Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
350 AM CDT MON SEP 15 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 348 AM CDT MON SEP 15 2014

TODAY...STRONG WAVE DROPPING SOUTHEASTWARD ACRS THE DAKOTAS CURRENTLY
ALONG WITH SOUTHERN FRINGE OF 100+KT UPPER JET MAX DRIVING LONG
WEST-TO-EAST ORIENTED AREAS OF SHOWERS AND RAIN FROM EASTERN SD TO
LOWER MI...AND LEAD VORT LOBE ACRS SE NEB WORKING ON INCREASING
LLVL THTA-E FEED TO PRODUCE ELEVATED STORM CLUSTERS ACRS SW IA.
00Z RUN SHORT RANGE MODELS IN GOOD AGREEMENT IN SUGGESTING MCS
FORCING PRODUCED BY THE MAIN UPPER LEVEL WAVE AND ELEVATED
FRONTOGENETICAL FORCING ON SOUTH FRINGE OF JET STREAK TO MOVE FROM
UPSTREAM AND ACRS THE LOCAL AREA MAINLY FROM 12Z-18Z BEFORE
PUSHING OFF TO THE EAST. RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OFF CURRENT UPPER
JET TO THE NORTH TO COMBINE WITH SECONDARY JET-LET DROPPING
SOUTHWARD ACRS MN THIS MORNING FOR A COUPLET EFFECT. 25-30+ KT
SOUTHWESTERLY H85 MB JET TO CONTINUE TO FEED ELEVATED THTA-E PLUME
UP INTO THESE PROCESSES FOR AN INCREASED COVERAGE OF A SHOWER AND
RAIN EVENT ACRS THE CWA THIS MORNING THROUGH MIDDAY BEFORE
SHIFTING OFF TO THE EAST. WILL ADJUST POPS ACCORDINGLY...AND
EXPECT SOME MERGER WITH THE INCOMING SHOWER AND STORM CLUSTER WITH
SOUTHWARD SINKING RAIN BAND TO THE NORTH AS THE MORNING
PROGRESSES. THERMODYNAMIC PROGS SUGGEST 200-400+ ELEVATED MUCAPES
ALONG AND SOUTH OF I80 THIS MORNING...ALONG WITH CONVERGENT THTA-E
FEED SHOULD SUPPORT ISOLATED TO SCTRD THUNDERSTORMS EMBEDDED IN
THE SHOWER CLUSTER MOVING ACRS THE SOUTH HALF OF THE DVN CWA THIS
MORNING...WHILE MAINLY ELEVATED SHOWERS OR STRATIFORM TYPE RAIN
INCREASES TO THE NORTH...PASSING SFC LOW AND BOUNDARY WILL BE THE
PRECIP DELINEATER. BY THE TIME THE RAIN MOVES OFF TOP THE EAST BY
EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON...MOST AREAS TO GET A QUARTER INCH OF RAIN
OR LESS. BUT A FEW LOCALIZED HIGHER SWATHS POSSIBLE IN AREAS THAT
GET A FEW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE CLUSTER PASSING ACRS THE SAME AREA.
HIGH TEMPS IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOWER 60S WILL OCCUR FROM MID TO
LATE AFTERNOON AFTER EXPECTED CLOUD CLEAR OFF IN QUICK IN-BUILDING
SUBSIDENCE BEHINDS PASSING VORT MAX. AN EARLIER CLEAR OUT THAN
WHAT IS CURRENTLY FCST MAY ALLOW FOR SOME MID 60S...BEFORE NORTH
WINDS INCREASE WITH THE NEXT COOL PUSH WELL UNDERWAY BY THIS
EVENING.

