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Current Conditions

  • 21°
  • Light Snow
  • Wind: NNW 13 mph
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 13°
  • Pressure: 30.30 in. +
  • Heat Index: 9

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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 4 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 9:29 am EST on January 30, 2015


... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 4 PM EST this
afternoon...

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

* Hazard types... snow and blowing snow.

* Total snow accumulations... 3 to 6 inches.

* Timing... through 4 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 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Temperatures... in the teens and 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.





 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 10:54 am EST on January 30, 2015


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

West Virginia

... Putnam County...
   1 W Teays Valley 1.4 815 am 1/30 NWS employee


**********************12 hour snowfall**********************

Location 12 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

West Virginia

... Fayette County...
   7 NE Fayetteville 0.5 900 am 1/30 public


**********************24 hour snowfall**********************

Location 24 hour time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

Kentucky

... Carter County...
   Olive Hill 0.1 801 am 1/30 co-op observer

Ohio

... Athens County...
   2 SSE Athens 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   3 se Amesville 0.8 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 NNE Stewart 0.8 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 N Athens 0.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Gallia County...
   Gallipolis 0.1 715 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Jackson County...
   3 NW Jackson 0.7 658 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Lawrence County...
   Waterloo 1.1 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Washington County...
   E Fleming 1.0 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

Virginia

... Buchanan County...
   Grundy 0.3 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Dickenson County...
   4 SSE Nora 0.4 700 am 1/30 co-op observer
   John Flannagan Lake 0.1 730 am 1/30 co-op observer

West Virginia

... Boone County...
   Seth se 0.0 0.5 600 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Braxton County...
   Sutton Lake 1.2 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Doddridge County...
   6 NE West Union 0.7 900 am 1/30 cocorahs
   2 NNW Center Point 0.7 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 se West Union 2 0.1 600 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Gilmer County...
   2 se Rosedale 1.0 555 am 1/30 co-op observer
   Glenville 0.2 710 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Harrison County...
   3 SSW Clarksburg 1.0 600 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Kanawha County...
   4 WSW Charleston 1.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 WSW St. Albans 1.5 613 am 1/30 cocorahs
   3 E Alum Creek 1.4 600 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 WNW St. Albans 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Saint Albans 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer
   5 SW WFO Charleston 0.9 700 am 1/30 co-op observer
   1 ESE St. Albans 0.7 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Lewis County...
   3 se Crawford 1.5 800 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Stonewall Jackson ta 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Mason County...
   6 E Point Pleasant 0.3 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Nicholas County...
   1 NE Craigsville 0.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Summersville Lake 0.1 730 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Pocahontas County...
   Snowshoe 2.0 600 am 1/30 co-op observer
   1 S Bartow 1.2 730 am 1/30 co-op observer
   3 NE frost 0.8 710 am 1/30 co-op observer
   Buckeye 0.2 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Raleigh County...
   NE Cool Ridge 1.0 600 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Beckley VA hospital 0.5 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Randolph County...
   1 N Elkins 2.0 842 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Taylor County...
   tygart dam coop 1.5 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Tyler County...
   ENE Middlebourne 0.4 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   3 ESE Middlebourne 0.4 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Upshur County...
   2 NE Rock Cave 3.5 826 am 1/30 co-op observer
   4 se French Creek 3.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Buckhannon 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Webster County...
   Hacker Valley 1.3 515 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Wood County...
   WNW Williamstown 0.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs


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

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

Kentucky

... Carter County...
   Olive Hill T 801 am 1/30 co-op observer

Ohio

... Athens County...
   2 SSE Athens 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   3 se Amesville 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 NNE Stewart 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 N Athens 0.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 WNW Amesville T 500 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Gallia County...
   Gallipolis 1.0 715 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Lawrence County...
   Waterloo 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Washington County...
   E Fleming 1.0 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

