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FXUS63 KIWX 170948
AFDIWX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
548 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 330 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY WITH MODERATING TEMPERATURES
AS AFTERNOON HIGHS REACH NEAR 60 DEGREES. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR RAIN
WILL BE LATER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY DROPS
THROUGH THE REGION. THE WEEKEND SHOULD BE FAIRLY NICE WITH
TEMPERATURES GRADUALLY WARMING TO NEAR 70 DEGREES BY SUNDAY.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 330 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

PERSISTENT WAA IS EXPECTED IN SOUTHWEST FLOW TODAY AS AN UPPER
MIDWEST SHORTWAVE TROUGH DAMPENS NORTHEAST INTO THE NORTHERN LAKES.
NEAR NORMAL HIGH TEMPS WILL RESULT WITH MIXING DEPTHS DEEPER WHEN
COMPARED TO YESTERDAY AS THETA-E RIDGE DROPS IN AND SFC WINDS VEER
SSW IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT. CONSIDERABLE MID-HIGH LEVEL
CLOUDINESS MAY LIMIT TEMP RISES A BIT ACROSS NW IN/SW LOWER MI.

SFC BOUNDARY ASSOCIATED WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED NORTHERN LAKES WAVE
WILL GRADUALLY SINK INTO OUR NW IN/SW LOWER MI ZONES LATER THIS
EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING. RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE HERE
DURING THIS TIME AS DEEPER SYNOPTIC SCALE ASCENT WITH AN
APPROACHING MID/UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND DEVELOPING RRQ UPPER JET
SUPPORT ENHANCES THE FRONTOGENETICAL RESPONSE. HOWEVER...LIMITED
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE POOLING/RETURN AND EXPECTED NARROW BAND
PRECLUDES ANYTHING HIGHER THAN A MID CHC POP AFTER 03Z.

&&

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 330 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES NEEDED TO LONG TERM FORECAST. STILL LOOKS TO
BE JUST A COUPLE PERIODS WITH CHANCES FOR LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH
MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

FRIDAY BEGINS WITH SHORT WAVE AND WEAK SURFACE FRONT CROSSING THE
AREA. MOISTURE WITH THIS SYSTEM REMAINS LIMITED WITH SLIGHT POOLING
ALONG FRONT AND MODEST MID LEVEL FORCING. THIS WARRANTS THE
CONTINUATION OF MID CHANCE POPS IN THE MORNING WITH DECREASING POPS
IN AFTERNOON AS SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST.

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN GREAT LAKES THEN SETTLES INTO THE
REGION FOR THE WEEKEND. COOL EASTERLY LOW LEVEL FLOW EXPECTED
SATURDAY BUT THIS TO BE OFFSET BY PLENTY OF SUN AND WARM AIR
ADVECTION ALOFT. GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO TREND UP A FEW DEGREES AND
HAVE FOLLOWED WITH EXPECTED HIGHS RANGING FROM UPPER 50S EAST TO
MIDDLE 60S SOUTHWEST.

DEEPER MIXING ON EASTER SUNDAY ALONG WITH A SLOWER ARRIVAL OF NEXT
SYSTEM PER LATEST MODEL SOLUTIONS SUGGEST A MILD AND DRY DAY IN
STORE. 850MB TEMPS CLIMB TO BETWEEN 8C AND 10C WITH DRY ADIABATIC
MIXING YIELDING POTENTIAL FOR LOW TO MID 70S. NOT ENTIRELY READY TO
JUMP ON THIS BUT CONTINUED TO NUDGE TEMPS WARMER BY A FEW DEGREES.

DEEP CLOSED LOW OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST SUNDAY APPEARS TO BE SLOWING
EASTWARD PROGRESS OF OUR NEXT SYSTEM AS SHORT WAVE RIDGE BUILDS OVER
THE OHIO VALLEY. BEST CHANCE FOR RAIN NOW LOOKS TO BE MONDAY WITH
ANOTHER WEAK SYSTEM. MODELS STILL NOT SHOWING A GOOD GULF TAP BUT
DECENT SHORT WAVE DEPICTED AMONG MEDIUM RANGE MODELS WARRANTS POP
INCLUSION. TEMPS REMAIN SEASONAL FOR DAY 6 AND 7 BEHIND THIS FRONT.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 548 AM EDT THU APR 17 2014

DRY LOW LEVELS WILL ALLOW VFR CONDITIONS TO PERSIST TODAY INTO
TONIGHT. SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL GRADUALLY VEER SOUTHERLY WITH
GUSTS TO AROUND 20 KNOTS POSSIBLE IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT...WITH
WINDS RELAXING TONIGHT AS GRADIENT DIMINISHES NEAR FRONT. A NARROW
BAND OF RAIN MAY MATERIALIZE INVOF THIS FRONT LATE THIS EVENING
INTO FRIDAY MORNING NEAR SBN. OPTED FOR A VCSH MENTION FOR NOW
GIVEN SOMEWHAT LOW CONFIDENCE ON WHERE EXACTLY THIS WILL SET UP
AND HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE LOW LEVELS TO SATURATE.

&&

.IWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...NONE.
MI...NONE.
OH...NONE.
LM...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...STEINWEDEL/KG
SHORT TERM...STEINWEDEL
LONG TERM...LASHLEY
AVIATION...STEINWEDEL


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