Quantitative Precipitation Forecast
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370 FXUS04 KWBC 251808 QPFPFD QUANTITATIVE PRECIPITATION FORECAST DISCUSSION NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD 207 PM EDT SAT MAR 25 2017 PRELIM DAY 1 QPF DISCUSSION VALID MAR 26/0000 UTC THRU MAR 27/0000 UTC REFERENCE AWIPS GRAPHICS UNDER...PRECIP ACCUM - 24HR ...GT LAKES SWD THROUGH THE MIDWEST/OH VALLEY INTO THE ERN GULF COAST STATES... 12Z MODEL GUIDANCE IS REASONABLY SIMILAR IN LIFTING A WEAKENING OCCLUDED LOW SYSTEM NEWD FROM THE MID MS VALLEY INTO THE LOWER GT LAKES REGION BY LATE SUN AS SYSTEM IS FOLLOWED QUICKLY ON ITS HEELS BY AN UPSTREAM TROF MOVING INTO THE SRN PLAINS BY SUN EVE. THE MORE SIGNIFICANT RAINS WILL OCCUR FROM THE ERN TN VALLEY SWD INTO THE FL PANHANDLE AS SYSTEM TAKES ON A SLIGHT NEG TILT EARLY IN THE PD AND INCREASES THE UPPER DIFFLUENCE AHEAD OF ASSOCD COLD FRONT AND PREFRONTAL OUTFLOW BNDRY. HOWEVER..THAT ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH IN INTENSITY LATE SAT NIGHT INTO SUN AS BETTER UPR FORCING LIFTS NEWD AND LOW LEVEL INFLOW RELAXES ACRS THE NRN GULF INTO THE SE/TN VALLEY. THE HI RES WRF ARW..NSSL WRF AND HRRR RUNS SEEMED TO HAVE A DECENT HANDLE ON CONVECTIVE DETAILS EARLY IN THE PD...AND THUS USED A BLEND OF THIS GUIDANCE ACRS MUCH OF THE AREA FROM THE TN VALLEY SWD FOR MANUAL QPF. FARTHER NORTH...BROAD WARM ISENTROPIC LIFT..ENHANCED BY WARM FRONTAL BNDRY LIFTING NWD ACRS THE GT LAKES WILL SUPPORT WIDESPREAD .25 TO .50"+ AMOUNTS ACRS THE OH VALLEY/MIDWEST INTO THE CNTL GT LAKES REGION WITH HEAVIER AMOUNTS LIKELY NEAR THE UPR LOW WITH MID LEVEL COLD POOL. ...REGARDING UPPER TROF MOVING FROM THE SW U.S. INTO THE CNTL/SRN PLAINS... WELL DEFINED UPR TROF INITIALLY OVER THE SW U.S. WILL MOVE RAPIDLY EWD IN THE CNTL/SRN PLAINS BY LATE SUN. ASSOCD HEIGHT FALLS AND MID LEVEL SWLY FLOW WILL GENLY SUPPORT AN AREA OF LIGHT POST FRONTAL RAINS AND VERY HI ELEV SNOWS THROUGH MUCH OF THE CNTL ROCKIES WITH LIGHT RAINS SPILLING OUT ACRS THE NRN HI PLAINS. BY LATE SUN...STG RETURN FLOW JET AND CYCLOGENESIS NEAR THE OK/TX PANHANDLE REGION ALONG WITH INCREASING AFTN INSTABILITIES WILL LIKELY LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN CONVECTION FROM PORTIONS OF NCNTL TX INTO CNTL OK AND SRN KS. THE DRY LOWER RES NAM WAS DISCOUNTED ACRS THIS AREA WITH THE HIER RES NAM MORE IN LINE WITH MODEL CONSENSUS IN DEPICTING CONVECTIVE DVLPMENT ACRS THIS AREA..THOUGH GIVEN EXPECTED LATE DAY TIMING OF CONVECTION...KEPT AREAL AVG AMOUNTS AROUND .25 INCH OR LESS. OTHERWISE...DID A GENL BLEND OF HIER RES GUIDANCE AND CONTINUITY WAS FOLLOWED. ...PAC NW/NW CA... UPSTREAM S/WV TROF IS EXPECTED TO PUSH TOWARD PAC NW COAST BRINGING FRONTAL RAINS INTO THE REGION SUN MORNING WITH ACTIVITY SPREADING S AND E INTO THE ERN PORTIONS OF THE NRN INTERMOUNTAIN REGION BY LATER IN THE AFTN. MODEL HANDLING OF SYSTEM IS REASONABLY SIMILAR WITH ONLY SMALL TIMING/AMPLITUDE DIFFERENCES WITH MODELS SHOWING A RATHER IMPRESSIVE MSTR PLUME BUT LESS THAN IDEAL FLOW PATRN ALONG THE WEST COAST..WITH DIFFLUENT LOW LEVEL FLOW OVER THE COASTAL REGIONS SHUNTING DEEPER MSTR PLUME RAPIDLY SWD ACRS THE ERN PAC AS FRONT MOVES ONSHORE DURING THE AFTN. MODEL QPFS AS A RESULT LOOKED REASONABLE WITH .25-50"+ AMOUNTS ALONG THE COASTAL RANGES ACRS THE PAC NW INTO NW CA. 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