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Last Updated: 737 AM Wednesday, April 16 2014
.AVIATION /12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... AS OF 730 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... LINGERING UPSLOPE LOW CLOUDS HAVE LIFTED NORTH AWAY FROM BLF/LWB INTO POCAHONTAS AND RANDOLPH COUNTIES OF WV...WHERE THEY SHOULD CONTINUE TO DISSIPATE THROUGH THE MORNING AS CONDITIONS FOR SUCH BECOME LESS FAVORABLE. OTHERWISE...VFR CIGS/VSBYS EXPECTED THROUGH THE TAF VALID PERIOD WITH SKC. IT APPEARS ANY UPSTREAM CIRRUS WILL HOLD OFF UNTIL THU AFTERNOON...SO HAVE GONE WITH SKC AT ALL TAF SITES AFT 15Z THIS MORNING. WINDS CONTINUE TO DIMINISH AND GUSTINESS HAS GENERALLY ENDED. CANNOT RULE OUT A FEW LOW END GUSTS THROUGH MID-MORNING AT THE USUAL WINDIER LOCATIONS...SUCH AS ROA. HOWEVER...AS SFC HIGH DRIFTS FAIRLY QUICKLY TO THE NE OF THE REGION...EXPECT WINDS TO COME AROUND TO THE NE AND ENE THROUGH LATE MORNING/AFTERNOON...WITH LOW END GUSTS THEN POSSIBLE ACROSS THE PIEDMONT...ESPECIALLY LYH TO DAN. NE WINDS AT 5-7KTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE TAF VALID PERIOD...BUT MAY TAKE SLIGHTLY LONGER TO DEVELOP INTO EASTERN WV/FAR SW VA WEST OF THE ALLEGHANY FRONT. HIGH CONFIDENCE IN VFR CIGS/VSBYS THROUGH THE TAF VALID PERIOD. MEDIUM TO HIGH CONFIDENCE IN WIND SPD/DIR THROUGH THE TAF VALID PERIOD. EXTENDED AVIATION DISCUSSION... HIGH PRESSURE WILL LINGER INTO FRIDAY...MAINTAINING VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE END OF THE WORKWEEK UNDER LIGHT EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW. THE NEXT COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST FRIDAY BUT APPEARS SLOW AND WEAK ENOUGH TO MAINTAIN VFR DURING THE DAY FOR NOW. THIS SYSTEM MAY BRING MVFR CIGS TO THE MOUNTAINS SATURDAY...ALONG WITH A FEW SHOWERS. OTRW VFR FOR THE WEEKEND WITH HIGH PRESSURE FOLLOWING THIS SYSTEM FOR SUNDAY.
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