Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Indianapolis, IN

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

000
FXUS63 KIND 290700
AFDIND

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
300 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

.UPDATE...
THE SYNOPSIS SECTION HAS BEEN UPDATED BELOW

&&

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 300 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS INDIANA TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE FOLLOWING
IT IS GOING TO DOMINATE HOOSIER WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY. AFTER
ANOTHER COLD FRONT PASSES FRIDAY NIGHT...HIGH PRESSURE SHOULD
CONTROL THE WEATHER AGAIN INTO MONDAY. A THIRD COLD FRONT IS
FORECAST TO SLOWLY CROSS OUR STATE FROM LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /TODAY/...

ISSUED AT 300 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

THE MAIN ISSUE IS POPS.

THE FIRST WAVE OF THE SYSTEM THE SATELLITE SHOWS TO OUR NORTHWEST
TURNED SHARPLY SOUTH AND MISSED OUR CWA LAST NIGHT. HOWEVER COLD
TOPS ARE DEVELOPING TO THE EAST. THIS TIME A SOUTH TURN WOULD
AFFECT US. THE TOPS ARE COLD ENOUGH SO EVEN IF WEAKENING OCCURS
SOMETHING SHOULD BE GOING WHEN THE SYSTEM ARRIVES.

LIKELY TO CATEGORICAL POPS ARE CALLED FOR. CONSIDERING THE HIGH
PRECIPITABLE WATER...HEAVY RAIN IS WORTH MENTIONING.

THE MODELS ALL AGREE PRECIPITATION SHOULD END BY EVENING AS A
WEAK FRONT CROSSING THE AREA IS FOLLOWED BY MUCH DRIER AIR.

YESTERDAY THE GUIDANCE WAS TOO COOL BY SEVERAL DEGREES. CLOUDS AND
RAIN SHOULD CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO BE A LITTLE COOLER THAN
YESTERDAY. THAT MIGHT KILL THE BIAS AND LET THE MAV WORK WELL.
THE MAV WILL BE USED FOR NOW. SIGNIFICANT MODIFICATION MAY BE
NEEDED AS EVENTS UNFOLD.

&&

.SHORT TERM.../TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/
ISSUED AT 300 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

TEMPERATURES ARE THE MAIN ISSUE. THE MODELS AGREE THE AIR WILL BE
SO DRY SKIES SHOULD BE MOSTLY CLEAR THROUGH FRIDAY.

AT TIMES THE GFS HAS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER 850 MILLIBAR TEMPERATURES
THAN THE OTHER MODELS. HOWEVER NO MATTER WHICH DETERMINISTIC
FORECAST YOU PREFER...THE MOS IS ALMOST IDENTICAL. THIS BOOSTS
CONFIDENCE IT CAN BE USED WITH LITTLE ALTERATION.

FRIDAY NIGHT THE GFS AND THE EUROPEAN BRING A WEAK FRONT THROUGH.
THE NAM DOES NOT. WITH THE OTHER TWO MODELS AGREEING THE NAM WILL
BE DISREGARDED AND THE GFS GUIDANCE USED.


&&

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

ISSUED AT 231 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015

THE FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND IS LOOKING COMPLETELY DRY AS A
LARGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS IN CONTROL OVER THE REGION.
ENSEMBLES SHOWING A WEAK COLD FRONT NOT MOVING ACROSS OUR REGION
UNTIL EARLY MONDAY...WITH A SECONDARY AND EVEN WEAKER FRONT
FOLLOWING ON TUESDAY. INCLUDED SOME LOW CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND
STORMS DURING EARLY NEXT WORK WEEK...WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER POPS
ACROSS THE NORTH...CLOSER TO THESE FEATURES. GENERALLY WENT WITH
SUPERBLEND INITIALIZATION AS THIS GUIDANCE APPEARS TO BE IN LINE
WITH THE CURRENT FORECAST.


&&

.AVIATION /DISCUSSION FOR THE 29/06Z TAFS/...

ISSUED AT 1205 AM EDT WED JUL 298 2015

WITH LOWER 70S DEW POINTS...WOULD NOT RULE OUT MVFR FOG OVERNIGHT AT
THE SMALLER AIRPORTS. HOWEVER...INCREASING MID DECK AND CONVECTIVE
DEBRIS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT...SHOULD KEEP THE VISIBILITY FROM
DROPPING TO IFR OR WORSE SAVE PERHAPS A BRIEF TIME.

RAPID REFRESH REFLECTIVITY PROGS AND RADAR TRENDS SUGGEST THE OWA
CONVECTION COULD MAKE IT IN OUR WESTERN TAF SITES AFTER 10Z AND
EASTERN ONES AFTER 12Z. THE COLD FRONT SHOULD MOVE THROUGH THE AREA
AFTER 23Z WEDNESDAY AT LAF AND HUF AND 01Z THURSDAY AT IND AND BMG.
THIS SHOULD PUT AN END TO ANY OTHER CONVECTION. WILL GO WITH A 2
HOUR MORNING MVFR THUNDERSTORM GROUP AND VCTS TO HANDLE THE
POTENTIAL FOR AFTERNOON RE-DEVELOPMENT.

WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE TO CALM OVERNIGHT...SOUTHWEST AND
WEST TO LESS THAN 10 KNOTS AFTER DAYBREAK AND NORTHWEST LESS THAN 10
KNOTS THIS EVENING...BEHIND THE FRONT.

&&

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

$$

SYNOPSIS...JK
NEAR TERM...JK
SHORT TERM...JK
LONG TERM...SMF
AVIATION...MK



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.