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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MARQUETTE MI
324 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 323 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

12Z RAOBS/LATEST WV IMAGERY AND RUC ANALYSIS SHOW NW FLOW ALOFT OVER
THE GREAT LKS BTWN CLOSED UPR LO OVER HUDSON BAY AND RDG ACROSS THE
WRN CONUS. THE 12Z INL/GRB RAOBS SHOW A RELATIVELY DRY...CAPPED
ENVIRONMENT...SO THE DIURNAL CU THAT POPPED UP HAVE BEEN FAIRLY
SHALLOW WITH LARGE SCALE DEEP LYR QVECTOR DVGC/SUBSIDENCE
DOMINATING. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS OVER THE SE CWA E OF ESCANABA...
WHERE RADAR INDICATES A FEW SHOWERS HAVE POPPED UP IN AN AREA CLOSER
TO SOME DEEPER MSTR/LESS CAPPED ENVIRONMENT SHOWN ON THE 12Z APX
RAOB AND WHERE LLVL CNVGC HAS BEEN ENHANCED BY LK BREEZE CNVGC.
LOOKING UPSTREAM...A SHRTWV IS DROPPING SEWD THRU MANITOBA. THERE IS
A BAND OF CLDS AND A FEW SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH AXIS OF HIER H7 RH
IN AREA OF DPVA/H7-5 QVECTOR CNVGC MOVING INTO NW ONTARIO AHEAD OF
THIS FEATURE. FARTHER AWAY...ANOTHER SHRTWV TOPPING WRN RDG IS
MOVING ESEWD THRU SASKATCHEWAN.

MAIN FCST CONCERNS IN THE SHORT TERM FOCUS ON SHOWER/TS CHANCES
ASSOCIATED MAINLY WITH THE TWO SHRTWVS NOTED ABOVE.

TNGT...FIRST SHRTWV OVER MANITOBA IS FCST TO SLIDE SEWD THRU NW
ONTARIO...WITH SHARPER DPVA/DEEP LYR QVECTOR CNVGC REMAINING TO THE
N. ALTHOUGH THE LLVL FLOW IS FCST TO BACK TOWARD THE WSW TO THE S OF
THE TRACK OF THIS DISTURBANCE...GUIDANCE INDICATES THE MOST
IMPRESSIVE MSTR CNVGC WL REMAIN TO THE S IN WI...JUST BRUSHING THE
BORDER. WITH THE DISCONNECT BTWN THIS MOISTENING TO THE S AND THE
MORE IMPRESSIVE DYNAMIC SUPPORT REMAINING TO THE N...SUSPECT PCPN
OVER MUCH OF UPR MI WL BE RATHER LIMITED BTWN AXES OF HIER POPS TO
THE N AND ALONG THE SRN CWA/WI. INCRSG PWAT AND WSW FLOW WL TEND TO
LIMIT THE DIURNAL TEMP DROP.

SUN...DPVA/DEEP LYR QVECTOR CNVGC IN ADVANCE OF SHRTWV NOW MOVING
THRU SASKATCHEWAN IS FCST TO ARRIVE OVER SLOW MOVING...WEAKENING
COLD FNT THAT WL BE DROPPING SLOWLY SE ACRS THE CWA ATTENDANT TO
FIRST DISTURBANCE EXITING INTO QUEBEC. SOME OF THE MODELS...
ESPECIALLY THE 12Z GFS...ALSO HINT AT THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME
ENHANCED UPR DVGC IN RRQ OF EXITING H3 JET MAX SUPPORTING THE FIRST
DISTURBANCE AND EXIT REGION OF INCOMING JET STREAK ASSOCIATED WITH
2ND SHRTWV. SINCE THIS FORCING WL BE ARRIVING DURING PERIOD OF
DAYTIME HEATING...SUSPECT SHOWERS/TS WL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS. SO
TENDED TO BUMP POPS UP INTO THE LIKELY RANGE OVER MUCH OF THE CWA.
WITH INCRSG H85-5 RH...THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT HOW MORE CLDS WL
IMPACT SFC DESTABILIZATION. THE 12Z NAM SHOWS MUCAPE AS HI AS 2500-
3000 J/KG OVER THE SCENTRAL UNDER AREA OF STEEP H7-5 LAPSE RATES
APRCHG 8C/KM PER THE THE 12Z GFS. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE GUIDANCE
SUGGESTS THE BULK OF THE PCPN WL FALL ON THE COOL SIDE OF THE FNT
AND THERE WL BE A GOOD DEAL OF CLD COVER THAT SUG THE NAM FCST
MUCAPE IS TOO HI...TS THAT FORM ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FNT
ESPECIALLY OVER THE SCENTRAL COULD TURN STRONG TO SEVERE WITH DEEP
LYR SHEAR NEAR 40 KTS. IN FACT...THE NEW SPC OUTLOOK FOR SUN AS
SHIFTED THE NRN EDGE OF MARGINAL RISK FOR SVR STORMS AS FAR N AS SRN
MNM COUNTY. POPS WL DIMINISH FM THE NW BY MID/LATE AFTN FOLLOWING
ARRIVAL OF SUBSIDENCE/MID LVL DRYING FOLLOWING THE SHRTWV.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 317 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

