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FXUS63 KIWX 270823
AFDIWX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
423 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 420 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

A WEAK COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA TONIGHT PROVIDING FAIR WEATHER.
HIGHS TODAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER 70S AND LOWER 80S... WITH LOWS
TONIGHT IN THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 50S.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 420 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

SHRTWV AND ASSOCIATED CDFNT OVER THE UPR MS VALLEY THIS MORNING
EXPECTED TO MOVE E-NE ACROSS OUR CWA THIS AFTN. DIURNAL HEATING
SHOULD RESULT IN AROUND 1000J/KG CAPE WHILE STILL RESPECTABLE
30-40KT UNIDIRECTIONAL DEEP LAYER SHEAR REMAINS OVER THE AREA AHEAD
OF THE UPR LEVEL TROF SUGGESTING SOME POTENTIAL FOR SVR STORMS WITH
DAMAGING WINDS ACROSS THE SE PORTION OF CWA WHERE LATER FROPA SHOULD
ALLOW FOR BETTER INSTABILITY. HIGH RES CONVECTIVE ALLOWING MODELS IN
DECENT AGREEMENT SUGGESTING TSTMS WILL IMPACT SE 1/2 OF AREA THIS
AFTN SO BUMPED UP POPS IN THIS AREA TO LIKELY RANGE. RATHER STRONG
GRADIENT/MIXING AHEAD OF THE FRONT SHOULD RESULT IN BREEZY/WARM
CONDITIONS ONCE AGAIN WITH HIGH TEMPS RANGING FROM THE U70S NW TO
THE L80S SE.

SFC HIGH EXPECTED TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT AS THE FRONT
SINKS S-SE TO SRN IN/OH. LIGHT WINDS AND CLEARING SKIES SHOULD
PROVIDE GOOD RADIATIONAL COOLING ALLOWING TEMPS TO FALL INTO THE
M-U50S. SOME POTENTIAL FOR FOG DEVELOPMENT BUT HELD OFF ADDING TO
FCST TO SEE HOW SGFNT THE DRYING IS BEHIND THE FRONT THIS AFTN.

&&

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 420 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

THE MAIN CHALLENGES THIS PERIOD CONCERN THE EVOLUTION AND PHASING OF
A NORTHERN STREAM SYSTEM DROPPING SOUTH OUT OF CANADA AND A SOUTHERN
STREAM WAVE EJECTING EAST ACROSS THE CONUS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. FOR
THIS PACKAGE...FAVORED THE ECMWF. THE ECMWF CONTINUES TO HAVE A
BETTER OVERALL HANDLE WITH THIS SYSTEM WHICH IS REFLECTED IN BETTER
RUN TO RUN CONSISTENCY THAN THE GFS. ALSO...THE UPSTREAM AIRMASS HAS
BEEN VERY EFFICIENT IN PRODUCING SHOWERS AND STORMS. THERMAL AND
WIND PROFILES SUPPORT ONLY A MARGINAL SEVERE STORM THREAT...BUT
GIVEN THE HISTORY OF THIS AIRMASS AND THE LIKELY HYDROLOGIC
RECYCLING UPSTREAM...HAVE RAISED RAIN CHANCES FRIDAY NIGHT AND
SATURDAY. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES SHOULD RISE CLOSE TO 1.75. CAPE
VALUES SHOULD REMAIN AROUND OR UNDER 1000 J/KG...SO LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL IS LIKELY. AFTER SATURDAY NIGHT...REMOVED ALL RAIN CHANCES
EXCEPT FOR A LOW CHANCE FOR A LINGERING SHOWER OVER SOUTHEAST AREAS
SUNDAY. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE VERY WARM THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH
HIGHS FROM 82F TO 86F.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z WEDNESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 134 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2015

A LITTLE DRIER AIR HAD SPREAD INTO NRN INDIANA EARLY THIS MORNING
WITH TEMP/DWPT SPREADS 5-10F AND MODEST SWLY GRADIENT WINDS OVER
THE AREA AND UPSTREAM... THUS POTENTIAL FOR STRATUS/FOG SEEMS TO HAVE
DIMINISHED AND HAVE REMOVED FROM FWA TAF FOR EARLY THIS MORNING.
DIURNAL HEATING/DESTABILIZATION EXPECTED TO LEAD TO SCT SHRA/TSRA
DVLPG ALONG A CDFNT MOVG ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. ADDED VCSH TO SBN
TAF LATE THIS MORNING AND VCTS TO FWA EARLY THIS AFTN. GUSTY
WINDS AGAIN TODAY AHEAD OF THE FRONT... BECOMING LIGHT TONIGHT AS
POST FRONTAL RIDGE BUILDS IN.

&&

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

$$

SYNOPSIS...JT
SHORT TERM...JT
LONG TERM...SKIPPER
AVIATION...JT


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