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FXUS64 KSHV 261856
AFDSHV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
156 PM CDT SUN APR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
COMPLEX FORECAST OVER THE NEXT 48HRS OR SO BEFORE MUCH IMPROVING
CONDITIONS RETURN BY MID WEEK THROUGH THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING
WEEKEND.

FIRST THINGS FIRST...SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
FILLING IN COVERAGE WISE ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL TX ATTM.
NONE OF THE SHORTTERM SOLUTIONS SHOWING THIS ACTIVITY QUITE THIS
EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON AS THE MODELS OFTEN STRUGGLE WITH THE ONSET
OF DEVELOPING PRECIPITATION IN SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT. WATERVAPOR
IMAGERY CONTINUES TO SHOW A DIGGING SHORTWAVE ACROSS THE FOUR
CORNERS REGION WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME CUTOFF OVERNIGHT
TONIGHT. TO COMPLICATE MATTERS IS A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WHICH AS
OF EARLY THIS AFTERNOON WAS NEARLY STATIONARY WEST TO EAST FROM
THE TX/OK BORDER TO NEAR THE AR/LA BORDER. THIS FRONT SHOULD BEGIN
TO MOVE OVERNIGHT INTO N LA...MORE SO THAN NE TX. THE WARM SECTOR
WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE WIDELY SCATTERED STRONG TO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NE TX BUT GIVEN THE SHALLOW
NATURE OF THE BACKDOOR FRONT...STRONG OVERRUNNING AND STEEP LAPSE
RATES COULD EVEN RESULT IN A FEW HAIL PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS JUST
NORTH OF THE BACKDOOR FRONT LATER TONIGHT ACROSS SE OK...EXTREME
SW AR AND NW LA. THERE ARE SOME INDICATIONS THAT DISCRETE STORMS
ACROSS CENTRAL TX THIS EVENING COULD EVOLVE INTO A BROKEN LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO OUR WESTERN ZONES LATE...THUS THE
THREAT OVERNIGHT.

KEPT CHANCE POPS IN THE FCST THIS EVENING WITH A SEVERE HIGHLIGHT
IN OUR WESTERN ZONES WITH HIGHER POPS WARRANTED LATE TONIGHT.
PWATS CONTINUE TO CLIMB THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY WITH VALUES AT OR
SLIGHTLY ABOVE 1/5 INCHES ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE I-20 CORRIDOR.
THUS...OUR HEAVY RAIN THREAT SHOULD STAY ACROSS OUR SOUTHERN MOST
ZONES FOR THIS EVENT MONDAY THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY BEFORE WE BEGIN
TO SEE DRY SLOTTING FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE REGION ON TUESDAY
AS THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OUT WEST SLOWLY MOVES CLOSER TO OUR
REGION. ANY CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ON MONDAY SHOULD BE
DELEGATED TO THOSE SAME SOUTHERN ZONES AS MOST OF THIS RAINFALL
WILL BE OF AN OVERRUNNING NATURE.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE WILL BE THE MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES
EXPECTED THROUGH MUCH OF THIS WEEK. TEMPERATURES SHOULD STAY IN
THE 60S AREAWIDE FOR MONDAY WITH TEMPERATURES STRUGGLING TO WARM
INTO THE 60S FOR HIGHS ON TUESDAY. OUR COOLEST NIGHT SHOULD BE
TUESDAY NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE 40S BEFORE WE BEGIN TO REBOUND
TEMPERATURE WISE TOWARDS THE END OF THE WORK WEEK INTO THE
WEEKEND. A DRYING TREND WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THE LATE WEEK
MODERATION IN TEMPERATURES.

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&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 952 AM CDT SUN APR 26 2015/

DISCUSSION...
FORECAST FOR THE MOST PART IS ON TRACK THIS MORNING. FINALLY
GETTING RID OF THE PATCHY DENSE FOG WITH VERY LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
RETURN THIS MORNING ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE I-20 CORRIDOR. 14Z
ANALYSIS SHOWING A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WHICH HAS PULLED UP NEARLY
STATIONARY ALONG THE AR/LA BORDER TO NEAR THE OK/TX BORDER.

REGIONAL RADAR MOSAICS SHOWING DEVELOPING CONVECTION ACROSS
CENTRAL TX IN AN AREA OF PVA IN RESPONSE TO INCREASING SOUTHWEST
FLOW ALOFT AS A DEEP UPPER LEVEL TROUGH BEGINS TO CUT ITSELF OFF
ACROSS THE FOUR CORNERS REGION. SHORT TERM PROGS ALL HANDLING THIS
MOISTURE A BIT DIFFERENTLY TODAY SO FOR THAT REASON...HAVE DECIDED
TO LEAVE SLIGHT CHANCE POPS IN THE FORECAST AREAWIDE TODAY. HAVE
MORE CONFIDENCE IN PERHAPS OUR WESTERN ZONES SEEING SOME WIDELY
SCATTERED LATE AFTERNOON ACTIVITY TODAY COMPARED TO OUR NE ZONES
BUT WEAK FRONTAL FORCING COULD PERHAPS HELP TO GENERATE SOME
ISOLATED CONVECTION THERE AS WELL.

FORECAST TEMPERATURES ARE REALLY CLOSE TO ACTUAL AMBIENT NUMBERS
THROUGH 14Z THUS...FCST HIGH TEMPS ARE IN THE BALLPARK. DID MAKE
SOME SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS TO CLOUD COVER AND DEWPOINT GRIDS TO MIMIC
CURRENT AND EXPECTED TRENDS. OTHERWISE...NO ADDITIONAL CHANGES TO
THIS FCST PACKAGE.

UPDATE OUT SHORTLY...13.

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 744 AM CDT SUN APR 26 2015/

AVIATION...
VLIFR-VFR WITH AREAS OF DENSE FOG AFFECTING TERMINALS ALONG AND
SOUTH OF I-20. IMPROVEMENTS TO VFR AREA WIDE ARE EXPECTED TO
UNFOLD QUICKLY 13-15Z FOR MOST SITES. L/V WINDS THIS MORNING WILL
BECOME SE 5-10KTS AND THEN BACK TO ENE OVERNIGHT AS A BACKDOOR
FROPA OCCURS. IN ADDITION...AN APPROACHING UPPER LOW OVER AZ WILL
BRING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS/ISOLD TSTMS LATE IN THE CYCLE WITH
MVFR/IFR CIGS AND VSBY WHICH WILL CONTINUE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AS
THE LOW MOVES OVER AR BY 29/06Z.

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&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
SHV  62  66  54  60 /  40  70  70  60
MLU  61  66  56  63 /  30  50  70  70
DEQ  59  63  48  59 /  60  70  70  60
TXK  58  65  48  59 /  60  70  70  60
ELD  58  65  50  55 /  30  50  70  70
TYR  64  67  54  59 /  60  70  70  50
GGG  63  67  53  60 /  60  70  70  50
LFK  70  73  57  65 /  60  70  70  40

&&

.SHV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AR...NONE.
LA...NONE.
OK...NONE.
TX...NONE.
&&

$$

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