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|Sunrise 7:21AM||Sunset 5:25PM||Friday December 13, 2019 7:48 PM CST (01:48 UTC)||Moonrise 7:00PM||Moonset 8:43AM||Illumination 95%|
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FXUS64 KFWD 132354 AFDFWD
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 554 PM CST Fri Dec 13 2019
AVIATION. /00z TAFs/
Concerns and Challenges: Minor. Potential for BCFG and MVFR/BR vsby conditions at all airports between 09z-15z Saturday. Transition from light E/NE winds less than 10 knots . veering SE after 18z Saturday.
A broad and diffuse surface pressure field will occur tonight and Saturday morning, before a weak high pressure ridge axis shifts east of the D10 airports Saturday afternoon. NW flow on the backside of the longwave mid level trough over the MS Valley will bring periods of SCT-BKN mid-high clouds streaking southeast across the area. The near surface environment will likely moisten enough up through 1000-975mb that some BCFG conditions will occur along and E of I-35. I have inserted a TEMPO group on either side of 12z Saturday for MVFR/BR conditions. The NAM is much more aggressive with fog formation and favorable hydro lapse rates versus the RAP/LAMP solutions. I will monitor this very closely this evening.
In addition, backing flow up through 925mb per VWPs may cause some minor LLWS issues up to 20 knots, but not severe enough to mention in TAFs attm. With very strong NW flow in the 700-300mb layer, moderate-severe turbulence will likely be an issue through Saturday morning for commercial aircraft at DFW/DAL, along with cargo aircraft at AFW. Otherwise, near calm or light N/NE winds less than 5 knots will become SE at 7-10 knots Saturday afternoon.
DISCUSSION. /Issued 237 PM CST Fri Dec 13 2019/ Synopsis: After a quiet weekend, a strong cold front will pass on Monday, bringing rain and thunderstorm chances for areas east of I-35. Much colder temperatures can be expected for early next week, with freezing temperatures likely on both Monday night and Tuesday night. A steady warming trend will commence by the middle of the week, with the next rain chances coming towards the end of the week.
Surface analysis from this morning showed that the Southern Plains are in fairly weak flow. Light northerly winds were in place courtesy a weak trough of low pressure stretched along the Red River. After a foggy and cool start, we have managed to warm into the upper 50s or lower 60s, making for a pleasant afternoon. To the north, a frontal zone is stretched across the Upper Midwest and Northern Rockies, forming a separation between continental polar air to the south, and continental Arctic air to the north. The air mass to the north of this frontal zone is quite frigid, with a balmy temperature reading of -38 F noted in Southend, Saskatchewan this morning, up near the 56th parallel. In the upper levels, a broad trough stretches nearly coast to coast, with the axis along a line from Winnipeg, mb to Topeka, KS to Brownsville, TX.
The upper-level pattern will remain quite progressive through the next seven days. Weak upper-level ridging will return over the weekend, leading to warmer temperatures. Sunday should be spectacular with highs in the 70s expected for much of our CWA. There could be some very slight chances for showers in our far northern counties in the morning as warm air advection resumes, but expect the higher chances (still low) to stay up in Oklahoma.
The next upper-level trough will swing into the Great Plains on Monday, driving a cold front south and across our region. Monday looks to be quite chilly, with highs likely struggling to get much into the 50s in North Texas. Gusty northerly winds will mean wind chills staying in the 40s. Some showers and thunderstorms may develop ahead of the cold front, mainly east of Interstate 35. In general, rain chances will increase the farther south and east one goes. At this time, the severe weather threat looks to be low to none. Rainfall totals will also be light for most locations. Monday night will be cold with lows likely to fall to near or below freezing for much of the CWA. Tuesday night will be even colder as winds settle down, and skies clear out, allowing for excellent radiational cooling. The entire CWA should see below freezing temperatures on Tuesday night, with our western counties likely falling into the lower 20s.
By the middle of next week, we should begin a slow warming trend as southerly flow becomes established across the region. The next rain chances will come on Thursday night and into Friday as yet another upper-level trough approaches the region.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 42 59 47 72 42 / 0 0 0 0 10 Waco 41 64 48 76 48 / 0 0 0 0 5 Paris 39 53 42 66 44 / 0 0 0 5 30 Denton 39 58 44 71 39 / 0 0 0 0 10 McKinney 39 58 44 70 42 / 0 0 0 0 10 Dallas 42 59 47 72 44 / 0 0 0 0 10 Terrell 41 58 46 73 46 / 0 0 0 0 20 Corsicana 43 61 48 74 49 / 0 0 0 0 20 Temple 43 67 50 77 50 / 0 0 0 0 5 Mineral Wells 39 61 44 72 37 / 0 0 0 0 5
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX||9 mi||57 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||57°F||46°F||67%||1009.6 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX||10 mi||56 min||ENE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||54°F||44°F||69%||1010.7 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX||11 mi||56 min||ENE 3||10.00 mi||Fair||53°F||42°F||66%||1011.3 hPa|
|Decatur, Decatur Municipal Airport, TX||24 mi||54 min||SE 4||10.00 mi||Fair||52°F||44°F||76%||1011.2 hPa|
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