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FXUS64 KLUB 222334

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
634 PM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016

Very similar to the past 24 hours with mostly clear skies and VFR
persisting. Southerly to southeasterly winds this evening will
veer southwesterly early Saturday before returning to the south
during the afternoon. Speeds will generally be sustained in the 5
to 15 mph range.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 247 PM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016/

Large scale subsidence shows little sign of easing through Saturday
even as the center of high pressure aloft relocates west to near
Gallup, NM by Saturday afternoon. As this ridge flattens tomorrow,
an eastward extension of the ridge will build over the South Plains
and serve up another very hot afternoon given negligible 24-hour
temp changes from 850-700 mb. A surface trough meanwhile is shown to
deviate very little from its present axis of Springfield, CO to
Roswell, NM. This trough should once again serve as the primary
focus for storms today through most, if not all, of the weekend.

Large scale upper high will flatten somewhat and move westward and
weaken just a bit into the early part of next week.  By mid week,
the high will begin to strengthen again over the Great Basin. This
will allow our flow aloft to become a bit more northwest oriented as
embedded disturbances in the mean flow track out of the Canadian
Prairies into the Ohio Valley.

The hot temperatures will persist. After all, it is summertime.
However, we may see some cooling toward the latter half of the week.
Overall, precip chances will be on the rise.  But, not everywhere
will have a shot of rain each day.  Overall, the northwestern zones
look to have the best opportunity.  Otherwise, more of the same--
perhaps until about the second week of September.


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