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Current Conditions

  • 33°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 4.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 33°
  • Pressure: 29.97 in. -
  • Heat Index: 30

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Friday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 12 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Elkins, West Virginia

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on November 26, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with snow, then snow and rain in the afternoon. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow, then a chance of snow and rain in the afternoon. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with snow showers in the evening, then overcast with snow showers. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 12F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast. High of 54F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Overcast. High of 59F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Local Storm Report 



11/26/2014 0227 PM

Harman, Randolph County.

Snow e7.0 inch, reported by Fire Dept/Rescue.


            Snow depth.





11/26/2014 0100 PM

Helvetia, Randolph County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snow depth.




11/26/2014 0104 PM

Pickens, Randolph County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by dept of highways.


            Snow depth.




11/26/2014 0107 PM

7 miles NW of Dailey, Randolph County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by Post office.


            Snow depth.




11/26/2014 0115 PM

5 miles NE of Dailey, Randolph County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by public.


            Snow depth.




11/26/2014 0120 PM

1 miles ESE of Glady, Randolph County.

Snow m7.5 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Snow depth.




11/26/2014 0123 PM

4 miles E of Bowden, Randolph County.

Snow m7.5 inch, reported by public.


            Snow depth.





11/26/2014 1206 PM

Beverly, Randolph County.

Snow e2.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.






11/26/2014 0830 am

Montrose, Randolph County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by public.





11/26/2014 0923 am

3 miles E of Bowden, Randolph County.

Heavy snow m5.0 inch, reported by public.


            Reported in Alpena. Heavy snow currently falling.




11/26/2014 1206 PM

Beverly, Randolph County.

Snow e2.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.






11/26/2014 0923 am

3 miles E of Bowden, Randolph County.

Heavy snow m5.0 inch, reported by public.


            Reported in Alpena. Heavy snow currently falling.





11/26/2014 0830 am

Montrose, Randolph County.

Snow e1.0 inch, reported by public.




 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 7:29 PM EST on November 26, 2014


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 24
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to Highway departments... cooperative observers... Skywarn
spotters and media for these reports. This summary is also available
on our home Page at weather.Gov/rlx

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Virginia

... Buchanan County...
   Vansant 2.0 1112 am 11/26 snow has stopped.
   Grundy T 1114 am 11/26 public

West Virginia

... McDowell County...
   Northfork 2.0 1120 am 11/26 trained spotter
   2 NW Anawalt 1.0 1116 am 11/26 trained spotter

... Pocahontas County...
   Snowshoe 7.5 620 PM 11/26 public
   3 SSE Greenbank 6.0 1153 am 11/26 co-op observer
   Marlinton 6.0 230 PM 11/26 Emergency Mngr
   1 ESE Buckeye 4.0 1149 am 11/26 co-op observer

... Randolph County...
   7 W Harman 9.0 449 PM 11/26 reported in Alpena
   3 NNE Harman 6.0 228 PM 11/26 reported in Dryfork.
   Beverly 2.0 1206 PM 11/26 trained spotter


***********************snow on ground***********************

Location snow time/date comments
                     on ground of
                     /inches/ measurement

West Virginia

... Pocahontas County...
   1 ESE Bartow 11.0 1130 am 11/26 co-op observer

... Randolph County...
   1 ESE Glady 7.5 120 PM 11/26 co-op observer
   4 E Bowden 7.5 123 PM 11/26 public
   Harman 7.0 227 PM 11/26 Fire Dept/Rescue
   7 NW Dailey 3.0 107 PM 11/26 Post office
   5 NE Dailey 3.0 115 PM 11/26 public
   Pickens 3.0 104 PM 11/26 dept of highways
   Helvetia 3.0 100 PM 11/26 public

... Upshur County...
   French Creek 2.0 240 PM 11/26 public



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Elkins, WV

Updated: 8:26 PM EST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Wolf Creek Rd, Norton, WV

Updated: 8:14 PM EST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 8:20 PM EST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 8:26 PM EST

Temperature: 30.8 °F Dew Point: -19 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 8:26 PM EST

Temperature: 32.6 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 8:26 PM EST

Temperature: 33.7 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 8:15 PM EST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Holly Meadows River Bend Estates, Parsons, WV

Updated: 8:24 PM EST

Temperature: 33.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 8:26 PM EST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 8:26 PM EST

Temperature: 35.6 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 41% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 8:12 PM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:26 PM EST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
655 PM EST Wednesday Nov 26 2014 


Synopsis... 
a weaker clipper system crosses the southern Appalachians late 
tonight. Colder air with lingering low level moisture Thanksgiving. 
High pressure Friday/Saturday. Another system Sunday night/Monday. 


