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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
903 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

NEW INFORMATION ADDED TO UPDATE SECTION

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 858 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

KDLH AND KMPX RADARS SHOWING CLASSIC DZ/FZDZ SIGNATURE. THAT IS
ALSO BEGINNING TO APPEAR ON THE KARX RADAR AS WELL. WISH
CONFIDENCE WERE HIGHER...BUT HAVE SEEN ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY GOING
WITH A ZR.Y FOR THE ENTIRE FCST AREA /TIMING IN CODING BELOW/.
ROADS COULD BE VERY SLICK FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE...EVEN IF THE
FZDZ IS WINDING DOWN IN THE W BY THEN. PCPN MAY ALSO CHG TO SNOW
FOR A COUPLE HRS TOMORROW MORNING. THAT WOULD MAKE FOR ESPECIALLY
SLICK ROADS IF IT FALLS ON ICE FM THE FZDZ. PERHAPS A WW.Y WOULD
BE A LITTLE BETTER...BUT FOR SIMPLICITY SAKE WITH KEEP WITH THE
ZR.Y THAT OFFICES TO THE WEST ALREADY HAVE RUNNING.

UPDATED PRODUCT SUITE OUT ASAP.

COORD W MKX.

UPDATE
ISSUED AT 459 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

MODEL FCST SOUNDINGS LOOK PRETTY FAVORABLE FOR FZDZ WHEN ASCENT
INCREASES IN THE LATE EVENING. BUT JUST NOT SURE HOW MUCH PCPN WL
OCCUR. NOTHING NOTED ON NEARBY SFC OBS NOW...THOUGH SOME FZDZ
LIKELY OCCURRING BACK IN ERN ND. MID-LVL RETURNS ALSO INCRG SOME
ON KDLH RADAR...WHICH MAY INDICATE A LITTLE MORE POTENTIAL FOR
SEEDING WITH ICE CRYSTALS THAN THE FCST SOUNDINGS WOULD SUGGEST.
WL CONT TO MONITOR THE SITN THIS EVENING...AND AM PREPARED TO
ISSUE A HEADLINE IF/WHEN IT BECOMES APPARENT THAT A SUFFICENT
AMNTS OF PCPN WL FALL AS FZDZ. WL CONT TO HANDLE WITH SPS UNTIL
THAT POINT.
&&

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT AND THURSDAY
ISSUED AT 232 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

PLENTY TO DEAL WITH OVER THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS AS A MODEST
SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE REGION AND BRINGS THE POTENTIAL FOR A
MIXED PCPN EVENT TO NE WI. MAIN FCST ISSUE ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE
THE PCPN TYPE AND THEN EXTENT OF ANY ICING THAT WOULD WARRANT A
HEADLINE.

THE 20Z MSAS SFC ANALYSIS INDICATED A PAIR OF WEAK LOW PRES AREAS
OVER THE NRN PLAINS CONNECTED BY A CDFNT THAT EXTENDED SWD INTO
THE SRN PLAINS. HI PRES WAS SITUATED OVER THE ERN GREAT LAKES. A
BROAD SOUTHERLY WIND BETWEEN THESE SYSTEMS BROUGHT MILD AIR INTO
WI WITH ABOVE NORMAL READINGS FOR LATE JANUARY. VSBL SATL IMAGERY
SHOWED PLENTY OF MID/HI CLOUDS OVER NE WI AS THE LOW CLOUDS FROM
THIS MORNING HAD MAINLY DISSIPATED.

AFTER A QUIET START TO THE NGT...FCST TO BECOME QUITE COMPLICATED
FROM LATE EVENING FORWARD AS THE SFC CDFNT/MID-LEVEL SHORTWAVE
TROF PUSH ACROSS WI. THE BIG PROBLEM IS A LACK OF SATURATION IN
THE MID-LEVELS...THUS A LACK OF ICE BEING INTRODUCED AND LEADING
TO SUPERCOOLED WATER DROPS REACHING TOWARD THE SFC. THERE IS ALSO
A DRY WEDGE OF AIR FCST BY THE MODELS AROUND 7H THAT HAS TO BE
OVERCOME. BASED ON THE NEW DATA...EXPECT TO SEE FREEZING DRIZZLE
BEING THE PRIMARY FCST TYPE BEFORE GRADUALLY CHANGING OVER TO ALL
SNOW LATE TNGT BEHIND THE CDFNT AS CAA TAKES OVER. NOT CONFIDENT
ENUF ABOUT QPF AMOUNTS TO ISSUE A HEADLINE AT THIS TIME...THUS WL
ISSUE A SPS STATING THE POTENTIAL FOR SLICK ROADS FOR THE MORNING
COMMUTE. TEMPS SHOULD NOT DROP OFF MUCH TNGT AS WAA CONTS TO PUSH
INTO WI AHEAD OF THE CDFNT. LOOK FOR MINS TO MAINLY BE IN THE MID
TO UPR 20S.

