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FXUS63 KPAH 170713

213 AM CDT Fri Oct 17 2014

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Sunday night)
Issued at 204 AM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014

A couple of weak frontal passages occur in the short term portion
of the forecast. The first one occurs early today, a dry passage
as energy in the mean upper Low pinwheels thru the base of the
trof. Heights lower in its wake and draws down some slightly
cooler air that settles in this weekend. Highs in the 70s today
cool back to the 60s for the weekend, and lows that were in the
50s cool back into the 40s. These temps are reinforced by another
shot of energy pinwheeling the trof Saturday, but again, it`s
moisture starved so no Pops exist.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Thursday)
Issued at 204 AM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014

Perhaps the best chance of rain in the entirety of the forecast
comes starting out the long term portion on Monday. An
advancing/developing low pressure and frontal system sweeps in
from the west, as the surface high shifts east. The 00z gfs/ecmwf
start to paint a little bit of qpf, but as we just eliminated Pops
in the runs prior, we`ll wait for more consistent modeling of qpf
before we re-introduce it. Either way it wont amount to much, but
it does perhaps offer the best chance of a Pop existing at some
point. The front and upper trof axis pass by Monday night, and the
main effect is a reinforcing shot of slightly cooler air that
keeps the 60s/40s running through the remainder of the course of
the workweek.


Issued at 204 AM CDT FRI OCT 17 2014

There is little other than some high clouds in the terminal
forecasts this package. A front will approach from the north/west,
making dry passage today and shifting the winds to westerly with
some pm gusts into the teens possible.



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