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|Sunrise 7:14AM||Sunset 8:06PM||Wednesday April 8, 2020 1:56 PM EDT (17:56 UTC)||Moonrise 8:00PM||Moonset 6:53AM||Illumination 99%|
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Area Discussion for - Peachtree City, GA  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS62 KFFC 081509 AFDFFC
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 1109 AM EDT Wed Apr 8 2020
Forecast looks to be on track so far with mainly some isolated showers and continued stratocu this morning. Still expecting convective initiation as early as 17z but main first wave of scattered storms most likely after 20z from south Atlanta Metro into central Georgia going into this evening, where some strong to severe intensities are possible. Hi-res solutions having some spread on timing with this wave and next one coming into the north overnight, but overall consensus looks like first wave exits the south by 03/04z and next enters the north shortly thereafter by 06/07z. SPC updated Day 1 outlook to have the far NW included in an Enhanced Risk and extended the Slight Risk farther south across all except east central GA. Still thinking main threats will be damaging winds, hail, and brief tornadoes. Previous discussion follows .
PREV DISCUSSION. /Issued 702 AM EDT Wed Apr 8 2020/
UPDATE FOR AVIATION .
PREV DISCUSSION . /Issued 419 AM EDT Wed Apr 8 2020/
SHORT TERM /Today through Thursday/ .
Models continue to struggle with precip chances with moisture in a flattening upper ridge. As the low level moisture increases today, so does the instability. The best instability will favor the western CWA and this is where the best precip chances will be during the day along with thunderstorm chances. A few strong or even severe storms will be possible later this afternoon over portions of west GA. Given the increase in instability along with deep layer shear and steep low level lapse rates, any severe storms could produce damaging winds and isolated large hail.
Precip and storm chances will diminish during the evening.
The main concern then will be a cold front forecast to move into N GA late tonight and across the area on Thursday with an associated short wave trough. SPC has highlighted N GA and a large portion of central GA with a slight risk for severe thunderstorms. The main hazard will be damaging winds and large hail. A tornado threat will also be possible.
The risk for any severe weather looks to diminish quickly early Thursday as the upper dynamics races away from the area. Rain and storm chances will be ending quickly followed by clearing skies and increased winds behind the front. A wind advisory will likely be needed for some of the area.
LONG TERM /Thursday Night through Tuesday/.
The frontal passage on Thursday will begin to dry things out in the forecast area, but a weak secondary cold front being pushed in from a strong surface high pressure system moving into the Ozarks will be the catalyst to drop dewpoints in the forecast area into the upper- 20s for north Georgia and lower-30s for central Georgia as PWATs drop to below a quarter of an inch. The type of setup may normally lead to raised fire weather concerns, but that will be highly dependent on how much rainfall we receive from the systems in the coming days and how strong the wind speeds are decently removed from the high pressure center. By Saturday morning the high pressure system will be moving across the Carolinas with the approach of a stronger storm system on to start the next week .
Model guidance began converging last night with the next storm system as a potential catalytic shortwave came onshore and began to be better sampled. Synoptically, a cutoff low pressure over Southern California will be rejoining the broader mid-latitude jet stream to begin the long term period, and by Saturday Night into Sunday will manifest into a deep shortwave in the Southern Plains and an occluded surface low across the Ozarks. The exact evolution of this system is still TBD, but generally, we're expecting the surface low to quickly migrate northward with a significant drop in pressure, with rapid cyclogenesis along a baroclinic boundary in the Southeastern CONUS. This forming cyclone, fueled by a duel- jetstream pattern which will significantly aid lift in the region. The combination of lift, instability, speed shear and directional shear will pose a threat for severe storms but the exact mode and hazards are too far out to determine just yet. One hazard that seems certain though in a flooding risk with an axis of PWATs between 1.5-2 inches likely somewhere through the forecast area and widespread rainfall accumulations between 2-3.5 inches expected throughout the forecast area, with locally higher values likely where lift focuses itself.
This system is likely to exit the region sometime on Monday with some question as to exact timing as a very broad longwave trough develops across the majority of the CONUS. Near the surface a weaker secondary front, again mainly forced into the area by a deeper Canadian High pressure system, look to come through the area on Monday afternoon/night. With limited moisture in the wake of the late weekend system, this front will likely just act to dry the area out headed into the middle of the week.
AVIATION. 12Z UPDATE . LIFR/IFR ceilings are expected to improve to MVFR then VFR through the day. Potential for mainly light showers this morning and showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Surface winds mainly west increasing to 8-12 kts with some gusts to 20 kts. Potential for IFR-MVFR ceilings overnight with showers and storms late for north GA.
//ATL CONFIDENCE . 12Z UPDATE . High confidence to start but Medium confidence for ceilings after 15z. Low confidence for storms affecting the airfield.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Athens 83 64 79 50 / 20 30 30 0 Atlanta 81 65 76 49 / 40 30 30 0 Blairsville 77 57 66 40 / 30 70 40 0 Cartersville 81 62 73 45 / 40 50 30 0 Columbus 81 67 83 53 / 60 40 20 10 Gainesville 80 63 74 47 / 30 40 30 0 Macon 83 66 84 53 / 50 30 20 10 Rome 81 62 72 45 / 40 60 30 0 Peachtree City 82 64 78 49 / 50 30 30 0 Vidalia 85 68 87 57 / 40 30 20 5
FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NONE.
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|Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field, GA||6 mi||66 min||NW 6||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||73°F||64°F||76%||984.9 hPa|
|Cartersville Airport, GA||12 mi||63 min||Var 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||77°F||66°F||69%||1011.5 hPa|
|Marietta / Dobbins Air Force Base, GA||13 mi||60 min||W 8||8.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||72°F||64°F||77%||1012 hPa|
|Dallas Paulding County Regional Airport, GA||22 mi||61 min||W 6||7.00 mi||Overcast||72°F||64°F||78%||1013.2 hPa|
|Fulton County Airport-Brown Field, GA||23 mi||63 min||W 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||73°F||64°F||76%||1011.9 hPa|
|Atlanta, De Kalb-Peachtree Airport, GA||23 mi||63 min||NW 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||72°F||64°F||79%||1011.6 hPa|
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