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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
328 AM CDT THU OCT 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 306 AM CDT THU OCT 23 2014

AT 3 AM CDT...AN AREA OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WAS
LOCATED ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA. CLOUDS WERE INCREASING ACROSS EASTERN
IOWA WHERE EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES WERE MAINLY IN THE 40S. LESS
CLOUD COVER AND FEWER CLOUDS IN WESTERN ILLINOIS RESULTED IN
READINGS MAINLY IN THE 30S.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 306 AM CDT THU OCT 23 2014

FORECAST ISSUES IN THE SHORT TERM PERIOD INCLUDE RAIN COVERAGE AND
AMOUNTS TODAY...AND POTENTIAL FOR FOG/STRATUS/DRIZZLE TONIGHT.

IN THE NEAR TERM...AN AREA OF SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES TO PUSH EAST ACROSS IOWA AND SHOULD REACH
THE EXTREME NORTHWEST PORTION OF THE FORECAST AREA AROUND 09Z. DUE
TO THE PERSISTENT ISOLATED THUNDER...WILL MENTION IN THE FORECAST
GRIDS ACROSS EASTERN IOWA FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS AND MONITOR
TRENDS FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION AFTER 12Z. RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND A
QUARTER INCH STILL SEEM REASONABLE...FROM MANCHESTER AND
INDEPENDENCE...THROUGH THE VINTON AND CEDAR RAPIDS AREAS. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE TO THE EAST AS THE LINE WEAKENS
THROUGH THE DAY...WITH A FEW HUNDREDTHS UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH
EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI. HAVE FAVORED THE COOLER END OF GUIDANCE
FOR AFTERNOON HIGHS. MOST AREAS WILL LIKELY REMAIN IN THE 50S. NOT
EXPECTING THE CLEARING TO ARRIVE IN THE WEST SOON ENOUGH THIS
AFTERNOON TO BOOST TEMPS SIGNIFICANTLY. RAIN WILL TAPER OFF LATE
THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS NORTHWEST ILLINOIS.

FOR TONIGHT...EXPECT SOME PARTIAL CLEARING WITH A LIGHT OR CALM
WIND. FOG DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT...ESPECIALLY EASTERN
IOWA WHERE THE HIGHEST RAINFALL IS FORECAST. NAM BUFR SOUNDINGS ALSO
INDICATING SOME POTENTIAL FOR LOW STRATUS/DRIZZLE IN THE FAR
SOUTHWEST OVERNIGHT. THE 06Z RUN IS NOT AS AGGRESSIVE WITH THE LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE AND WILL NOT HIGHLIGHT IN FORECAST YET. WOULD NOT
BE SURPRISED TO SEE SOME DENSE FOG DEVELOPMENT...ALTHOUGH QUESTIONS
LINGER ABOUT HOW WIDESPREAD IT WOULD BE.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 306 AM CDT THU OCT 23 2014

FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT...HAVE RAISED AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES INTO
THE LOWER 70S ACROSS OUR SW HALF AS LOW PRESSURE NORTH OF MN PULLS
WARMER AIR NORTHWARD. HAVE LEFT OUT THE MENTION OF RAIN FRIDAY NIGHT
IN OUR NORTH BUT THE NAM HAS SUGGESTED SOME SPRINKLES OR DRIZZLE AS
A WEAK COLD FRONT DROPS SOUTHWARD INTO THE CWA. THIS FRONT WILL PUSH
THROUGH THE CWA FRIDAY NIGHT SWITCHING WINDS TO THE NORTHWEST.

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...THE FRONT WILL BE SOUTH OF THE CWA AND WE
WILL BE IN A NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT SO TEMPERATURES WILL NOT BE AS
WARM AS EARLIER ADVERTISED. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID 60S NORTH TO
LOWER 70S SOUTH ON SATURDAY...BUT ONLY IN THE 60S ON SUNDAY.

EARLY NEXT WEEK...CHANGES TAKE PLACE AS STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
DIGS INTO THE PLAINS. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
IN OUR FAR NORTH SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL BE ALONG A STRONG WARM
FRONT AND ON THE NOSE OF A STRENGTHENING LOW LEVEL JET. BREEZY
SOUTHERLY WINDS ON MONDAY SHOULD PULL THE PROMISED WARM AIR INTO THE
CWA WITH HIGHS SOARING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70S AT MOST LOCATIONS.

THE ECMWF HAS NOW COME AROUND TO THE GFS/GEM IN SHOWING A MORE
PROGRESSIVE SYSTEM RATHER THAN A CLOSED LOW. EXCELLENT MOISTURE
TRANSPORT FROM THE GULF COMBINES WITH LARGE SCALE ASCENT FROM A
STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH AND A STRONG COLD FRONT. THIS SHOULD
PUSH A SWATH OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS
THE CWA SOMETIME MONDAY NIGHT AND ESPECIALLY ON TUESDAY. COLDER AND
DRIER AIR SWEEPS INTO THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...WITH
HIGHS ONLY IN THE 50S ON WEDNESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1121 PM CDT WED OCT 22 2014

CLEAR SKIES AND UNLIMITED VISIBILITIES WILL LAST THROUGH VERY
EARLY IN THE PERIOD...FOLLOWED BY INCREASING MID CLOUDS AS A SLOW
MOVING FRONT ARRIVES FROM THE WEST. THIS FRONT WILL BRING RAIN
SHOWERS TO THE REGION THURSDAY. THIS LIGHT RAIN ACTIVITY WILL
PROVIDE A MAINLY VFR EVENT...WITH VISIBILITIES EXPECTED TO REMAIN
AROUND 6 MILES OR BETTER THROUGH THE EVENT. THE BEST CHANCE FOR
RAINS WILL BE BETWEEN 15Z AND 21Z THURSDAY. SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY AROUND 10 KTS...BUT WILL
SWITCH TO SOUTHWEST AS THE RAIN ENDS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. ERVIN

&&

.DVN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IA...NONE.
IL...NONE.
MO...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...RP KINNEY
SHORT TERM...RP KINNEY
LONG TERM...HAASE
AVIATION...ERVIN






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