&& 


Near term /through Thursday/... 
precipitation is fizzling out over the central lowlands as the 
main energy of the coastal system continues to the northeast. Dry 
slot is holding on over the tri state area...and figure it will 
remain there without any further eastward progress thanks to low 
level cold air advection. Snow has ended in bkw and will lift out 
of Rand/Poca in the next 4 to 6 hours after a decrease in 
intensity. 


Meanwhile...over the middle Mississippi Valley...a clipper type 
system dives into the Tennessee Valley as the upper level low 
carves a path into the deep south. With that said...the next round 
of precipitation is not far behind for the southern zones tonight. 
However...system is frontolytic in nature...and figure that will 
go against the quantitative precipitation forecast and subsequent snowfall amount projections. 
Through 00z Friday...not expecting more than an inch or two from 
McDowell into Rand/Poca counties. 


Further to the west...while the aforementioned low pressure system 
will slow the cold air advection tonight...850mb temperatures drop 
towards the -10c mark across southeast Ohio. Northwest flow brings 
the potential for upsloping conditions...and in the colder air 
aloft...the chance for snow showers exists all the way back into 
portions of southeast Ohio. This will begin after 18z Thursday as 
the low level moisture depth begins to increase. 


Using a blend of the guidance...manually adjusted the min 
temperatures downward tonight over the southern mountains...and 
likewise for the afternoon maximum temperatures Thursday. All in 
all...not much to the diurnal temperature curve from late this 
afternoon until this time tomorrow. 


&& 


Short term /Thursday night through Saturday/... 
hanging on to some probability of precipitation following the clipper type system to start 
the short term...than have some enhancement Thursday afternoon and 
Thursday night as upper trough passes and colder air oozes in. 
Moisture quickly moves out Thursday night as high pressure noses in 
from the SW. A weak warm front passes to the west and brings some 
clouds late Friday into Friday night as the surface high slowly 
heads southeast. Not expecting any precipitation from the warm front. 
Saturday will warm back to near normal with south to southwest flow. 


Blended in raw consensus for lows. Going a touch cooler than 
previous forecast in the higher terrain Thursday night...and then 
going with a non diurnal above 3500 feet Friday night. Blended in the 
mav for highs. 


&& 


Long term /Saturday night through Wednesday/... 
generally used the European model (ecmwf) ensemble mean for the forecast...with a bit 
of the GFS blended in. High pressure slides eastward Saturday night 
and Sunday...providing a southerly flow. Next frontal boundary 
pushes into the region Sunday night into Monday. Handling of this 
front beyond Monday becomes a bit murky. Some models develop a wave 
along the front for Tuesday while others push the front to the south 
and dissolve it. Will keep some small probability of precipitation Tuesday into Wednesday due 
to the uncertainty...but confidence is low. 


&& 


Aviation /00z Thursday through Monday/... 
area between features this Wednesday evening. Lowered confidence 
to low because of the area around crw to ckb that saw their air mass 
saturated from the East Coast storm...but now the clouds were 
thinning. A few breaks may develop this evening...which could cause 
the visibility to drop temporarily into the 1 to 3 mile range. Otherwise 
still IFR and LIFR over WV mountains due to low stratus and lingering 
flurries...drizzle...or freezing drizzle 00z to 12z. 


Meanwhile...where air did not saturate on Wednesday...in southeast Ohio and 
NE Kentucky...ceilings higher...mostly 3 to 5 thousand feet broken. 


Middle deck associated with the secondary clipper like system advancing 
quickly over the lower clouds 03z to 06z. Light snow reforming over 
southern counties...mostly S of crw...have bkw taf site affected the 
most during the predawn hours. 


Clipper system exits after 12z...with boundary layer winds finally 
increasing and helping to lift the ceilings in WV between 15z to 
18z. Have ceilings mostly 2 to 3 thousand feet broken/overcast with scattered 
snow showers in the colder air at 850 mbs 18z Thursday to 00z Friday. 
Visibility occasionally near 3 miles in snow showers mostly central and northern 
WV during that 18z to 00z period. 


Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 00z Friday... 


Forecast confidence: low. 


Alternate scenarios: visibility may not drop vicinity crw 00z to 03z this 
evening if breaks in clouds do not occur. Visibility over mountain 
counties...including bkw...may be more variable overnight than 
indicated. 


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. 


Date Thursday 
UTC 1hrly 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 
EST 1hrly 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 
crw consistency l l l l l h h h h h h h 
heights consistency h h M M h h h M M M M M 
bkw consistency M M M h M M M M M M M h 
ekn consistency M h h M M M M h h h h h 
pkb consistency M M M M M h M h h h h h 
ckb consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h 


After 00z Friday... 
IFR conditions in snow showers may linger overnight Thursday night over 
WV mountains. 


&& 


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


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...rpy/mz/26 
near term...26 
short term...mz 
long term...rpy 
aviation...ktb 




















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