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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
419 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS NORTH OF THE I-20 CORRIDOR ARE ASSOCIATED WITH
AN EXITING MID-LEVEL IMPULSE. MUCH OF WHAT APPEARS ON RADAR IS MID
CLOUD WITHIN THIS AREA OF LIFT...BUT A FEW SPRINKLES ARE LIKELY
REACHING THE GROUND. THIS ACTIVITY WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT NORTHWARD
INTO OKLAHOMA THIS MORNING.

WHILE THE EXITING DISTURBANCE MIGHT SUGGEST SUBSIDENCE WILL
DOMINATE TODAY...SYNOPTIC SCALE VERTICAL MOTION WILL BE RATHER
NEUTRAL TODAY. AS SKIES CLEAR...AND THE AUGUST SUN HEATS THE
SURFACE LAYER...THE LACK OF INHIBITION COULD ALLOW FOR ANOTHER
ROUND OF ISOLATED/DISORGANIZED CONVECTION. HOWEVER...INTENSIFYING
LEE TROUGHING WILL RESULT IN SOUTHERLY WINDS NEAR OR IN EXCESS OF
15 MPH...WHICH SHOULD ASSURE ANY LINGERING OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES ARE
EFFECTIVELY OBLITERATED. THE ONLY AREA OF CONCERN WILL BE IN THE
FAR SOUTHEAST...WHERE TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S WILL
COINCIDE WITH DEW POINTS NEAR 70F. BUT EVEN WITH MINIMAL
INHIBITION...THIS INSTABILITY IS UNLIKELY TO BE REALIZED UNLESS
OUTFLOW FROM SEA BREEZE ACTIVITY UPSTREAM IS ABLE TO MECHANICALLY
LIFT THE SURFACE LAYER.

BY THURSDAY...A STRENGTHENING RIDGE OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES
WILL BEGIN TO IMPINGE ON TEXAS. ITS INFLUENCE WILL PERSIST INTO
NEXT WEEK. BUT WITH THE RATHER ORDINARY SUMMER RIDGE CENTERED WELL
TO OUR EAST...MID-LEVEL HEIGHTS WILL NOT BE EXTRAORDINARY FOR
AUGUST. AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL STILL EXCEED NORMAL VALUES...CLIMBING
INTO THE UPPER 90S TO NEAR 100 DEGREES. MITIGATING FACTORS FOR THE
HEAT WILL BE (1) A STEADY SOUTHERLY BREEZE DUE TO PERSISTENT LEE
TROUGHING AND (2) DEW POINTS MIXING OUT INTO THE 50S WEST OF I-35.

EXTENDED GUIDANCE SUGGESTS THE UPPER TROPICAL TROUGH RESPONSIBLE
FOR THE UNSETTLED WEATHER IN THE NORTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO COULD
RIDE OVER THE WESTERN PERIPHERY OF THE MID-LEVEL RIDGE THIS
WEEKEND. IT LOOKS AS THOUGH LARGE-SCALE SUBSIDENCE BENEATH IT
SHOULD EFFECTIVELY STIFLE IT...BUT WITH LITTLE ELSE TO KEEP US
ENTERTAINED...IT MAY BEAR WATCHING. THE NEXT LEGITIMATE CHANCE
FOR RAIN WILL BE MONDAY OR TUESDAY WHEN THE LOW-LEVEL WIND FIELD
WEAKENS AND THE SEA BREEZE MAY BE ABLE TO REACTIVATE. FOR NOW...
ONLY INTRODUCED HIDDEN 10 POPS.

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&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1128 PM CDT TUE AUG 19 2014/
THE TAF SITES WILL REMAIN VFR THROUGH THIS FORECAST WITH CIGS
ABOVE 10000 FEET TONIGHT AND SCATTERED CUMULUS ON WEDNESDAY. WINDS
WERE SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH 12-16G26 KNOTS EARLIER THIS EVENING AFTER AN
OUTFLOW BOUNDARY MOVED THROUGH. HOWEVER...EXPECT SPEEDS TO COME
DOWN AFTER 06 OR 07Z AND AVERAGE AROUND 12 KNOTS THE REST OF THE
NIGHT. PRESSURE GRADIENT TO TIGHTEN ON WEDNESDAY AND HAVE SPEEDS
AROUND 16 KNOTS WHICH SHOULD COVER AFTERNOON GUSTS OF 20-24 KNOTS.
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&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  98  77  99  77  99 /   5   0   0   0   0
WACO, TX              99  76  99  76  99 /   5   5   0   0   0
PARIS, TX             97  74  97  74  97 /  10   0   0   0   0
DENTON, TX            98  76  99  76  99 /  10   0   0   0   0
MCKINNEY, TX          96  75  97  75  97 /  10   0   0   0   0
DALLAS, TX            97  77  98  78  98 /   5   0   0   0   0
TERRELL, TX           97  75  97  75  97 /   5   5   0   0   0
CORSICANA, TX         97  74  98  75  98 /   5   5   0   0   0
TEMPLE, TX            98  75  98  75  98 /   5   5   0   0   0
MINERAL WELLS, TX     98  73  98  73 100 /   5   0   0   0   0

&&

.FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

$$

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