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Current Conditions

  • 36°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 28°
  • Pressure: 30.31 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Elkins, West Virginia

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on December 21, 2014

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 20% .

  • Monday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast. Low of 30F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 25F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 19F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Monday

    Overcast. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 23F with a windchill as low as 9F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Wolf Creek Rd, Norton, WV

Updated: 12:50 PM EST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: ESE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 12:48 PM EST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 12:53 PM EST

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: SSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 12:53 PM EST

Temperature: 37.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: ENE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 12:53 PM EST

Temperature: 37.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 12:39 PM EST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: East at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 12:53 PM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: WNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 12:53 PM EST

Temperature: 48.9 °F Dew Point: 7 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: West at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:45 AM EST

Temperature: 39 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Bridgeport WV US, Philippi, WV

Updated: 12:06 PM EST

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: SSE at 5 mph Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 12:47 PM EST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:52 PM EST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
524 am EST sun Dec 21 2014 


Synopsis... 
weak high pressure crosses today. System clips the mountains Monday. 
Strong low pressure system lifts northeast across the Ohio Valley 
through Christmas evening. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
once again...high pressure over the area does not mean clear skies. 
A stratus deck remains over much of the area this morning and the 
models are struggling with it due to the weak flow. Will use a 
combination of the RUC...hrrr...and mes NAM. With the stratus deck 
most likely holding longest today in northern West Virginia...will 
go on the lower side of MOS guidance there. 


A system over the southeastern United States pushes some moisture 
into the area late tonight. Some precipitation is a possibility in 
the mountains. Some temperatures could be below freezing 
however...so some freezing rain or sleet is a possibility. 
Confidence is not high enough at the moment for an advisory...but 
will have to monitor this situation closely. 


&& 


Short term /Monday through Wednesday night/... 
pesky moisture from weak surface low along the East Coast as well as 
warm air advection will combine for light precipitation moving up the mountains Monday 
morning. Thermal profiles continue to indicate a brief onset of 
freezing rain with possible sleet...before changing over to liquid by midday 
and pulling out in the afternoon. Temperatures should recover behind this 
system for the afternoon with aid of developing southeast down slope flow. 
Some peaks of sun is possible S of i64 late in the day. As the southeast flow 
increases Monday night and warm air advection aloft continues...think the ridges 
will see rising temperatures overnight amid increasing clouds over the area. 


There has been a noticeable trend in the models regarding the 
midweek system. Most delay phasing and rapid pressure drops until 
into Canada. What this does is to slow the front/now about 6 hours/ and 
lessen the magnitude of sensible weather effects from this 
system...including Post frontal cold air advection...surface temperatures...and extent 
and duration of shsn behind the front. Have modified the grids to 
incorporate this trend in the model suite and delayed changeover 
to shsn. 


With the slower timing of the front...looks like Christmas evening 
may be just as warm as Tuesday with low to middle 60s possible both 
days. Still thinking Tuesday the daylight hours on Tuesday is dry east 
of the Ohio River with rain showers moving into southeast Ohio and NE Kentucky in the 
afternoon which then overspreads remainder of area Tuesday night 
and Wednesday. It will be a mild Tuesday night despite the rain showers as 
low level southeast flow reaches its maximum. What still looks likely are 
the strong gusty winds Christmas evening night and Christmas day 
itself...with 30 kts possible especially across north zones and in the 
mountains where even higher gusts are expected. 


&& 


Long term /Thursday through Saturday/... 
active weather pattern continues in the long term period...with a 
deepening upper trough across the Central Plains at the beginning of 
period...with a surface low moving northeast out of the Gulf states 
towards the region. Strong southerly winds will develop out ahead of 
the system...with good moisture transport into the area as a result. 
This is a strong system...with strong pressure falls/bombogenesis as 
the low moves towards the region. Cold front still prognosticated to move 
through the area Wednesday...with falling temperatures...strong 
gusty winds along and behind the front due to tight pressure 
gradient...and potential for strong winds aloft to mix down...and even a 
slight chance for thunder...mainly across the west...as the front 
moves into the region. Starting to look more and more like winter 
precipitation will not be a huge hazard with this system...due to 
the overall speed...and the fact that by the time enough cold air is 
in place...bulk of moisture should have exited. In addition...still 
quite a bit of uncertainty as to how much will actually be able to 
stick to the ground if ground temperatures are too warm as 
temperatures will rise into the 50s out ahead of the system. 
However...will still see a change over to snow Wednesday night into 
Thursday...along with falling temperatures. Will continue to 
maintain severe weather potential statement. 


On Thursday...upper low lifts north across Canada...becoming nearly 
stacked with surface low. Still a chance for some light snow shower 
activity on Thursday...but will gradually see a drying trend from 
south to north as the system pulls away. 


Another front approaches late in the extended. 


&& 


Aviation /12z Sunday through Thursday/... 
a VFR cloud deck will continue to move out of the region early this 
morning...but a patchy lower MVFR cloud deck is expected to remain 
in some areas. Models vary considerably with this deck...so 
confidence in placement is low. This deck should gradually erode 
today. A southeast wind flow will be developing however...which will 
allow MVFR clouds to bank up against the eastern slopes of the 
mountains tonight. Late tonight some rain is possible in the 
mountains...with some areas possibly having freezing rain or sleet. 


Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 12z Monday... 


Forecast confidence: low. 


Alternate scenarios: timing and location of a MVFR stratus deck 
could vary considerably. 


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 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 
EST 1hrly 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 
crw consistency h h h M M M M M M M M h 
heights consistency h h h M M M M M M M M h 
bkw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h 
ekn consistency M M M M M M M M M h h h 
pkb consistency M M M M M M M M M M M M 
ckb consistency M M M M M M M M M M M M 


After 12z Monday... 
IFR possible in mountains Monday in a wintry mix. IFR possible in 
rain Tuesday night into Wednesday...changing to snow showers late 
Wednesday...as an intense low pressure center passes. 


&& 


Rlx watches/warnings/advisories... 
WV...none. 
Ohio...none. 
Kentucky...none. 
Virginia...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...rpy/sl/30 
near term...rpy 
short term...30 
long term...sl 
aviation...rpy 




















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