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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
1202 AM CDT THU APR 28 2016

...AVIATION UPDATE...

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 346 PM CDT WED APR 27 2016

OCCLUDED SFC LOW AND OCCLUDED SFC FRONT ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA
WAS LEADING TO STRONG TO EVEN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN
IOWA. THE REMAINS OF THESE STORMS SHOULD MOVE ACROSS THE CWA LATE
THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AS RAIN AND POSSIBLY ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 346 PM CDT WED APR 27 2016

MAIN FORECAST CONCERN ARE THE CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND
TONIGHT ACROSS THE AREA AS AN OCCLUDING LOW MOVES EAST INTO THE
AREA. AT THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT THE WARM SECTOR WILL BRIEFLY
SKIRT THE FAR SOUTHERN CWA. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT WILL AFFECT THE
AREA MAY INCLUDE ISOLATED MARGINAL SEVERE HAIL.

WHILE THE CAMS PRODUCE MODEL REFLECTIVITY THAT SUGGESTS WE HAVE A
DECENT CHANCE OF CONVECTION TONIGHT...IT APPEARS THAT THEY ARE
OVERDOING THE SURGE OF THE WARM SECTOR INTO OUR AREA. WITH THE
WEAK PRESSURE RISES AND LACK OF SYNOPTIC FORCING...DO NOT BELIEVE
THESE STORMS WILL BE AS FAR NORTH AS FORECAST. DO BELIEVE THAT AN
ISOLATED ELEVATED THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE WITH SMALL HAIL. THE
THREAT FOR THUNDER SHOULD WANE AFTER 06Z ACROSS THE AREA. AFTER
THIS...THE STACKED SYSTEM BEGINS TO LUMBER EAST THROUGH THURSDAY.
THIS SHOULD LEAD TO RAIN ACROSS THE AREA AGAIN ON THURSDAY.
TOMORROW WILL ALSO BE COOL WITH A COOL WIND OFF OF LAKE MICHIGAN.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 346 PM CDT WED APR 27 2016

THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...WILL WALK OUT A FEW LINGERING SHOWERS
THU EVENING...BUT MAIN STORY OF THE NIGHT IS A COOL CANADIAN HIGH
PRESSURE SLIDING DOWN THE UPPER MS RVR VALLEY AND WESTERN GRT LKS
INTO FRI. UNSEASONABLY LOW THICKNESSES GETTING ADVECTED DOWN INTO
THE AREA BY DEEPENING NORTH/NORTHEASTERLY FLOW WILL SUPPORT LOW
TEMPS IN THE LOWER 40S TO UPPER 30S NORTH OF I80 BY FRI MORNING...
ESPECIALLY WITH A FEW BREAKS IN THE CLOUD COVER. A MORE EXTENSIVE
CLEARING WITH SOME DURATION WOULD EVEN PROMOTE THE POSSIBILITY OF
SOME MID 30S IN THE NORTH...AS WELL AS PATCHY FROST AND FOG
DEVELOPMENT LATE THU NIGHT INTO EARLY FRI MORNING WITH LIGHT WINDS.
BUT MOST MODELS ARE BULLISH ON MAINTAINING SOME TYPE OF CLOUD COVER
THRU FRI AM. FRI A COOL BUT DRY DAY WITH SOME PARTIAL SUN POSSIBLE
IF NORTHEAST FETCH LAKE STRATOCU DOESN/T FILL IN ACRS THE AREA...
HIGHS DEPENDENT ON EXTENT OF CLOUD COVER WITH CLOUDY AREAS REMAINING
IN THE 50S WHILE SOME INSOLATION WILL MAKE FOR SOME LOWER 60S.