Virginia

... Dickenson County...
   John Flannagan Lake T 730 am 1/30 co-op observer

West Virginia

... Boone County...
   Seth se 0.0 0.5 600 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Braxton County...
   Sutton Lake 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Doddridge County...
   1 se West Union 2 1.0 600 am 1/30 co-op observer
   2 NNW Center Point 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Gilmer County...
   4 E Auburn 2.5 800 am 1/30 cocorahs
   2 se Rosedale 1.0 555 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Harrison County...
   3 SSW Clarksburg 1.0 600 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Kanawha County...
   4 WSW Charleston 1.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   3 E Alum Creek 1.4 600 am 1/30 cocorahs
   1 WNW St. Albans 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 WSW St. Albans 1.0 613 am 1/30 cocorahs
   5 SW WFO Charleston 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer
   Saint Albans 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer
   1 ESE St. Albans 1.0 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Lewis County...
   3 se Crawford 1.5 800 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Stonewall Jackson ta 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Mason County...
   6 E Point Pleasant 0.4 800 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Nicholas County...
   1 NE Craigsville 0.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Pocahontas County...
   Snowshoe 8.0 600 am 1/30 co-op observer
   1 S Bartow 3.0 730 am 1/30 co-op observer
   3 NE frost 2.0 710 am 1/30 co-op observer
   Buckeye T 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Raleigh County...
   NE Cool Ridge 1.0 600 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Randolph County...
   1 N Elkins 2.0 842 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Taylor County...
   tygart dam coop 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Tyler County...
   ENE Middlebourne 0.4 700 am 1/30 cocorahs

... Upshur County...
   2 NE Rock Cave 5.0 826 am 1/30 co-op observer
   4 se French Creek 3.5 700 am 1/30 cocorahs
   Buckhannon 1.0 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Webster County...
   Hacker Valley 1.0 515 am 1/30 co-op observer

... Wood County...
   WNW Williamstown 1.0 700 am 1/30 cocorahs



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Location: West Central Street, Elkins, WV

Updated: 2:55 PM EST

Temperature: 25.3 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Elkins, WV

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 21.7 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Wolf Creek Rd, Norton, WV

Updated: 2:44 PM EST

Temperature: 23.4 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: South at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Deerbrook Estates, Belington, WV

Updated: 2:52 PM EST

Temperature: 21.2 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: East at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Alpena, Bowden, WV

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 20.5 °F Dew Point: 10 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: South at 14.3 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 7 °F Graphs

Location: Hertig Knob, Alpena, WV

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 22.3 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: WV8HIX-Chestnut Street, Parsons, WV

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 22.1 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Appalachian Mountains, Parsons, WV

Updated: 2:44 PM EST

Temperature: 23.0 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: WNW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 17 °F Graphs

Location: Holly Meadows River Bend Estates, Parsons, WV

Updated: 2:54 PM EST

Temperature: 22.3 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: bailey ridge, Buckhannon, WV

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 22.3 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: West at 5.1 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: MANSFIELD ON SUTTON ST, Philippi, WV

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 25.5 °F Dew Point: -12 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: West at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 1:45 PM EST

Temperature: 25 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Bridgeport WV US, Philippi, WV

Updated: 2:22 PM EST

Temperature: 25 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: NNW at 12 mph Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: Dogs Run Farm, Dryfork, WV

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 17.1 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: West at 11.9 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 4 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:34 PM EST

Temperature: 21 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: WSW at 7 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 12 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 2:57 PM EST

Temperature: 20.9 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: West at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 13 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Charleston WV 
226 PM EST Friday Jan 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
snow tapering off tonight. High pressure Saturday. Another low 
pressure system Sunday night and Monday with wintry precipitation. 


&& 


Near term /through Saturday/... 
snow showers gradually tapering off to flurries across The Lowlands. 
Snow showers will linger in the mountains into tonight...before 
tapering off as flurries as well. Have rather gusty winds across 
much of County Warning Area in the cold air advection behind Arctic front which crossed this 
morning. These winds will begin to wane from west to east tonight. 
Will be a blustery night. Have wind chill values in the northern 
mountains of around -5...and even a touch lower on higher peaks. 
High pressure around for Saturday. Will still be a cool day with 
below average highs...but a good amount of sunshine should help ease 
the chill. 


