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FXUS63 KUNR 222059
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR WESTERN SD AND NORTHEASTERN WY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
259 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

.SHORT TERM...THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
ISSUED AT 257 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

20Z SURFACE ANALYSIS HAD LOW OVER SOUTHEAST MT WITH TROUGH FROM
CENTRAL MT THROUGH LOW INTO NORTHEAST CO. WATER VAPOUR SHOWED
UPPER LOW OVER WESTERN WY WITH LEAD SHORTWAVE SPINNING OVER
SOUTHEAST WY...HEADING EAST-NORTHEAST. ABOUT 100-500J/KG MUCAPE
HAS DEVELOPED THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF SHORTWAVE...AND AS IT
INTERACTS WITH SURFACE FEATURES...A FEW SHRA/TSRA WILL DEVELOP
OVER/ADVECT INTO CWA THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. LOW LEVEL JET
DEVELOPS OVER CENTRAL NE/SD TONIGHT WITH THE MAIN FOCUS FOR
PRECIPITATION SHIFTING INTO SOUTH CENTRAL SD WHERE BEST 850-700MB
THETA-E ADVECTION EXPECTED. LOWS TONIGHT NEAR GUIDANCE.

TUESDAY...UPPER LOW SPINS INTO NORTHEAST SD AND OPENS UP INTO A
TROUGH AS IT SHIFTS INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST/SOUTHERN MB. EARLY
MORNING PRECIPITATION SOUTH CENTRAL SD WILL WANE...BUT ADDITIONAL
ACTIVITY MAY DEVELOP IN THE AFTERNOON OVER SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF SD
AS 500-750J/KG MUCAPE DEVELOPS DURING PEAK HEATING. AFTERNOON
PRECIPITATION FOCUS SHOULD BE ON LEFTOVER SURFACE TROUGH/WIND SHIFT
LINE DRAPED ACROSS SD PORTIONS OF THE CWA. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR
GUIDANCE.

TUESDAY NIGHT...SYSTEM EXITS CWA WITH CLEARING SKIES AND PLEASANT
TEMPERATURES.

&&

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY
ISSUED AT 257 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

DRIER AIR WILL RETURN WEDNESDAY AS A RIDGE BUILDS AND SURFACE
TROF PUSHES EAST OF FORECAST AREA. LOW HUMIDITY AND SOUTHWEST FLOW
WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO WARM WELL ABOVE SEASONAL AVERAGES. DEEP
TROF WILL PUSH ACROSS THE ROCKIES BY THE END OF THE WEEK...WITH A
CLOSED LOW FORMING OVER THE CENTRAL ROCKIES. PRECIPITATION WILL
MOVE INTO THE AREA BY LATE SATURDAY AND BECOME WIDESPREAD LATE
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...WITH MOST PRECIPITATION BEHIND THE
SURFACE TROF. GFS IS SHOWING A DRY SLOT OVER WESTERN INTO CENTRAL
SD WITH A BAND OF PRECIPITATION ACROSS CENTRAL-EASTERN SD...BUT
MODEL BLEND HAS BROADBRUSHED POPS ACROSS THE AREA. FORECAST
SOUNDINGS ARE VERY STABLE...ALTHOUGH ENOUGH CONVERGENCE ALONG THE
SURFACE TROF AND COOL AIR WITH THE UPPER LOW CREATE ENOUGH
INSTABILITY FOR THUNDERSTORMS.

&&

.AVIATION...FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY
ISSUED AT 257 PM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

MID LVL CLDS ADVANCING TWD AREA AHD OF STRM SYSTEM OVR WRN WY. ISOLD
TO SCT SHWRS/TSTMS WL DVLP ACRS PORTIONS OF NERN WY AND SWERN SD
THIS AFTN...WITH MVFR CONDITIONS AND GUSTY WNDS POSSIBLE IN THE
VCNTY STRMS. GUSTY S WNDS ON THE SD PLAINS THIS AFTN WL DCRS THIS
EVEN...AND WNDS WL SWITCH TO THE NW OVR NERN WY AND FAR WRN SD TUES
MRNG AS SFC TROF MOVS INTO WRN SD.

&&

.UNR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...NONE.
WY...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...HELGESON
LONG TERM...55
AVIATION...55




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