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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
National Weather Service Charleston WV
300 PM EDT Wed Oct 23 2019

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure through Thursday night yielding dry conditions
and seasonable temperatures. A system will begin to affect the
area Saturday with increasing rain through the day into Sunday.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/...
As of 130 PM Wednesday...

With clear skies and valley winds expected to become light
tonight in portions of West Virginia and southwestern Virginia,
expect frost to form. Will issue a Frost Advisory for valleys in
these areas. Note that due to previous freezing temperatures,
the growing season has ended already in much of the West
Virginia mountains, so no frost advisory in those areas.

A high pressure system will slide eastward as a weak and dry
cold front approaches from the northwest. This front will stall
over central Ohio Thursday, providing only some clouds in Ohio
and northwestern West Virginia.

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.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/...
As of 240 PM Wednesday...

During this period a southern stream trough will inch towards
the area along with southwesterly strong flow advecting
moisture as well. With clouds advecting in, temperatures will
not get that optimal radiational cooling for frost, however
frost potential will remain in the far northeastern mountains.
This trough will promote chances of showers as early as Friday
afternoon mainly confined to the southern edge of the CWA.
Models are now in very strong agreement on starting time for the
rain around late Saturday morning spreading from south to
north. Saturday afternoon is when the models come into even better
agreement and most are in line with having rain accumulations
spread areawide around 1 to 1.5 inches total, for that reason
left in likely rain into Sunday. Another surface low and upper
level trough is expected to form to the far northwest which
will help push our system out quicker sometime around Sunday
morning.

Accepted temperatures from guidance as they will hover around
seasonable for this period.

&&

.LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
As of 240 PM Wednesday...

High pressure will set in during this period, however an active
weather pattern will exist regionwide with a very broad
elongated trough from Canada associated with an upper level
closed expected to move through the area. This feature may spawn
a few surface lows during the beginning of the work week into
Wednesday which has potential to increase rain chances and cause
much, much cooler temperatures. Models are too far in
disagreement therefore went with central guidance and left in
chance POPs through the rest of this period.

Accepted temperatures from guidance although these will most
likely have to be tweaked later on as models come into better
agreement.

&&

.AVIATION /19Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
As of 100 PM Wednesday...

VFR conditions expected through the period. A weak and dry cold
front will approach central Ohio on Thursday and could provide a
wind shift, but no restrictions.

FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z THURSDAY...


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  H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H    H
EKN CONSISTENCY  H    H    H    H    H    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 THURSDAY...
Morning valley fog possible Friday particularly in deeper
mountain valleys.

&&

.RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WV...Frost Advisory from midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Thursday for
     WVZ015>020-024>034-039-040.
OH...None.
KY...None.
VA...Frost Advisory from midnight tonight to 9 AM EDT Thursday for
     VAZ003-004.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...RPY/ARJ
NEAR TERM...RPY
SHORT TERM...JZ
LONG TERM...JZ
AVIATION...RPY


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