&& 


Short term /Saturday night through Monday/... 
still a complicated weather pattern in the short term period...but 
models are gradually trending towards a warmer solution. GFS model 
continues to take the track of the low farther south...resulting in 
a colder solun than NAM or Canadian. With the overall trend towards 
warmer solution...leaned a little more towards the NAM than GFS 
temperature wise during the period. This...with the low path through 
Ohio...will result in warm wedge effects across much of the WV and 
parts of southeast Ohio lowlands...thus limiting snowfall amounts. 
At this point...only northern borders of the County Warning Area will remain mostly 
snow or a wintry mix...along with mountainous counties. 


This looks to be a decent quantitative precipitation forecast event...with strong low level jet 
developing...aiding in moisture transport to the region. Generally 
have 0.7 to 0.9 inches quantitative precipitation forecast figured across parts of southeast 
Ohio...with 0.5 to 0.7 inches across southern 2/3 of County Warning Area. 


The low pressure system will gradually push off to the north and 
east Sunday night...with a gradual change over to a wintry 
mix...then all snow overnight into Monday as colder air rushes in on 
the back side of the low. Have falling temperatures on Monday/non 
diurnal. 


At this point...taking the northerly track/warmer solution into 
account...have decided to issue a Winter Storm Watch for Perry and 
Morgan counties in Ohio...in effect from 06z Sunday to 12z Monday. 
At this point...have a general 4 to 6 across Morgan County...with a 
general 4 to 8 across Perry. The northern portions of Athens and 
Washington counties could see warning criteria...but at this 
point...it is isolated to the northern portions...and not County 
wide. However...it is looking like much of southeast Ohio...and some 
adjacent WV counties will at least see advisory criteria...which 
will be highlighted in the severe weather potential statement...and issued in later shifts if 
necessary. 


&& 


Long term /Monday night through Friday/... 
a quiet period for the most part this period with northwest flow 
aloft prevailing. Models forecast a clipper system and associated 
cold front to drop southeastward across the Ohio Valley Wednesday 
night. Ahead of the front...a southerly flow and some sunshine 
Tuesday and Wednesday will bring temperatures up to near normal by 
Wednesday. This system lacks dynamics and moisture so that just a 
few rain and snow showers are forecast to accompany the front 
Wednesday night. However...another very cold airmass will follow the 
front for the remainder of the work week...with temperatures well 
below normal again. A few snow showers may linger in the mountains 
Thursday...but not much is expected as upslope and moisture is 
limited. 


&& 


Aviation /20z Friday through Wednesday/... 
in the wake of the cold front...flurries continuing across much of 
forecast area. Snow showers still hanging on in the mountains with 
some MVFR to IFR. MVFR clouds may reform across the north this 
afternoon. Gusty winds expected today...subsiding some tonight 
across The Lowlands while lingering in the higher terrain. Vrb 
conditions expected tomorrow with some scattered clouds 2000-3000 
feet across the north...and higher cirrus clouds south. 


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


Forecast confidence: medium. 


Alternate scenario: timing of improving ceiling and visible may vary. 
Gusty winds may 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 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 
EST 1hrly 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 
crw consistency h h h M M M M M M M M M 
heights consistency h h h M M M M M M M M M 
bkw consistency M M M M M M M M M M M M 
ekn consistency h M h h h h h h M M M M 
pkb consistency h h h M M M M M M M M M 
ckb consistency h h h h h M M M M M M M 


After 18z 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 4 PM EST this afternoon for 
wvz038-046-047. 
Ohio...none. 
Kentucky...none. 
Virginia...none. 


&& 


$$ 
Synopsis...jmv/mz/sl 
near term...mz 
short term...sl 
long term...jmv 
aviation...mz 



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