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Lebanon, Pennsylvania to Huntington, West Virginia

Today we embark on a day trip from Lebanon, Pa to Huntington, WV. It may be 422 miles, but it’s going to feel a lot longer than that. Why is that? Well… let’s take a look.

An area of low pressure shifting through the lower Great Lakes tonight will shift through New England tomorrow, with gusty west-northwesterly winds persisting throughout the day tomorrow. Conditions shouldn’t be too bad as we head southwest out of Lebanon on I-81 into Maryland, then head west on I-68. However, once we het towards Cumberland and Frostburg, conditions are going to start getting a little hairy as snow showers increase, thanks to the constant westerly flow lifting over the mountains. As we make our way south on I-79 past Morgantown, snow showers are expected to affect much of the trek through WV, so slower driving and a wary eye on the road will be needed. Conditions will slowly improve the further south we drive, as the main threat of snow on the road will be over northern WV, but still expect some snow-covered roadways as we make our way past Charleston and head due west to Huntington. It’ll be a longer day than it’d normally day, but we’ll get there in the evening.

Anderson, South Carolina to Huntington, West Virginia

We’re going to be spending our Thursday in the car, with a quick trip from South Carolina to West Virginia in our future. The drive will see us navigate the high terrain of Appalachian, which will really slow us down. A 366 mile journey will take us 6 1/2 hours to cover, which puts us at a sluggish 56.6mph pace. All right, let’s roll!


At the base of the developing ridge over the eastern United States is one last mid level trough cycling east along the Gulf Coast. This is bringing quite a bit of rain and thunder to the Gulf Coast with some showers and storms welling far enough north to reach northern Georgia and downstate South Carolina. As we leave Anderson, don’t be surprised if there are some clouds left over from the convective blowoff early in the day. After that, however, the drive will be great. It will be warm with sunny skies shining through the leafless trees of Appalachia. Huntington will finally be breaking out of the winter, and will be quite pleasant upon our arrival.


Rain and rumbles

Huntington, West Virginia has been along a slow moving warm front for what seems like a week, and the last two days were no different.Waves moved along the boundary with regularity. Because of this regularity, they didn’t quite see the warm up that had been enjoyed just to the south. Victoria-Weather established the top forecast by establishing the chilliest forecast. They didn’t reach 70, on Tuesday, which was nearly 10 degrees off the mark for some outlets.
Actuals: Tuesday -.28 inches of rain, High 68, Low 49
Wednesday – .51 inches of rain/thunderstorms, High 70, Low 56

Grade: C-F

Huntington, West Virginia to Iowa City, Iowa

We’re going to hit the road again on this fine Tuesday afternoon. Well, the drive will be on Wednesday, and that’s the good news. It will only be one day, covering 622 miles at a pace of about 61.9mph. That should tell you that the drive will be a little more than 10 hours, which is entirely manageable, but a little longer than we are typically accustomed to. Let’s hit the road.


If things hold as they are now, we should navigate the Ohio Valley in the most fortuitous manner possible. It’s going to be cutting it close, but I think this route is the best case scenario for a drive through the Plains. A warm front continues to lie north of our route, and at the beginning of the day, we will see some showers through eastern Kentucky into southern Indiana. More robust and severe thunderstorms will develop along a wave in the afternoon over those areas, but in the afternoon and well after we have reached Illinois. There will be some clearing through the Land of Lincoln, and we will pass through Champaign and Peoria with mostly clear skies. Low pressure in the Plains will touch off heavy thunderstorms in central Missouri, with only some rain at the north end of the system as we arrive in Iowa City. Severe storms all around, but none along the route. That’s brilliant.
iowa city

Huntington, West Virginia

It’s time for a night time forecast on this, the final night of the NCAA tournament. We will go to the home of Marshall University, which, to my knowledge, never makes the tournament.

At 1051ET, Huntington was reporting a temperature of 62 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. A low level wave moving through the Ohio Valley has brought showers through the area, though they have shifted predominantly into the Panhandles of the state.
An upper level trough was going to help enhance the lee trough over the High Plains, while the exit region of the jet will be polluted with multiple streaks, leading to multiple waves and widespread shower activity, even south of the leading edge of warm air. The bulk of sysnoptic scale activity will steer clear of western West Virginia, however surface waves moving south of the various boundaries will make things very damp in Huntington. A wave particularly on Tuesday afternoon will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms south of a stationary front, while a reinvigorated surface low over the Plains will lead to more moisture arriving on the scene Wednesday night.
Tomorrow – Rain, some thunderstorms, High 68, Low 59
Wednesday – Afternoon rain, a bit warmer, High 77, Low 60

TWC: Tomorrow – Thunderstorms, High 73, Low 55
Wednesday – Scattered thunderstorms, High 81, Low 60

AW: Tomorrow – Periods of rain and a thunderstorm High 70, Low 57
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm around High 78, Low 58

NWS: Tomorrow – Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 1pm. Cloudy, High 74, Low 55
Wednesday – Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, High 77, Low 61

WB: Tomorrow – Showers likely. Thunderstorms likely…mainly in the afternoon. High 75, Low 55
Wednesday – Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
High 78, Low 60

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Thunderstorms Likely High 77, Low 61
Wednesday – Mostly Cloudy with Scattered Storms High 81, Low 59

FIO: Tomorrow – Rain throughout the day. High 77, Low 62
Wednesday – Light rain in the morning and afternoon. High 79, Low 65

Some showers are seen across eastern West Virginia, just like we thought, but the action for Huntington comes tomorrow. [Actually, I forgot to save a radar image from the Huntington area. My b.

