Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 280853

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
353 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday)
Issued at 351 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Today...increasing low level theta-E advection is progged to
persist through this afternoon with moisture pooling along stalled
boundary layer moisture convergence zone setting up from about
central IA to western KS. RAP13 is showing mixing ratios
increasing to 17g/kg...PWS 1.75" by late afternoon over the
southern CWA. And coupled with daytime heating...instability
parameters will quickly ramp up particularly along/south of I-80.
Expect storms to fire initially over the southern portion of the
IA CWA before expanding swwd over the rest of the southern CWA.
The environment at that time will be quite capable of supporting
supercells through early evening given Sfc-6km shear exceeding
60kt...effective bulk shear 40-45kt. As of now...besides large
hail/damaging wind threat...definitely appears to be a risk for
tornados particularly over the southern portion of the IA CWA
where stout Sfc-1km helicity phases well with MLCAPE of 3000J/kg
and low LCLs. Focus for convective activity the rest of the
overnight hours will remain over the southern CWA.

Thursday/Thursday night....NAM/GFS/ECM in agreement showing the
stalled boundary slowly lifting across the CWA before washing out in
the early evening before a cold front...associated with surface
low pressure lifting into the upper Midwest...sweeps sewd into the
central Plains. HiRes ARW/NMM both advertise convection firing
along the boundary by mid afternoon from southeast SD to southwest
Neb with activity eventually moving through the CWA during the
late afternoon/early evening hours. Steep mid level lapse rates
atop plentiful boundary layer moisture would suggest hail
producing storms are probable early on before convection organizes
into linear mode and migrates southward.

Friday/Friday night...dry conditions as relatively stable airmass
filters in from the north.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 351 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Precip chances continue through the majority of the extended
period...particularly Sunday through Monday night in association
with a Pacific NW disturbance moving into the central Plains.
Otherwise...near normal max temps expected Sunday through Tuesday
with above normal highs coming on Wednesday.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1229 AM CDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Line of thunderstorms will move through the KLNK and KOMA TAF
sites early in the TAF cycle, generally between 06Z and 10Z.
Strong winds gusting over 40kt are possible, with some potential
for greater than 50kt with initial surge of convection. Lingering
rain and thunder is likely to hold through 12Z or so. Farther to
the north, KOFK already saw the strongest storms move through that
area, but several hours of rain and isolated thunder is likely
there. After 12Z to 15Z time frame, most of the activity will have
moved out of the area. However redevelopment is likely along an
outflow boundary expected to set up near or southeast of
Interstate 80. Thus KLNK and KOMA could see another round of
thunderstorms between 20Z and 00Z.




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