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Friday March 30, 2018

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr maximum temperature (deg F) for Pittsburgh-International, PA (KPIT)

Friday looks like a complicated weather day for Pittsburgh, with rain and the possibility of light snow. The high temperature forecast seems a little odd -- look at the MOS forecasts below and then read this from the NWS forecast discussion: "Temperatures will struggle to recover into the 40's on Friday as strong cold advection persists, and many mountain areas may be held in the 30's for highs!"

So let's predict Tmax for Pittsburgh and see what happens.

Question: What is cold air advection?

Forecasts for Pittsburgh-International, PA (KPIT)
Forecaster Tmax, deg F (error) Comment Day Score