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FXUS64 KFWD 070515 AAD
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1215 AM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

.AVIATION...
/06Z TAFS/

CONCERNS...THUNDERSTORMS TO THE NORTHWEST...STRATUS.

STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE MOVING SLOWLY EAST ALONG
THE RED RIVER VALLEY EARLY THIS MORNING. FWS VWP IS SHOWING 50KTS AT
3KFT AGL...WHICH IS PROVIDING THE STORMS A CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF RICH
GULF MOISTURE. IT IS ALSO CAUSING THE STORMS TO TURN RIGHT OF THE
MEAN FLOW...BUT IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR THE ACTIVITY TO MAKE MUCH
MORE PROGRESS SOUTH. SOME ANVIL LIGHTNING WILL BE VISIBLE FROM DFW
AIRPORT AND DALLAS LOVE FIELD...BUT THE STORMS SHOULD REMAIN NORTH
OF THE AIRPORTS OVERNIGHT.

THE LLJ IS ALSO SATURATING THE THIN LAYER BENEATH A NOCTURNALLY
STRENGTHENED CAP. THE RESULT IS MVFR STRATUS ALREADY IN PLACE
ACROSS THE METROPLEX. STILL THINK MOS IS TOO PESSIMISTIC WITH IFR
CEILINGS THIS FAR NORTH...BUT TEMPO IFR MAY OCCUR AGAIN AT WACO
DESPITE THE LATER ARRIVAL OF CEILINGS THERE.

VFR CEILINGS WILL LIKELY PREVAIL AGAIN ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WEAK
RIPPLES IN SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL MAINTAIN LOW SHOWER/STORM
CHANCES...BUT WILL NOT INCLUDE ANY MENTION IN THE TAFS. MVFR
STRATUS WILL RETURN AGAIN THURSDAY EVENING.

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&&

.UPDATE...
NEW TORNADO WATCH #137 ISSUED FOR YOUNG...JACK...AND MONTAGUE
COUNTIES THROUGH 2 AM CDT. THIS IS MAINLY FOR THE SUPERCELL
ENTERING SW THROCKMORTON COUNTY...AS THE ARCHER COUNTY STORM
SHOULD AFFECT CLAY COUNTY...BUT REMAIN MAINLY WEST OF MONTAGUE
COUNTY. WE EXPECT THE MAIN THREAT TO LAST THROUGH MIDNIGHT AND
GOING BY ANY UNFORESEEN CHANGES AMONGST THE HIGH-RESOLUTION
MODELS...WE WOULD THINK THE WATCH COULD BE CANCELED EARLY BY A FEW
HOURS. WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE THROCKMORTON STORM WHICH HAS
SHOWN WEAKENING TRENDS THE PAST 5-10 MINUTES.

05/

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 248 PM CDT WED MAY 6 2015/

TORNADO WATCH 133 IS IN EFFECT ALONG AND WEST OF A NOCONA TO
WEATHERFORD TO CISCO LINE THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING. STORMS ARE
DEVELOPING ALONG A LAWTON TO SWEETWATER TO JUNCTION LINE WHERE THE
AIR MASS IS VERY UNSTABLE WITH VERY HIGH CAPE AND ENOUGH HELICITY
FOR SUPERCELL DEVELOPMENT AND ISOLATED TORNADOES. HAVE INCREASED
POPS ACROSS THIS AREA THROUGH THIS EVENING. ELSEWHERE...LATE
AFTERNOON CONVECTION SHOULD FAVOR AREAS GENERALLY EAST OF I-35 LIKE
YESTERDAY WITH A DECREASE IN ACTIVITY BY 10 PM.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN 20-50 POPS OVER THE REGION FOR
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT BEFORE THINGS GEAR UP OVER THE
WEEKEND. ANOTHER DEEP UPPER LOW WILL MOVE THROUGH THE DESERT
SOUTHWEST FRIDAY AND INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS
SYSTEM WILL SPREAD STRONG FORCING FOR ASCENT AND UPPER DIFFLUENCE
ACROSS THE REGION OVER THE WEEKEND. ALSO...THERE WILL BE DEEP LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE OVER THE REGION WITH PWATS AROUND 1.90
INCHES. THUS...WE EXPECT CONSIDERABLE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY BOTH
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH A POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE STORMS AND HEAVY
RAINFALL THAT COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING PROBLEMS AND RIVER
RISES...ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY.

AS THE UPPER LOW MOVES THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS SUNDAY NIGHT...A
COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH NORTH TEXAS EARLY MONDAY AND AROUND
MID CENTRAL TEXAS ON MONDAY MORNING. THERE WILL BE SOME CONVECTION
ALONG THE FRONT THAT WILL MOVE SOUTH WITH IT. HOWEVER...WE WILL
MAINTAIN CHANCE POPS GENERALLY SOUTH OF I-20 ON TUESDAY.

THERE ARE SOME DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THE ECMWF AND GFS CONCERNING
HOW FAR SOUTH THE FRONT GOES...HOW FAST IT RETURNS AND
PRECIPITATION NEXT WEEK. THE GFS SEEMS TO BE THE OUTLIER WHEN
COMPARED TO THE ECMWF AND CANADIAN MODELS...THUS HAVE WEIGHTED THE
MID WEEK FORECAST TOWARD THE MORE CONSISTENT MODELS WHICH KEEP
THE COLD FRONT TO THE SOUTH TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE
BRINGING IT BACK NORTH. 75



&&


.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  68  82  69  81  70 /  30  40  30  40  40
WACO, TX              69  82  69  83  70 /  20  30  30  40  30
PARIS, TX             66  79  68  81  69 /  20  40  30  30  50
DENTON, TX            67  81  69  80  69 /  40  50  40  40  40
MCKINNEY, TX          67  80  69  80  69 /  20  40  30  40  40
DALLAS, TX            68  83  69  82  70 /  30  30  30  40  30
TERRELL, TX           68  82  68  82  69 /  20  30  30  40  30
CORSICANA, TX         68  82  69  83  70 /  20  30  30  40  30
TEMPLE, TX            70  83  69  83  70 /  20  30  20  40  30
MINERAL WELLS, TX     67  80  68  80  69 /  40  50  40  50  40

&&

.FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

$$

25/05



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