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FXUS63 KIND 221353
AFDIND

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
953 AM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.UPDATE...
The NEAR TERM Section has been updated below.

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.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 210 AM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

A cold front is forecast to cross Indiana today. By Wednesday high
pressure will extend across central parts of both the USA and Canada.
This high pressure system is expected to be very long lasting. It
should control Hoosier weather through Monday.

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.NEAR TERM /This afternoon/...

Issued at 932 AM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Surface analysis late this morning shows a cold front stretching
from Eastern Illinois to SE Missouri. Radar shows a band of
showers stretching across Central Indiana...front Near Kokomo to
just west of Terre Haute. A few heavier thunderstorms were ahead
of the showers. A very warm and humid air mass remained ahead of
the from with dew point temps in the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Models and the HRRR suggest the cold front and upper short wave
will work across Central Indiana this afternoon. Forecast
soundings and Time heights show a saturated column into the early
afternoon...with subsidence arriving in the wake of the showers
near dinnertime. HRRR in good agreement allowing the the bands of
weak showers to work across the forecast area over the next
several hours. Thus have trended high pops across the
northwest...trending lower to the south and east with progression
due to the diminishing trend and intensity of the precip.

&&

.SHORT TERM (Tonight through Thursday night)...

Issued at 210 AM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

The models have come into good agreement. There is high confidence
precipitation should be shortly after 8 pm, with dry weather for the
rest of the period.

There is also agreement skies should be mostly clear, except for
partly cloudy conditions under a secondary system Thursday.

As with other parameters, guidance is close on temperatures.
Consensus should be accurate to within 2-3 degrees.

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.LONG TERM /Friday through Monday/...
Issued at 304 AM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Good confidence in dry weather with below normal temperatures this
weekend as models agree that surface high pressure and modest upper
ridge will result in tranquil conditions. Then, could see a few
showers or thunderstorms next Monday as models bring Harvey onshore
and hint at hit merging with an upper midwest trough. The blend
responded with small pops, influenced mostly by the further north
GFS which has Harvey over Arkansas by 00z Tuesday. The Canadian and
ECMWF are closer to southeastern Texas at that time with Harvey.
With model differences, do not see a strong reason to pull the small
pops Monday at this point.

Good confidence in blend trends regarding temperatures as high
pressure over the northeastern quadrant of the states along with
Quebec and Ontario support below normal temperatures. Highs will be
mostly in the 70s with some lower 80s possible south. Lows will be
mostly in the 50s.

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.AVIATION (Discussion for 221200Z TAFs)...

Issued at 645 AM EDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Showers and thunderstorms will move south across the area today.
They may produce brief IFR and gusty winds. Exact timing of
storms at any one site is very uncertain, but they should end
before 00Z.

Otherwise, expect VFR, with either no ceilings or ceilings of at
least 5 thousand feet.

Sustained winds 10 knots or less will veer from south to west
with a frontal passage in the afternoon. Gusts to 20 knots could
occur until evening.

Fog might develop late tonight in areas that get rain today. The
extent to which this will happen is still uncertain.


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

$$

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



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