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Extreme HeatRisk and Severe Weather Concerns

Major to Extreme HeatRisk continues for parts of the Mississippi Valley, mid-Atlantic and Northeast today. Additional heat concerns are increasing for the Pacific Northwest this week. Meanwhile, a cold front continues to track southward across the center of the nation. This will focus more showers and thunderstorms, some severe alongside excessive rainfall, from the Plains to the East Coast. Read More >

Latest Aviation Discussion:
.AVIATION /14Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... South/southwest winds will increase toward midday, with some gusts as high as 20 kt possible this afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Timed VCTS for CHO and the metros with the idea that storms will form off the surface trough during the mid afternoon and press east. However, timing could be in the back half of that window, or even later, should the solutions verify that have storms developing farther west and arriving during the early evening. That second option, should it occur, would be most likely to affect MRB (with them likely too far west for the first option). Strong downbursts are possible with some storms. A higher likelihood of thunderstorms is expected Wednesday afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches. Some showers and storms, along with localized sub-VFR ceilings/visibilities may linger into Wednesday night as the front pushes to the south. Some uncertainty with how quickly the front pushes south of the area Thursday. The highest convective chances will be near CHO and to the south. VFR conditions are expected Friday before some sub-VFR instances move in for the afternoon and evening hours for the weekend as a result of potential showers and thunderstorms. Winds out of the southeast will continue into next week with weak flow aloft. AVIATION...ADS/ADM Update as of: 1016 AM EDT Tue Jul 16 2024

This discussion and more can be found in the Area Forecast Discussion.

 

Aviation Forecasts

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO-LWX), in Sterling, VA has responsibility for six Terminal Aerodrome Forecasts or TAFs in Virginia, Maryland and the eastern West Virginia panhandle. Click on each map below to view the latest decoded TAF Note: maps are not for official aviation use. FAA VFR charts are available here.

REAGAN NATIONAL (DCA)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (DCA)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  DCA TAF BOARDClick for latest Washington Reagan National TAF & Current Observation

 

 

 

 

 


DULLES (IAD)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (IAD)

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  FAA DETAILS

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  IAD TAF BOARDClick for latest Dulles VA TAF & Observation

 

 

 

 

 

 


BALTIMORE (BWI)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (BWI)

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  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  BWI TAF BOARDClick for latest Baltimore-BWI TAF & Observation

 

 

 

 

 

 


CHARLOTTESVILLE (CHO)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (CHO)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  CHO TAF BOARD

Click for latest Charlottesville TAF & Observation

 

 

 

 

 

 


MARTIN STATE (MTN)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (MTN)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  MTN TAF BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click for latest Martin State TAF & Observation



MARTINSBURG (MRB)

  TERMINAL FORECAST (MRB)

  24 HRS OF OBSERVATIONS

  FAA DETAILS

  TABULAR FORECAST

  MRB TAF BOARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click for latest Martinsburg TAF & Observation


Click here for the latest decoded METARs at all 6 WFO Sterling TAF sites

 

Center Weather Service Unit Products

 

The Leesburg VA Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU/ZDC) covers the NWS Sterling, VA County Warning Area. Use the buttons on the map or....CLICK HERE to view ZDC's web site.  For complete AVIATION WEATHER CENTER products click here.

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Decoded/Raw Text

  • 24 hour decoded observations for Virginia Portion of our CWA...
  • 24 hour decoded observations for Maryland Portion of our CWA...
  • 24 hour decoded observations for West Virginia Portion of our CWA...

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Wind Rose Data

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