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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
331 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

.UPDATE...
THE SYNOPSIS...NEAR TERM AND SHORT TERM SECTIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED BELOW.

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.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 326 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

UNSETTLED CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WORK WEEK AND INTO THE
WEEKEND AS OCCASIONAL UPPER DISTURBANCES MOVE OVER THE
AREA...RESULTING IN PERIODIC CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

&&

.NEAR TERM /TODAY/...

ISSUED AT 326 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

THE NEXT UPPER WAVE CURRENTLY APPROACHING NORTHWEST ILLINOIS IS
EXPECTED TO EJECT NORTHEAST ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA BEGINNING LATER
THIS MORNING. IN RESPONSE TO THIS FEATURE...THE LOW LEVEL JET WILL
INCREASE AGAIN TOWARDS DAWN...RESULTING IN ADDITIONAL GUSTY WINDS
TODAY. THIS WAVE WILL PRODUCE RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS MOST OF CENTRAL INDIANA...WITH THE HIGHEST POPS DEPICTED IN
THE GUIDANCE TO BE ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST COUNTIES OF CENTRAL INDIANA.
BASED ON GOOD MODEL CONSENSUS AND CONSISTENCY LIKELY POPS WILL
REMAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR TODAY. LAPSE RATES/DEEP SHEAR LOOK RATHER
MARGINAL FOR SEVERE CONVECTION...ALTHOUGH MODELS SUGGEST LAPSE RATES
MAY STEEPEN SOME DURING THE AFTERNOON SO ISOLATED SEVERE STORMS
CANNOT BE COMPLETELY RULED OUT.

AS FOR TEMPERATURES...UNDERCUT MOS SLIGHTLY TO ACCOUNT FOR CLOUDS
AND PRECIPITATION CHANCES FOR HIGHS REACHING THE UPPER 70S TO AROUND
80.

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.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...

ISSUED AT 326 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

THIS UNSETTLED PATTERN WILL CONTINUE FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS INTO AT LEAST MID WEEK AS A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCES RIPPLE THROUGH THE FLOW. WILL CONTINUE WITH CHANCE
POPS FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. THE CONVECTIVE THREAT APPEARS
MORE SUPPRESSED ON THURSDAY SO DOWNPLAYED POPS TO 20-30 PERCENT
DURING THE DAY AS HEIGHTS START TO RISE AGAIN...AND DRY BRIEFLY
FOR THURSDAY NIGHT.

MOS BLEND FOR TEMPERATURES APPEARS REASONABLE DURING THIS PERIOD
FOR HIGHS IN THE LOW 80S AND LOWS IN THE MID 60S.

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.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...

ISSUED AT 211 PM EDT MON MAY 25 2015

ACTIVE...CHANGEABLE WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED DURING THE PERIOD.

GFS DEPICTS WARM AND HUMID SW FLOW IN PLACE ACROSS INDIANA ON
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. MINIMAL SUPPORT IS IN PLACE
ALOFT AS WEAK RIDGING PRIMARILY REMAINS IN PLACE. HOWEVER
SUPERBLEND CONTINUES TO INSIST ON POPS AND GIVEN THE WARM AND
HUMID AIR MASS A DIURNAL SHOWER CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

ON SATURDAY A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO SAG SOUTHWARD OUT OF THE
UPPER MIDWEST AND GREAT LAKES. THIS WILL PROVIDE AN IDEAL
CONVERGENCE AREA FOR CLOUDS AND MOISTURE. BETTER CHANCES FOR MORE
ORGANIZED PRECIPITATION AT THAT TIME.

BY MONDAY AN UPPER LOW OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS LOOKS TO PUSH EAST
IN TO THE OHIO VALLEY...PROVIDING MORE CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION.

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.AVIATION /DISCUSSION FOR THE 26/0600Z TAF ISSUANCE/...

ISSUED AT 1245 AM EDT TUE MAY 26 2015

THE 21Z RUN OF SREF PROBABILITIES ARE NOT AS OMINOUS FOR CEILINGS AS
PREVIOUS RUN...HOWEVER THEY STILL INDICATE 60-80 PERCENT CHANCE OF
CEILINGS UNDER 1000 FEET FOR ALL SITES BUT KBMG STARTING BY 9Z AND
LASTING UNTIL AFTER 12Z. MET GUIDANCE HAS COME UP TO LOW END MVFR
CEILINGS AND THIS FITS WITH MAV NUMBERS...AND NEW FORECAST SOUNDINGS
ARE LOOKING IMPROVED AS WELL. THUS WILL REMOVE IFR FROM EARLIER
FORECAST AND GO WITH PREVAILING MVFR CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES
DEVELOPING MAINLY AROUND 9Z. WILL GO WITH 2500 FT AFTER 15Z BUT MAY
KEEP MVFR AROUND FOR THE DAY GIVEN LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN THE TIME
HEIGHT SECTIONS. WIND GUSTS WILL PICK BACK UP AROUND 15Z OUT OF THE
SSW AROUND 20-28 KTS. SOME DECENT FORCING WILL BE MOVING IN BY
AFTERNOON AND THUNDERSTORMS LOOK PRETTY LIKELY DURING THE AFTERNOON
BUT EXACT PLACEMENT/TIMING STILL LOW CONFIDENCE. THUS DECIDED TO GO
WITH VCTS FROM 19Z ON. WIND GUSTS SHOULD DROP OFF 0-2Z.


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.IND WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

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SYNOPSIS...SMF
NEAR TERM...SMF
SHORT TERM...SMF
LONG TERM....TDUD
AVIATION...CP

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