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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
345 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR ROUTINE MORNING FORECAST ISSUANCE

.SHORT TERM...TODAY...TONIGHT...AND MONDAY
ISSUED AT 344 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

MSAS ANALYSIS INDICATED A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM WSTRN LK SUPERIOR
THROUGH FAR NW WI AND CENTRAL MN. A WARM FRONT WAS STRETCHED OUT
ACROSS CENTRAL WI...AS EVIDENCED BY EARLY MORNING TEMPS IN THE MID
TO UPPER 50S. SHOWERS WERE ONGOING OVER ROUGHLY THE NORTHWEST
TWO-THIRDS OF THE FORECAST AREA...DUE TO FORCING WITH RRQ OF A 90
KT JET...AND WAA/MOISTURE CONVERGENCE ON THE NOSE OF A 40-45 KT
LLJ.

DYNAMIC FORCING IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN OVER THE REGION THIS
MORNING AS THE UPPER JET STREAK SHIFTS EAST...AND 850 MB FLOW
VEERS WEST. SHOWERS SHOULD TO BECOME LESS ORGANIZED AND SCATTERED
AS THE MORNING PROGRESSES. THINK THAT SHOWERS AND ISOLD TSTMS WILL
ATTEMPT TO REORGANIZE OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL WI AND THE SOUTHERN
FOX VALLEY LATER IN THE AFTERNOON...AS WAA/MOISTURE CONVERGENCE
REDEVELOPS...AND ELEVATED INSTABILITY ARRIVES. A MILD DAY IS
ON TAP...WITH HIGHS MAINLY IN THE UPPER 50S TO MIDDLE 60S...EXCEPT
UPPER 40S TO MIDDLE 50S ALONG THE LKSHR.

EXPECT SHOWERS AND ISOLD TSTMS TO BE FOCUSED OVER THE SOUTHERN
HALF OF THE FCST AREA TONIGHT...IN THE VCNTY OF THE STALLED
FRONTAL BOUNDARY...WHERE THE BEST MOISTURE AND ELEVATED INSTABILITY
WILL RESIDE. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE QUITE MILD AGAIN OVER C/EC
WI...WITH LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S. READINGS IN THE
UPPER 30S AND 40S ARE ANTICIPATED FARTHER NORTH.

THE RRQ OF AN UPPER LEVEL JET WILL PULL ACROSS THE AREA ON
MONDAY...AS LOW PRESSURE AND AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT PASS THROUGH
THE REGION. SHOWERS AND ISOLD TSTMS WILL CONTINUE ALONG AND AHEAD
OF THE COLD FRONT. MILD TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S ARE ANTICIPATED
ACROSS THE FCST AREA...EXCEPT ALONG THE LKSHR...WHERE 50S WILL
LIKELY OCCUR.

.LONG TERM...MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
ISSUED AT 344 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

THE MEDIUM RANGE MODELS REMAIN IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH THE LARGE
SCALE FEATURES THROUGH FRIDAY AND WILL CONTINUE TO BLEND THE GFS AND
ECMWF.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...THE COLD FRONT WILL HAVE PASSED
TO THE EAST AT THE START OF MONDAY NIGHT...AND COLD ADVECTION WILL
TAKE PLACE BEHIND THE FRONT.  MODELS REMAIN PERSISTENT IN SHOWING
ENHANCED LOW LEVEL RH IN THE COLD ADVECTION REGIME...INDICATIVE OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF LOW STRATUS PUSHING SE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA.
WILL CONTINUE TO SHOW THIS POSSIBILITY.  HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO
THE REGION ON TUESDAY.  AFTER MORNING CLOUDS LIFT...SHOULD SEE AMPLE
SUNSHINE ALBEIT WITH COOLER TEMPS.  HIGHS RETURNING TO THE 40S AND
50S.  MOSTLY CLEAR AND COOL ON TUESDAY NIGHT WITH HIGH PRESSURE IN
CONTROL.  LOWS IN THE 30S TO LOW 40S.

REST OF THE FORECAST...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE TO THE EAST ON
WEDNESDAY WHILE A WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTHEAST ACROSS THE PLAINS INTO
THE NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.  AM SKEPTICAL THAT RAIN CAN PUSH
INTO THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY AS QUICKLY AS THE GFS DEPICTS BUT THE
ECMWF IS NOW ALSO QUICKER...SO WILL LEAVE THE CHANCE GOING.  BETTER
CHANCES OF RAIN WILL ARRIVE OVER WESTERN SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST
AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA ON THURSDAY.  DECENT
RAINS SHOULD OCCUR ON THURSDAY AHEAD OF A DEEP TROUGH AND COLD
FRONT.  PWATS WILL BE INCREASING TO OVER AN INCH AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS LOOK POSSIBLE DESPITE QUESTIONABLE INSTABILITY.  ONCE
THE FRONT EXITS THURSDAY NIGHT...COOL AND SHOWERY WEATHER TO
CONTINUE ON FRIDAY...AND THEN JUST REMAINING COOL ON SATURDAY.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR 06Z TAF ISSUANCE
ISSUED AT 1025 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

SHOWERS SLOWLY SAGGING SWD ACRS THE AREA. CIGS AND VSBYS HAVE HELD
UP WELL THUS FAR...BUT AS LOW-LEVELS GET CLOSER TO SATURATION WL
PROBABLY HAVE SOME LOWER CIGS AND FOG DEVELOP. WL CONT TO ATTEMPT
TO HIGHLIGHT THE MOST LIKELY PERIOD FOR PCPN IN THE TAFS...THOUGH
IT/S TOUGH TO TOTALLY RULE IT OUT TOMORROW.
&&

.GRB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM.....KIECKBUSCH
LONG TERM......MPC
AVIATION.......SKOWRONSKI






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