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FXUS63 KIWX 251642
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1242 PM EDT WED MAR 25 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 1118 AM EDT WED MAR 25 2015

FOR THE REST OF TODAY WE WILL BE IN BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS
AS SKIES REMAIN FAIRLY CLOUDY. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL RANGE
FROM THE LOWER 50S IN SOUTHERN MICHIGAN TO NEAR 70 IN SOUTHEASTERN
INDIANA. TONIGHT A LOW WILL BE MOVING THROUGH THE OHIO RIVER
VALLEY WHICH WILL BRING ANOTHER CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION. MAINLY
RAIN IN THE REGION WITH FAR NORTHERN INDIANA AND SOUTHERN MICHIGAN
HAVING A CHANCE FOR RAIN AND SNOW. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL
RANGE FROM THE LOWER 30S IN SOUTHERN MICHIGAN TO THE UPPER 40S
ALONG THE OHIO RIVER.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 359 AM EDT WED MAR 25 2015

LARGE BAND OF SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG NEGATIVELY TILTED
SHRTWV WAS LIFTING NE ACROSS THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING. TEMPS
ACROSS NE PORTION OF THE CWA STILL AT OR SLIGHTLY BLO FREEZING AS
THE RAIN MOVES IN BUT HAVE BEEN SLOWLY RISING. AMDAR SOUNDING OUT
OF FWA INDICATED A FAIRLY DEEP WARM LAYER WITH LOW LEVEL VEERING
WIND PROFILE SUGGESTIVE OF STRONG WAA... SO EXPECT ANY FREEZING
RAIN IN THE PREDAWN HOURS WILL BE BRIEF AND ONLY ON ELEVATED
SURFACES GIVEN RELATIVELY WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES. BAND OF
SHOWERS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NE OUT OF THE CWA THIS MORNING WITH
SKIES BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY THIS AFTN. WAA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM
IS QUITE STRONG WHILE CAA BEHIND IT EXPECTED TO BE FAIRLY WK...
SO TEMPS TODAY SHOULD BE CONSIDERABLY WARMER THAN YDAY WITH HIGHS
GENERALLY IN THE 50S... EXCEPT ONLY IN THE 40S ALONG THE MICHIGAN
LAKESHORE WITH SW-W WINDS LIMITING THE WARMUP THERE. CDFNT MOVG
THROUGH OUR AREA THIS MORNING IS EXPECTED TO STALL OVER THE OH
VALLEY THIS AFTN AS FLOW ALOFT BACKS IN ADVANCE OF SHRTWV MOVG SE
FROM THE NRN ROCKIES. ACCOMPANYING SFC WAVE MOVG UP THE OH VALLEY
TONIGHT ALONG WITH STRONG UPR LEVEL DIVERGENCE MOVG ACROSS OUR
AREA IN RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF STRENGTHENING GRTLKS JET STREAK
JET SHOULD RESULT IN PRECIP MOVG BACK INTO AT LEAST SRN PORTION
OF THE AREA OVERNIGHT. GFS SUGGESTS WAVE WILL BE A LITTLE DEEPER
WITH STRONGER CAA AS IT PASSES THAN THE NAM... SUGGESTING NRN
EDGE OF THE PRECIP COULD BE SNOW LATE TONIGHT. FOR NOW SIDED WITH
THE WEAKER NAM SOLUTION AND MAINTAINED JUST RAIN IN OUR FCST WITH
LOWS IN THE M/U30S.

&&

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 359 AM EDT WED MAR 25 2015

LONGWAVE TROF IN EAST/RIDGING WESTERN STATES FOR MUCH OF LONG
TERM...FAVORING WELL BLO NORMAL INTO ERLY NEXT WEEK. SHARPENED
SERN/NWRN POP GRADIENT WRT EXITING RAFL THU AM. BY ERLY AFTN SFC
LOW INTO SWRN PA TO EFFECTIVELY LIGATE/SHUNT EWD WARM CONVEYOR
BELT MOISTURE FEED. THEREAFTER...PROLONGED DEEP LAYER COLD AIR
ADVECTION THROUGH LATTER PART OF WEEK AS NORTH CENTRAL CANADA
SOURCED ARCTIC RIDGE PLUNGES INTO WRN GRTLKS BY SAT. LARGE SCALE
SUBSIDENT/DRY AIRMASS WITH PWAT GRADUALLY FALLING TO AROUND 0.10
INCHES INTO FRIDAY. CONTD THU NIGHT CHC FLURRIES AMID POS TILTED
LOW AMPLITUDE SHORTWAVE MOVG INTO WRN GRTLKS. HAVE TERMINATED LOW
CHC POPS FRI...THOUGH ACQUIESCE TO CHC FLURRIES FRI AMID MID
TEENS LK/8H DIFFERENTIALS WITH POTNL OFF BOTH LKS MI AND HURON
DURING THE DAY ALONG WITH MODESTLY CYCLONIC 925-8H FLOW.

NEXT STRONG NRN STREAM SYSTEM WITH 150-200M/12 HR FALLS MOVES
INTO NRN GRTLKS SUN. RETURN MOISTURE FLOW INADVOF SYSTEM APPEARS
RATHER ANEMIC. CONTD LOW END SHRA POPS. FEW CHNGS FROM BLEND
THEREAFTER...SAVE FOR DY5/7 RAISED MAX TEMPS SWRLY RETURN
FLOW...CLOSER TO EC ENSEMBLE MEAN. STILL BLO NORMAL SUN...CLOSER
TO NORMAL BY DY7/8 AS PATTERN BECOMES SOMEWHAT IN FLUX FLATTER/OR
TROF AXIS SHUNTS EWD...WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR GREATER TSRA FOCUS FM
TX EWD THROUGH GULF STATES.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z THURSDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1241 PM EDT WED MAR 25 2015

EXTENSIVE IFR TO LOW MVFR STRATUS DECK WILL LIKELY HOLD ON THROUGH
LATE AFTERNOON UNDER SUBSIDENT MID LVL DRY SLOT. 4MB/3HR PRESSURE
RISES WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT GUSTS TO NEAR 25 KNOTS THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON BEFORE QUICKLY SUBSIDING LATE AFTN/EVE AS GRADIENT
RELAXES NEAR TRAILING BAROCLINIC ZONE. RETAINED OPTIMISTIC MIX OUT
TO VFR THIS EVENING...ALTHOUGH WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF A BKN
MVFR STRATOCU DECK REMAINS LOCKED IN. DETERIORATING CONDITIONS TO
MVFR/IFR EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT/THU MORNING AT KFWA AS A FRONTAL
WAVE TRACKING THROUGH THE OH VALLEY SPREADS MORE PCPN IN. 12Z
GUIDANCE HAS CONTINUED TREND TOWARD COOLER THERMAL PROFILES WITH
RAIN POSSIBLY MIXING WITH OR CHANGING TO A PERIOD OF MODERATE WET
SNOW BEFORE ENDING TOWARD MID MORNING. ATTM IT APPEARS AS IF THE
BULK OF THE PCPN AND ASSOCIATED FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS SHOULD PASS
JUST SSE OF KSBN.

&&

.IWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...NONE.
MI...NONE.
OH...NONE.
LM...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR LMZ043-
     046.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...LOTHAMER
SHORT TERM...JT
LONG TERM...MURPHY
AVIATION...STEINWEDEL


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