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|Sunrise 7:20AM||Sunset 5:23PM||Monday December 16, 2019 5:11 AM CST (11:11 UTC)||Moonrise 10:09PM||Moonset 11:14AM||Illumination 78%|
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Area Discussion for - Fort Worth, TX  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS64 KFWD 160844 AFDFWD
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 244 AM CST Mon Dec 16 2019
SHORT TERM. /Through Tonight/
The cold front has nearly cleared the forecast area as of 3 AM, with the exception of our far southeastern zones where temperatures and dewpoints are still near 70F. However, the front will move through these locations in the next couple of hours, and they'll join the rest of the CWA in the much colder post- frontal airmass that has settled into North Texas. The frontal inversion layer has become saturated, with isentropic ascent occurring in the 925-850mb layer atop the shallow cold dome. This is a very favorable setup for widespread post-frontal stratus and drizzle, and a mention of drizzle has been expanded across much of the area through this morning. Sufficiently strong lift may be capable of producing legitimate rain showers across some of our eastern and southeastern zones through today with measurable rainfall possible. However, most locations will only experience drizzle with traces of precip, and therefore PoPs have been kept on the low side. The good news is that temperatures are expected to remain above freezing during this time, and the few spots across our northwest that do fall to the freezing mark have very little potential for drizzle to occur simultaneously.
Drier air will begin working into the area later this morning, bringing an end to precipitation potential while skies gradually start to clear from west to east. However, as pressure rises build southward, winds will be on the increase throughout the day, with 15-20 mph sustained winds and gusts near 30 mph during the afternoon. This will be rather marginal when considering a Wind Advisory, and there are not plans to issue one at this time. The winds and associated CAA will make for a rather cold start to the week though, with morning wind chills as low as the 20s across North Texas, while temperatures fall or remain nearly steady in Central Texas during the day. In fact, some locations in North Texas may struggle to reach 40F due to CAA and stubborn cloud cover. Winds will decrease a bit later tonight, while temperatures fall to near or below freezing area-wide by Tuesday morning. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20s.
LONG TERM. /Tuesday and Beyond/
An elongated and positive-tilt upper trough will remain overhead, while a seasonably cold and dry airmass remains in place at the surface, through the middle of this week. Gusty north winds at the start of the period will begin to weaken Tuesday afternoon, as the axis of a surface ridge propagates southward into West- Central Texas. Cold-air advection will likely have still remained strong enough during the day to offset insolation, keeping Tuesday afternoon high temperatures in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Winds will become light westerly Tuesday night as the ridge axis moves into South-Central Texas. Winds may become calm at times during the overnight hours, allowing for good radiational cooling, meaning another night of sub-freezing temperatures looks like a safe bet.
Winds will continue to back on Wednesday as the ridge slides eastward into Southeast Texas and Louisiana. The resulting southerly flow should allow temperatures to rebound to near- normal readings by Wednesday afternoon, with highs in the mid to upper 50s expected. The airmass will still remain quite dry, however, allowing temperatures to drop into the 30s Wednesday night, with a few upper 20s possible by daybreak Thursday.
A gradual warming trend will continue on Thursday as southerly winds increase ahead of a shortwave trough ant its attendant lee cyclone. The trough is progged to move steadily eastward across the Southern Plains on Friday. Moisture return should be sufficient for the development of scattered showers across the southeast zones, but the lack of instability will hamper deep convection. Will therefore continue to leave out the mention of thunder at this time. For the rest of the region (north of I-20 and west of I-35) the atmosphere still appears too dry for precipitation.
A weak front will accompany the passage of the upper level shortwave on Friday. Despite the frontal passage, the entrance of an amplified upper ridge will bring temperatures above normal for this time of year. High temperatures in the low 60s can be expected for Saturday, followed by mid and upper 60s Sunday through the first part of next week.
AVIATION. /Issued 1132 PM CST Sun Dec 15 2019/ /06Z TAF'S/
Post frontal MVFR (with occasional IFR) stratus will prevail at all TAF sites overnight/Monday morning. Ceilings will gradually lift after sunrise, but will not scatter out until Monday afternoon. Dry air advection and increasing north winds will keep visibility generally 6 miles or better through the TAF cycle.
A north wind between 10 and 14 knots along with a few higher gusts overnight will increase on Monday as surface high pressure builds southward out of the Central Plains. Wind speeds during the day Monday will range from 15 to 20 knots with some gusts to 30 knots. The pressure gradient will remain tight through Monday evening so wind speeds will not decrease much after sunset.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 45 29 50 31 57 / 5 0 0 0 0 Waco 51 29 51 29 58 / 5 0 0 0 0 Paris 44 27 47 28 54 / 30 0 0 0 0 Denton 44 27 50 27 56 / 5 0 0 0 0 McKinney 44 28 49 28 55 / 10 0 0 0 0 Dallas 46 30 50 31 57 / 5 0 0 0 0 Terrell 46 28 50 28 56 / 20 0 0 0 0 Corsicana 48 29 49 30 57 / 20 0 0 0 0 Temple 53 30 51 29 58 / 5 0 0 0 0 Mineral Wells 46 28 49 27 57 / 0 0 0 0 0
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Mesquite, Mesquite Metro Airport, TX||5 mi||17 min||NNW 9 G 16||2.50 mi||Overcast||40°F||39°F||97%||1012.5 hPa|
|Terrell, Terrell Municipal Airport, TX||14 mi||19 min||N 9||2.50 mi||Light Rain Fog/Mist||42°F||39°F||92%||1011.7 hPa|
|Dallas Love Field, TX||19 mi||19 min||N 10||3.00 mi||Light Drizzle Fog/Mist||41°F||37°F||86%||1012.7 hPa|
|Lancaster Airport, TX||20 mi||17 min||NNW 10||3.00 mi||Fog/Mist||41°F||39°F||93%||1012.9 hPa|
|Dallas / Addison Airport, TX||21 mi||97 min||NNW 11||10.00 mi||Overcast||39°F||36°F||91%||1012.9 hPa|
|Dallas, Redbird Airport, TX||22 mi||19 min||NNW 10 G 20||3.00 mi||Light Rain Fog/Mist||41°F||37°F||89%||1011.8 hPa|
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