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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
108 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 1226 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

COUPLE OF DIFFERENT BOUNDARIES OVER THE AREA. WHAT LOOKS TO BE AN
OLD OUTFLOW BOUNDARY IS LOCATED NORTH TO SOUTH OVER THE CENTRAL
PORTION OF MY AREA. SYNOPTIC SURFACE TROUGH AND/OR DRYLINE IS
LOCATED OVER FAR EASTERN COLORADO. INSTABILITY...SURFACE
CONVERGENCE AND INCOMING SHORTWAVE ARE LOCATED NEAR OR OVER THE
WESTERN HALF OF MY AREA. THERE ALSO LOOKS TO WEAK BUT BROAD JET
LEVEL SUPPORT. CLEARING HAS OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN PORTION OF
MY AREA TO ALLOW HEATING TO OCCUR.

AS A RESULT THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN TO THE WEST OF MY AREA. WITH
ALL THE PARAMETERS IN PLACE EXPECT THIS DEVELOP TO SPREAD EAST AND
INTENSIFY THROUGH THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON. BY LATE AFTERNOON IT
LOOKS A LIKE A LARGE CLUSTER OF STORMS WILL BE OVER THE WESTERN
HALF OF MY AREA. THIS AREA THEN PROGRESSES EAST THROUGH THE REST
OF THE NIGHT. RAISED POPS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING TO LINE
UP WITH WHERE THE INSTABILITY AND DEEP LIFT ARE LOCATED.

STORM MOTIONS LOOK FASTER BY PWS ARE ONE INCH PLUS OVER MY AREA.
AREA OF EXPECTED DEVELOPMENT AND STORM MOVEMENT LOOK TO BE IN SOME
OF THE SAME LOCATIONS THAT HAD HEAVY RAINFALL LAST NIGHT. AS A
RESULT CONTINUED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH.

FOR FRIDAY LOOKS TO BE A LITTLE REPRIEVE FROM THE PRECIPITATION.
HOWEVER...STRONG AND COLD UPPER SYSTEM WILL BE MOVING IN FROM THE
NORTHWEST. LOOKS LIKE A DECENT MID LEVEL BAROCLINIC ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS. ALSO LOOK TO HAVE SOME JET SUPPORT AS WELL WITH SOME
FAVORABLE MID LEVEL LAPSE RATES. SO HAVE POPS IN THE CHANCE
CATEGORY BEGINNING LATE IN THE MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON.

FRONT MOVES THROUGH EARLY IN THE DAY. ALSO EXPECT A DECENT AMOUNT
OF CLOUD COVER AND SOME PRECIPITATION. SO TENDED TO GO TOWARD THE
COOLER SIDE OF GUIDANCE.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 108 PM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT BEGINS TRANSITION PERIOD OF MAJOR PRECIP ENDING OVER
THE REGION FOR SEVERAL DAYS...ALLOWING FOR A WARMUP OVER THE ENTIRE
CWA WELL INTO NEXT WEEK. GOING INTO THE EVENING HRS FRIDAY...H5/H7
SHORTWAVE WILL SLIDE SE OVER THE REGION...WITH SURFACE RIDGE
UNDERCUTTING THE LOW LEVELS FROM THE NORTH. RIDGE APPROACH WILL
BEGIN TO STABILIZE REGION WITH SWITCH FROM TRW TO JUST -RW AFT 06Z
SATURDAY. ENE FLOW ACCOMPANYING THIS RIDGE WILL KEEP CLOUDS OVER
AREA EVEN AS TROUGH PASSES AREA INTO SATURDAY. COOLER TEMPS AND
CONTINUED SLOW DRYING FROM THE NORTH WILL PERSIST RIGHT THRU
SATURDAY NIGHT AS MODELS BRING RIDGE WELL SOUTH INTO THE PLAINS. LEE-
SIDE TROUGH SETS UP OVER EASTERN ROCKIES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
MORNING. THE SOUTHERLY FLOW ACCOMPANYING THE TROUGH WILL BEGIN TO
SET THE STAGE FOR WARMUP AS BROAD H5/H7 RIDGE BEGINS TO BUILD OVER
WESTERN/SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY. TEMPS IN THE MID RANGE
OF THE FORECAST WILL BE CLOUD DEPENDENT...BUT OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL BE
MAINLY IN THE 40S...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS SATURDAY AROUND 70F.


FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEKEND ON INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK...BROAD H5 RIDGE WILL SHIFT FROM THE SW PORTION OF THE
COUNTRY...CRESTING OVER THE PLAINS REGION MONDAY...THEN SHIFTING
EAST OF THE REGION AS AN UPPER TROUGH SETTLES IN OVER THE ROCKIES
FROM TUESDAY ONWARD. SOME WEAK PRECIP/CONVECTION MAY SPARK UP OVER
CENTRAL ROCKIES AND SHIFT A BIT EAST THAT MAY TRACK INTO PORTIONS OF
EASTERN COLORADO. HAVE GONE WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE IN THESE AREAS BUT
LOW PROB FOR WITH SURFACE RIDGE TO OUR EAST. BETTER CHANCES FOR
CONVECTION/-RW WILL OCCUR TUESDAY ONWARD AS CWA LIES BETWEEN H5
RIDGE EAST AND H5 TROUGH WNW. THE SW/NE ORIENTATION OF THE FLOW WILL
TRANSLATE INTO SURFACE FRONT MEANDERING OVER CWA WITH SHOWERS/TRW
MOVING ALONG IT AS MINI-LOWS MOVE NORTH ALONG BOUNDARY. STRONG WAA
INTO CWA WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THE LATTER HALF OF THE EXTENDED WITH
ABOVE NORMAL HIGHS REACHING INTO THE 80S WITH SOME 70S BY THURSDAY
DUE TO INCREASE CLOUDS/PRECIP. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE
MID 50S TO LOW 60S.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z FRIDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1124 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015

MAIN WEATHER CONCERN WILL BE TIMING OF FORMATION OF TRW THIS
AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING. BOTH TAF SITES WILL CONTINUE TO SEE MVFR
CEILINGS FOR THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS IN THE BKN020-025 RANGE BEFORE
SCATTERING OUT. BETWEEN 20Z-23Z VCTS FOR BOTH SITES WITH POTENTIAL
TRW BRINGING 3SM IN HEAVY RAIN/FOG ANY TIME BETWEEN 20Z THIS
AFTERNOON AND 04Z TONIGHT. LATER TIME FOR KMCK AS THEY WILL SEE
LOWER CLOUDS THIN OUT LAST. BETWEEN 03Z-06Z...TRANSITION TO VFR
AS RAIN/THUNDER CHANCES DIMINISH. BY 11Z-13Z FRIDAY SCT025 SCT250.
WINDS SSE 10-20KTS THRU 00Z-06Z THEN SHIFTING TO THE NNW
10-145KTS. VRB25-35KTS POSSIBLE IN TRW TIMEFRAME.


&&

.GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
KS...FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT /1 AM CDT/ TONIGHT FOR
     KSZ001-002-013>015-028-029-042.

CO...FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT FOR COZ090.

NE...FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT /1 AM CDT/ TONIGHT FOR
     NEZ079-080.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...BULLER
LONG TERM...JN
AVIATION...JN


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