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ACUS03 KWNS 170751
SPC AC 170750

Day 3 Convective Outlook
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0150 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018

Valid 191200Z - 201200Z


The potential for thunderstorms appears low across the United States

Between a trough building along the West Coast and a weak ridge
stretching from Baja California to the Ohio Valley, enhanced
southwesterly mid-level flow will persist from California to the
Midwest. In turn, a relatively progressive pattern will continue,
especially across northern portions of the country. Farther south, a
pair of weak impulses will partially phase over the central Gulf
Coast Friday night.

Across the country, thunderstorm chances appear fairly low through
the period. A couple lightning strikes may be possible across the
northern California coast, owing to cold temperatures aloft.
However, decreasing boundary-layer moisture will limit buoyancy,
relative to the previous day, likely tempering thunderstorm
activity. Along the western/central Gulf Coast, weak forcing for
ascent will continue to yield pockets of elevated buoyancy Friday.
However, similar to the previous period, forecast buoyancy profiles
appear too thin/weak to support sustained deep convection.

..Picca.. 01/17/2018

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