impact travel. Decrease in coverage and intensity of snow tonight. Cold continues with lows below average even with the breezy conditions. && .SHORT TERM /6 AM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/... Trof continues over area again on Thursday with more in the way of show showers over favored areas. The trof axis finally slides east of area during the day and temps aloft do begin to warm and surface highs will be several degrees milder in the afternoon, above freezing in most locations. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... Persistent blustery northwest flow will keep cold air advection moving into the region through late week. This will allow for well below normal temperatures and scattered snow showers persisting Thu ngt and Fri west and north especially. Conditions will improve late Friday into Saturday with some moderation this weekend as upper- level ridging across the middle of the country builds eastward. Another trof undercutting the ridge may spread a chance of rain or snow showers into central PA Sat night and Sunday. && .AVIATION /00Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
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Widespread MVFR and even some areas of IFR persist across the Northern and Western mountains this evening at 00z. Snow showers have shown a significant decrease in intensity and coverage during the last several hours. Expect a continued decrease in coverage overnight over most areas, but persistent -SHSN likely to affect KBFD and KJST much of the night. Winds still gusting to between 25 and 30 knots in most areas, but expect a slackening overnight. Winds will again pick up during later Thursday afternoon, with renewed mixing. Outlook... Thu-Fri...Mainly VFR, but restrictions in SHSN in N and W Mts. Sat-Sun...No sig wx expected. MON...Mainly VFR. Risk of SN/RA developing late day and night.
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&& .CTP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... Winter Weather Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for PAZ004- 005. && $$ SYNOPSIS...Ross NEAR TERM...Ross SHORT TERM...Ross LONG TERM...DeVoir/Ceru AVIATION...Jung/Ross is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.