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FXUS63 KFSD 102331
AFDFSD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
631 PM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 254 PM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

THIS AFTERNOON...SATELLITE AND RADAR INDICATE A DISTURBANCE
TRACKING EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN NODAK AND NORTHERN SODAK. A FEW
SHOWERS ARE ACCOMPANYING IT NORTH OF I-90 WITH DRY AND PARTLY
SUNNY CONDITIONS ELSEWHERE. THIS DISTURBANCE WILL BE THE MAIN
PLAYER TONIGHT FROM EAST CENTRAL SODAK INTO CENTRAL/SOUTHERN MN.
FURTHER TO THE WEST IN THE SLIGHT RISK AREA OF SOUTHERN
SODAK...NOT TOO MUCH IS ONGOING THIS AFTERNOON AND THERE IS EVEN A
LACK OF CU BUILDING.

AS THE DISTURBANCE CONTINUES EASTWARD THIS EVENING...SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL GROW MORE NUMEROUS AS THE LLJ STRENGTHENS AND
MOISTURE TRANSPORT INCREASES. A BAND OF FRONTOGENESIS /EVIDENT IN
A BAND OF CLOUDS EXTENDING FROM THE DISTURBANCE TO THE WY/MT
BORDER/ WILL FOCUS THIS ACTIVITY FROM EAST CENTRAL SODAK INTO
WEST CENTRAL MN LATE THIS EVENING. WITH THE LLJ ONLY SLOWLY VEERING
TONIGHT...THESE THUNDERSTORMS WOULD LIKELY BECOME ANCHORED AND
PRODUCE A HEAVY RAIN THREAT. SEVERAL MESO MODELS INCLUDING THE
HRRR AND HOPWRF HAVE BEEN ADVERTISING SEVERAL INCHES WITHIN A
BAND JUST NORTH AND EAST OF THE FSD CWA...BUT A FEW RUNS HAVE
WANDERED NORTH AND SOUTH A BIT. SO...THERE IS STILL A BIT OF
UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHERE THIS WILL FORM BUT IT WILL BE CLOSE TO THE
BORDER WITH WFOS ABR/MPX. INCREASED POPS INTO THE CATEGORICAL RANGE
FOR LINCOLN...LYON...COTTONWOOD...AND MURRAY COUNTIES WITH
LIKELIES EXTENDING AS FAR WEST AS HURON AND AS FAR SOUTH AS
SPENCER IA.

20Z ANALYSIS IS ALREADY SHOWING +14C AT 700MB HEADING NORTHEAST
INTO SWRN SD AND 850 MB MOISTURE TRANSPORT SETTING UP OVER ERN SD.
IN ADDITION...HEIGHTS ARE BUILDING ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS SO
NOT SEEING MUCH SUPPORT FOR CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY SOUTH OF I-90 AND
WEST OF I-29 TONIGHT. THERE MAY BE A FEW ROGUE CELLS THAT
DEVELOP...BUT THE MOST WIDESPREAD ACTIVITY SHOULD REMAIN NORTH AND
EAST. THUS...REDUCED POPS ACROSS THE SOUTH HALF TO CHC OR SCHC.

THE FRONT WILL SAG SOUTH AND CONFINE THE BEST POPS TO IOWA AND
NEBRASKA FRIDAY. KEPT POPS IN THE CHC CATEGORY WITH THE ATMOSPHERE
LOOKING LARGELY CAPPED DUE LARGER HEIGHTS EXPANDING EASTWARD.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 254 PM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE SATURDAY-THURSDAY PERIOD WE/LL SEE QUITE
THE EVOLUTION OF LARGE SCALE FEATURES AND WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA.
THINGS WILL START OUT WARM WITH THE UPPER JET NORTH OF THE AREA...
BUT AN UNSEASONABLY DEEP UPPER LOW WILL DROP SOUTH/EAST FROM CENTRAL
CANADA INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST AND GREAT LAKES REGION DURING THE
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY PERIOD. THIS WILL BRING VERY COOL
TEMPERATURES TO MUCH OF THE REGION... WITH THE HEART OF THE COLD AIR
TRACKING ACROSS MINNESOTA AND POINTS EAST. SOME PCPN CHANCES WILL
LOITER ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL
OF THE COLD FRONT AND UPPER TROUGH... WITH DIURNAL CHANCES FOR PCPN
AFTER THAT AS THE UPPER COLD POOL SWINGS ACROSS THE REGION. BEST
CHANCES FOR PCPN PRIOR TO FROPA WILL BE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS
OF THE AREA WHERE THE BAROCLINIC ZONE AND BEST INSTABILITY ARE
PROGGED... WITH CHANCES FOR DIURNAL SHRA FOLLOWING FROPA LOCATED
OVER EASTERN AREAS WHERE BOUNDARY LAYER CYCLONIC FLOW WILL BE MOST
PREVALENT AND LOW-MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES WILL BE STEEPEST BENEATH THE
MID-UPPER LEVEL COLD POOL. WE WILL SEE RIDGING BEGIN TO WORK INTO
THE AREA AFTER TUESDAY... WITH DRY WEATHER AND MODERATING
TEMPERATURES FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS OF THE FORECAST PERIOD.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 623 PM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS EARLY THIS EVENING WILL DROP OFF A BIT AFTER
02Z...OTHERWISE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
ACROSS THE REGION OVERNIGHT. THE BETTER CHANCES LOOK TO EFFECT
KHON BEFORE 06Z...BUT DIFFERENCES IN HI RES MODELS PRECLUDE
INTRODUCING CONVECTION INTO THE KFSD AND KSUX TAFS...THOUGH THERE
WILL BE A POSSIBILITY DURING THE NIGHT TIME HOURS. SOME MODELS
ALSO HINTING AT MVFR CEILINGS DEVELOPING THROUGH PARTS OF THE AREA
TOWARD 12Z...MORE LIKELY AT KSUX AND KFSD. ALTHOUGH A LOW LEVEL
JET IS EXPECTED TO STRENGTHENING ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT...DOES
APPEAR AT THIS TIME THAT CRITERIA FOR LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR WILL
NOT BE MET.

&&

.FSD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...NONE.
MN...NONE.
IA...NONE.
NE...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...BORGHOFF
LONG TERM...TRH
AVIATION...JM






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