Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
322 PM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 310 PM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

IN GENERAL...HIGH PRESSURE WILL HOLD OVER THE AREA THROUGH THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. AN UPPER LEVEL S/WV DROPPING OUT OF SASK WILL
MOVE THROUGH THE STATE THU...WITH ANOTHER WEAK S/WV PASSING
THROUGH ERN IA FRI. LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE CENTRAL
HIGH PLAINS SUNDAY...WITH A FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING INTO
NEBRASKA AND MO. THE FRONT WILL MOVE LITTLE INTO NEXT WEEK AS LOW
PRESSURE ADVANCES SLOWLY EAST.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT/...
ISSUED AT 310 PM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

STRATO CU FIELD SHOULD DIMINISH AS SUNSET APPROACHES THIS EVENING. A
WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE IS PASSING THROUGH THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON WITH LITTLE IMPACT TO THE AREA. HIGH PRESSURE OFF TO THE
WEST WILL GRADUALLY MOVE INTO THE AREA TONIGHT WITH LIGHT WINDS
CONTINUING.  DEW POINTS HAVE NOT RISEN AS MUCH TODAY AS FORECAST AND
WITH THE EXPECTED DIURNAL RANGE AND AIRMASS SIMILAR TO LAST NIGHT...
HAVE ADJUSTED MINS/TD DOWN A DEGREE MOST AREAS. OTHERWISE SKIES WILL
CLEAR ONCE IMPACT OF DAYTIME HEATING IS NO LONGER AFFECTING THE
BOUNDARY LAYER.

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
ISSUED AT 310 PM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

S/WV IN SASK KICKED OFF A FEW THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND WOULD
EXPECTED TO SEE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TOMORROW AFTERNOON INTO THE
EVENING. WIDESPREAD ACTIVITY IS NOT LIKELY THE NEXT S/WV MOVING
SOUTH ON ON FRI WILL BRING ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO EASTERN IA.

QUITE WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND WITH HIGH PRESSURE REGAINING
CONTROL. THE PATTERN WILL BECOME MORE UNSETTLED MOVING INTO NEXT
WEEK AS A PIECE OF THE UPPER TROUGH OFF THE WEST COAST OVERTOPS
THE RIDGE AND MOVES INTO THE CENTRAL U.S. MAY SEE SOME RAIN AS
EARLY AS MON INTO TUE...MAINLY OVER THE NERN HALF OF THE CWA WHERE
DYNAMICS WILL BE STRONGER. LATER TUE AND WED WILL BRING A BETTER
CHANCE FOR RAIN AS A SECOND PIECE OF ENERGY DIGS A BIT FARTHER
SOUTH AND WEST INTO IA.

&&

.AVIATION...30/18Z
ISSUED AT 1237 PM CDT WED JUL 30 2014

CU FIELD FILLING IN THIS AFTERNOON. BUFR SOUNDINGS AND LAPSE RATES
STILL SUGGEST POSSIBLE ISOLATED SHOWERS NORTHEAST...BUT COVERAGE
NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO ADD TO PACKAGE AT THIS TIME. WILL MONITOR...ANY
THAT DO DEVELOP WOULD BE ABOUT 20-00Z. AFTER THAT SKIES CLEAR AND
LIGHT WINDS REMAIN WITH RETURN CU FIELD AFT 15Z THURSDAY...SCT AT
FIRST AND BECOMING SCT/BKN VFR AFT 18Z./REV


&&

.DMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...MS JUL 14
SHORT TERM...REV
LONG TERM...MS JUL 14
AVIATION...REV


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