FREEZING DRIZZLE/LIGHT SNOW TO LINGER INTO THU MORNING UNTIL THE
SHORTWAVE TROF DEPARTS THE AREA. THE BIGGER CONCERN FOR THU WL BE
THE LAKE EFFECT POTENTIAL ACROSS N-CNTRL WI AS CAA SENDS 8H TEMPS
DOWN TO ALMOST -20C OVER WRN LAKE SUPERIOR AND TRAJS BECOME
FAVORABLE. THE ONLY REAL NEGATIVE LOOKS TO BE A LOW-LEVEL
INVERSION WHICH WOULD LIMIT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. HAVE RAISED POPS
TO LIKELY FOR NW SECTIONS OF VILAS CNTY...BUT KEPT ACCUMULATIONS
LESS THAN AN INCH FOR NOW. MAX TEMPS TO STILL BE REASONABLY MILD
(MAINLY DUE TO THE WARM START TO THE DAY) WITH READINGS IN THE UPR
20S NORTH...MID 30S E-CNTRL. THESE MAX TEMPS COULD TOP OUT AROUND
MIDDAY BEFORE SLOWLY FALLING IN THE AFTERNOON AS THE COLDER AIR
SETTLES IN OVER THE REGION.

.LONG TERM...THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
ISSUED AT 232 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

LAKE EFFECT SNOW SHOWERS ARE LIKELY ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL WI
THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH DELTA T/S AROUND 20...FAVORABLE NNW
TRAJECTORIES...AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. RAISED POPS OVER
FAR NORTH CENTRAL WI AND INCREASED SNOW TOTALS SLIGHTLY...HOWEVER
ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD REMAIN UNDER AN INCH FOR MOST LOCATIONS. ANY
LAKE EFFECT ACTIVITY WILL DIMINISH FRIDAY MORNING AS WINDS BECOME
MORE WESTERLY...KEEPING ANY SNOW SHOWERS OVER UPPER MICHIGAN.
OTHERWISE...DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
AS HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES OVER THE REGION.

A WEAK CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL PUSH ACROSS THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES
FRIDAY NIGHT...HOWEVER MOST OF THE SNOW SHOULD STAY NORTH OF
STATE...CLOSER TO THE MAIN SHORTWAVE ENERGY. HOWEVER...CANNOT RULE
OUT SOME FLURRIES ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...SO WILL MENTION A
SMALL CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE AREA...WITH LITTLE TO NO
ACCUMULATIONS. WINDS BECOME NW BEHIND THE CLIPPER...TRIGGERING
ANOTHER SHOT AT LAKE EFFECT SNOW SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

ATTENTION THEN TURNS TO THE SYSTEM FOR THE WEEKEND. IT WAS LOOKING
LIKE A GOOD CHANCE FOR SOME KIND OF STORM TO DEVELOP/MOVE ACROSS
THE OHIO VALLEY AND BRING ACCUMULATING SOUTH TO AT LEAST SOUTHERN
WI SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. 12Z ECMWF COMPLETELY JUMPED SHIP AND
NOW SHOWS A MORE PROGRESSIVE SYSTEM WITH LITTLE TO NO SNOW FOR WI.
THIS IDEA IS SUPPORTED BY THE GFS...ALTHOUGH IT BRINGS SOME LIGHT
SNOW TO THE SOUTHERN HALF OF WI. GEM IS STILL ON BOARD WITH A MORE
WRAPPED UP SYSTEM AND DEEPER UPPER TROUGH DIGGING ACROSS THE OHIO
VALLEY. THIS WOULD BRING MORE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL TO THE STATE...
AND LINGER THE SNOW INTO MONDAY MORNING. WILL LET THE MODELS TRY
TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE...AND CONTINUE WITH CHANCE POPS ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE CWA...CLOSER TO WHATEVER SYSTEM
MATERIALIZES...AND CONFINE THE POPS TO SUNDAY. SOME LAKE EFFECT
ACTIVITY IS AGAIN POSSIBLE LATE IN THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK.
OTHERWISE...DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
IN. NEXT CHANCE FOR PRECIP WILL BE LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AS A
WEAK SYSTEM CROSSES THE GREAT LAKES.

SATURDAY LOOKS TO BE THE WARMEST DAY OF THE EXTENDED...AS MUCH
COLDER AIR WILL BE USHERED INTO THE REGION BEHIND THE SYSTEMS ON
SUNDAY/MONDAY AND NEXT WEEK. HIGHS ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY WILL RANGE
FROM THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS TO MIDDLE TEENS...WITH LOWS BELOW
ZERO ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL WI SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
NIGHT.
&&

.AVIATION...FOR 00Z TAF ISSUANCE
ISSUED AT 459 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

EXPECT CONDITIONS TO LOWER INTO THE IFR/LIFR CATEGORIES FAIRLY
QUICKLY DURING THE LATE EVENING AS LOW-LEVEL ASCENT INCREASES.
SOUNDINGS LOOK FAVORABLE FOR FZDZ...AT LEAST UNTIL SFC TROF SHIFTS
E OF THE AREA AND MID-LVL MOISTURE INCREASES. CONDITIONS SHOULD
BOUNCE BACK INTO THE MVFR CATEGORY THU IN CAA REGIME.
&&

.GRB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CST
THURSDAY FOR WIZ013-021-022-038>040-048>050-073-074.

FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM CST THURSDAY FOR WIZ005-
010>012-018>020-030-031-035>037-045.
&&

$$

UPDATE.........SKOWRONSKI
SHORT TERM.....KALLAS
LONG TERM......BERSCH
AVIATION.......SKOWRONSKI







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