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FXUS63 KGLD 221842
AFDGLD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
1242 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 1230 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

SHORT TERM CONCERNS ARE COVERAGE AND SEVERITY THUNDERSTORMS. AS
STATED IN EARLIER AFD. STRONGER AND NEARLY STATIONARY SURFACE LOW
TO OUR SOUTHWEST ALONG WITH OUTFLOW FROM PERSISTENT THUNDERSTORMS
OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO HAS KEPT THE FRONT TO OUR SOUTH FROM
MOVING VERY FAR NORTH. I HAVE MADE ADJUSTMENTS BUT STILL MAY NOT
HAVE GOT FAR ENOUGH SOUTH. MESOSCALE GUIDANCE AND TO A LESSER
EXTENT THE ECMWF AND GFS SHOW THIS WITH A FRONTAL POSITION SOUTH
OF THE INTERSTATE.

ALSO OUTFLOW BOUNDARY FROM NORTHEAST COLORADO HAS SETTLED OVER THE
EASTERN PORTION OF THE AREA. MID AND UPPER LIFT HAS KEPT
THUNDERSTORMS GOING OVER NORTHEAST COLORADO. THIS LOW
LEVEL/MESOSCALE LIFT WILL BE ENHANCED BY INCOMING STRONG SHORTWAVE
TROUGH TO OUR SOUTH IN ADDITION THE RIGHT REAR QUADRANT OF THE JET
THAT AFFECTS THE AREA INTO THE NIGHT.

SO HAVE PULLED LIKELY AND HIGHER POPS FURTHER SOUTH TO REFLECT
EXPECTED FRONTAL POSITION. ANALYSIS SHOWS FAVORABLE/HELICITY
ESPECIALLY OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN SECTIONS. DO EXPECT STORMS TO
CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY BEFORE ENDING
SHORTLY AFTER 06Z. THERE MAY BE SOME STRATUS FOG BUT IT LOOKS LIKE
WINDS WILL INCREASE ENOUGH FROM THE SOUTH.

FOR TOMORROW SLOWED UP THE ARRIVAL OF THUNDERSTORMS. LATEST
GUIDANCE SUPPORTS HAVING SLIGHT CHANCE ALONG THE FRINGES OF THE
AREA. SLIGHTLY REDUCED HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR TOMORROW.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 355 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

FOR THE LAST WEEK OF AUGUST THE OVERALL PATTERN WILL SUPPORT A FEW
CHANCES FOR RAIN WITH NEAR TO SLIGHT BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES. ON
THE SYNOPTIC SCALE AN UPPER HIGH ACROSS THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI AND
TENNESSEE VALLEY REGIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF THE
WEEK WHILE A LONGWAVE TROUGH MOVES EAST ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN
REGION OF WESTERN CONUS. MODEL SPREAD IS FAIRLY LARGE TO START THE
EXTENDED PERIOD....AND WHILE THE SET UP DEFINITELY LOOKS FAVORABLE
FOR A NUMBER PRECIP EVENTS...THE DIFFERENCES THIS FAR OUT MAKE IT
DIFFICULT TO PIN DOWN TIMING.

BRIEFLY ON THE MODEL DIFFERENCES...THE GFS SOLUTION IS FAIRLY
PROGRESSIVE BRINGING THE LONGWAVE TROUGH ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGH
PLAINS LATE TUESDAY...WITH NORTHWESTERLY FLOW LINGERING ON THROUGH
THE END OF THE WEEK. THE GEFS ENSEMBLE MEAN IS A BIT
SLOWER...DELAYING THE TROUGH UNTIL WEDNESDAY OR SO. ECMWF IS MUCH
SLOWER...TAKING TIME TO DEVELOP A DEEPER RIDGE AXIS OVER THE
SOUTHWEST AND INTO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION BY LATE WEDNESDAY. WHILE
DELAYING THE TROUGH...THIS PATTERN IS ACTUALLY VERY FAVORABLE FOR A
FEW DAYS OF GOOD RAINFALL AS THIS WOULD ALLOW A NUMBER OF WEAK
SHORTWAVE IMPULSES TO MOVE UP ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL HIGH
PLAINS AS WELL AS VERY MOIST AIR. FINALLY...THE CANADIAN IS SIMILAR
TO THE ECMWF BUT EVEN SLOWER...WITH THE BEST SET-UP FOR RAINFALL
LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.

MONDAY...TYPICAL AUGUST DAY WITH SCATTERED AFTERNOON CONVECTION.
GUIDANCE SUPPORTS 1000-1500 J/KG SBCAPE WITH GOOD LARGE-SCALE
LIFTING IN PLACE AND AN EAST-WEST ORIENTED STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS
NORTHWEST KANSAS AND NORTHEAST COLORADO. WIND PROFILES SUPPORT
SUPERCELL DEVELOPMENT WITH 35-45 KTS OF 0-6KM SHEAR...SO WOULD
EXPECT SOME STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING LARGE
HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND POSSIBLY A TORNADO. TEMPS IN THE MID TO
UPPER 80S.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY...AS DISCUSSED IN THE PARAGRAPH ABOUT MODEL
DIFFERENCES THERE APPEARS TO BE A GOOD SET UP FOR HEAVY RAIN
SOMETIME DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. AM FAIRLY CERTAIN THE ENTIRE CWA
WILL SEE RAINFALL DURING THIS PERIOD...WITH MANY RECEIVING OVER A
HALF INCH OVER THE COURSE OF THE EVENT. AT THIS POINT THE LATEST
GUIDANCE IS AGREEING ON LATE TUESDAY INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY FOR THE
BEST CHANCE. TEMPS WILL BE COOLER AS STATIONARY FRONT FROM MONDAY
TRANSITIONS TO A COLD FRONT AND MOVES SOUTH AS A COOLER AIRMASS
MOVES IN FROM THE NORTH...HIGHS IN THE LOW 80S.

THURSDAY AND BEYOND...WHILE MAJOR MODEL DIFFERENCES EXIST AT THIS
TIME FRAME BELIEVE PRECIP CHANCES WILL BE LOW AND TEMPS SEASONABLE
/MID TO UPPER 80S/ LATE IN THE WEEK AS AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE
EVENTUALLY MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SATURDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1158 AM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT BOTH TAF SITES WITH DEVELOPMENT
ALREADY UNDERWAY. STORMS SHOULD AFFECT KGLD FIRST. MVFR AND
POSSIBLY IFR CONDITIONS COULD DEVELOP AT BOTH SITES BEFORE
ACTIVITY ENDS AROUND 06Z. DID NOT INCLUDE ANY FOG OR STRATUS AFTER
THE STORMS AT THIS TIME SINCE WESTERLY WINDS TEND TO SCOUR THE
MOISTURE OUT.


&&

.GLD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
KS...NONE.
CO...NONE.
NE...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...BULLER
LONG TERM...JJM
AVIATION...BULLER


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