THE NEXT UPSTREAM CUT-OFF UPPER LOW LURKS ACRS THE WEST CENTRAL
PLAINS...ROLLING OUT NEGATIVELY TILTED AND OCCLUDING SOMEWHERE ACRS
THE SOUTH CENTRAL TO EAST CENTRAL PLAINS BY SAT MORNING. UPPER RIDGE
LOBE FROM THE OH RVR VALLEY TO THE WESTERN GRT LKS WILL IMPEDE THE
CYCLONE COMPLEX...AND DRY IN WRAPPING EAST-NORTHEAST FETCH WILL EAT
AWAY AT PRECIP BANDS TRYING TO WHIRL THEIR WAY TOWARD THE AREA FROM
THE SOUTHWEST FRI NIGHT. THE 12Z GFS IA MAINLY DRY THRU 12Z SAT...
WHILE THE 12Z GEM AND ECMWF BRING IN RAIN ACRS AT LEAST THE
SOUTHWEST/SOUTHERN HALF OF THE CWA MAINLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. WILL
ADJUST POPS FROM 06Z-12Z SAT BUT NOT QUITE AS BULLISH AS THE ECMWF
SUGGESTS FOR NOW.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...HOW FAR NORTH THE LLVL CYCLONE AND ASSOCIATED
WARM FRONT TO THE LEE OF THE UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL MAKE IT WILL BE
THE CHALLENGE FOR SAT INTO SAT NIGHT...WITH PLENTY OF MODEL
DISCREPANCY STILL OUT THERE. THE 12Z GFS HOLDS THE MAIN LLVL
FEATURES FURTHEST TO THE SOUTH AND WOULD SUGGEST MAINLY ELEVATED
SHOWERS STREAMING ACRS THE AREA AS SAT AND SAT EVENING
PROGRESSES...WHILE THE EURO IS A BIT MORE NORTHERLY AND WOULD ALLOW
FOR SOME EMBEDDED TO SCTRD THUNDER SOUTH OF I80. THE FURTHEST NORTH
NAM AND MAX DEEP CONVECTIVE INDEX GRADIENT INTO THE SOUTHERN CWA
WOULD EVEN SUPPORT THE CHANCE FOR SOME STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ACRS
AT LEAST THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE FCST AREA. FOR NOW WILL PRIMARILY
USE THE 12Z ECMWF AS A HAPPY MEDIUM SAT INTO SUNDAY WITH THUNDER
SOUTH OF I80 SAT/SAT EVENING. GENERAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 0.25 TO
THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH IN THESE SOUTHERN AREAS BY SUNDAY MORNING
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE 12Z GFS WOULD WALK OUT THE
SHOWERS SUNDAY MORNING FOR A MAINLY DRY SUNDAY AFTERNOON WITH
NORTHEAST SFC WINDS...WHILE THE ECMWF FURTHER NORTH AND SLOWER
PROGRESSION OF THE UPPER LOW OVERHEAD WOULD PRODUCE MORE SCTRD
SHOWERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING. WILL KEEP CHC POPS
GOING THRU THIS PERIOD. IF THE GFS PLACEMENT IS CORRECT...THE FCST
HIGH TEMPS FOR BOTH SAT AND SUNDAY WILL BE TOO MILD.

MONDAY THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY...LONGER RANGE INDICATIONS AND
ENSEMBLES SUGGEST A GENERALLY BENIGN WX PATTERN EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
THE LOCAL AREA IN BETWEEN GRT LKS AND NORTHEASTERN CONUS UPPER
TROFFINESS/NORTHWESTERLY STEERING FLOW...AND UPSTREAM GRT BSN INTO
THE SOUTHWESTERN PLAINS WAVE. SOME PHASING POTENTIAL OR TRYING TO
PHASE BETWEEN THESE TWO SYNOPTIC SCALE FEATURES MAY BRING ABOUT
SCTRD PRECIP CHANCES TOWARD MID NEXT WEEK. HIGH TEMPS NEAR OR A BIT
BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH SOME UNSEASONABLY COOL NIGHTS
POSSIBLE WITH ANY CLEAR SKIES/LIGHTER WINDS FOR SUNDAY NIGHT AND
MONDAY NIGHT.     ..12..

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1145 PM CDT WED APR 27 2016

ONGOING LINE OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED TS WILL WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT
FEW HOURS AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD.

MVFR/IFR CIGS ARE FORECAST INTO THU MORNING. UPSTREAM
OBSERVATIONS AND CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF OCCLUDED LOW PROPAGATING
THROUGH FAVOR LOWERING STRATUS LATE TONIGHT OR INTO EARLY THU
MORNING...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF KBRL. A BRIEF PERIOD OF LIFR CIGS
ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. LOW-LEVEL MIXING SHOULD IMPROVE CIGS TO MVFR BY
LATE MORNING/MIDDAY. UTTECH

&&

.DVN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IA...NONE.
IL...NONE.
MO...NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...GIBBS
SHORT TERM...GIBBS
LONG TERM...12
AVIATION...UTTECH



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