Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KDMX 230854
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
354 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017

.SHORT TERM.../Today through Tonight/
Issued at 354 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017

The main forecast concern was focused on temperatures and fog
develop tonight into Monday morning. Leaned closer to the NAM for
temperatures today and tonight as the GFS seemed slightly too cool
for max temps today, at least across the southern portions of the
forecast area. Mixing to around 850mb develops later this morning
and persist into the afternoon hours. Increased winds and gusts a
few knots this afternoon with the CAA through much of the day
prior to the surface high settling into the state by tonight. With
the surface high centering over northwest Iowa into southern
Minnesota overnight tonight, have mention of fog past 06z across
the north with good radiational cooling setting up. Also, went a
little cooler across the north to coincide with this radiational
cooling.

.LONG TERM.../Monday through Saturday/
Issued at 354 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017

Residual fog will linger in portions of northern and western Iowa
on Monday morning with surface ridge centered nearby. However,
warm advection is expected to increase by late in the day as
southeast winds strengthen. The warm advection will persist into
Tuesday with 850mb temperatures continuing to climb along with
increasing theta-e advection. Still some uncertainty as to if
there will be any convection Monday night into Tuesday night with
the increasing moisture, however forcing is relatively weak during
this time and there is an overall lack of focus as well.
Temperatures on Tuesday should be quite warm in the western half
with proximity of thermal ridge and have added a couple of degrees
to the highs on that day, especially since mixing looks to be
rather good.

A surface front will settle toward the state on Wednesday as upper
trof passes along the US/Canadian border. This will provide the
focus for convection on Wednesday into Thursday morning as it
drops through the state. Shear will be increasing during this time
as well with the westerlies dipping south toward the state. There
will likely be some organized convection during this time given
the shear and instability profiles but overall extent is still to
be determined. This system will pass by midday Thursday with
relatively quiet weather into next weekend. Temperatures will also
cool by the end of the period as Canadian high pressure builds
into the upper Midwest.

&&

.AVIATION.../For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night/
Issued at 1144 PM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

Fog development can be viewed in some western Iowa river valleys
per GOES-16 Nighttime Microphysics RGB. This observation along
with short term guidance still indicating fog so will keep MVFR
visibilities at the eastern terminals. The fog may be a bit
thicker at KALO and have IFR restrictions in a TEMPO group. After
the fog dissipates Sunday morning, VFR conditions will prevail.


&&

.DMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Podrazik
LONG TERM...Cogil
AVIATION...Ansorge



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