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FXUS63 KLBF 030835
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
335 AM CDT FRI JUL 3 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 334 AM CDT FRI JUL 3 2015

AREAS OF FOG DEVELOPING OVER NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA EARLY THIS
MORNING ALONG AN INVERTED TROUGH AXIS. ABUNDANT DEEP LAYER MOISTURE
TO AROUND 700MB 90 PERCENT RH. HAVE RETAINED FOG FROM VALENTINE TO
NORTH PLATTE AND EAST. LOOKS TO BURN OFF AROUND 16 TO 17Z. GENERAL
CLOUDINESS EXPECTED AROUND THE TROUGH AXIS THROUGH THE DAY WITH
DIFFERENTIAL HEATING AND GOOD LOW LEVEL MOISTURE...TDS IN THE MID
60S...AND TROUGH AXIS FOR FOCUS CAN`T RULE OUT AN AFTERNOON
THUNDERSTORM. HAVE RETAINED SCHC POPS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS OF WYOMING AND COLORADO
WITH UPPER JET DYNAMICS SHOULD REMAIN TO THE SOUTHWEST OF FORECAST
AREA AND HAVE SILENT POPS GOING FOR NOW. MAY HAVE TO BE REASSESSED IN
LATER FORECASTS. HIGHS TODAY IN THE LOW TO MID 8OS. MOSTLY CLEAR
TONIGHT WILL LOWS AROUND 60.

.LONG TERM...(SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 334 AM CDT FRI JUL 3 2015

SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...RETURN FLOW WILL BE UNDERWAY
SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. DEW POINTS
WILL RISE INTO THE UPPER 60S TO NEAR 70 ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 83
BY SUNDAY.

LOW PRESSURE ON THE NRN HIGH PLAINS SATURDAY WILL AIM THE WARMEST
AIR ACROSS WRN NEB WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. EAST...SOUTH WINDS
AND RETURN MOISTURE SHOULD LIMIT MIXING WITH 80S FOR HIGHS. THE SFC
LOW WILL DROP DUE SOUTH INTO THE CNTL HIGH PLAINS SUNDAY AND THIS
WILL LIKELY CAUSE SFC WINDS TO BACK IN THE EAST WHILE NORTHEAST
WINDS DEVELOP NORTH OF THE SFC LOW ACROSS NORTHWEST NEB.

THE FORMATION OF AN INVERTED TROF/NEARLY STATIONARY FRONT WILL BE
THE FOCUS FOR HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY NIGHT. STORM DEVELOPMENT
COULD BE UNDERWAY SUNDAY AFTERNOON NORTH OF THE FRONT. THE GFS AND
NAM SOUNDINGS SHOW A MID LEVEL DRY SLOT IN THE AFTN WHICH COULD
SUPPORT WIND DAMAGE ESPECIALLY NORTH. WINDEX VALUES IN THE 70S ARE
SHOWN NORTH AND SOUTH WITH AMBIENT PWAT OF 1.50+ INCHES SUGGESTING
THE POTENTIAL FOR WET MICROBURST. HAIL POTENTIAL SEEMS LESS OF A
THREAT GIVEN THE MODEST SHEAR AND HIGH FREEZING LEVELS. SPC HAS
OUTLOOKED NCNTL NEB FOR SEVERE WEATHER SUNDAY.

THE NAM AND GFS SOUNDINGS SUGGESTS DRY MID LEVEL AIR AND A MODEST
CAP WHICH COULD LIMIT RAIN CHANCES ACROSS SWRN NEB SUNDAY NIGHT.
NORTHEAST...NO CAP AND DEEP MOISTURE SHOULD SUPPORT WIDESPREAD
THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. THE RIGHT REAR QUADRANT OF A 300 MB JET
WILL BE OPERATING TO SEND A COLD FRONT INTO WRN NEB SUNDAY NIGHT.
QPF PLUMES SUGGEST FROM 1/2 INCH OF RAIN SOUTHWEST TO 1 OR 2 INCHES
IN THE NORTHEAST.

THERE IS ISOLATED TSTM POTENTIAL LATE SATURDAY AFTN... EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT ACROSS ALL OF WRN AND NORTH CNTL NEB. THE MODELS SHOW A
60KT 300 MB JET STREAK ACROSS WYOMING WHICH DIGS A 700MB TROF LEE OF
THE ROCKIES FOR SUPPORT. THE 700MB TROF AND ASSOCIATED WARM AIR
ADVECTION MOVE SLOWLY EAST THROUGH THE FCST AREA OVERNIGHT. SPC
SUGGESTED A MARGINAL SEVERE RISK ACROSS WRN NEB IF STORMS CAN
DEVELOP DURING OR CLOSE TO THE PEAK HEATING PERIOD.

THE SUNDAY TEMPERATURE FORECAST IS SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN AND HINGES ON
THE LOCATION OF THE INVERTED TROF WHICH WILL SET UP STRONG WARM AIR
ADVECTION ACROSS SWRN NEB WHILE COOLING THE NORTHWEST BEHIND A
STATIONARY FRONT AND MOISTENING UP AREAS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST. 80S
TO LOWER 90S ARE IN PLACE WHICH COULD PERHAPS RISE TO MID 90S.

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WHICH BAKED THE WRN
U.S. FOR DAYS RETREATS INTO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST AND THEN BUILDS
FLATLY ACROSS THE MID SOUTH SETTING UP A ZONAL FLOW ALOFT WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST. IT IS BELIEVED A PLUME OF
SUBTROPICAL UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE WILL TRAVERSE NEB TUESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL BE MOVING THROUGH
THE CNTL AND SRN PLAINS SUPPORTING THUNDERSTORMS DURING THIS TIME.
THE GFS AND ECM SHOW ANOTHER INVERTED SFC TROF SETTING UP ACROSS THE
FCST AREA WEDNESDAY FOR FOCUS. POPS ARE 40 PERCENT FOR THIS EVENT AS
THE GFS AND ECM SHOW SCATTERED POPS AND QPF. THE GFS ENSEMBLE
SUGGESTED RAIN WOULD BE MORE LIKELY ACROSS KS AND OKLA WHERE THE SRN
DISTURBANCE WILL BE TRACKING.

HIGHS IN THE 70S AND 80S ARE EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY GIVEN
THE SUBSTANTIAL BATCH OF CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE MOVING IN MONDAY
WHICH SHOULD LAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z FRIDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1144 PM CDT THU JUL 2 2015

FOR THE KLBF TERMINAL...EXPECT MAINLY CLEAR SKIES THROUGH 17Z
FRIDAY WITH SOME PATCHY FOG POSSIBLE FROM 10Z TO 14Z FRIDAY
MORNING. SOME MID LEVEL CLOUDS AON 10000 FT AGL ARE POSSIBLE
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...WITH CLEARING SKIES EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING.
FOR THE KVTN TERMINAL...EXPECT CLEAR SKIES OVER THE NEXT 24
HRS...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SOME SCATTERED CLOUDS AROUND 10000 FT
AGL FROM 17Z FRIDAY THROUGH 01Z SATURDAY.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...POWER
LONG TERM...CDC
AVIATION...CLB





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