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FXUS63 KLBF 030243
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
943 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 315 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

AT H5 CLOSED LOW OVER NORTHEAST CONUS WITH ANOTHER CLOSED LOW AND
ASSOCIATED TROUGH INTO THE SOUTHEAST CONUS CENTERED OVER KENTUCKY.
RIDGING INTO THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS FROM NORTHERN MEXICO
TO IOWA. TROUGH OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. SURFACE LOW PRESSURE
OVER MOBRIDGE SD WITH TROUGH AXIS SOUTHWARD ALONG THE KANSAS

&&

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 940 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

FORECAST HAS BEEN UPDATED TO ACCOUNT FOR CURRENT RADAR TRENDS...
THE HOURLY RAPID REFRESH MODEL AND TO INCLUDE THE NEW WATCH AND
CANCELLATION OF PART OF THE EARLIER WATCH.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 350 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

UPDATED FORECAST TO REFLECT SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR
NORTHWEST NEBRASKA.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 315 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

FORECAST CHALLENGE IS POPS. A SEMISTATIONARY FRONT MOVES SOUTHEAST
TONIGHT TO EXTEND NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST THROUGH WESTERN NEBRASKA
WEDNESDAY MORNING. MODELS ARE IN FAIR AGREEMENT ALTHOUGH LOW
CONFIDENCE EXISTS ON THE AREAL EXTENT OF CONVECTION REALIZED.
PRECIPITABLE WATER RATIOS ARE NEAR AN INCH IN THE SOUTHWEST TO OVER
1.5 INCHES IN THE FAR NORTH CENTRAL TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.
THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP TONIGHT WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL.

THIS EVENING AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE LIFTS NORTHEAST TO ACROSS
THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE BY 7 PM CDT. THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD DEVELOP AS
SURFACE HEATING AIDS IN FURTHER DESTABILIZING THE ATMOSPHERE. THE
CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL EXTEND THROUGH 9 PM THAN STORM
BECOMING MORE ELEVATED THROUGH MIDNIGHT. THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK FOR
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH TONIGHT.

OVERNIGHT BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE DEEPENS WITH THE EXPECTATION THAT
STRATUS WILL DEVELOP AND EXPAND AS CONVECTION MOVES EASTWARD.
TEMPERATURES BY DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY WILL FALL INTO THE MIDDLE 50S
OVER THE EASTERN PANHANDLE RANGING TO THE MID 60S NORTH CENTRAL.

WEDNESDAY THE FRONT WILL REMAIN THE FOCUS FOR STORM DEVELOPMENT AS
IT MOVES EAST ACROSS THE STATE AND DRAWS MOISTURE NORTHWEST. THE NAM
IS FASTER MOVING THE FRONT SOUTH WITH FORECAST TRENDED TOWARD THE
ECMWF AND GFS BLEND. THE CHANCE FOR SEVERE WEATHER REMAINS WITH A
HIGHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER SOUTHWEST NEB.
TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY WILL BE DOWN A FEW DEGREES FROM TODAY AS LOW
CLOUDS AND STRATUS START THE DAY.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 315 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

MODELS IN FAIR AGREEMENT IN MID TERM WITH SUBTLE DIFFERENCES IN
THE EXTENDED AS FAR AS UPPER PATTERN. WEDNESDAY EVENING SHOULD SEE
ONGOING SEVERE WEATHER ESPECIALLY OVER SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA. ALL
DEPENDS ON THE PROGRESSION OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARIES AND THE
PLACEMENT OF SURFACE LOW OVER NORTHWEST KANSAS. DIFFLUENCE ALOFT,
30KT LOW LEVEL JET AND SURFACE UPSLOPE FLOW WILL ALL CONTRIBUTE TO
FAVORABLE WIND PROFILES. 1500-3000 JKG2 SURFACE BASED CAPE AND A
STRONG MID LEVEL WAVE MOVING THROUGH SOUTHWEST FLOW EARLY EVENING
AND OVER NIGHT. GFS AND EC DEVELOPING MCS WITH HEAVY RAIN. HAVE
RETAINED LIKELY POPS OVER WESTERN NEBRASKA. BOUNDARY LIES ACROSS
THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE AGAIN ON THURSDAY AS SURFACE HIGH BUILDS
INTO NORTHERN PLAINS WITH SURFACE LOW OVER SOUTHWEST KANSAS AND
BOUNDARY ACROSS THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE. DYNAMICS NOT AS STRONG BUT
BOUNDARY INTERACTING WITH MID LEVEL ENERGY MOVING THROUGH
SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL SEE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP LATE
AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES COOLER BEHIND FRONTAL PASSAGE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT WITH HIGHS IN THE 70S. CONTINUED COOL FRIDAY WITH HIGHS IN
THE 70S. WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA THURSDAY
NIGHT WITH UPSLOPE FLOW OVER THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHWEST
NEBRASKA. SURFACE LOW OVER WESTERN KANSAS LIFTS NORTH THROUGH THE
EVENING. STORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE WEST AND
THEN MOVING INTO WESTERN NEBRASKA OVER NIGHT. STORMS OVER NORTHERN
NEBRASKA THOROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY AS A STRONG MID LEVEL WAVE
MOVES INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS. FOCUS WILL BE OVER NORTH AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA. SUNDAY WILL SEE ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE 70S. WARMING INTO THE 80S MONDAY WITH
BEST CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT OVER NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA WITH A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT. HIGHS IN THE 80S AGAIN ON
TUESDAY. CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE SURFACE TROUGH AXIS TO
THE WEST AND SPREADING EAST.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z WEDNESDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 643 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

THE THUNDERSTORM SYSTEM IN SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA AND THE NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED WITH THE RESULT
BEING THAT WE HAVE HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT VTN AND ANW WILL GET
THUNDERSTORMS BETWEEN 01Z AND 05Z WITH GUSTY WIND AND POSSIBLY
SOME HAIL.

AFTER THE STORMS PASS...EAST TO NORTHEAST WIND WILL BRING ABOUT A
HIGH PROBABILITY OF CEILINGS BELOW 2000 FEET AGL BUT AT OR ABOVE
1000 FEET AGL.


&&

.HYDROLOGY...
ISSUED AT 315 PM CDT TUE JUN 2 2015

SLIGHT INCREASES ALONG THE SOUTH PLATTE RIVER OVER NIGHT WITH
UPWARDS OF 1.5 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN AROUND BIG SPRINGS LAST NIGHT.
DO NOT EXPECT NORTH PLATTE TO RISE INTO FLOOD STAGE AGAIN. WILL
CONTINUE THE FLOOD ADVISORY THERE. THE NORTH PLATTE RIVER ABOVE
MCCONAUGHY CONTINUES IN FLOOD AND WILL SLOWLY FALL THROUGH THE
WEEK.

&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE...SPRINGER
SYNOPSIS...POWER
SHORT TERM...KECK
LONG TERM...POWER
AVIATION...SPRINGER
HYDROLOGY...KECK






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