Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 030515
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
1215 AM CDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 1215 AM CDT SUN MAY 3 2015

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND SHIFT
EASTWARD OVERNIGHT.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 317 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

EARLY MORNING/AFTERNOON CONVECTION CONTINUES TO MOVE EAST OF THE
FORECAST AREA WHICH DEVELOPED ALONG NOSE OF LOW LEVEL JET AXIS
OVERNIGHT IN STRONG WARM AIR ADVECTION REGIME. FORCING FROM UPPER
LEVEL SHORTWAVE HAD SUSTAINED ACTIVITY INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON
HOURS. OTHERWISE...SFC TEMPS HAVE WARMED INTO THE UPPER 70S TO
LOWER 80S UNDER FULL SUN WITH A POOL OF MID TO UPPER 50S
DEWPOINTS OVER THE AREA.

WESTERLIES REMAIN FAIRLY FLAT ACROSS THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL STATES
WHILE A WEAK/BROAD MID LEVEL TROUGH MOVES ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
CANADA. AT THE SFC THIS AFTERNOON...A SURFACE TROUGH EXTENDS SOUTH
FROM LOW PRESSURE OVER MANITOBA INTO CENTRAL NEBRASKA WHERE CU
FIELD IS NOW SHOWING ON LATEST VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY. THE
LATEST RUNS OF THE RAP/HRRR/CONVECTION ALLOWING ENSEMBLES SHOW
TSTMS... WHICH SHOULD LIKELY BE HIGH BASED...DEVELOPING ACROSS
CENTRAL NEBRASKA ALONG THE TROUGH AXIS AND SHIFTING EAST FOR A FEW
HOURS BEFORE DISSIPATING BY 06Z. INSTABILITY AND BULK 0-6KM SHEAR
LOOK MARGINAL BUT WE ARE LACKING ANY STRONG FORCING FOR SEVERE
STORMS WITH THE SOUTHWESTERLY LLVL JET AXIS TO OUR EAST.

STRONG HEATING AND CONTINUED LOW LEVEL MOIST ADVECTION WILL BE IN
PLACE SUNDAY AHEAD OF APPROACHING SFC TROUGH/COLD FRONT.
CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THIS BOUNDARY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ACROSS EASTERN NEBRASKA. 0-6KM BULK SHEAR CONTINUES TO
LOOK MINOR...ON THE ORDER OF 25-30KTS...HOWEVER STEEPENING MID
LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND MODERATE INSTABILITY SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT
FOR A FEW PULSE STORMS PRODUCING MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL/WIND
DURING THE VERY LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING HOURS. STRENGTHENING
SOUTHWESTERLY LOW LEVEL JET SHOULD ALLOW STORMS TO PERSIST INTO
THE EVENING.

THE SFC BOUNDARY WILL SLOW AS IT MOVES TOWARD THE KS/NE BORDERS AND
EVENTUALLY STALL EARLY MONDAY BEFORE SHIFTING NORTH AS A WARM FRONT
MONDAY NIGHT INTO SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA/NORTHWEST MISSOURI. CONVECTION
IS QUITE LIKELY ALONG THIS BOUNDARY WITH HEAVY RAIN QUITE POSSIBLE
AS THETA-E RIDGE AXIS SHIFTS INTO THE REGION AND PW`S INCREASE TO
NEAR 2.00".

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 317 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

AS A DEEPENING SHORTWAVE TROUGH ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN CONUS
EJECTS NORTHWARD INTO EASTERN COLORADO TUESDAY...THE SFC FRONT
WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH NWD AS WELL. THIS WILL GIVE THE REGION
CONTINUED CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

BY MID WEEK...STRONG WARM/MOIST SOUTHERLY LOW LEVEL FLOW WILL BRING
INCREASING MOISTURE INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS. ALTHOUGH CONTINUOUS
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT LIKELY...IT IS HARD TO PIN DOWN
EXACTLY WHAT TIME PERIODS IN THE LONG TERM FORECAST WILL BE DRY.
SO...WE WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY POPS THROUGH EVERY PERIOD IN THE
FORECAST AND TRY TO NAIL DOWN THE TIMING ON PCPN CHANCES AS BEST WE
CAN IN FUTURE FORECASTS.

&&

.AVIATION...(06Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.)
ISSUED AT 1215 AM CDT SUN MAY 3 2015

LOOK FOR SCT TSRA WILL MOVE EASTWARD AWAY FROM THE TAF SITES THE
NEXT FEW HOURS. TSRA SHOULD DEVELOP ALONG A COLD FRONT NEAR KOFK
BY MID AFTERNOON THEN MOVE/DEVELOP SOUTHEAST TOWARD KOMA AND KLNK
THROUGH THE EVENING. MVFR OR LOWER CEILINGS AND VSBYS WILL BE
POSSIBLE IN THE TSRA.

OTHERWISE...LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING WITH
STRONG LOW LEVEL JET AROUND 1000-3000 FEET AGL.

&&

.OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...NONE.
IA...NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE...MILLER
SHORT TERM...KERN
LONG TERM...KERN
AVIATION...DEE


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