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Current Conditions

  • 50°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 8 mph
  • Humidity: 38%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 25°
  • Pressure: 30.08 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Snow
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Snow
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Elkins, West Virginia

Updated: 4:00 PM EST on November 25, 2014

Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 am to 4 PM EST Wednesday...
  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers after midnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 70%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with snow and rain. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 80% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 27F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 37F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 27F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Storm Warning  Statement as of 2:29 PM EST on November 25, 2014


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 1 am to 4 PM EST
Wednesday...

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for snow... which is in effect
from 1 am to 4 PM EST Wednesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no
longer in effect.

* Locations... Randolph and Pocahontas counties.

* Hazard types... heavy wet snow.

* Snow accumulations... 4 to 8 inches. The highest accumulations
will occur at elevations greater than 2500 feet.

* Timing... snow will begin during the predawn Wednesday... with the
heaviest of the snow falling Wednesday morning and midday.

* Impacts... roads will become snow covered and visibilities will
be reduced to less than one half mile at times... making travel
treacherous. The heavy wet nature to the snow may down limbs...
possibly resulting in power disruptions.

* Winds... northwest 5 to 15 mph.

* Temperatures... in the lower 30s with upper 20s in the higher elevations.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter
weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant
amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous.
Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel... keep an
extra flashlight... food... and water in your vehicle in case
of an emergency.

Please report snow accumulations to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free... 800-401-9535... when you can do so safely.
This phone number is to be used for reporting purposes only.

You can also report winter weather by posting your report to the
Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service facebook
Page... or by using the twitter hashtag... nwsrlx.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates.

Additional details can also be found at www.Weather.Gov/rlx.







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Location: Elkins, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 23% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Wolf Creek Rd, Norton, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 49.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: SW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 3:13 PM EST

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: WNW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: NE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 3:09 PM EST

Temperature: 49.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: ESE at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Holly Meadows River Bend Estates, Parsons, WV

Updated: 3:19 PM EST

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: WSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: WSW at 2.8 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: NW at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: HADS BUCKHANNON RIVER NEAR BUCKHANNON WV US USARMY-COE, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 2:45 PM EST

Temperature: 52 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 3:08 PM EST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: NW at 5.8 mph Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Rock Cave, WV [KWVROCKC2], Rock Cave, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EST

Temperature: 51.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: ESE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
258 PM EST Tuesday Nov 25 2014 


Synopsis... 
low pressure moving up the East Coast Wednesday brings snow to 
the Appalachians. Weaker systems until early Friday. 


&& 


Near term /through Wednesday/... 
attention turns to fast moving system slated to move in overnight 
and exit tomorrow afternoon. Looks as if most of our concern will 
come with sharp short wave trough rotating through as opposed to developing 
surface low along the East Coast. While the west extent of the precipitation is 
by and large similar amongst the NAM and global models...amount 
and thermal profiles differ. This makes for a challenging forecast 
regarding winter weather. The mesoscale NAM is wetter and colder in 
the lower portions of the bl.../below 3 kft/ than GFS. The new 
European model (ecmwf) along with sref tend to side with NAM for thermal profiles 
but with less quantitative precipitation forecast. After coordination with wpc...went more toward 
the GFS and NAM 4 km for thermal profiles with little in the way 
off cold air advection to work off. As for quantitative precipitation forecast a blend of GFS and sref was used. 
All of this resulted in precipitation quickly overspreading SW Virginia 
and east half of WV after midnight. Expect this to initially take the 
form of rain in The Lowlands and for elevations below 2500 feet in 
the mountains. As the bl cools expect a switch to snow across the 
lower elevations of the mountainous counties first...followed by 
lowlands east of US 119 in the S and along and east of i79 in the north 
toward morning. The short wave trough quickly moves through with surface low 
racing NE just off the East Coast. As such...quickly bring probability of precipitation down 
from SW to NE...so that by early afternoon the County Warning Area should be dry 
by and large. 


As for accumulations...have a general 4 to 8 for Randolph and 
Pocahontas where the watch was upgraded to a warning. Hoisted an 
advisory for the remainder of the WV mountains down into SW Virginia for 
1 to 3 inches with 2 to 4 for the central mountains. Also put 
adjacent lowland counties of the north mountains in an advection for 1 to 3 
inches. There will be a sharp cutoff to precipitation with areas of southeast Ohio 
staying mainly dry perhaps. Have little to no accumulations in the 
west lowlands including the crw/pkb/hts metropolitan areas. Should the 
colder and wetter NAM trends continue...then a little more in the way 
of accumulations may make it into the Kanawha valley. 


&& 


Short term /Wednesday night through Friday/... 
large storm moving up the East Coast will spread snow over the 
mountain counties on Wednesday where a Winter Storm Watch remains 
in effect for up to 6 to 8 inches of snow at the highest elevations. 


In this package...lowered temperatures a bit to bring snow to lower 
elevations and increased westward extent of snow to near 
Huntington per 00z guidance moving the moisture slug further west. 
Still not confident enough for a warning...but it is looking more 
likely. 


After the large storm moves off to the north another clipper will 
impact the area on Thanksgiving day giving a light dusting of snow 
to most places then we dry out for the remainder of the period. 


&& 


Long term /Friday night through Tuesday/... 
used a blend of the European model (ecmwf) and European model (ecmwf) ensemble mean for the forecast. 
High pressure slides eastward Friday night and Saturday...providing 
warm air advection. Next frontal boundary pushes into the region on 
Sunday or Sunday night. The front then hangs near the area on Monday 
as a wave moves along the front...pushing it southward Monday night. 
The front will return back northward Tuesday as a warm front. 


&& 


Aviation /20z Tuesday through Sunday/... 
expect VFR conditions at all sites through this evening...under 
light west southwest flow. 


A low pressure system is expected to develop and track north along 
the eastern sea board Wednesday. Precipitation will quickly 
overspread much of the area after midnight with mainly rain in the 
lower elevations with developing MVFR conditions and IFR or worse snow 
in the mountains to include kbkw and kekn by 09z. The rain may 
change to snow across the lowland terminals before ending 
Wednesday morning...with the greatest chance at IFR conditions at 
kckb and kcrw. This system quickly exits off to the NE by early 
afternoon with improving conditions from SW to NE. Some MVFR 
stratus may linger though. 


Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 18z Wednesday... 




Forecast confidence: high. 


Alternate scenarios: timing precipitation and associated conditions may 
vary late tonight and early Wednesday. 


Experimental table of flight category objectively shows consistency 
of weather forecast office 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 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 
EST 1hrly 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 
crw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h 
heights 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 Wednesday... 
IFR conditions in snow is possible over the mountains on 
Wednesday night and Thursday. 


&& 


Rlx watches/warnings/advisories... 
WV...Winter Weather Advisory from 1 am to 4 PM EST Wednesday for 
wvz032-037>040. 
Winter Storm Warning from 1 am to 4 PM EST Wednesday for 
wvz046-047. 
Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight to 1 PM EST 
Wednesday for wvz033>036. 
Ohio...none. 
Kentucky...none. 
Virginia...Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight to 1 PM EST 
Wednesday for vaz003-004. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...trm/rpy/30 
near term...30 
short term...jw 
long term...rpy 
aviation...30 



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