Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 232035
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
335 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 335 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

UPPER LEVEL LOW SPINNING NEAR THE NEB/S DAKOTA BORDER THIS
AFTERNOON. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS PUSHING EAST WITH STILL
SOME LINGER STRATUS ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA. MEANWHILE A SFC
TROUGH/WIND SHIFT IS PUSHING ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA. WINDS
SOUTHERLY AHEAD OF THE TROUGH...WITH WESTERLY WINDS BEHIND. MOSTLY
SUNNY SKIES ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION HAS ALLOWED TEMPS TO WARM INTO
THE MID 70S TO MID 80S...WARMEST ACROSS THE SW. FAR EASTERN CWA
STILL IN THE 60S DUE TO THE LOW CLOUDS. A FEW RAIN
SHOWERS...WRAPPING AROUND THE UPPER LOW ACROSS NW NEB...INTO N
CENTRAL.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 335 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH EAST OVERNIGHT. INSTABILITY IS
INCREASING THIS AFTERNOON ALONG/AHEAD OF THE TROUGH LINE. NEAR TERM
MODELS ARE SHOWING A WEAKENING CAP WITH A BROKEN LINE OF STORMS TO
FIRE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. THE RUC IS MORE ROBUST THAN THE OTHER
MODELS...ALTHOUGH BOTH THE HRRR OR THE NAM DO DEVELOP A LINE. SHEAR
IS MARGINAL...30 KTS OR LESS...AND NARROW BAND OF LESS THAN A 1000
J/KG OF CAPE SO WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED. CANNOT
RULE OUT A STRONG STORM OR TWO...ESPECIALLY FROM HAIL AS FREEZING
LEVELS IS CLOSE TO 13000 FT ASL.

THE ACTIVITY WILL QUICKLY PUSH EAST WITH ANY STORMS PUSHING EAST OF
THE CWA BY MORNING. MEANWHILE SOME DRY AIR TO FILL IN BEHIND THE
TROUGH. MODELS SUGGESTING A DRY LAYER TO TRAP SOME LOW LEVEL
MOISTURE ACROSS N CENTRAL TOWARDS MORNING WHICH COULD RESULT IN SOME
FOG...AND CONTINUED TO MENTION PATCHY FOG AFTER SHOWERS END.

TOMORROW DRY AIR CONTINUES TO SPREAD ACROSS THE CWA WITH CLEARING
SKIES AND A NICE WARM UP ACROSS THE BOARD AS RIDGE BUILDS ACROSS THE
CENTRAL ROCKIES. MOST AREAS SHOULD PUSH INTO THE 80S...WITH THE FAR
WESTERN ZONES NEARING 90.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 335 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...

THIS PERIOD WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY AN AMPLIFIED UPPER TROUGH
MOVING ONTO THE WEST COAST AND A POSITIVELY TILTED UPPER RIDGE
EXTENDING ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES INTO THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
PLAINS. SUNNY SKIES AND HIGHS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE MID TO
UPPER 80S. THESE HIGHS TO BE AT LEAST 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. SOUTHERLY WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH THURSDAY TO INCREASE TO 15 TO
25 MPH BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. MILD EACH NIGHT WITH LOWS ALSO 10 TO
15 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL RANGING FROM 55 TO 60.

SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

THE UPPER TROUGH/CLOSED LOW ALONG THE WEST COAST ON SATURDAY WILL
LIFT NORTHEAST INTO WYOMING AND MONTANA BY MONDAY. THE 12Z ECMWF
IS ABOUT 12-18 HRS FASTER WITH THE UPPER TROUGH THAN THE 12Z GFS.
WITH THE 12Z GEM IN CLOSE AGREEMENT WITH THE ECMWF...PREFERENCE
LIES WITH THE ECMWF. LATEST SUPERBLEND POPS FOR A SLIGHT CHANCE
SUNDAY NIGHT WITH NEAR 30 POPS MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT LOOK ON
TRACK. BY TUESDAY...H5 HEIGHT DIFFERENCE ARE NEAR 120 METERS
ACROSS IDAHO AND UTAH. THIS IS DUE TO THE GFS WITH ZONAL FLOW
ACROSS THE REGION AND THE ECMWF FORECASTING AN UPPER TROUGH.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL IN THE LOWER 80S SATURDAY
AND UPPER 70S SUNDAY...COOLING TO NEAR NORMAL IN THE MID 70S
MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 105 PM CDT TUE SEP 23 2014

MVFR CIGS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF N CENTRAL
NEBRASKA...EAST OF KVTN. MEANWHILE AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL ROTATE
ACROSS NORTHERN NEBRASKA. AS THE LOW MOVES ACROSS THE AREA
ISOLD/SCT SHOWERS AND A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED.
THIS HAS A CHANCE TO IMPACT KVTN...AND DID INCLUDE IN THE KVTN
TAF. THE FORECAST DOES REMAIN VFR...ALTHOUGH A BRIEF REDUCTION IN
VSBY CAN NOT BE RULED OUT IN STRONGER ISOLD STORMS. THERE IS ALSO
A CHANCE THE SHOWERS MAY IMPACT KLBF...ALTHOUGH CONFIDENCE IS LOW
AND NO MENTION IN TAF AT THIS TIME. OVERNIGHT INTO TOMORROW SKIES
CLEAR WITH LOCALLY PATCHY FOG POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL.

&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...MASEK
SHORT TERM...MASEK
LONG TERM...ROBERG
AVIATION...MASEK




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