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Significant Snow/Ice and Possible Flooding Expected Midweek

A strong storm system will bring a combination of winter weather and heavy rain to the middle Ohio River Valley and central Appalachians mid week. Significant snow and ice accumulations are likely across the WV mountains Tuesday night and Wednesday. Elsewhere, heavy rain could lead to flooding Tuesday night through Thursday. Read More >

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24 Hour Aviation Hazards Summary
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Local Area Aviation Weather Discussion

.AVIATION /08Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
As of 358 AM Wednesday...

Doppler radar shows areas of precipitation lifting northeast
from central and eastern KY, northeast into southeast OH and WV.
METARs and dual pol radar indicate a precipitation transition
zone of a mix of rain and snow from Athens Ohio, southwest
across Charleston, continuing to Beckley. North of this line, 
expect light snow transitioning into a mix across the prefer
warm wedge areas overnight. However, south of the line, expect 
mostly liquid precipitation, in occasion mixing with ice 
pellets or snow. Expect IFR conditions after 08-09Z at CRW, 
HTS and BKW, spreading north to affect PKB, CKB and EKN after
09-10Z. 

The precipitation transition zone could lift slowly north 
overnight, and continue lifting north through Wednesday 
afternoon. These conditions will bring mostly rain although 
moderate at times, that could reduce visibilities to MVFR/IFR on
Wednesday. The eastern slopes of the Appalachian could 
experience FZRA under trapped surface cold air tonight through 
around 18Z Wednesday.


FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY...
     
FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Medium. 

ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing of precipitation types and
visibility may vary overnight. Ceilings heights could vary on 
Wednesday afternoon.


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Local Ceiling & Visibility Forecasts

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Airport Specific Weather Information & Forecasts

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AVIATION FORECAST CONFIDENCE

Updated: 308 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019
UTC 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
EST 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
CRW L M M M M M H H M H H H
HTS H H H H H M H M H M M M
BKW M M H H M M M H M M H H
EKN H M L M M H M M H M H H
PKB M H H M H H H H H M M M
CKB H H M M H H M H H M M M

Experimental table of flight category objectively shows consistency
of WFO 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.

 


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