IMPACTS...COOLER TEMPERATURES AND GREATER MOISTURE WILL HAVE A
POSITIVE IMPACT ON FIRE WEATHER...AT LEAST SOMEWHAT LOWERING
CONCERNS.

A TROUGH/COLD FRONT AND ASSOCIATED PRECIPITATION WILL BE MOSTLY OUT
OF THE AREA BY 00Z MON AS THE UPPER LOW THAT HAS BEEN SITTING OVER
HUDSON BAY MOVES S INTO ONTARIO. AS THE LOW MOVES FROM EXTREME NRN
ONTARIO AT 00Z MON TO THE ONTARIO/QUEBEC BORDER E OF LAKE SUPERIOR
BY 00Z WED...THE CORE OF COLDEST AIR (850MB TEMPS OF 3-4C) WILL
SLIDE INTO THE CWA. THE COLDER MID LEVELS WILL ALLOW FOR CONVECTIVE
SHOWERS MON THROUGH TUE AS LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL BE INCREASED AND
SUBTLE SHORTWAVES WILL BE MOVING THROUGH. SFC TEMPS WILL BE 7-10
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S. LOWS WILL
BE FROM THE MID 40S INLAND TO THE MID 50S NEAR THE GREAT LAKES.

TUE NIGHT THROUGH WED NIGHT WILL SEE A SFC RIDGE MOVE
OVERHEAD...WITH NO PRECIP EXPECTED. TEMPS MAY BE A DEGREE OR TWO
WARMER THAN TUE WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S. THERE WILL
STILL BE ENOUGH MOISTURE TUE NIGHT TO KEEP TEMPS FROM FALLING INTO
THE 30S AND WED NIGHT MAY SEE INCREASING CLOUD COVER AND RETURN FLOW
TO KEEP TEMPS FROM FALLING TO CONCERNING LEVELS.

THE REST OF THE PERIOD THU THROUGH SAT IS QUITE A BIT MORE UNCERTAIN
IN EXACT DETAILS AS CONDITIONS LOOK TO BE DRIVEN LARGELY BY
SHORTWAVES. SLIGHT CHANCES OF PRECIP EACH DAY AS GIVEN BY CONSENSUS
GUIDANCE IS REASONABLE...SO WILL LEAVE THAT IN THE FORECAST.
ALSO...TEMPERATURES LOOK TO REMAIN BELOW NORMAL.
&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 148 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTN WL DIMINISH THIS EVNG WITH LOSS OF DAYTIME
HEATING/MIXING. ALTHOUGH A PASSING DISTURBANCE MAY BRING SOME
-SHRA TO UPR MI LATE TNGT...LLVL DRY AIR INDICATES VFR CONDITIONS WL
PREDOMINATE EVEN IF ANY OF THE SHOWERS PASSES OVER ONE OF THE TAF
SITES. THERE WL ALSO BE SOME MARGINAL LLWS OVERNGT WITH A
STRENGTHENING WSW FLOW ABOVE NEAR SFC STABLE LYR. THE APPROACH OF A
STRONGER DISTURBANCE ON SUN WL BRING A BETTER CHC FOR SOME SHOWERS
AND PERHAPS A TS...BUT VFR CONDITIONS SHOULD STILL PREDOMINATE WITH
LINGERING LLVL DRY AIR.
&&

.MARINE...(FOR THE 4 PM LAKE SUPERIOR FORECAST ISSUANCE)
ISSUED AT 323 PM EDT SAT AUG 1 2015

A LOW SPINNING OVER SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY WILL SWEEP A PAIR OF TROFS
ACROSS LAKE SUPERIOR TONIGHT AND SUN. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE
10-20KT RANGE. HI PRES FROM THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES WILL MOVE OVER THE
REGION THROUGH MOST OF NEXT WEEK...KEEPING WINDS UNDER 20 KTS.
&&

.MQT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
UPPER MICHIGAN...
NONE.
LAKE SUPERIOR...
NONE.
LAKE MICHIGAN...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...KC
LONG TERM...TITUS
AVIATION...KC
MARINE...KC


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