Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KUNR 142046

Area Forecast Discussion For Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
246 PM MDT Mon Aug 14 2017

.DISCUSSION...(This Evening Through Monday)
Issued at 246 PM MDT Mon Aug 14 2017

Current surface analysis shows an area of low pressure over far
southeastern MT, with a warm front extending southeast into the
Black Hills area and a cold front extending southwest into
southwestern WY. Upper level analysis shows weak ridging centered
over the Northern Plains, with low pressure over southwest Canada.
Trough extends southward across the western US, with embedded
shortwave energy moving across MT and WY into the western Dakotas
ahead of stronger shortwave over the Great Basin. Showers and
thunderstorms are starting to flare up from southeast MT to
eastern WY, with a few showers over the Black Hills and northwest
SD as well. Temps are mostly in the 70s and lower 80s with east
to southeast winds to the east of the boundary, south to southwest
across northeast WY.

Unsettled weather can be expected through Tuesday evening as
disturbances cross the region. The best chances for pcpn look to be
late today through this evening and again later Tuesday afternoon
into Tuesday night. Northeast WY will see the best chances late this
afternoon, spreading east across the rest of the CWA this evening. A
few strong to severe storms with hail and strong wind gusts still
look possible late this afternoon into this evening from northeast
WY to at least far western SD as MUCAPE values of 1000 to around
1500 j/kg are progged over these areas near and ahead of
southeastward moving low pressure and frontal boundary. Strongest
activity will taper off overnight, but isolated to scattered showers
and storms are expected into Tuesday morning.

Good chances for showers and storms will continue Tuesday into
Tuesday night as shortwave trough moves across the Rockies and into
the Plains. Low pressure and frontal boundary will slide slowly
southeast across southwest SD and along the SD/NE border on Tuesday,
with the best instability Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening
across southern SD into NE. The best chance for a few strong to
severe storms will be southeast of the Black Hills and especially
near the low pressure area along the NE border. Highs will only be
in the 70s to around 80 degrees with a good deal of cloud cover in
most areas. Main activity will exit from west to east Tuesday night,
with a few showers possibly lingering across south central SD into

The rest of the week and the weekend look drier and warmer as weak
ridging and drier westerly flow will be place across the region.
Highs will be back to near average levels Thursday through the


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS Through 18Z Tuesday)
Issued At 1124 AM MDT Mon Aug 14 2017

An upper level trough will bring increasing chances for TSRA,
especially late this afternoon and tonight. Local MVFR conditions
will occur with the storms as well as hail/gusty winds. Outside
of storms, VFR conditions expected through this evening, but MVFR
CIGS may develop late tonight across the SD plains.




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