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FXUS61 KOKX 200934
AFDOKX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
534 AM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE TO OUR NORTH MOVES EAST OVER THE ATLANTIC ON SATURDAY.
A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS
ON MONDAY AND REMAINS IN CONTROL THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
FORECAST UPDATE THIS MORNING TO REFLECT LATEST TEMPERATURE...DEW
POINT...AND SKY COVER OBSERVATIONS. OTHERWISE...NO SIGNIFICANT
CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE FORECAST DATABASE.

SOUTHERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION...COMBINED WITH LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE WILL RESULT IN STRATUS ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING.
ANY STRATUS WILL GRADUALLY DISSIPATE DURING THE MORNING
HOURS...LEADING TO A PARTLY/MOSTLY SUNNY AFTERNOON.

THE UNCERTAINTY WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY CONTINUES WITH THE NAM 
MOS TEMPERATURES RUNNING 3-6 DEGREES HIGHER THAN GFS MOS. WITH 
UNCERTAINTY IN AMOUNT OF SUN...HAVE STAYED CLOSE TO PREVIOUS 
FORECAST WHICH IS BASICALLY A COMPROMISE OF THE NAM AND GFS MOS.

WIDESPREAD STRATUS RETURNS TONIGHT...WITH THE CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN 
OR DRIZZLE. MODELS ARE NOT DEPICTING ANY SIGNIFICANT 
PRECIPITATION...SO WILL KEEP LOW CHANCE POPS WITH DRIZZLE WORDING. 

THERE WILL BE A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT ATLANTIC OCEAN
FACING BEACHES SATURDAY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/...
MODEL GUIDANCE REMAINS IN FAIRLY GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH THE SHORT 
TERM AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST AND 
MOVING NORTHEAST AS IT GETS PICKED UP BY THE APPROACHING DIGGING AND 
AMPLIFYING UPPER LEVEL SHORT WAVE.

MOST MODELS KEEP THE MAJORITY OF THE PRECIPITATION OFF TO THE 
EAST...HOWEVER SOME OF THE RAINFALL COULD GET INTO THE LONG ISLAND 
AND SOUTHERN CT REGION. IN ADDITION...SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY SOME 
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING COLD FRONT.
FOR NOW...WILL KEEP SLIGHT CHANCE OR CHANCE POPS IN FOR MUCH OF THE 
DAY...HOWEVER THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT SUN COULD COME OUT FOR A 
PERIOD SUNDAY AFTERNOON ESPECIALLY ACROSS LONG ISLAND IF THE LOW 
REMAINS FURTHER EAST. 

THE COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT WITH WINDS 
BECOMING WESTERLY. LITTLE TO NO PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE WITH THE 
ACTUAL PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT. SO EXPECT POPS TO GRADUALLY 
DECREASE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

&&

.LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
COOL CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION MONDAY AND 
TUESDAY AND REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH FRIDAY WITH TEMPERATURES 
AVERAGING AT LEAST 5 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. NO RAIN IS FORECAST 
DURING THIS TIME AS DRYING CONTINUES.

&&

.AVIATION /10Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO DRIFT EASTWARD INTO THE ATLANTIC
TODAY...WHILE A WEAK COASTAL WAVE AND COLD FRONT APPROACH LATE
TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

LIGHT SE WINDS THIS MORNING...INCREASING AND BECOMING GUSTY S/SE
THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS SHOULD GRADUALLY WEAKEN AND BACK E/NE
TONIGHT.

MVFR STRATUS GRADUALLY DEVELOPING EASTWARD ACROSS NYC TERMINALS
EARLY THIS MORNING. INDIVIDUAL SITES WITH OCCASIONAL FLUCTUATION
BETWEEN MVFR AND VFR WILL CONTINUE...PARTICULARLY EASTERN
TERMINALS. CIGS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY RISE TO VFR THIS AFTERNOON
AND SCATTER...BUT OCCASIONAL BKN CIGS POSSIBLE ACROSS NYC METRO
AND WESTERN TERMINALS.

MVFR CONDS LIKELY TO RE-DEVELOP LATE THIS EVENING INTO
TONIGHT...WITH POTENTIAL FOR PATCHY DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN REDUCING
VSBY AS WELL.

.OUTLOOK FOR 06Z SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
.LATE SATURDAY NIGHT-SUNDAY...MVFR...LOCALLY IFR CONDS AFTER 04Z
WITH PATCHY DRIZZLE OR LIGHT RAIN SHOWER. CONDITIONS IMPROVE TO
VFR IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORM IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS ENDING WITH CONDITIONS IMPROVING TO VFR. 
.MONDAY-WEDNESDAY...VFR.

&&

.MARINE...
SUB-SCA CONDITIONS ON THE WATERS TODAY AS SEAS CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY 
SUBSIDE. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND INCREASE LATE IN THE 
DAY WITH SOME GUSTS TO NEAR 20 KT.

WINDS INCREASE FURTHER LATER SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY 
NIGHT. THE INCREASING WINDS WILL RESULT IN SEAS TO BUILD. SEAS WILL 
APPROACHING SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY LEVELS ON SUNDAY...AND REACH SCA 
LEVELS SUNDAY NIGHT. SEAS WILL REMAIN ABOVE SCA THROUGH MONDAY. 

WINDS AND SEAS FALL BELOW SCA LEVELS ON TUESDAY.

INCREASING EAST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY WED AS SEAS GRADUALLY BUILD AS 
STRONG HIGH PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
LESS THAN 1/4 INCH OF RAIN IS FORECAST SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT 
AS A LOW MOVES OFFSHORE FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT SUNDAY NIGHT.

OTHERWISE...DRY WEATHER IS FORECAST.

&&

.OKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
NJ...NONE.
MARINE...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...BC
NEAR TERM...BC
SHORT TERM...BC
LONG TERM...GC
AVIATION...NV
MARINE...BC/GC
HYDROLOGY...BC






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