Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KABR 310542

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
1242 AM CDT SUN JUL 31 2016

Issued at 626 PM CDT SAT JUL 30 2016

See below for an updated aviation forecast discussion.


.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Monday Night)
Issued at 345 PM CDT SAT JUL 30 2016

Visible satellite imagery showing some towering Cu developing over
north central SD. This is within weak to moderate instability and 30
to 40 knots of deep layer shear. Although, mid level lapse rates are
less than impressive. Nonetheless, could see an uptick in showers
and storms over the next few hours across this region, which is what
a handful of CAM solutions are showing. Overnight, low level jet
strengthens, although it is not overly impressive. Plume of elevated
instability spread across the region and could be looking at some
scattered convection overnight pushing into the eastern CWA.

On Sunday, dewpoints will begin to increase as southerly winds
become stronger. Atmosphere will become more unstable, especially
over the central Dakotas. Mid-level lapse rates steepen as well,
although overall forcing aloft is rather weak as best large-scale
forcing is north of the area. Still, expect there will be some
degree of showers and storms by Sunday afternoon and evening across
at least the western CWA.

Monday into Monday night, surface trough will move southeast across
the CWA and be a focus for additional thunderstorm chances through
the day. Areal coverage though still a big question. Models seem to
be hitting northeast SD and west central MN the hardest but will
have to see how this all plays out.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Saturday)
Issued at 345 PM CDT SAT JUL 30 2016

The beginning of the long term should feature a s/w ridge building
across the forecast area. However, that will be short-lived as a
decent mid level trof over the Pacific Northwest ejects east across
the Northern Plains during the mid week time period. The models are
fairly consistent and agreeable on this prognostication. A hot a
likely capped EML should spread across the region a head of that
trof.  But, as the front approaches Wednesday night, mid level
heights/temps should fall allowing for a good chc of showers/storms
at that time.  Otherwise the majority of the long term should be
dry. Temperatures will favor above normal until the front passes
Wednesday night.  Behind the front, a cooler airmass will spread
across the forecast area with temperatures trending to near or
slightly below normal.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday Night)
Issued at 1230 AM CDT SUN JUL 31 2016

Other than thunderstorms nearing the PIR site initially, and a
small chance of VCTS at ATY near daybreak, much of the period will
have VFR conditions. S-SE winds will increase during the day
Sunday with gusts on the order of 20-30kts, highest W at MBG and


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