Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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FXUS63 KUNR 251820

Area Forecast Discussion For Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
1220 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.DISCUSSION...(Today Through Monday)
Issued at 312 AM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

09Z vapor shows an upper low over eastern Saskatchewan/western
Manitoba, a small wave moving through northwestern South Dakota,
and southwest flow across the forecast area. At the surface, a
boundary is draped across northwest South Dakota with another
boundary along the South Dakota/Nebraska border. Latest radar
imagery has convection across southern Montana, southwestern North
Dakota, and northwestern South Dakota.

Showers and storms across northwestern South Dakota will dissipate
this morning. However, additional storms are expected after 18Z
today. The multiple surface boundaries combined with a well defined
shortwave, will lead to widespread showers and storms tonight. By
00Z PW values will rise to 150-200% of normal as moisture pools
along the southwestern boundary creating 2000 J/kg MLCAPE and little
MLCIN. Could see some training storms and/or locally heavy rain,
especially with light steering winds. 0-6km bulk shear will be
sufficient for isolated severe storms this afternoon and evening
with a decent chance of a MCS overnight for south central South

On Wednesday and Thursday, the upper ridge will begin to rebuild
over the western CONUS. Temperatures will be slightly cooler with
the chance for showers and storms, mainly over northeastern Wyoming
and far western South Dakota.

Friday through Sunday, the upper ridge will build over the high
plains with warmer temperatures and small chances for thunderstorms.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS Through 18Z Wednesday)
Issued At 1220 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

Thunderstorms are expected to develop across much of the area
this afternoon and overnight. MVFR conditions will be possible in
storms, otherwise VFR conditions are expected.




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