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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Mount Holly New Jersey
321 am EDT sun Apr 20 2014

strong high pressure building southeastward from Canada will
influence our weather into Monday night. A cold front is forecast to
approach from the west and move through our region late Tuesday.
High pressure is then expected to follow for Wednesday into Friday.
Low pressure and a cold front from the west are anticipated to
arrive late Friday and Saturday.

Near term /until 6 PM this evening/...
high pressure across southeast Canada will ridge across the
northeast and into the northwest Atlantic Ocean today. Low pressure
remain well to the south off the southeast U.S. Coast. These
features will bring fair weather to the area today with seasonable
temperatures. A wealth of high clods over the area early this
morning will thin out by afternoon. Winds will be mostly Erly at 10
to 15 miles per hour with some gusts up to around 20 miles per hour at times.

Short term /6 PM this evening through 6 am Monday/...
a ridge of high pressure will continue to control the weather for
our region tonight. The air mass is quite dry and the high level
cloudiness should be less than Saturday night' low
temperatures will be several degrees cooler. There may be some
patchy frost across the area...but probably not enough to raise any
headlines...we will just keep the patchy wording for now. Lows in
the low/middle 30s in most areas...warmer in the metropolitan and cooler over
the northern most areas. Winds will be light.

Long term /Monday through Saturday/...
a progressive pattern at the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere
will keep weather systems moving across the region through the
upcoming week. A ridge of high pressure will remain over our area
through Monday night. Then as low pressure from the Great Lakes
region moves east to the New England coastal waters by Wednesday
morning, it/S associated cold front will cross the middle-Atlantic area
on Tuesday. Showers will develop early Tuesday afternoon, then
continue through the evening hours before ending after midnight.
Only about one-half inch of rain is expected from this front, so no
runoff problems are anticipated. The parent low is forecast to
intensify as it treks over the New England coastal waters through
mid-week. The gradient between this departing low and incoming high
pressure from southern Canada will produce gusty winds from Tuesday
night through a good part of Thursday. A brief lull is expected
Thursday night into Friday as high pressure crests over the region.
Then more unsettled weather is expected from Friday afternoon into
the upcoming weekend as another low from the Great Lakes area, and
its associated frontal boundary, influences our weather.

Temperatures through the long term portion of the forecast period
are not expected to deviate too far from normal, so no extremes are

Aviation /07z Sunday through Thursday/...
the following discussion is for kphl, kpne, kttn, kabe, krdg,
kilg, kmiv, kacy and surrounding areas.

VFR conditions are expected today and tonight at all of our
terminals. A shield of cirrus/cs clouds across the area presently will
tend to diminish as the day wears on. High pressure will drift southeast
across New England and the western Atlantic Ocean today while low
pressure passes far to the south. These features will create a
good pressure gradient across the region today. Winds will
increase and become Erly this morning and east/southeast this afternoon.
Winds will then become light/variable tonight.

Monday and Monday night...mainly VFR.

Tuesday and Tuesday night...mainly VFR with a chance of afternoon
and evening showers.

Wednesday through Thursday night...mainly VFR.

high pressure will build down across New England and our nearshore
waters today while low pressure passes well south of the area. These
systems will create a good pressure gradient across the waters
today. Winds will increase with some gusts up to 25 kts and seas
building to around 5 feet on the waters. The Small Craft Advisory flag for del Bay
(scheduled to go into effect at 6 am) will be raised with the 330
coastal waters forecast. Fair weather expected today. Winds and seas will decrease
tonight and the pressure gradient slackens over the area.


Monday...wave heights may remain near 5 feet into Monday on our
ocean waters mainly from Atlantic City southward.

Monday night through marine headlines are

Wednesday through Thursday...northwesterly wind gusts around 25
knots are possible.


Fire weather...
we are going to flip our fire weather concern today to the New Jersey Pine
barrens as they will come closest to the confluence of strong wind
gusts, low afternoon relative humidity levels and continued dry
and drying fine fuels. Closer to the immediate coast, the relative
humidity levels should not be reached. Elsewhere, wind gusts
overall are expected to remain below 20 miles per hour on Sunday afternoon.

On Monday winds are expected to be lighter in all areas and
relative humidity levels might not drop below 30 percent.

Phi watches/warnings/advisories...
New Jersey...none.
Marine...Small Craft Advisory until 6 am EDT Monday for anz451>455.
Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT this evening for anz450.
Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT this evening for anz430-


near term...O'Hara
short term...O'Hara
long term...miketta
fire weather...O'Hara