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FXUS64 KLUB 070927
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
427 AM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.SHORT TERM...
A COOL SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE NOSING SOUTHWARD
ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...BENEATH VERY MOIST MONSOONAL FLOW AND
WITHIN A WEAK SLOW MOVING UPPER TROUGH. RESULT SHOULD BE
OCCASIONAL LIGHTER SHOWERS FOR THE MOST PART THAN EXPERIENCED
MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. EXCEPTION STILL MAY
BE A BAND OF HEAVIER PRECIPITATION SHIFTING EASTWARD THROUGH OUR
SOUTHEAST ZONES EARLY THIS MORNING. WE HAVE TRIMMED OUT MOST
CENTRAL AND WESTERN COUNTIES FROM THE FLOOD WATCH...WHILE
RETAINING THOSE IN THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH 12Z. IF NEEDED WE WILL
EXTEND THE WATCH PERHAPS A FEW HOURS BEYOND 12Z BUT WILL NOT
ADDRESS THAT ISSUE UNTIL AT LEAST 11Z THIS MORNING. SOLUTIONS SEEM
TO BE STRUGGLING WITH A POSSIBLE REDEVELOPMENT OF A HEAVY BAND
LATER TODAY ACROSS OUR EAST OR SOUTHEAST. PLACEMENT OF THE MAIN
RAIN BAND SHOULD CONTINUE TO EDGE TO THE EAST. ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT
BUY TOTALLY INTO MODEL SOLUTION... TODAYS VERY MOIST AIRMASS WILL
NEED LITTLE EXCUSE TO PRECIPITATE. SO MINOR CHANGES ALL IN ALL FOR
TODAY. BY TONIGHT WE MAY SEE ANOTHER MODEST INCREASE IN MONSOONAL
FLOW ACROSS THE AREA PERHAPS SUPPORTING CHANCE MENTION. BUT DO NOT
SEE NEED FOR HIGHLIGHT/S. RMCQUEEN

.LONG TERM...
THE UA SHORTWAVE TROUGH THAT IS PROVIDING THE AREA WITH INCREASED
LARGE SCALE ASCENT EARLY THIS MORNING WILL BE EXITING THE REGION TO
THE EAST BY LATE TONIGHT/EARLY TOMORROW MORNING. DESPITE WANING UL
SUPPORT...MODEL SOLUTIONS EXHIBITED QPF SIGNALS...PARTICULARLY ACROSS
THE ROLLING PLAINS TOMORROW MORNING-EARLY AFTN...NEAREST TO THE
SEWRD SAGGING COLD FRONT THAT IS PROJECTED TO BECOME QUASI-
STATIONARY JUST SOUTH OF THE LOW ROLLING PLAINS TOMORROW MORNING.
IF THIS PROVES TO BE TRUE...LINGERING STORMS OFF THE CAPROCK IS A
POSSIBILITY...ESPECIALLY GIVEN FLOW ALOFT BECOMING MORE
SWRLY...AND AT THE SFC AN ENSUING UPSLOPE SFC REGIME AND THUS
PWATS AOA 1.60 INCHES OCCURRING ACROSS THE SAID THE AREA. STORMS
COULD RETURN TO THE SOUTH PLAINS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS AN EMBEDDED
DISTURBANCE WITHIN A SHARPENING SW FLOW ALOFT TRANSLATES EWRD
ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS. BEST LARGE SCALE ASCENT WILL BE NORTH
OF THE AREA...HENCE MODELS SHOWING THE HIGHEST QPF AMOUNTS
THERE...THOUGH PLENTIFUL MOISTURE AND PERHAPS LINGERING OLD
OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES COUPLED WITH A DECENT UL SUPPORT SUGGESTS
HOLDING ONTO MENTIONABLE POPS BEING WARRANTED.

500 MB HEIGHT FIELDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH THE REMAINDER
OF THE WEEK...AS THE UA RIDGE CENTERED ACROSS THE SERN CONUS
RETROGRADES A BIT TOWARDS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. HOWEVER...SWRLY FLOW
ALOFT WILL PREVAIL...AND BE SHARPEST ACROSS THE FAR WRN ZONES WHICH
WILL ALLOW MONSOONAL MOISTURE TO BEND ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WRN AND
NRN ZONES THURSDAY AND AGAIN ON FRIDAY. BY THE WEEKEND...WITH THE UA
RIDGE BEING PRETTY MUCH OVERHEAD...THIS WILL PUT THE KIBOSH ON THE
MONSOONAL MOISTURE BEING ABLE TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION FROM THE
MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN NEW MEXICO. AN ADDITIONAL UPTICK IN 500 MB
HEIGHT FIELDS AND 850 MB TEMPS IS WHY MOS GUIDANCE PROJECTS TEMPS TO
WARM FROM THE 80S TOMORROW TO THE 90S BY LATE WEEKEND INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
FRIONA        70  58  84  64 /  50  20  20  30
TULIA         69  59  82  66 /  60  30  20  20
PLAINVIEW     70  61  82  66 /  60  30  20  20
LEVELLAND     76  61  84  67 /  60  30  20  20
LUBBOCK       75  62  83  68 /  70  40  20  20
DENVER CITY   77  62  86  67 /  60  30  20  20
BROWNFIELD    77  62  85  68 /  60  30  20  20
CHILDRESS     75  64  83  70 /  80  50  40  10
SPUR          76  64  85  69 /  80  60  40  10
ASPERMONT     82  67  87  72 /  80  70  40  10

&&

.LUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR TXZ026-031-032-
036>038-042>044.

&&

$$

05/29



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