Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KABR 232030
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
330 PM CDT SAT APR 23 2016

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 325 PM CDT SAT APR 23 2016

THE THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS AND PCPN CHANCES OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS
WILL BE THE MAIN FORECAST CONCERNS.

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY OVER SE MONTANA IS PRODUCING GUSTY
SOUTHERLY WINDS IN THIS CWA. WHILE MSAS ANALYSIS SUGGEST THE WARM
FRONT IS LOCATED OVER SOUTH CENTRAL SD...SURFACE OBS SUGGESTS AN
ADDITIONAL FRONT IS LOCATED ALONG I-94 IN ND WHERE SHOWERS AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN ONGOING ALL DAY. THESE SHOWERS SHOULD
CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING...POSSIBLY DRIFTING INTO THE NORTHEAST
PORTION OF THE CWA AS BETTER MID LEVEL MOISTURE WILL INTERACT WITH A
40 TO 50 KNOT LLJ. BOTH THE GFS/NAM SUGGEST SHOWERS DEVELOPING IN
THE NE CWA AFTER 3Z.

THE SEVERE THREAT TONIGHT ALONG AND WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER LOOKS
LESS LIKELY THAN BEFORE. WHILE SURFACE DEW POINTS ARE INCREASING
INTO THE MID 50S...WIDESPREAD HIGH LEVEL CLOUDINESS IS KEEPING
TEMPERATURES FROM REACHING THEIR CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL. THUNDERSTORMS
SHOULD STILL DEVELOP LATER TONIGHT AS THE LLJ TRACKS A BIT FURTHER
WEST AND THERE IS SOME UPPER LEVEL JET SUPPORT AS WELL.

THE SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL SLOWLY TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS SOUTH
DAKOTA ON SUNDAY. STRONG STORMS SUNDAY AFTERNOON WILL BE
DEPENDENT ON THE LOCATION OF THE WARM FRONT AND WHETHER OR NOT
SKIES ARE ABLE TO CLEAR. THERE IS A NARROW RIBBON OF GREATER THAN
1000 J/KG OF CAPE BY 18Z IN THE EASTERN HALF OF THE CWA ALONG WITH
35 TO 40 KNOTS OF 0-6 KM BULK SHEAR. THUS A FEW HOURS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON COULD BE RATHER INTERESTING IF STORMS CAN DEVELOP. CAPE
VALUES SLOWLY DIMINISH SUNDAY NIGHT WITH JUST LEFTOVER SHOWERS
EXPECTED THROUGH MONDAY.

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 325 PM CDT SAT APR 23 2016

LOW PRESSURE WILL BE MOVING ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS TUESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THERE ARE STILL SOME DIFFERENCES NOTED AMONGST
THE MODELS IN REGARDS TO THE ACTUAL LOW TRACK...WITH THE 12Z EC
TAKING A SLIGHTLY FURTHER SOUTH ROUTE. REGARDLESS...IT STILL APPEARS
AT THIS POINT THAT THERE IS A VERY GOOD CHANCE FOR RAINFALL ACROSS
THE CWA. DURING THE LATE NIGHT/EARLY MORNING HOURS...COULD EVEN SEE
SOME SNOW MIXING IN BRIEFLY ACROSS THE WESTERN CWA AS TEMPS DROP
INTO THE MID 30S. SUPERBLEND POPS ARE RATHER HIGH TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY AND THESE APPEAR LEGIT AT THIS POINT.

TEMPERATURES LOOK TO BE FAIRLY COOL THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD...WITH
READINGS RANGING FROM THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S. COOLEST TEMPS WILL
BE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WHEN THE STORM SYSTEM IS AFFECTING THE
REGION.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1230 PM CDT SAT APR 23 2016

VFR CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS. GUSTY SOUTHERLY SFC WINDS OVER 30 KNOTS WILL CONTINUE
ACROSS KABR AND KATY THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON. OVERNIGHT...EXPECT
SCT SHOWERS ACROSS THE AREA SO WILL INCLUDE VCSH MENTION IN THE
TAFS. MVFR CIGS ARE FORECAST TO AFFECT NORTHERN SD SUNDAY MORNING
SO WILL INCLUDE THIS IN THE KMBG AND KABR TAFS.


&&

.ABR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...NONE.
MN...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...SD
LONG TERM...TMT
AVIATION...TMT



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