Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KPAH 171907
AFDPAH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
207 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 207 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

WEAK CONVECTION CONTINUES TO PUSH EAST ACROSS WEST KY / SW
INDIANA. SOME 25 TO 40 MPH WIND GUSTS...AND A REPORT OF TINY HAIL
IN ONE SPOT. THAT IS ABOUT IT. WILL SEE HOW MUCH THE AIRMASS CAN
RECOVER TO OUR WEST. TEMPERATURES ARE WARMING BUT IT REMAINS
CAPPED OVER SOUTHERN MISSOURI IN THE WAKE OF TODAY`S CONVECTION.
SHOULD THE AIRMASS RECOVER OVER SOUTHERN MO AS SOME MODELS
INDICATE IT WILL...COULD HAVE A FLARE UP FROM NRN ARKANSAS INTO SE
MISSOURI MOVING NE BY LATE DAY / SUNSET...CONTINUING INTO THE
EVENING HOURS. THE ACTIVITY MAY DRIFT SLOWLY EAST OVERNIGHT GIVEN
THE PERSISTENT STEERING SW FLOW ALOFT. AGAIN...THE OVERALL SEVERE
CHANCE SEEMS LIMITED...BUT CERTAINLY NOT ZERO...GIVEN THE STRONGER
WIND FIELDS REMAIN TO OUR NORTHWEST...AND THE WINDOW OF
OPPORTUNITY FOR SIGNIFICANT AIRMASS RECOVER WILL CONTINUE TO
SHORTEN THIS AFTERNOON. WE`LL SEE HOW IT PANS OUT.

MAINTAIN POPS MONDAY INTO MONDAY NIGHT...WITH A GRADUAL SE SHIFT
WITH TIME AS A FRONT ENTERS INTO THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT. HAVE HIGH
CHANCE TO LIKELY POPS FOR SCT/NUMEROUS COVERAGE. POPS WILL
DIMINISH SIGNIFICANTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT WITH DRY
WEATHER FORECAST TUESDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN.

TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO BE A BLEND OF EXISTING NUMBERS AND
THE LATEST MODEL/MOS BLEND.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 207 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN THE EXTENDED AT BEST. MODELS ARE STARTING TO
DIVERGE WITH THEIR SOLUTIONS.

THE FIRST SYSTEM APPEARS TO MOVE THROUGH MID WEEK AS A SURFACE LOW
TRACKS THROUGH OR JUST SOUTH OF THE FA. THE SOUTHERN TRACK HAS BEEN
THE PREFERRED BUT NOW THE 00Z SUN ECMWF HAS MOVING THROUGH THE FA.
EITHER WAY...WET OR DRY...ANY PRECIP WILL BE LIGHT AND SHOULD BE
ABSENT THUNDER ALTHOUGH A CLAP OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE. NO SEVERE
THREAT FOR THE MID WEEK SYSTEM. AS FOR THE WEEKEND IT TO IS A
LITTLE LESS CONFIDENT. BOTH THE LATEST GFS AND ECMWF HAVE A SYSTEM
COMING IN NO LATER THAN SUNDAY ALTHOUGH AS TYPICAL THE GFS IS
LITTLE FASTER. AT THIS TIME WILL ATTEMPT TO HOLD OFF ANY POPS
UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT AND MAY END UP PUSHING IT BACK
UNTIL SUNDAY AFTER SUNRISE. LI`S GO NEGATIVE WITH CAPES OVER 1K
J/KG2 ON BOTH GFS AND ECMWF. HOWEVER THE FORECAST SOUNDING ARE NOT
THAT IMPRESSIVE AS FOR LOW LEVEL MOISTURE ALTHOUGH SATURATED
ALOFT. WILL MAKE FINAL CALL AFTER THE EXTENDED INIT AND
COLLABORATION ON TIMING FOR EACH SYSTEM. RIGHT NOW WILL REMAIN AS
CONSERVATIVE AS POSSIBLE WITH THE DURATION OF POPS.

AS FOR TEMPERATURES WILL LEAN TOWARD THE MUCH COOLER ECMWF WHICH IS
BELOW NORMAL EARLY IN THE EXTENDED WARMING TO NEAR NORMAL LATE IN
THE WEEKEND. THE GFS MOS IS RUNNING ABOUT 10 DEGREES ABOVE THE
AFOREMENTIONED.

&&

.AVIATION...
ISSUED AT 1204 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015

MVFR CIGS EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI SHOULD IMPROVE AS A MESOSCALE
CONVECTIVE SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH AND SCOURS OUT THE LOW LEVELS FROM
WEST TO EAST. SOME LINGERING LOW CLOUDS POSSIBLE. GUSTY SOUTH
WINDS TO PERSIST THOUGH A LULL IS POSSIBLE WITH THE SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVING THROUGH. TONIGHT...CONVECTIVE
CHANCES INCREASE ESPECIALLY SOUTHEAST OF A KEVV-KCGI-KPOF LINE.
WILL CARRY THIS POSSIBILITY ALONG WITH VARYING BASES GIVEN THE
PROSPECTS OF RAIN AND A PERSISTENT MOIST S/SW SURFACE-BOUNDARY
LAYER FLOW INTO MONDAY MORNING.

&&

.PAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
IL...LAKE WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR ILZ075>078-
     080>094.

MO...LAKE WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR MOZ076-086-
     087-100-107>112-114.

IN...LAKE WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR INZ081-082-
     085>088.

KY...LAKE WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR KYZ001>022.

&&

$$


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