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FXUS63 KDLH 272101
AFDDLH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
401 PM CDT SAT JUN 27 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 359 PM CDT SAT JUN 27 2015

WET CONDITIONS WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR
THE NEXT 24 HOURS OR SO OVER MUCH OF THE NORTHLAND. THIS AFTERNOON
A STRONG SHORTWAVE WITH A 90KT JET BEHIND IT IS DRIVING SOUTH
ACROSS THE RED RIVER VALLEY...AND IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SEVERE
STORMS OVER THERE. INSTABILITY AND SHEAR ARE QUITE IMPRESSIVE FOR
NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA. THE FARTHER EAST INTO NORTHEAST MINNESOTA
YOU GO THOUGH...WE LOSE SHEAR ALMOST ENTIRELY...AND INSTABILITY
WEAKENS AS WELL. THUS...WHILE WE ARE GETTING STORMS OVER THE TIP
OF THE ARROWHEAD...THEY ARE MUCH LIKE YESTERDAYS STORMS AND ARE
PULSING AIRMASS TYPE STORMS AND NOT THE MUCH STRONGER STORMS
MOVING INTO/INITIATING OVER EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AS OF 4PM. THIS
WILL KEEP POPS VERY HIGH THIS EVENING AS THE MAIN SHORTWAVE DIVES
ALONG THE NORTH DAKOTA/MINNESOTA BORDER. THE SURFACE LOW WILL DROP
SOUTH OF THE REGION BY MID EVENING...ENDING THE SEVERE THREAT FOR
THE DAY...BUT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LINGER ALONG THE
INVERTED TROUGH OVERNIGHT OVER NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA...SHIFTING
EAST TO ALSO AFFECT NORTHWEST WISCONSIN FOR SUNDAY. AGAIN...POPS
REMAIN HIGH END LIKELY IF NOT CATEGORICAL FOR AT LEAST PART OF THE
AREA THROUGH THE PERIOD. TEMPERATURES TO REMAIN MILD WITH MIN
TEMPS TONIGHT IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOW 60S. SUNDAY TO BE COOLER
THAN TODAY WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE LOW TO MID 70S WITH ALL THE
CLOUD COVER AND COOLER AIRMASS MOVING INTO THE REGION.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 359 PM CDT SAT JUN 27 2015

DEPARTING SHORTWAVE TROUGH AND ATTENDANT SURFACE LOW WILL CONTINUE
MOVING OUT OF THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT. RAIN CHANCES WILL DIMINISH
THROUGH THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE NEXT SHORTWAVE WILL APPROACH
THE ARROWHEAD MONDAY MORNING. RAISED POPS ABOVE CONSENSUS BLENDS AS
CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING. PWATS ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB INTO THE 1 TO
1.5 INCH RANGE SUPPORTING A THREAT OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS. WEAK
RIDGING WILL BUILD IN FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BRINGING A BREAK IN
THE PRECIPITATION.

THE NEXT SHORTWAVE TROUGH AND SURFACE LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE NORTHLAND THURSDAY. MEDIUM RANGE
GUIDANCE STILL IN RELATIVELY GOOD AGREEMENT BRINGING THE WAVE
THROUGH THE REGION...HOWEVER PRECIPITATION PLACEMENT AND INTENSITY
VARIES. FELT THAT CHANCE POPS WAS THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE ANSWERS
AT THIS TIME. ANOTHER BRIEF BREAK IN THE PRECIPITATION IS LIKELY
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...DEPENDING ON
LOCATION...BEFORE YET ANOTHER SHORTWAVE DIVES SOUTH OUT OF CANADA.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS APPEAR LIKELY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...BUT TIMING AND PLACEMENT CONCERNS WARRANT CONTINUED CHANCE
POPS.

TEMPERATURES WILL START OUT FAIRLY WARM ON MONDAY WITH AM MINIMUMS
IN THE 50S TO LOW 60S AND AFTERNOON HIGHS IN THE MIDDLE 70S TO LOW
80S. SLIGHTLY COOLER AND MORE SEASONAL AIRMASS SETS UP FOR THE
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE LOW TO MIDDLE 70S
AND MORNING LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S TO MIDDLE 50S

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1250 PM CDT SAT JUN 27 2015

SURFACE LOW WAS LOCATED OVER SOUTHERN MANITOBA THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL
MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS WESTERN MINNESOTA OVERNIGHT...PULLING A
COLD FRONT THROUGH NE MN. PREVAILING VFR CIGS AND VSBYS WILL
CONTINUE AT ALL SITES THROUGH 28.05Z. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AFFECTING INL AND HIB
FIRST...AND INCLUDING BRD/DLH BY 27.22Z. HYR WILL LIKELY REMAIN
DRY INTO THIS EVENING. SHOULD ONE OF THE HEAVIER STORMS PASS
THROUGH A TERMINAL...EXPECT VSBYS TO FALL BRIEFLY INTO MVFR
CATEGORY. VSBYS AND CIGS WILL DECAY TO MVFR AND EVENTUALLY IFR BY
28.12Z FOR MN TERMINALS. HYR IS FORECAST TO REMAIN EAST OF THE
BEST MOISTURE...YIELDING HIGHER CIGS AND VSBYS. LOW AND FRONTAL
BOUNDARIES WILL MOVE INTO SE MN SUNDAY MORNING WITH CONDITIONS
IMPROVING AT MN SITES...BUT RAIN CHANCES CONTINUING AT HYR.
CONFIDENCE IN TIMING OF THUNDERSTORMS IS LOW WITH THIS UPDATE...SO
KEPT IN VCTS DURING MOST LIKELY TIMEFRAME.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DLH  58  70  58  79 /  70  60  20  60
INL  57  76  57  82 /  70  40  20  40
BRD  61  76  59  84 /  80  30  10  50
HYR  58  72  56  77 /  50  70  30  70
ASX  57  72  55  77 /  40  60  30  60

&&

.DLH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WI...NONE.
MN...NONE.
LS...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...LE
LONG TERM...HUYCK
AVIATION...HUYCK


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