Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wilmington, OH

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932 FXUS61 KILN 120939 AFDILN AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH 439 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 .SYNOPSIS...
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AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL EVENTUALLY BUILD ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT INTO THE REGION SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.
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&& .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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SHORT WAVE OVER SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EARLY THIS MORNING WILL TRACK SOUTH OF THE REGION TODAY. THERE IS LIGHT SNOW NORTH OF THIS SYSTEM AND SOME OF THAT MAY MOVE ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN COUNTIES THIS MORNING. CONFIDENCE IN MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION IS NOT VERY HIGH. THUS POPS REMAIN IN THE CHANCE CATEGORY. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO THE NORTHWEST COUNTIES LATE IN THE DAY. AS IT DOES SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP INTO THE AREA. IN ADDITION TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL RESULT IN INCREASING WINDS AND SOME GUSTS. MOS LOOKED LIKE IT HAD A REASONABLE HANDLE ON HIGHS.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/...
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COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST AREA DURING THE EVENING. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES WILL CONTINUE. APPEARS THAT THE MOST ORGANIZED SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE ALONG THE FRONT AS IT MOVES THROUGH NORTHERN OHIO...WHICH MAY BRUSH BY SOME OF THE NORTHERN PARTS OF THE FORECAST AREA. THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR THE ACTIVITY TO BE MORE SQUALL LIKE ALONG THE FRONT. EXPECT A STREAMER TO DEVELOP OFF OF LAKE MICHIGAN WITH SOME OF THAT ACTIVITY MOVING INTO THE NORTHWEST COUNTIES. THIS MAY END UP BEING FLURRIES MORE THAN SNOW SHOWERS BY THE TIME IS GETS THIS FAR SOUTHEAST. THIS PLUME OFF OF THE THE LAKE WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT... LIFTING NORTH ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA...AS THE WINDS BACK ON SATURDAY. ANY ACTIVITY WILL END SATURDAY NIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS THE REGION. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT WITH SOME DIMINISHING IN SPEED LATER IN THE NIGHT. HOWEVER THAT WILL STILL BE ENOUGH IN COMBINATION WITH COLD TEMPERATURES TO RESULT IN WIND CHILL FALLING BELOW ZERO LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. THERE WILL BE A RATHER LIMITED RISE IN AIR TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY. SO WIND CHILL READINGS WILL GET NO HIGHER THAN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND THEN FALL BACK BELOW ZERO SATURDAY EVENING UNTIL WIND BECOMES LIGHT AND VARIABLE AS THE CENTER OF THE HIGH MOVES ACROSS. SOME AREAS ARE FORECAST TO BE AROUND THE -10 THRESHOLD FOR WIND CHILL ADVISORY. BUT NOT ENOUGH CONFIDENCE TO ISSUE AN ADVISORY AT THIS TIME. THE HIGH MOVES OFF EARLY SUNDAY AND A WARM FRONT APPROACHES SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN LIFTS INTO THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL DEVELOP OUT AHEAD OF THIS FRONT LATE IN THE DAY SUNDAY AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY NIGHT. AT THIS POINT LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS APPEAR LIKELY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE RISING SUNDAY NIGHT.
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&& .LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
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LONG WAVE TROUGH WILL BE ACROSS THE REGION UNTIL MID WEEK AND THEN MOVE OFF TO THE EAST. VARIOUS PIECES OF ENERGY MOVING THROUGH THE TROUGH WILL BRING CHANCES OF PRECIPITATION. BUT UNCERTAINTY IN TIMING AND STRENGTH OF THESE SYSTEMS MAKE FORECAST MORE CHALLENGING. AT THIS POINT BELIEVE THAT WARM FRONTAL SNOW WILL MOVE OFF EARLY IN THE PERIOD WITH A BIT OF A LULL IN ACTIVITY. BUT A LARGE SHIELD OF PRECIPITATION ALONG AND NORTH OF AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE THAT WILL TRACK FORM THE GULF COAST STATES TO THE MID ATLANTIC WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION LATER IN THE DAY. GLOBAL MODELS ARE INDICATING DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS IN REGARDS TO HOW FAR NORTH AND WEST PRECIPITATION SPREADS AND ALSO IN THERMAL FIELDS. A BLEND SEEMED TO FIT THE ENSEMBLE MEAN AND APPEARED TO BE A PRUDENT APPROACH TO THE FORECAST. PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE AGAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON AND PASS OFF TO THE EAST MONDAY NIGHT. THIS MAY BE A RAIN/SNOW MIX ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHEASTERN COUNTIES. A SECONDARY SYSTEM COMING DOWN IN NORTHWEST FLOW IS CURRENTLY TIMED TO MOVE THROUGH LATE TUESDAY INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD IN THURSDAY.
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&& .AVIATION /09Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... VFR AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL START OUT THE TAF PERIOD. MID AND HIGH CLOUDS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE TAF SITES OVERNIGHT AND INTO THE DAY ON FRIDAY. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT OVERNIGHT HOWEVER EXPECT THEM TO INCREASE DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY. A WEAK SYSTEM WILL MOVE PRIMARILY SOUTH OF THE TAF SITES FRIDAY MORNING HOWEVER SOME FLURRIES OR LIGHT SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL BE POSSIBLE AT THE SOUTHERN TAF SITES KCVG AND KLUK. ADDITIONAL SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL OCCUR LATER IN THE DAY ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT. CIGS WILL LOWER AND WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO PICK UP WITH WIND GUSTS AROUND 30 KNOTS AT TIMES FRIDAY EVENING INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. VSBYS WILL BE REDUCED WITH SOME OF THE SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER FRIDAY NIGHT WITH WINDS OFF OF LAKE MICHIGAN. OUTLOOK...MVFR CEILINGS ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITH PRECIPITATION FROM SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. && .ILN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... OH...NONE. KY...NONE. IN...NONE. && $$ SYNOPSIS... NEAR TERM... SHORT TERM... LONG TERM... AVIATION...NOVAK

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