Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Oklahoma City, OK

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
558 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

.AVIATION...
31/12Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO GIVE WAY TO IFR
CONDITIONS AS AREA OF RAIN INCREASES AND MOISTENS LOWER LEVELS OF
ATMOSPHERE. RAIN WILL END ACROSS FAR WESTERN OKLAHOMA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. COLD FRONT WILL ENTER NORTHERN AND
WESTERN PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA OVERNIGHT...BRINGING IN STRONG NORTH
WINDS AND DRIER AIR. SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO AVIATION WX
EXPECTED JUST BEYOND THIS FORECAST CYCLE.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 401 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015/

DISCUSSION...
WIDESPREAD LIGHT AND OCCASIONALLY MODERATE RAIN WILL SPREAD FROM
WEST TO EAST TODAY. MOST OF THE RAIN WILL BE FAIRLY LIGHT BUT WE
COULD STILL SEE STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND OR SLIGHTLY OVER
ONE INCH FROM PORTIONS OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS NORTHEAST TOWARD AND
JUST SOUTH AND EAST OF THE OKC METRO. MOST OF THIS RAIN IS EXPECTED
TO FALL LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. NO SIGNIFICANT
DEVIATIONS FROM PREVIOUS FEW FORECASTS WITH RAIN SHIFTING EAST
TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY. LATEST RUN OF MODELS STILL YIELD
POSSIBILITY FOR A CHANGE OVER OR MIX TO SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS FAR NORTHERN OKLAHOMA SO WE WILL LEAVE
RAIN/SNOW WORDING UP THERE. MINIMAL OR NO ACCUMULATION EXPECTED.

AS RAIN SHIFTS TO THE EAST SUNDAY AHEAD OF HIGH AMPLITUDE WAVE
PASSAGE INTO MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS WILL
SPREAD OVER OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN TEXAS. WINDS WILL LIKELY
APPROACH OR PERHAPS EXCEED WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA ACROSS AT LEAST
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA...PERHAPS DOWN INTO
WESTERN NORTH TEXAS. THIS POTENTIAL WILL BE WATCHED FOR POSSIBLE
HEADLINE INCLUSION IN LATER FORECASTS.

AFTER A COLD START MONDAY MORNING...A BRIEF WARMING TREND STILL
EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY AHEAD OF NEXT WEATHER SYSTEM. MID-WEEK
SYSTEM COULD HAVE SENSIBLE IMPACTS ON REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY IF TREND OF GFS IS REALIZED. MODEL FORECAST SOUNDINGS
YIELD A RAIN TO SNOW AND RAIN TO FREEZING RAIN/SLEET
SCENARIO...WITH THE SNOW POTENTIAL MAINLY OVER NORTH-CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA. POPS WERE RETAINED AND INCREASED A BIT FROM
MODEL INITIALIZATIONS. THIS EVENT WOULD BE SHORT-LIVED AS WE WARM
UP INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
OKLAHOMA CITY OK  46  39  42  20 / 100  90  20   0
HOBART OK         43  39  44  21 / 100  60  10   0
WICHITA FALLS TX  47  43  49  24 / 100  80  20   0
GAGE OK           43  35  39  18 /  90  50  10   0
PONCA CITY OK     44  38  38  16 / 100  90  30   0
DURANT OK         52  44  52  25 /  60  90  50   0

&&

.OUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OK...NONE.
TX...NONE.
&&

$$

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