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Current Conditions

  • 27°
  • Light Snow
  • Wind: WNW 16 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 23°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. +
  • Heat Index: 15

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Snow
  • High: 27 °
  • Low: 5 °
  • Snow
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 27 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Snow
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Snow
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 27 °
  • Low: 0 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 27 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Elkins, West Virginia

Updated: 10:00 AM EST on January 30, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 1 PM EST this afternoon...
  • Friday

    Overcast with snow. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 3F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 5F with a windchill as low as -9F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 27F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of snow, then snow in the afternoon. High of 37F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with snow, then a chance of snow after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 27F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 0F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SW after midnight.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 28F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 14F with a windchill as low as 7F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 21F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 5F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 23F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 16F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 34F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 3:25 am EST on January 30, 2015


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM EST this
afternoon...

* locations... the northern mountains of West Virginia.

* Hazard types... snow and blowing snow.

* Snow accumulations... 1 to 3 additional inches.

* Timing... through 1 PM EST this afternoon.

* Impacts... snow covered roads will make travel hazardous.
Blowing snow will reduce visibility at times and make winter
Road maintenance more difficult.

* Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Temperatures... in the lower 20s.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

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: West Central Street, Elkins, WV

Updated: 8:50 AM EST

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Elkins, WV

Updated: 8:52 AM EST

Temperature: 27.2 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Wolf Creek Rd, Norton, WV

Updated: 8:39 AM EST

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: ENE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 8:47 AM EST

Temperature: 23.9 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 8:52 AM EST

Temperature: 22.9 °F Dew Point: -6 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 8:52 AM EST

Temperature: 23.8 °F Dew Point: -11 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 8:52 AM EST

Temperature: 26.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 8:41 AM EST

Temperature: 26.4 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: WSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Holly Meadows River Bend Estates, Parsons, WV

Updated: 8:49 AM EST

Temperature: 27.3 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 8:52 AM EST

Temperature: 25.9 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 8:52 AM EST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: -2 °F Humidity: 26% Wind: NW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:45 AM EST

Temperature: 28 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Bridgeport WV US, Philippi, WV

Updated: 8:21 AM EST

Temperature: 28 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NW at 7 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 8:39 AM EST

Temperature: 20.7 °F Dew Point: 20 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 12 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Rock Cave WV US, French Creek, WV

Updated: 8:35 AM EST

Temperature: 26 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: WSW at 6 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:52 AM EST

Temperature: 25.4 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WSW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: CRN CANAAN VALLEY SP ELKINS 21 ENE WV US, Red Creek, WV

Updated: 8:00 AM EST

Temperature:  °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 84% Wind: North at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
510 am EST Friday Jan 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
snow will fall across the forecast area today with light 
accumulations. High pressure Saturday. Another low pressure 
system Sunday night and Monday is likely to bring accumulating 
snow to the area. 


&& 


Near term /through tonight/... 
cold front bringing periods of snow and gusty winds to the area 
this morning. Northwest flow will keep upslope snow showers going across 
the forecast area for much of the day. In general...The Lowlands 
should see generally a half to 1.5 inches of new snow...most of 
which should fall this morning. 3 to 5 inches is expected in the 
northern mountainous counties...and even a bit more at higher 
elevations. Will continue Winter Weather Advisory as it is. 


Winds should remain gusty throughout the day. 


Winds will die down tonight as snow showers dissipate as high 
pressure briefly builds over the area. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday through Sunday/... 
high pressure provides dry but cold weather Saturday. This brings 
long periods of sunshine with temperatures reaching the middle 30s to 
40 across the southern Coal fields and northeast Kentucky...ranging to 
the lower 30s elsewhere. 


A surface low pressure system approaches from the west Saturday night 
into Sunday. As it gets closer...it will pump warmer air to the 
region making the onset of precipitation to fall as liquid. Currently 
models tracks its center across WV...suggesting longer periods of 
rain per warmer temperatures. However...westward thinking on a further 
south track which will put the area in a threat for significant 
accumulating snow...especially across the northern portions of 
southeast Ohio...WV...and the WV northern mountains. Westward suggest 
these areas could receive 6 to 8 inches of snow by Monday morning. 
At this time...will wait for models consistency on the track of 
this low pressure before issuing any headlines. However...kept 
mentioning in the severe weather potential statement. 


Went closer to the bias corrected consensus MOS for temperatures 
through the period with minor tweaks. 


&& 


Long term /Sunday night through Thursday/... 
a snow scenario continues Sunday night into early Monday as models 
have low pressure sliding just south of the area. However...in the 
easterly flow that sets up north of the forecasted low track...we 
will have to watch for a modest warm wedge just west of the 
mountains Sunday evening with a weak inverted surface trough just 
west of the mountains. Most of the models are hinting at this. So 
for now...we continue to paint a rain/snow mix over the far south 
Sunday evening...but then quickly turn it all to snow as the winds 
turn northerly. Elsewhere...a general snowfall is forecast. Snow 
total accumulations for the entire event may reach 3 to 5 inches 
across the north...and 1 to 3 inches across the south. Temperatures 
will be well below normal. 


Dry and cold high pressure builds in later Monday into Tuesday with 
continued below normal temperatures. 


For Wednesday...looks like another cold front will pass 
through...but enough warming may be drawn northward ahead of it for 
mostly rain showers. Scattered snow showers behind the front 
Wednesday night to be followed by another cold high pressure again 
Thursday. 


&& 


Aviation /10z Friday through Tuesday/... 
cold front moving through the area will bring snow today with 
generally MVFR conditions. Periods of IFR are expected in heavier 
snow bands which should last a few hours. Flight conditions 
improve in the afternoon...except at mountainous taf sites where 
MVFR will likely predominate. Also...gusty winds through the taf period. 


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


Forecast confidence: medium. 


Alternate scenario: timing of precipitation and lower ceilings/visibilities 
could vary...especially IFR. The gusty winds will come and go. 


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 h h h h M h M M h 
heights consistency h h h M h h h h h h h h 
bkw consistency h h h h M h h h h h M 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 12z Saturday... 
IFR conditions possible in snow sun into Monday in the northern lowlands 
and in the mountains...and late sun nt into Monday in the southern 
lowlands. 


&& 


Rlx watches/warnings/advisories... 
WV...Winter Weather Advisory until 1 PM EST this afternoon for 
wvz038-046-047. 
Ohio...none. 
Kentucky...none. 
Virginia...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...arj/jw 
near term...jw 
short term...arj 
long term...jmv 
aviation...jw 
















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