Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 212020

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
320 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Issued at 318 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Large MCS progressing across southeast SD into IA, northeast NE
and srn MN. Weak development noted across Holt, Boyd and Keya Paha
counties earlier. Elsewhere broad trough across southern Canada
into the northern Plains with PV anomaly just over the Canadian
border. PV axis rotating through Dakotas serving as large scale
support for convergence along associated from now stalled across
the middle of NE.


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 318 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

The aforementioned stalled frontal boundary showing increasing
convergence along it with several waves of outflow moving southward
as well. Mesoscale analysis continues to support strong deep moist
convergence  in this vcnty so would expect thunderstorms to develop
along the boundary by 4 PM CDT and would expect some supercell
potential with decent shear (30-40 kts)from LBF northeastward. 0-6km
shear orientation would suggest some storm interactions in the LBF-
BBW area, but more of a linear fashion further north. Despite a
clearing of stratus across southwest NE earlier this morning low
level lapse rates were not overly impressive yet. Think this will
cahnge in the next couple hours though and scattered TSRA
developing, though more isolated the further southwest you go in NE.
Very unstable aloft and hail parameters look good. Heavy rain also a
possibility as PW values around 1.6" on the sounding this morning
which is significant but no where near records. Appears as though
the corridor from LBF to BBW would be favored for TSRA development
with overall progression into Custer Co. which could cause issues
since they`ve had so much rain lately.

TSRA development should exit the area along with the front by
midnight or so and would therefore expect a drier and cooler airmass
in place tmrw.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 318 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

The main forecast challenge this forecast period will be
precipitation chances towards the end of the week.

High pressure builds across the western CONUS bringing a northwest
flow across the central US through mid week.

The ridge then flattens out towards the end of the week. A short
wave trough then moves across the area Thursday into Friday bringing
chances for showers and thunderstorms. At this time widespread
severe weather is not expected. That being said models show a good
flow of moisture into Nebraska Thursday into Friday which could lead
to the potential for decent rainfall amounts to end the week.

Saturday and beyond...precipitation chances look slim for the rest
of the period. Temperatures will remain seasonal with highs in the


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 224 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

Forecast challenges revolve around TSRA including ongoing across
north central NE, and potential development from central into
southwest later this afternoon. Low clouds hanging on across the
north central NE including the KVTN TAF modulated by various
outflow boundaries riding over the low clouds from convection in
SD. Still some mid level instability as well as noted by the
altocumulus there as well. Further south cu field is ragged early
this afternoon and capped, but as better large scale forcing
enters the area would expect TSRA development along the advancing
front. TSRA hsould last into evening but then skies clearing as
front exits the area overnight.




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