TONIGHT...PASSING UPPER TROF ALONG WITH IN-BUILDING SFC HIGH WILL
MAKE FOR ANOTHER CLEAR...COOL NIGHT AS NORTH WINDS DECOUPLE AND
SUBSIDE AS THE NIGHT PROGRESSES. H85 MB RIDGE COOL RULE SUPPORTS
WIDESPREAD LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO AROUND 40. A FEW LOCALIZED COOL
AIR DRAINAGE LOCATIONS ESPECIALLY NORTH OF I80 POSSIBLY DIPPING INTO
THE MID 30S BY TUE MORNING. WITH FCST LOWS NOT ALL THAT FAR OFF
RECORD LOWS IN SOME LOCATIONS...WILL ADD A CLIMATE SECTION FOR
REFERENCE. WILL HOLD OFF IN GRID MENTION FOR NOW...BUT TONIGHT MAY BE
AN IDEAL VALLEY/LOW LYING FOG POTENTIAL. FOG MAY BE MORE WIDESPREAD
LATER TONIGHT THAN THOSE LOW LYING AREAS...IF AFTERNOON AND EVENING
NORTH SFC WINDS DON/T DRY DOWN THE DPTS AS MUCH AS EXPECTED. WILL
PASS ON CONCERNS TO NEXT SHIFT.    ..12..


.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY THROUGH NEXT SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 348 AM CDT MON SEP 15 2014

EXPECT DRY AND UNSEASONABLY COOL CONDITIONS ON TUESDAY AS SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO MOVE SLOWLY EAST. SYNOPTIC MODELS ARE STILL
POINTING TO A GRADUAL WARMING TREND WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...WITH UPPER
RIDGING ACROSS THE PLAINS AND EVENTUALLY THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. BY
SATURDAY...AFTERNOON TEMPS SHOULD ACTUALLY BE SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL...IN THE MID 70S TO NEAR 80 SOUTH.

INITIAL RAIN CHANCES WILL ARRIVE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY...WITH
REASONABLE AGREEMENT AMONG THE GFS AND ECMWF REGARDING ENERGY
TOPPING THE UPPER RIDGE. AT THIS TIME...THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE
FORECAST AREA IS MOST FAVORED FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HOWEVER...FROM FRIDAY NIGHT ON...MODEL INCONSISTENCY LINGERS. THE
GFS PHASES SOUTHWEST CONUS ENERGY WITH A NORTHERN STREAM TROUGH...
RESULTING IN A MORE POTENT SYSTEM WITH HIGHER POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY
RAIN AND A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION.
THE ECMWF SOLUTION IS MORE DISJOINTED AND INDICATES WEAKER FORCING
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. FOR NOW...NO REASON TO VARY FROM MODEL
CONSENSUS POPS...WHICH HIGHLIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
NIGHT AS THE MAIN PRECIP WINDOW. THE FORECAST AREA SHOULD BE
MAINLY DRY ON SUNDAY...ALTHOUGH MODEL SPREAD OF THE LONGWAVE
PATTERN INCREASES...LENDING LOW CONFIDENCE IN THE TEMPERATURE
FORECAST.    RP KINNEY

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z MONDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1141 PM CDT SUN SEP 14 2014

A WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM THAT WILL BRING LOWERING CIGS AND SCATTERED
SHOWERS INTO THE REGION IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA A BIT
SLOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS FORECAST. AS A RESULT...THE ONSET OF RAIN
AND MVFR CONDITIONS HAS BEEN DELAYED A COUPLE HOURS IN THE LATEST
FORECASTS. THERE REMAINS A LOW POTENTIAL FOR AT LEAST ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE BRL AREA...BUT CONFIDENCE REMAINS TOO LOW TO
INCLUDE IN THE FORECASTS AT THIS TIME. THIS SYSTEM IS STILL
EXPECTED TO EXIT THE AREA BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON WITH LIFTING
CIGS...AND EVENTUALLY CLEARING SKIES BY MONDAY EVENING. LIGHT AND
VARIABLE WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWEST TO NORTH FOLLOWING THE
PASSAGE OF A WEAK SURFACE FRONT MONDAY MORNING.

&&

.CLIMATE...
ISSUED AT 348 AM CDT MON SEP 15 2014

RECORD LOWS FOR SEPTEMBER 16...

MOLINE.........37 IN 1984
CEDAR RAPIDS...34 IN 1937
DUBUQUE........34 IN 1984
BURLINGTON.....39 IN 1984

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...12
LONG TERM...RP KINNEY
AVIATION...SHEETS
CLIMATE...12






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