Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
308 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 222 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

AT 3 AM CDT...A BACK DOOR COLD FRONT HAD ADVANCED SOUTHWARD AND
EXTENDED FROM SOUTHERN IOWA...THROUGH THE SOUTHERN FORECAST AREA
THROUGH CENTRAL ILLINOIS. EARLY MORNING TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S BEHIND THE FRONT...TO THE UPPER 40S
SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 34.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 222 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

TEMPERATURES WILL BE THE MAIN FORECAST CHALLENGE IN THE SHORT TERM
PERIOD.

IN THE NEAR TERM...SOME VALLEY FOG HAS STARTED TO DEVELOP EARLY
THIS MORNING AND HAVE INCLUDED PATCHY FOG ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI
FROM DUBUQUE DOWN TO CLINTON. EXPECT A COOLER DAY WITH SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD AND NE LOW LEVEL WINDS. HAVE FAVORED A
ROUGH SPLIT BETWEEN THE WARMER MAV AND COOLER MET GUIDANCE...WHICH
YIELDS AFTERNOON HIGHS FROM THE MID 50S NORTHEAST TO THE LOWER 60S
SOUTHWEST.

FOR TONIGHT...A CLEAR SKY AND LIGHT EASTERLY WIND SHOULD ALLOW
TEMPERATURES TO DIP INTO THE LOWER 30S NORTHEAST TO NEAR 40
SOUTHWEST. FROST WILL BE FAVORED NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80...ALTHOUGH
DUE TO THE PREVIOUS END OF THE GROWING SEASON...WILL NOT MENTION
IN FORECAST. RIVER VALLEY FOG WILL BE FAVORED ACROSS THE NORTHEAST
FRINGE OF THE FORECAST AREA...CO-LOCATED WITH THE LIGHTEST WINDS.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 222 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

FORECAST FOCUS ON BETTER RAIN CHANCES ON THURSDAY THAN EARLIER
THOUGHT AND THEN A NICE WARM-UP THIS WEEKEND.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...OPERATIONAL MODELS COMING
IN MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH THAT PUSHES INTO
THE MIDWEST. WATER VAPOR LOOPS DO SHOW THIS RATHER IMPRESSIVE WAVE
CURRENTLY ENTERING THE GREAT BASIN. WHILE GULF MOISTURE LOOKS SHUT
DOWN THE TROUGH WILL BRING WITH IT PACIFIC MOISTURE. FORECAST
SOUNDING ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH SATURATING THE COLUMN COMPARED TO
PREVIOUS RUNS DUE TO THE TROUGH WILL BE STRONGER. PRECIPITABLE
WATERS ARE PROGGED TO INCREASE ON THURSDAY TO AROUND 1.20 INCHES
WHICH STILL SEEMS A BIT TOO HIGH. HOWEVER...RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 0.1 TO
0.5 INCHES SEEM REASONABLE AND THUS HAVE RAISED POPS INTO THE LIKELY
CATEGORY ON THURSDAY OVER MOST OF THE CWA. WILL BRING IN CHANCE POPS
IN OUR WESTERN CWA LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH THE RAIN THEN COMING TO
AN END SOMETIME THURSDAY NIGHT. DUE TO EXTENSIVE CLOUD COVER AND
RAINFALL...TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL...IN THE MID 50S TO
LOWER 60S.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MILD TO WARM PACIFIC AIR INVADES THE MIDWEST
AS THE UPPER LEVEL FLOW BECOMES ZONAL AND THEN SOUTHWEST.
TEMPERATURES WILL RESPOND NICELY WITH A FABULOUS INDIAN SUMMER
WEEKEND EXPECTED WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE. HIGHS ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN
THE 60S AND THEN WARMING INTO AT LEAST THE LOWER 70S MOST LOCATIONS
OVER THE WEEKEND. SUNDAY COULD END UP WARMER THAN FORECAST AS THE
850 MB THERMAL RIDGE IS LOCATED ACROSS THE CWA. AS LOW PRESSURE
ORGANIZES IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS THIS WILL TIGHTEN THE GRADIENT AND
SOUTHERLY WINDS SHOULD GUST TO OVER 30 TO 35 MPH...WHICH IS NEEDED
TO PULL THE WARMER AIR NORTHWARD THIS TIME OF YEAR.

EARLY NEXT WEEK...LOW CONFIDENCE AS THE ECMWF TAKES A CYCLONE FROM
THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES REGION...WITH A STRONG
COLD FRONT SWEEPING ACROSS THE CWA. HOWEVER...INTERESTING THAT THE
ECMWF HAS A DRY FROPA KEEPING THE PRECIPITATION TO OUR NORTH TIED TO
THE BETTER DYNAMICS OR WELL TO OUR SOUTH WHERE THE BETTER MOISTURE
WILL BE LOCATED. ON THE OTHER HAND...THE GFS DEVELOPS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG THE COLD FRONT ACROSS THE ENTIRE CWA. FOR NOW WE
WILL HAVE CHANCE POPS ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z TUESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1132 PM CDT MON OCT 20 2014

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVING THROUGH THE REGION WILL KEEP VFR
CONDITIONS IN PLACE OVERNIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY. OUTSIDE OF A FEW
CLOUDS AROUND 5000 FT BRUSHING THE DBQ SITE...CONDITIONS WILL
REMAIN MOSTLY CLEAR WITH LIGHT NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS BECOMING
MAINLY EAST BY TUESDAY EVENING.

&&

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

$$

SYNOPSIS...RP KINNEY
SHORT TERM...RP KINNEY
LONG TERM...HAASE
AVIATION...SHEETS






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