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FXUS64 KLUB 272337
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
637 PM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

.AVIATION...
SCTD TSRA AT 630 PM ABOUT 15W LBB MOVG NE WARRANT A TEMPO THUNDER
THRU 02Z AT LBB...BUT OVERALL THESE STORMS SHOULD CONTINUE
DIMINISHING IN COVERAGE IN THE HOURS AHEAD. EARLIER TS AT CDS HAVE
SINCE DISSIPATED AND CONDS THERE LOOK TO BE QUIET THRU THE NIGHT.

ANOTHER ROUND OF TSRA APPEARS LIKELY TO DEVELOP AROUND OR AFTER
18Z THU JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE FROM LBB TO CDS AS AN UPPER TROUGH
MOVES INTO THE REGION. ENTERED GENERIC PROB30S FOR BOTH TERMINALS
AS THE TIMING AND COVERAGE OF TS AT THIS POINT ARE UNCLEAR.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 321 PM CDT WED AUG 27 2014/

SHORT TERM...
WV SHOWS THE UPPER LEVEL LOW OF INTEREST CURRENTLY POSITIONED OVER
UT WITH EASTERN NM/WESTERN TX SITTING UNDER A PLUME OF MONSOONAL
MOISTURE THAT IS BEING SUCKED INTO THE LOW. A FEW SHORTWAVES MAKING
THEIR WAY ACROSS NM ARE NOTICED AHEAD OF THE MAIN LOW. THESE
SHORTWAVES WILL TRIGGER OUR FIRST ROUND OF PRECIP LATER TONIGHT.
POPS THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING REMAIN MOSTLY UNCHANGED WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF CHANCE MENTION HAVING BEEN EXPANDED SLIGHTLY EASTWARD.
WHILE THE MAIN SOURCE OF LIFT WILL BE TO OUR WEST...UPPER LEVEL FLOW
OVERHEAD WILL REMAIN SLIGHTLY DIFFLUENT. AS HAS BEEN SEEN THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS...IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH LIFT TO FIRE SHALLOW CONVECTION.
ONE NOTE OF INTEREST IS THE 15Z HRRR DEVELOPING A LINE SHALLOW
CONVECTION ALONG THE EDGE OF THE CAPROCK THIS AFTERNOON WHERE WEAK
SURFACE CONVERGENCE IS OBSERVED. CHANCES WILL INCREASE AFTER 12Z
TOMORROW MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL JET BEGINS TO FORM JUST TO OUR
NORTHEAST PUTTING A MAJORITY OF OUR EASTERN ZONES IN THE ENTRANCE
REGION OF THE JET HELPING PROMOTE DIVERGENCE. DUE TO INCREASING
DIVERGENCE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON COUPLED WITH PWATS APPROACHING 2
INCHES SUB-LIKELY POPS HAVE BEEN INSERTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE ROLLING
PLAINS. ONE ISSUE THAT WILL NEED TO BE WATCHED IS THE POSSIBILITY OF
LOCALIZED FLOODING DUE TO TRAINING THUNDERSTORMS.

THE SURFACE FRONT WILL APPROACH OUR NORTHWESTERN ZONES EARLY
TOMORROW MORNING BUT SHOULD NOT MAKE IT FAR INTO THE FA WITH THE
FARTHEST EXTENT BEING ALONG A LINE FROM DIMMITT TO BROWNFIELD. CAA
WILL BE RATHER WEAK WITH THIS FRONT WITH TEMPS MODERATING ONLY A FEW
DEGREES FROM WHAT WE WILL SEE TODAY. HIGHS ACROSS THE WESTERN SOUTH
PLAINS AND SOUTHWESTERN TX PANHANDLE SHOULD BE IN THE UPPER 80S/LOW
90S. WITH THE FRONT BEING WEAK COMPRESSIONAL HEATING SHOULD NOT BE
TOO HUGE OF AN ISSUE WHICH WILL PREVENT HIGHS FROM MELTING THE
PAVEMENT OFF OF ROADS.

