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FXUS63 KPAH 050847

347 AM CDT MON OCT 5 2015

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday night)
Issued at 347 AM CDT MON OCT 5 2015

Above average confidence in the short term with very little to
discuss and decent model agreement.

High pressure at the surface and aloft should keep the region dry
through the period. Relative humidity time heights show low level
moisture with increasing mid to upper level moisture through the
period which translates to cloud cover but think there will be
periods of sunshine each day too.

Temperatures should be above normal through the period with highs in
the upper 70s to lower 80s and lows in the mid to upper 50s.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Sunday)
Issued at 347 AM CDT MON OCT 5 2015

The extended part of this forecast package begins with the approach
and onset of rain chances beginning Thursday afternoon and
departing Friday evening.

The main player for any cold frontal convective activity will be
west-northwest zonal flow that develops and persists across the WFO
PAH forecast area from Thursday through late Friday night. The
greatest forcing and thermal packing aloft will likely remain
north/northeast of the WFO PAH forecast area late Thursday into
early Friday, limiting widespread lift along the base of the
westerlies.  The closed low over the extreme southwest U.S. and
northern Mexico may briefly inhibit the forward speed of the mean
shortwave moving across the WFO PAH forecast area late Thursday into
Friday and may help briefly enhance lift along an impinged
deformation zone stretching from the southwest U.S. closed low to
the base of the westerlies.  The main impact with the
aforementioned interaction of the closed low to the base of the
westerlies would be to prolong the duration of precipitation chances
over the WFO PAH forecast area.

The ECMWF/Canadian have shown to be the preferred guidance with this
precipitation event since the middle of last week. The GFS has been
too aggressive in timing and QPF amounts. Given the recent data
ingest concerns, my confidence in the GFS solution is marginal
although I have overall higher confidence on the timing and intensity
of the event passed on the ECMWF and Canadian model guidance.

Otherwise, five degree above normal temperature values are expected
to occur before the frontal passage on Friday, with near normal
temperatures expected though at least next Sunday.


Issued at 1149 PM CDT SUN OCT 4 2015

An area of 4-5kft clouds has expanded over much of the region,
including KPAH, late this evening. It is expanding west and north
and should reach KCGI by the beginning of the period. It is just
west of KEVV, but it is not showing signs of expanding to the east
at this time. Will play the VFR ceilings through the night at KPAH
and KCGI, which with a persistent light breeze should result in no
fog formation. KEVV and KOWB should have a bit stronger winds
through the night and should not have a ceiling condition. Will
keep a mention of MVFR fog around sunrise there just to be safe.
Scattered cu and increasing high clouds will be the rule for




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