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FXUS63 KPAH 292113 CCA

319 PM CDT Wed Oct 29 2014

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Friday)
Issued at 1251 PM CDT WED OCT 29 2014

As the surface High settles overhead tonight, winds will calm and
clear skies will allow for temps to drop near their dew points,
which should be running in the 30s throughout the region. We`ll
insert patchy frost mention for nearly all sites that spend at
least an hour or two in the 30s. Clouds will begin increasing
either late tonight, or early tmrw, as the next wave of energy
approaches. It will touch off showery pcpn tmrw into tmrw nite,
and we`ll carry sprinkles or chc pops for those time periods
pretty much fa-wide. This trof of energy makes passage by early
Friday and offers a reinforcing shot of cool air headed into the

.LONG TERM...(Friday Night through Wednesday)
Issued at 319 pm CDT WED OCT 29 2014

CORRECTION: Mention of freeze advisory should be freeze warning.

Unless the upcoming evening or midnight forecasters decided to issue
a freeze watch for this weekend, will hold off any formal freeze
watch and/or warbing headline until the Thursday daytime forecast

The two primary reasons for this slight delay in freeze headlines was
to 1) reduce some confusion with the occurance of frost later
tonight, and 2) allow a greater likelihood of collaborative
issuance of freeze headlines with NWS offices to the
North/East/South of the WFO PAH forecast area.

Although the probability remains quite high (80-95%) that
freezing/sbufreezing temperatures will occur over all of the WFO
PAH forecast area late Friday night and early Saturday morning,
then again Saturday night and Sunday morning, prefer to pin down
the timing of onset, duration, and actual temperature range closer
for public output.

The main limitation for Saturday morning will be the extent of
gradient wind flow over Southwest Indiana and the West Kentucky
Pennyrile region. These wind will definitely inhibit any frost
development. The only frost potential Saturday morning will likely be
patchy occurrence in protected area in Southern Illinois shortly
before daybreak as the wind gradient diminishes and the inversion
sets up. Given the shorter duration of freezing or sub-freezing
temperatures toward a hard freeze, may need to re-issue a freeze
headline for Saturday night into Sunday morning.

For Sunday, depending on the duration of freezing/sub-freezing
temperatures Friday night into Saturday, may need to continue the
potential for a freeze warning for Saturday night into Sunday
morning for part of the WFO PAH forecast area. Regardless of the
freezing temperatures, widespread frost will be expected by
Sunday morning.

In lieu of a Freeze Watch for this package, will continue a
mention in the Hazardous Weather Outlook and a special weather
statement, as well as social media.

With respect to rain chances early next week, GFS ensemble
climatology (1985-2010) suggest a 85 to 95 percent chance of
seeing around an inch or more over Southeast Missouri and
Southwest Illinois, west of Interstate 57 from Monday night into
Tuesday. The signal remains strong for rain on Tuesday into
Tuesday night, so kept chance to likely PoPs/Weather in place for
that time period.


Issued at 1251 PM CDT WED OCT 29 2014

Despite the surface High moving overhead, and a clear sky/light
wind regime overnight...drier air in place should preclude fog
from developing to the extent it did this morning. Nevertheless we
will include an MVFR mention for prone terminals like KCGI with
patches of more locally dense fog possible. Otherwise anticipate
some increasing mid or high cloud in the planning period, ahead of
an eventual chance of showers with a wave of upper energy making
its approach and ultimate passage just beyond the valid time.




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