Thankful for the Appalachians

Hello, and happy Thanksgiving! The good news is that the snow yesterday didn’t end up being as terrible as we expected in the larger metropolises, but there was a healthy stripe of heavy snow just inland of New York and Boston. The good news in Huntington is that they lie on the western slope of that range, and as a result, the moisture simply wasn’t able to work through the elevation and arrive in the western West Virginia town. This was a surprise for everyone, so it came down to temperatures. There were 4 outlets, The Weather Channel, Weather Service, Weatherbug and WeatherNation that all tied at 6 degrees error in their forecast. We’re all one big happy, consensus driven family.
Actuals: Tuesday – High 53, Low 36
Wednesday – High 46, Low 34

Grade: C

Huntington, West Virginia

Well, it looks like a winter storm is going to affect the East Coast just in time for one of the busiest travel days of the year. Will Huntington be spared its wrath, or will residents need to get out of town early?

At 1151pm EST, the temperature at Huntington, WV was 41 degrees under fair skies. An area of high pressure has nosed its way from the Mid-MS River Valley eastward over the Ohio Valley. This is helping keep the developing storm along the East Coast not make much westward headway during the day Tuesday and fairly quiet as well. The intensifying low finally overcomes the high pressure early Wednesday morning as it lifts up past the Carolinas and eventually towards Southern New England. The far western edge looks to push its way over Huntington, bringing periods of a rain/snow mix during the morning changing to rain during the day, then back to rain/snow during the evening. Only minimal accumulations are expected, if any, from this system on Wednesday.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 49, Low 35.
Wednesday: Cloudy, periodic rain/snow showers through much of day. High 43, Low 30.

TWC: Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 50, Low 35.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy, some evening showers. High 47, Low 35.

AW: Tuesday: Partly sunny; breezy, colder. High 49, Low 36.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and chilly. Some evening rain/snow showers. High 44, Low 33.

NWS: Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 52, Low 38.
Wednesday: Chance of rain/snow through the day. High 44, Low 33.

WB: Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 52, Low 38.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance of evening frozen mix. High 45, Low 32.

WN: Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 52, Low 34.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with slight chance of light wintry mix. High 45, Low 32.

Here we see the stream of clouds rising up the East Coast ahead of the impending Thanksgiving Eve nor’easter. This will give us a wet Wednesday, but at least it shouldn’t hamper travel plans too much, like along the East Coast.


Make it rain!

The middle of the verification period for Huntington was quite nice, actually. Mostly sunny, with temperatures warming into the low 50s. Overnight, however, things weren’t quite so nice. There were the remaining showers that brought a scant couple hundredths of an inch of rain early on Wednesday, and then, more surprisingly, there was a trace of rain late on Thursday, just before midnight as well, which nobody had. There is quite a bit of rain out there right now, but it’s moving faster than meteorologists had expected. The Weather Channel had the best forecast even without the late night showers in their forecast.
Actuals: Wednesday .02 inches of rain, High 54, Low 36
Thursday – Trace of rain, High 53, Low 29

Grade: B

Huntington, West Virginia

I’m back from my CA vacation! Naturally, it was raining most of the time I was there. Luckily, I was enough mountain ranges inland that it kept it at bay from where I was staying. Whew! Anyways, let’s see what’s going on in extreme western West Virginia! Might as well just call it Ohio…

At 1051pm EST in Huntington, WV, the temperature was 45 degrees with rain and fog. A cold front is pushing its way through the Ohio Valley this evening, with rain showers concentrated along the front as it traverses the region. These rain showers should generally be on the light side as the move through, and clear out by dawn. With the front moving out of the area and high pressure moving overhead, Wednesday afternoon should be fairly sunny and pleasant! Thursday morning will be on the chilly side due to the clear skies, but Thursday will rebound to be pretty nice as well. There’s another system that will move in on Friday, but Thursday evening will just see increasing clouds.

Wednesday: Some morning rain showers as front moves through, clearing throughout the day. High 53, Low 33.
Thursday: Increasing clouds in evening. High 55, Low 28.

TWC: Wednesday: Early morning showers, becoming partly cloudy during the day. High 54, Low 35.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, High 56, Low 29.

AW: Wednesday: 20% chance of early morning shower, then becomes partly sunny and cooler during the afternoon. High 56, Low 37.
Thursday: Partly sunny. High 54, Low 32.

NWS: Wednesday: Chance of rain shower before 2am, then clearing out during the day. High 54, Low 33.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 55, Low 26.

WB: Wednesday: Few early morning shower, then becoming sunny in afternoon. High 52, Low 34.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 54, Low 26.

Here we see the cloud bank associated with the front moving through the area, but they should be gone by late-morning!