LONG TERM...
THE UA TROUGH NOTED ACROSS NERN UTAH LATE THIS AFTN...IS PROGGED
TO CONTINUE TO PROGRESS EWRD TO ACROSS THE CNTRL/SRN PLAINS BY
TOMORROW NIGHT. A PERSISTENT UPSLOPE SFC REGIME WILL ALLOW FOR
PWATS TO INCREASE ON THE ORDER OF 1.25-1.70 INCHES ACROSS THE FA
WHICH COUPLED WITH INCREASED LARGE SCALE ASCENT...WILL AID IN
CONTINUED CHANCES FOR SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT TOMORROW
NIGHT. FURTHERMORE...A COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE
AFOREMENTIONED UA TROUGH MAY IMPINGE ON THE FAR SRN TX
PANHANDLE...NRN SOUTH PLAINS AND NRN ROLLING PLAINS DURING THE DAY
FRIDAY AS HINTED AT BY MODEL SOLUTIONS...WHICH COULD AID IN
CONTINUAL PRECIP CHANCES. HOWEVER...UL SUPPORT WILL COMMENCE TO
DECLINE AS THE UA TROUGH EXITS EAST OF THE REGION BY FRIDAY AFTN.
NONETHELESS...THE PRESENCE OF THE FRONT IS ENOUGH TO MAINTAIN
MENTIONABLE POPS FRIDAY...WITH HIGHEST POPS ACROSS THE ROLLING
PLAINS NEAREST TO THE DEPARTING LARGE SCALE ASCENT. THE POTENTIAL
FOR STORMS TO BECOME SEVERE APPEARS LOW AS A BIT OF A VEERING WIND
PROFILE LACKS SIGNIFICANT WIND SPEEDS ALOFT...HOWEVER LOCALIZED
FLOODING CAN NOT BE RULED DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED ABOVE NORMAL
PWATS.

BY SATURDAY...RATHER LOW AMPLITUDE RIDGING WILL PROGRESS EWRD ACROSS
THE CNTRL CONUS...THOUGH IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT MODEL
SOLUTIONS DISPLAY LIGHT QPF SIGNALS ACROSS THE CWA. WITH THE
PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED COLD FRONT WASHED OUT/RETREATED NORTH...THE
LIGHT PRECIP APPEARS TO BE CAUSED BY AN EMBEDDED IMPULSE IN THE
FLOW ALOFT. WILL GO AHEAD AND INSERT 10-14 POPS FOR NOW. A NEARBY
SFC TROUGH WILL PROMOTE BREEZY SRLY SFC WINDS FOR THE
WEEKEND...WHILST A BROAD UA LOW AFFECTING SRN CANADA/NORTHERN
ROCKIES WILL CAUSE FLOW ALOFT TO BECOME ZONAL ACROSS THE SRN
PLAINS. AS THE SAID UA SYSTEM TRANSLATES EAST ACROSS THE NRN
PLAINS...IT WILL PUSH A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT TO ACROSS THE FAR SERN
TX PANHANDLE MONDAY...WHICH COULD SERVE AS A PRECIP FOCUS. WILL
HOLD ON TO SILENT POPS BEYOND FRIDAY ATTM...THOUGH WILL NEED TO
KEEP AN EYE ON LATER MODEL RUNS AND SEE IF THIS TRENDS HOLDS FOR
NEXT WEEK.

WITH THE ANTICIPATED RAINFALL AND INCREASED CLOUDINESS EXPECTED
EARLY IN THE EXTENDED PERIOD...TEMPS WILL COOL INTO THE UPPER
80S-LOWER 90S ON FRIDAY. TEMPS WILL QUICKLY REBOUND BACK INTO THE
90S BY THE WEEKEND...AND POSSIBLY NEAR LOWER TRIPLE DIGITS OFF
THE CAPROCK BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
FRIONA        62  88  59  86  60 /  40  30  30  20  20
TULIA         66  88  62  86  63 /  40  40  40  30  20
PLAINVIEW     66  89  63  87  64 /  30  40  40  20  20
LEVELLAND     66  91  64  88  64 /  30  40  40  20  20
LUBBOCK       69  91  67  90  67 /  30  40  40  30  20
DENVER CITY   66  93  65  90  65 /  30  40  40  20  20
BROWNFIELD    67  93  65  90  65 /  30  40  40  20  20
CHILDRESS     73  92  69  90  70 /  30  50  50  30  30
SPUR          68  94  66  91  67 /  20  50  50  30  30
ASPERMONT     72  97  70  94  70 /  20  50  50  30  30

&&

.LUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

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