Wednesday, June19, 2019

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Moncure, NC

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Sunrise 5:59AMSunset 8:36PM Wednesday June 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT (16:59 UTC) Moonrise 9:41PMMoonset 6:58AM Illumination 95% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 17 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Moncure, NC
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Area Discussion for - Raleigh, NC
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area forecast discussion
national weather service raleigh nc
1115 am edt Wed jun 19 2019

The passage of a weak upper disturbance, interacting with a very
moist and slightly unstable atmosphere, will support the development
of scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon through this
evening across central nc. A much stronger upper disturbance and
attendant surface cold front will cross the region late Thursday and
Thursday evening. A more stable air mass will settle over the area

Near term through tonight
As of 1115 am Wednesday...

morning analysis reveals a very moist air mass in place with
precipitable water values hovering around 2 inches (slightly higher
east and slightly lower west). Water vapor imagery depicts a weak
perturbation lifting east-northeast across the region with another
on its heels, crossing the savannah river valley of eastern georgia.

The initial perturbation aiding in sustaining a few light rain
showers across the region as well as maintaining a low cloud deck.

Anticipate some thinning dissipation of these low clouds through
early afternoon. Heating destablization of the moist air mass will
lead to additional convective activity. Unlike Tuesday in which
there was a discernible zone of convergence to organize the
convection, no such feature noted in the low level analysis. Thus,
expect convection to be more random. Still expect a slightly higher
concentration across sections of the northern piedmont and the
coastal plain where an axis of deeper moisture exists along with
weak speed convergence. By late afternoon-early evening, the
perturbations aloft will further weaken and drift eastward. With
weak subsidence likely in the wake of the departing disturbances,
expect scattered convection to slowly diminish dissipate through the
evening hours.

With extensive cloudiness inhibiting insolation this morning, expect
highs this afternoon to be 3-5 degrees cooler than Tuesday, though
the high humidity will still make it feel uncomfortable for most
folks. Expect highs this afternoon to range from the mid 80s north
to the upper 80s near 90 south. Overnight temperatures not too much
different than last night, mainly near 70-lower 70s.

Short term Thursday through Thursday night
As of 425 am Wednesday...

the progression of a mid-level shortwave still remains the primary
story for Thursday. The general idea is for weak vorticity across
the central united states to slowly progress east towards central
north carolina early Thursday morning as an upper level low rotates
over quebec. Thursday afternoon into evening the low over quebec
will rotate south and east helping to accelerate the shortwave east
across va. The continued question over the last couple of days is
how amplified will the wave end up being. Latest GFS and ECMWF runs
have back off a bit on the amplitude of the wave with the GFS no
longer showing a PV hook. The resultant surface low with this
feature is understandably not as strong as previous advertised
(~1000 mb), but still fairly impressive for this time of year. 500
mb height falls and implied DCVA with this system are weak to
moderate at around 20 m. In the upper levels of the atmosphere
though a splitting jet as well as a propagating jet streak will
support plentiful lift (rrq divergence and splitting jet
diffluence). Pwats Thursday are forecast to be around 1.90", or near
max values for this time of year. Instability at this time is strong
with ml CAPE values around 1500 j kg. Both the NAM and GFS initially
show a low level cap in place which should help to hold back
convection initially. This will allow high temperatures to quickly
rise into the lower to mid 90s across the region.

By Thursday afternoon the cap will erode allowing convective
initiation to occur. Surface to 6 km shear values with the
approaching shortwave are forecast to rise to around 35 40 kts. Any
storms that form and are able to remain discrete will have the
potential to produce damaging wind gusts and large hail as low level
lapse rates average around 9 degrees c km. Dcape values across the
south are also forecast to be around 1300 j kg. Surface delta theta-
e values are forecast to be around 25 thanks to mid level dewpoint
depressions being between 5 and 10 degrees c. Eventually the strong
dcape and perpendicular anvil storm relative flow will support
merging cold pools. If this were to occur a transition to damaging
winds as the primary threat would occur. Mesoscale details are very
uncertain at the point though as convection from Wednesday will
likely influence the evolution of the approaching wave.

Long term Friday through Tuesday
As of 430 am Wednesday...

Friday morning a cool front will swing through the zones as the
shortwave exits the east coast. Over the last couple of days it has
become more and more apparent that this front will likely be
transient with only a slightly affect on temperatures Friday. This
is supported by low level thermal profiles. For example, 925 mb
temperatures Friday afternoon quickly surge towards 25 degrees
c across the southwest. Due to this have raised temperatures
Friday afternoon across the south.

Friday evening into Saturday mid- level heights will rise across the
great lakes with an upper level low over nd heading east. As the low
over nd heads east PV will break off from the low and spill
northeast and move up and over the mid-level ridge. The weak front
from Friday will quickly wash out Saturday with a recycled moisture
threat regime likely setting up. The gfs, ECMWF and cmc all show
slightly different tracks for the PV as it rounds the ridge, but
have kept slight chance pops to account for this. Sunday morning
another batch of PV embedded in the ridge will bring a continued
chance of showers and thunderstorms to central nc. By this time the
multiple rounds of PV rounding the ridge will spell its collapse
with heights falls occurring across the midwest. Tuesday,
another shortwave will move across the great lakes with a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms over central nc.

Aviation 12z Wednesday through Sunday
As of 740 am Wednesday...

a chance of showers will linger this morning, as a series of mid to
upr-lvl disturbances move enewd across cntl nc. Scattered, to
locally numerous, showers and storms are expected to develop with
diurnal heating, perhaps initially along an old outflow boundary
draped this morning from near rwi to rdu, then persist through this
afternoon and early evening. Otherwise, ifr-MVFR ceilings this
morning are likely to lift and scatter toVFR between 14-17z - first
at fay.

Outlook: showers and storms, likely in small clusters and lines with
45-55 kt wind gusts and initially also some hail, will spread ewd
across the carolinas Thu afternoon and evening. A drier and more
stable air mass, and mainlyVFR conditions, will follow later thu
night through the start of the weekend. An MCS (convective cluster),
one with strong to damaging wind gusts and hail, will be possible
over cntl nc on Sunday.

Rah watches warnings advisories

Synopsis... Wss
near term... Wss
short term... Haines
long term... Haines
aviation... Mws

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Sanford, Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport, NC3 mi80 minSW 610.00 miPartly Cloudy81°F72°F76%1011.2 hPa
Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, NC24 mi69 minWSW 910.00 miOvercast81°F73°F77%1010.8 hPa

Wind History from TTA (wind in knots)
Last 24hrS4SW7S4S8S9S5S3S9S3S3CalmN6NE3CalmCalmCalmCalmS4SW3SW4SW6SW4W3SW7
1 day agoSW6W7W7S8S11
2 days agoW9

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