Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KABR 182023
AFDABR

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
323 PM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT
AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW
PRESSURE AREA WILL MAKE THEIR WAY ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING WHILE A SURFACE COLD FRONT PUSHES IN BEHIND. UNTIL
THEN FOR TONIGHT...EXPECT THE SURFACE PRESSURE GRADIENT TO STAY
TIGHT AND WINDS TO STAY UP MAINLY IN THE EAST AS LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE INCREASES. THUS...EXPECT STRATUS CLOUDS TO FORM MAINLY
ACROSS THE EAST TONIGHT WITH MILD OVERNIGHT LOWS AROUND 60 TO 65
DEGREES ACROSS THE CWA. WITH THE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE TROUGH
SLIDING INTO THE REGION...A JET STREAK WILL FAVOR UPPER LEVEL LIFT
OVER OUR REGION INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. AT THE SURFACE...THE WINDS WILL
DECREASE FROM THE SOUTH TONIGHT AND SLOWLY TURN SOUTHWEST...WEST
AND THEN NORTHWEST INTO FRIDAY EVENING AS THE COLD FRONT PASSES.
THE FOCUS/LOW LEVEL LIFT ALONG THIS BOUNDARY WILL BE WEAK.
THEREFORE...WITH ONLY WEAK LOW AND UPPER LEVEL LIFT ALONG WITH
WARM AIR ALOFT/CAPPING...HAVE ONLY SLIGHT CHANCES OF
SHOWERS/STORMS WITH THIS SYSTEM AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION.
MAY HAVE TO TAKE THEM OUT COMPLETELY IN LATER FORECASTS AS ALL OF
THE MODELS WERE ONLY SHOWING LITTLE IF ANY QPF. EXPECT THE BEST
CHANCE OF SHOWERS/STORMS TO BE SOUTH OF OUR CWA FRIDAY NIGHT WITH
BETTER LIFT ALONG THE COLD FRONT. FRIDAY SHOULD ALSO BE A VERY
WARM DAY ACROSS THE CWA WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S.

FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY WILL BRING A SLIGHT COOL DOWN AS CAA
DOMINATES WITH HIGHS MOSTLY IN THE 70S UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ON
SATURDAY. THE MIXING LAYER WILL BE DEEPENING THROUGH SATURDAY WITH
INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS. THEREFORE...EXPECT BREEZY/WINDY CONDITIONS
FOR THE CWA ON SATURDAY. A SHORT WAVE TROUGH DROPPING ACROSS THE
EASTERN PART OF THE REGION SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT MAY END UP
BRINGING SOME SHOWERS FAR EAST IN OUR REGION. AT THIS TIME...LEFT
IT DRY. SATURDAY NIGHT WILL COOL OFF AS WINDS FALL OFF UNDER CLEAR
SKIES AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE PUSHES IN FROM THE WEST.


.LONG TERM...SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY
TRICKY UPPER FLOW PATTERN APPEARS TO SET UP NEXT WEEK PAST
SUNDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT. NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT AND LOW LEVEL CAA IS IN
PLAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION FOR
SUNDAY/SUNDAY NIGHT. MEANWHILE...THE UPPER CIRCULATION OUT OVER
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IS SUPPOSED TO BE CUT OFF FROM THE REST OF THE
POLAR WESTERLIES JET STREAM WINDS AND SLOWLY MEANDER ITS WAY OVER
INTO THE CENTRAL/NORTHERN PLAINS BENEATH AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE BY
MID-WEEK NEXT WEEK. THIS IS A DYING/OCCLUDED UPPER CIRCULATION
THAT SHOULD BE SPINNING DOWN OVER TIME WITH LITTLE IF ANY SURFACE
PRESSURE REFLECTION. NEVERTHELESS...ALLBLEND CONTINUES TO
POPULATE EXTENDED POP GRIDS WITH CHANCE AND SLT CHANCE
PROBABILITIES FOR PRECIPITATION. AND...GIVEN THE SYNOPTIC SCALE
SET-UP OF RETURN FLOW AND NOTABLE 850HPA MOISTURE STREAMING BACK
NORTHWARD INTO THE REGION...SEEMS THE TABLE WILL BE SET FOR A FEW
SHOWERS OR STORMS TO DEVELOP NEXT WEEK. AS FAR AS TEMPERATURES
GO...SUNDAY SHOULD BE THE COOLEST DAY IN THE EXTENDED WITH A SLOW
AND STEADY WARM UP RIGHT ON THROUGH THURSDAY.


&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS FOR THE KABR...KATY...KPIR AND KMBG TERMINALS

VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL TODAY INTO THIS EVENING ON SOUTHERLY
BREEZES OF 15 TO 25 KT WITH HIGHER GUSTS. RAPID REFRESH OUTPUT
ALONG WITH SREF PROBABILITIES OF LOW CLOUDS AND SOME OF THE
NUMERICAL GUIDANCE OUTPUT IS HIGHLIGHTING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE
FIRST HALF OF FRIDAY AS BEING IFR...FROM LOW STRATUS CLOUDS THAT
ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND SPREAD NORTHWARD ACROSS THE REGION. AS
SUCH...HAVE INTRODUCED IFR CIGS TO THE TAFS...UNTIL EXPECTED COLD
FROPA WORKING FROM WEST TO EAST SWITCHES WINDS AROUND TO THE
WEST-NORTHWEST AND STARTS DRYING OUT THE BOUNDARY LAYER AND
SCOURING OUT THE LOW CLOUDS. CONVECTIVE CHANCES OVERNIGHT AND INTO
THE FIRST HALF OF FRIDAY LOOK RATHER SMALL...SO TAFS REMAIN VOID
OF PRECIP MENTION AT THIS TIME.


&&

.ABR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...NONE.
MN...NONE.
&&

$$
SHORT TERM...MOHR
LONG TERM...DORN
AVIATION...DORN

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