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FXUS63 KIWX 072344
AFDIWX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
744 PM EDT MON JUL 7 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 329 PM EDT MON JUL 7 2014

ABUNDANT MOISTURE ALONG AND AHEAD OF A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY
AND A LAKE BREEZE FRONT WILL COMBINE WITH ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE WILL TO PRODUCE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
THIS EVENING. A STRONGER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL APPROACH
THE REGION OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY...PROVIDING A GOOD CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN
BUILD INTO THE GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY FOR MID WEEK...BRINGING
DRY CONDITIONS AND COOLER TEMPERATURES. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT
WILL DROP BACK ONLY INTO THE UPPER 60S.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 329 PM EDT MON JUL 7 2014

LATEST KIWX RADAR SHOWING CONVECTION DEVELOPING IN NW CWA ALONG LAKE
BREEZE BOUNDARY THIS AFTERNOON WHILE VIS SAT SHOWING IMPROVING
CONDITIONS OVER THE REST OF THE CWA. SFC ANALYSIS DEPICTING FRONTAL
BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM SW LWR MI BACK THROUGH CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND
OVER TO FRONTAL WAVE FORMING IN CENTRAL PLAINS. THIS BOUNDARY AND
ITS ASSOCIATED WAVE WILL BE THE FOCUS FOR EXPECTED DEVELOPMENT OF
CONVECTIVE COMPLEX THIS EVENING/TONIGHT. WATER VAPOR IMAGERY
INDICATING SHORT WAVE ENERGY ROUNDING THE BASE OF UPPER TROF MOVING
INTO THE DAKOTAS AND SHOULD LEND SOME MID LEVEL SUPPORT TO COMBINE
WITH 50-55KT NOCTURNAL LLJ DEVELOPING IN EASTERN KANSAS/CENTRAL
MISSOURI TONIGHT. LLJ FORECAST TO VEER TO W/SW OVERNIGHT LEADING TO
FORWARD PROPAGATING MCS MOVING SOUTH OF OUR AREA. HOWEVER...STILL
ANTICIPATE DECENT COVERAGE OF SH/TSRA BY THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
WITH THE APPROACH OF FRONTAL WAVE IN AN INCREASINGLY UNSTABLE
AIRMASS AS BUFKIT SOUNDINGS INDICATING CAPES APPROACHING 2000 J/KG
OVER MUCH OF THE CWA TONIGHT. MODEST UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOW WILL
LIMIT SEVERE POTENTIAL WITH EFFECTIVE SHEAR VALUES AROUND 30KTS.
DECREASING PRECIP CHANCES EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS
TUESDAY AS SFC FRONT AND UPPER TROF MOVE THROUGH THE AREA. WARM
AND MUGGY CONDITIONS TONIGHT WITH LOWS U60S TO AROUND 70. A LITTLE
COOLER FOR TUESDAY WITH U70S TO AROUND 80 AS COLD FRONT MOVES
ACROSS THE AREA.

&&

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 329 PM EDT MON JUL 7 2014

PAIR OF STRONG NORTHERN STREAM SHORTWAVES INTO ND AND FARTHER INTO
NORTHERN SASK TO AMPLIFY DOWNSTREAM JAMES BAY TO GREAT LAKES TROF BY
MID WEEK. PRIMARY FRONTAL ZONE THROUGH BY TUESDAY EVENING...THOUGH
CONTINUE SMALL CHC POPS AMID TRAILING SECONDARY AND ASSOCIATED MID
LEVEL SPEED MAX DROPPING SEWD THROUGH WI INTO WCNTL LWR MI BY
DAYBREAK WED. DWINDLING MOISTURE PROFILE AMID LACK OF STRONG SIGNAL
SHOULD PRECLUDE SIGNIFICANT CONVECTION BEYOND TUE.
THEREAFTER...STRONGLY SUBSIDENT/DRY CP AIRMASS OVERSPREADS SOUTHERN
GREAT LAKES/OHIO VALLEY DY3/4. RIDGE CENTROID SLIDES EWD UPSTATE NEW
YORK/UPR OHIO VALLEY...THOUGH SOUTHWESTWARD EXTENSION TO EFFECTIVELY
SHUNT ALL BUT FAR WESTERN GOMEX FEED. LACK OF EARLY SIG THETA-E
RETURN TO PRECLUDE ANY MENTION UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT AT EARLIEST.
BETTER CONVECTIVE CHANCES SAT ASSOCIATED WITH MINOR WAVE THROUGH
SOUTHERN PERIPHERY OF HIGHER BELTED HEIGHT FALLS AND APPROACH OF
WEAK FRONTAL ZONE. ECE/GEFS MEAN POPS ALSO TARGET SAT ATTM. GIVEN
LARGE DISPARITY BETWEEN GFS/EC THEREAFTER HAVE HELD ON EXPANDING
MENTION PENDING CONSENSUS BUILT SIGNALS BEYOND THE TRAILING LOW
CHC POPS ON SAT NIGHT/SUN.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z TUESDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 742 PM EDT MON JUL 7 2014

LAKE BREEZE ENHANCED CDFNT MOVG SLOWLY SOUTH ACROSS NRN INDIANA THIS
EVE WITH SCT SHRA/TSRA IN ITS VCNTY. THIS FRONT SHOULD PASS FWA BY
02Z WITH CONVECTION IN VCNTY OF FWA LIKELY DIMINISHING BY THAT
TIME. NW WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL QUICKLY BACK TO SW AND GRDLY
INCREASE OVERNIGHT AS ANOTHER STRONGER SHRTWV/CDFNT DROPS SE FROM
MN. THIS SYSTEM SHOULD MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TUE MORNING. GIVEN
TIME OF DAY CONTD WITH JUST SHRA IN TAFS BUT WILL NEED TO MONITOR
UPSTREAM CONVECTIVE EVOLUTION WITH TSRA PSBLY NEEDING TO BE ADDED
IN THIS TIMEFRAME. OTRWS... OUTSIDE OF CONVECTION... EXPECTING VFR
CONDITIONS THROUGH THE PERIOD. WEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT COULD
BECOME QUITE GUSTY TUE AFTN... PARTICULARLY AT FWA.

&&

.IWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IN...NONE.
MI...NONE.
OH...NONE.
LM...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...MURPHY
SHORT TERM...JAL
LONG TERM...MURPHY
AVIATION...JT


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