Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 271216

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
716 AM CDT WED JUL 27 2016

Issued at 328 AM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016

At 08z...Remnants of the MCS which moved across western Nebraska
now moving across eastern Nebraska. To the west, scattered showers
developing across eastern Wyoming into the Nebraska Panhandle.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 328 AM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016

Today...A disturbance currently across central Wyoming evident on wv
imagery. This will track east-southeast in the 500mb flow across
western Nebraska today into tonight. 0-3km mucapes will range from
3000-3500 j/kg with deep layer shear will increase to 30-40 kts,
especially across the sern panhandle into southwest Nebraska. Models
offer differing solutions, but settle on the best chances from 30 to
40 percent across the southwestern half of the forecast area. This
matches up well with a marginal risk area for severe storms,
generally west of a line from Gordon through North Platte. There
will likely be at least isolated to scattered showers and
thunderstorms through the day, with the strongest storms possible
mid afternoon until mid evening. Highs today will range from the low
to mid 80s north central and central to the upper 80s far southwest.

For tonight...Strong storms possible across the eastern panhandle
and southwest until mid evening. Still a slight chance after
midnight across the southwest half of the forecast area as weak
disturbance follow the northwest flow aloft. Northeastern areas
forecast dry after midnight. Lows kept near previous forecast from
the upper 50s northwest to the lower 60s south and east.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 328 AM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016

Upper level ridge of high pressure will remain centered across
northern AZ and southern UT Thursday into Friday. Flow around the
high will keep northwest flow aloft across our area. A shortwave
aloft will track southeast from Montana through the Dakotas and
Nebraska during the two day period, moving off to the east during
the weekend. NAM model, as well as the global models, indicate
the possibility for another MCS tracking southeast across the area
Thursday night. Models consensus is that the best instability will
remain along and west of Highway 83 Thursday afternoon and
evening. Deep layer shear is quite strong, and would expect that
another forward propagating MCS with severe wind could
materialize. Further mid level development of showers/thunder will
linger into Friday as the wave aloft crosses the area.

Upper level ridge aloft will begin building/expanding back to the
east toward the central and southern plains Saturday and Sunday
into the first of next week. This will bring an end to the
precipitation chances and the return to hot temperatures again by
Monday. At this time not expecting triple digit heat, but mid 90s
likely for many locations by Monday. Humidity will accompany the
heat once again, with dew points in the 60s to around 70 degrees.
This could push heat index readings over 100 degrees in spots.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning)
Issued at 716 AM CDT Wed Jul 27 2016

A chance for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening
may affect the klbf terminal...mainly between 18z and 02z. Most of
the activity should remain south of the kvtn terminal the next 24
hours. Otherwise, vfr conditions are forecast for both terminal
with winds of 10 kts or less.


.LBF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Taylor
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