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FXUS64 KFWD 230503
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1203 AM CDT THU APR 23 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COMPLEX OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT EXTENDED NORTH OF A
KABI /ABILENE/ TO K0F2 /BOWIE/ LINE AT 05Z WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 25 KNOTS. SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL AFFECT
THE METROPLEX TAF SITES BETWEEN 07 AND 11Z. SOME LARGE HAIL AND
STRONG GUSTY WINDS AS WELL AS FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
WILL ACCOMPANY SOME OF THESE STORMS. THE STRONGEST STORMS ARE
LIKELY TO SLIDE SOUTHWEST OF THE METROPLEX TAF SITES. WE SHOULD
BE IN AN AREA OF SUBSIDENCE BEHIND THE COMPLEX THURSDAY MORNING.
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AGAIN THURSDAY LATE
AFTERNOON. HAVE PLACED VCTS IN THE METROPLEX TAF SITES 22Z THROUGH
03Z FRIDAY. EXPECT MOSTLY MVFR CEILINGS AND SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS TO
PREVAIL.

AT WACO...A SCATTERED SHOWER/THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE THROUGH
08Z...WITH THE THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX LIKELY TO AFFECT KACT 08-11Z.
EXPECT MVFR CEILINGS TO FALL TO IFR BY 08Z. CEILINGS SHOULD
IMPROVE TO MVFR BY 16Z. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP ONCE AGAIN MID TO LATE AFTERNOON...THUS HAVE PLACED VCTS
IN THE WACO TAF FOR THE 21-02Z PERIOD.

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&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 813 PM CDT WED APR 22 2015/
THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE REST OF THIS EVENING SHOULD BE MAINLY SOUTH
OF I-20. A THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX OVER THE PANHANDLE AND SOUTH
PLAINS OF WEST TEXAS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE SOUTHEAST TONIGHT...
POSSIBLY APPROACHING THE METROPLEX TAF SITES AFTER 08Z. THESE
STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE STRONG WINDS...HEAVY
RAIN AND LARGE HAIL. EXPECT THIS ACTIVITY TO MOVE TO THE EAST OF
THE METROPLEX BY 12Z. CEILINGS SHOULD FALL INTO THE MVFR CATEGORY
BY 06Z AND MVFR CEILINGS SHOULD PREVAIL THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY
THURSDAY. ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY
AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING. LIGHT EAST WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHEAST
5 TO 10 KNOTS OVERNIGHT AND INCREASE TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS THURSDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WACO AREA AT TAF ISSUANCE TIME WILL CONTINUE
TO MOVE EAST. EXPECT A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
03Z...WITH VCTS THROUGH MIDNIGHT /05Z/. CEILINGS MAY LOWER
TO IFR BY 09Z...BUT SHOULD IMPROVE TO MVFR BY 16Z. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE AGAIN THURSDAY
AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING. OUTSIDE OF STORMS...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS WILL PREVAIL.

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&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  65  83  69  83  66 /  60  40  40  50  10
WACO, TX              66  85  71  83  64 /  60  40  40  60  20
PARIS, TX             62  69  63  78  63 /  50  40  50  60  20
DENTON, TX            63  80  70  82  62 /  60  40  40  40  10
MCKINNEY, TX          63  77  68  82  61 /  50  40  50  50  20
DALLAS, TX            65  82  71  84  67 /  60  40  40  60  20
TERRELL, TX           65  79  71  81  64 /  50  40  50  60  20
CORSICANA, TX         66  82  71  82  66 /  50  40  40  60  30
TEMPLE, TX            67  84  71  82  64 /  60  40  40  60  20
MINERAL WELLS, TX     64  86  68  84  59 /  60  30  40  40  10

&&

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

&&

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