Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
336 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CONTINUES TO MOVE OFF TO OUR EAST
TODAY...A SURFACE HIGH THAT WAS OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO THIS
AFTERNOON WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST. THIS WILL ALLOW SURFACE WINDS
TO BECOME NORTHERLY 5 TO 10 MPH BY MID EVENING...AND COME AROUND
TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. WITH CLEAR
SKIES...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

WE WILL BE IN NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT THROUGH SATURDAY AS AN
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH DOMINATES THE WEATHER ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED
STATES AND AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE THAT IS CURRENTLY OVER SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA GRADUALLY WEAKENS. THE AFOREMENTIONED RIDGE WILL BREAK
DOWN LATE WEEKEND AS A SERIES OF SHORTWAVES MOVE INTO THE WEST
COAST. THIS WILL ALLOW NORTH TEXAS TO COME INTO MORE ZONAL FLOW
ALOFT. SOUTHERLY SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE SUNDAY. THE INCREASE
IN THESE WINDS ALONG WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE 20S
AND 30S WEST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS.

WE WILL SEE AT LEAST LOW CHANCES OF RAIN RETURN SUNDAY NIGHT...
AND CHANCES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH
TUESDAY NIGHT. LOW RAIN CHANCES WILL LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY MAINLY EAST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR.



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&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1245 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015/
/18Z TAFS/ BACK EDGE OF LOW CLOUD DECK IS MOVING RAPIDLY
SOUTHEASTWARD THROUGH NORTH TEXAS...AND WILL BE CLEAR OF ALL TAF
SITES BY 20Z. SKIES SHOULD REMAIN CLEAR THROUGH REMAINDER OF
FORECAST PERIOD.

A HIGH PRESSURE CENTER OVER THE TX PANHANDLE...AND A FRONTAL
TROUGH OVER LA/WRN GULF...WILL MAINTAIN A FAIRLY TIGHT PRESSURE
GRADIENT OVER N TEXAS THRU 22Z. WINDS WILL REMAIN NORTHERLY ON THE
ORDER OF 15-20KTS...GUSTING TO 25KTS...AT TAF SITES THROUGH
22Z...THEN DIMINISH STEADILY AND BACK AROUND TO A SW DIRECTION
LATER TONIGHT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP RAPIDLY SOUTHWARD
THROUGH N TX FRIDAY MORNING...PRODUCING A WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTH
AROUND 16Z IN THE METROPLEX...AND 18-19Z AT WACO. PRESSURE
GRADIENT BEHIND THIS NEXT FRONT WON`T BE AS INTENSE...RESULTING IN
SPEEDS OF ONLY 10-13KTS POST-FRONT.

BRADSHAW


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  44  72  49  82  56 /   0   0   0   0   0
WACO, TX              40  75  48  82  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
PARIS, TX             39  65  44  74  50 /   0   0   0   0   5
DENTON, TX            39  69  46  82  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
MCKINNEY, TX          39  70  44  77  54 /   0   0   0   0   0
DALLAS, TX            45  72  50  82  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
TERRELL, TX           41  69  46  78  54 /   0   0   0   0   0
CORSICANA, TX         42  72  48  79  56 /   0   0   0   0   0
TEMPLE, TX            40  78  49  81  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
MINERAL WELLS, TX     39  75  47  86  54 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

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