Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KTSA 180334
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
934 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Latest surface analysis indicates high pressure centered over Arkanas
this evening with light and variable wind across much of our forecast
area. Deepening trough through the Plains will result in veering low
level wind overnight then strong southerly wind Sunday. Valley fog
has already resulted in variable visibilities across portions of wrn
AR this evening, which will likely continue overnight. Low clouds
should develop into sern Oklahoma late tonight, and then across
portions of central/nern OK Sunday. Rain chances still look to return
late Sunday/Sunday night with widespread activity Monday-Tuesday.
Ongoing forecast is trending well this evening and no changes needed
at this time.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 534 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018/

DISCUSSION...

The discussion for the 00Z TAF forecast can be found below.

AVIATION...
CONCERNING TAF SITES KTUL/KRVS/KBVO/KMLC/KXNA/KFYV/KFSM/KROG.
The latest HRRR is hinting at the potential for some valley fog at
FSM tonight. Since FYV is prone to valley fog as well, especially
after the recent rain event, have inserted tempo groups at both
sites for IFR fog around midnight into the early morning hours.
Increasing high cloud overcast and south to southeast winds
should lead to its demise Sunday morning. The HRRR also suggests
that the initial northwestward surge of low clouds/moisture will
miss our area to our west initially on Sunday. Given some
uncertainty, few to sct low cloud groups were maintained in the E
OK TAFs. VFR conditions will prevail for the most part on Sunday,
with potential for low end VFR cigs by the end of the day. Strong,
gusty S winds will also prevail on Sunday.

Lacy

PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 413 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018/

DISCUSSION...
A rather unsettled weather pattern will prevail over the next
week, with several rounds of much needed rainfall expected.
Despite the overnight rainfall, fire danger will be a concern
Sunday as gusty southerly winds develop, and temperatures warm
into the 60s. Low level moisture will rapidly return north Sunday
afternoon and evening, and scattered elevated convection may
develop overnight Sunday night and persist into Monday evening.

The most widespread and heaviest rainfall is expected late Monday
night and Tuesday as a strong cold front drops south across the
area. A few strong to marginally severe storms will be possible,
but locally heavy rainfall looks to be the main concern.

Some drier air will work into parts of northeast Oklahoma Tuesday
night, but an upper level disturbance will spread light
precipitation back over the area during the day Wednesday. Surface
temperatures will likely remain below freezing across the northern
part of the forecast area, so the precipitation will fall as light
freezing rain in that area.

A warming trend will develop Thursday and last into the weekend,
but unsettled weather will continue, with rain chances returning
Thursday night into the weekend.

Stayed close to guidance temperatures the next couple days.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
TUL   35  63  57  71 /   0   0  40  50
FSM   34  62  54  71 /   0   0  40  50
MLC   36  63  58  70 /   0  10  40  50
BVO   29  64  55  73 /   0   0  40  50
FYV   28  59  53  67 /   0   0  40  50
BYV   31  60  52  68 /   0   0  40  50
MKO   35  63  56  70 /   0   0  40  50
MIO   32  62  54  69 /   0   0  40  50
F10   36  63  57  70 /   0   0  40  50
HHW   38  62  56  72 /   0  10  40  50

&&

.TSA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OK...None.
AR...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...69
LONG TERM....05
AVIATION....30



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