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FXUS01 KWBC 020805
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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
404 AM EDT SAT AUG 2 2014

VALID 12Z SAT AUG 2 2014 - 12Z MON AUG 4 2014

***RAINY CONDITIONS WITH STALLED FRONT NEAR EAST COAST***

***NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE ROCKIES***


A FRONTAL BOUNDARY SITUATED NEAR THE EAST COAST THIS WEEKEND WILL
KEEP THE WEATHER PATTERN UNSETTLED, WITH PERIODS OF RAIN AND
EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE CAROLINAS TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
 WARM AND HUMID AIR OVER-RIDING COOLER AIR INLAND WILL BE THE MAIN
FORCING MECHANISM FOR RAIN.  IT WILL BE SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN
AVERAGE OWING TO THE INCREASED CLOUD COVER AND NORTHERLY FLOW WEST
OF THE FRONT.

FARTHER WEST ACROSS MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN U.S., THE
WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN RELATIVELY COOL AND DRY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.  A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED IN
THE GREAT LAKES DUE TO UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVES AND INSTABILITY.

FOR THE INTER-MOUNTAIN WEST, SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO AS A
WEAKENING FRONTAL BOUNDARY INTERACTS WITH MONSOONAL MOISTURE TO
THE SOUTHWEST.  ISOLATED STORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NORTHERN
ROCKIES AND INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, WHILE MOST OF THE
IMMEDIATE COAST SHOULD REMAIN DRY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

HAMRICK


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