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Current Conditions

  • 31°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: North 4 mph
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 25°
  • Pressure: 30.29 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 28

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Chance of Snow

Forecast for Elkins, West Virginia

Updated: 10:00 PM EST on December 20, 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 in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of a thunderstorm, then a chance of snow and rain showers after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 21F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 12F. Windy. Winds from the WSW at 25 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 25 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 34F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of snow. High of 25F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Wolf Creek Rd, Norton, WV

Updated: 12:24 AM EST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 12:21 AM EST

Temperature: 27.9 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 12:25 AM EST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 12:25 AM EST

Temperature: 29.2 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: North at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 12:25 AM EST

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 12:11 AM EST

Temperature: 31.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 12:25 AM EST

Temperature: 29.8 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 12:25 AM EST

Temperature: 32.9 °F Dew Point: 9 °F Humidity: 36% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 11:45 PM EST

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

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 12:11 AM EST

Temperature: 27.1 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 12:24 AM EST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
1207 am EST sun Dec 21 2014 


Synopsis... 
weak disturbance exits tonight. Weak high pressure crosses Sunday. 
Middle level shortwave clips mountains Monday. Strong low pressure system 
lifts northeast across the Ohio Valley through Christmas evening. 


&& 


Near term /through today/... 
9:30 PM update...not too many changes made to the current 
forecast. Updated earlier to add a few snow flurries by Beckley. 
Don/T think there is much left touching the ground on the west 
side of the mountains. Have noticed several hours of light snow at 
Bluefield. Expect a solid stratus deck across the area overnight 
with the shortwave. The current forecast has things covered well. 


Previous discussion... 
middle level baroclinic Leaf over the area early this afternoon 
drifts east-northeastward out of the area tonight as an upper level short wave trough 
crosses. Weak high pressure settles into the forecast late tonight 
beneath upper level ridging in the wake of the short wave trough...and 
then begins drifting east-northeastward out of the area Sunday afternoon...as 
the upper level flow starts to back to the SW. 


Low level moisture remains in place at persistent 800 mb-9 inversion 
although the stratocu had broken up across most of WV. With little 
flow to work with...this is likely to reform tonight or at the 
latest first thing Sunday morning on mixing. Daytime mixing will 
eventually lead to a more cellular cumulus field Sunday afternoon with a 
significant decrease in cloud amount by the end of the day Sunday. 


Lows looked good in light of latest guidance for tonight although 
bias corrected values were higher. Continuing the trend of lower 
highs with another day of stratocu for Sunday. The late day 
clearing should still allow temperatures to break 40 across much of 
the area. 


&& 


Short term /tonight through Tuesday/... 
middle level ridge axis crosses Sunday night bringing a drier air 
mass to the area. However...BUFKIT soundings suggest upper level 
clouds will blanket the area...with low level stratus forming 
along the western slopes and eastern mountains Sunday night into 
early Monday. 


Models indicate a developing weak surface low pressure along the 
southeast coast...meanwhile...at the middle levels...a weak shortwave 
crosses the area on Monday. These two systems could squeeze some 
moisture across the eastern mountains and produce low chance for 
precipitation there. Expect light rain...with pockets of light 
freezing rain where temperatures could remain at or below 
freezing...and some light snow with this scenario. Temperatures 
across The Lowlands will be in the upper 30s Monday night. 


The weak middle level wave could bring light precipitation across southeast Ohio 
by Tuesday. Increased probability of precipitation to high chance across southeast Ohio 
and southern WV where models show some agreement in their quantitative precipitation forecast 
fields. 


Weak flow becomes gentle to moderate from the south and southeast 
from the surface to h850...to bring warm air advection. Therefore...temperatures 
will be a bit warmer than the past few days. Generally...highs on 
Monday could reach into the middle 50s...and into the lower 60s on 
Tuesday as warm air advection becomes stronger. 


&& 


Long term /Tuesday night 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 /06z 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. 
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 Sunday night. 


Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 06z 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. 


Date sun 12/21/14 
UTC 1hrly 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 
EST 1hrly 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 
crw consistency h h h h h h h h M M M M 
heights consistency M M h M M h M M M M M M 
bkw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h h 
ekn consistency h h h h h h M M M M M M 
pkb consistency M M M h h h M M M M M M 
ckb consistency h h h h h M M M M M M M 


After 06z Monday... 
IFR possible in mountains late Sunday night and 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...arj/trm/sl 
near term...fb/trm 
short term...arj 
long term...sl 
aviation...rpy 



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