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Current Conditions

  • 77°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 67°
  • Pressure: 30.05 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 63 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 59 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Elkins, West Virginia

Updated: 11:00 AM EDT on August 22, 2014

Flash Flood Watch in effect until 1 am EDT Saturday...
  • Friday

    Overcast with thunderstorms, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 84F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 81F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 73F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 12:51 PM EDT on August 22, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Kentucky... southeast Ohio... southwest
Virginia and West Virginia... including the following areas...
in northeast Kentucky... Boyd... Carter... Greenup and Lawrence
KY. In southeast Ohio... Athens... Gallia... Jackson OH...
Lawrence OH... Morgan... Meigs... Perry... Vinton and Washington.
In southwest Virginia... Buchanan and Dickenson. In West
Virginia... Barbour... Boone... Braxton... Cabell... Calhoun...
Clay... Doddridge... Fayette... Gilmer... Harrison... Jackson WV...
Kanawha... Lewis... Lincoln... Logan... Mason... McDowell... Mingo...
   Nicholas... Pleasants... Pocahontas... Putnam... Raleigh...
Randolph... Ritchie... Roane... Taylor... Tyler... Upshur... Wayne...
   Webster... Wirt... wood and Wyoming.

* Through late tonight

* rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected into tonight.
In the muggy air... any shower could contain a downpour. The
soil in many areas is wet from previous rain. If repetitive...
or prolong... showers occur... flash flooding along small
streams is possible. Rain amounts around 2 inches within a few
hours would be a concern.

* Strong rises on some headwater rivers could also occur tonight
into Saturday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a dangerous situation.

If you live along a small stream... monitor water levels during
any heavier showers. Be prepared to take action... should flash
flood warnings be issued or flooding is observed. County
officials should also increase their weather awareness.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Elkins, WV

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 3:28 PM EDT

Temperature: 75.0 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 75 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.0 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: - Wind: NNW at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 76.9 °F Dew Point: 62 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: NNW at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.6 °F Dew Point: 68 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 3:35 PM EDT

Temperature: 78.3 °F Dew Point: 70 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: ESE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 79.3 °F Dew Point: 72 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 82.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: West at 5.4 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:45 PM EDT

Temperature: 78 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 3:22 PM EDT

Temperature: 72.3 °F Dew Point: 67 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 72 °F Graphs

Location: Carter, Rock Cave, WV

Updated: 3:37 PM EDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 71 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WSW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
256 PM EDT Friday Aug 22 2014 


Synopsis... 
rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue with occasional 
downpours...as weak disturbances ride southeast. High pressure will try to 
nose in from the northeast early next week as upper ridge builds. 


&& 


Near term /through Saturday/... 
the area will remain in the warm and humid sector with frontal 
boundaries to the north and west. Aloft...northwest flow ahead of 
an 500 mb ridge could bring some impulses of energy to keep showers 
and thunderstorms going this evening into early Saturday morning. 


Radar indicated at 18z...storms developing along Interstate 64 
from heights to crw and south...moving southeast. Some of the 
strongest storms will be capable to produce one inch per hour. 
With nearly saturated terrain...decided to keep the Flash Flood 
Watch in place through tonight. 


Previous temperatures looks good. Decreased couple of degrees on 
saturdays highs. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday night through Monday/... 
drier weather regime begins to set in as upper ridge builds into the 
area. It will be warm...but not hot as the oppressive heat remains 
well west of the region. It will still be rather muggy 
though...typical dog days of Summer. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
used wpc thinking with some tweaks. High pressure...at the surface 
and aloft...will dominate the region into Wednesday night...before 
weakening. This will allow a cold front to push south into the area 
on Thursday...with this feature expected drift south through the 
remainder of the period. 


Wpc temperatures looked good and were generally used. 


&& 


Aviation /19z Friday through Wednesday/... 
radar images show storms developing south and along a line from 
crw to bkw at 18z. These storms will affect bkw directly with 
MVFR/IFR conditions under storms. Precipitation activity is expected to 
decrease after sunset. However...additional convection could 
develop overnight into early Saturday. 


With very high humidity in the low to middle levels...evident in surface 
dewpoints in the lower 70s...and precipitable waters  exceeding 2 inches...low 
level clouds will likely develop overnight for periods of IFR 
conditions especially over the higher terrain. 


Localized downpours can produce brief IFR visibility and ceilings at times. 
Ceilings becoming mainly 2 to 3 thousand feet broken with layers and visibility 
5 to 6 miles in haze after about 22z. Yet...additional clusters 
of showers and storms likely...into the evening hours...again with 
IFR visibility and ceilings. 


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


Forecast confidence: low. 


Alternate scenarios: duration and timing rounds of convection will 
vary. At least some areas of precipitation may even linger longer Friday 
night...but not mentioned in tafs. 


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 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 M M M M M M M M h h 
heights consistency M M M M M M h h h h h h 
bkw consistency h h M M M M M M M M M h 
ekn consistency h M h h h h h h h h h h 
pkb consistency M M M M M M M M M M M h 
ckb consistency h h h h M M M M M M M h 


After 18z Saturday... 
IFR conditions possible in low stratus in lingering low level 
moisture Saturday afternoon. 


&& 


Rlx watches/warnings/advisories... 
WV...Flash Flood Watch until 1 am EDT Saturday for wvz005>011- 
013>020-024>040-046-047. 
Ohio...Flash Flood Watch until 1 am EDT Saturday for ohz066-067-075- 
076-083>087. 
Kentucky...Flash Flood Watch until 1 am EDT Saturday for kyz101>103-105. 
Virginia...Flash Flood Watch until 1 am EDT Saturday for vaz003-004. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...arj/30 
near term...arj 
short term...30 
long term...jsh 
aviation...arj 
















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