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|Sunrise 7:26AM||Sunset 7:57PM||Sunday March 29, 2020 1:11 PM CDT (18:11 UTC)||Moonrise 9:39AM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 31%|
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FXUS64 KLUB 291740 AFDLUB
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Lubbock TX 1240 PM CDT Sun Mar 29 2020
AVIATION. Southerly to southeasterly breezes and abundant high clouds will continue through tonight, with VFR prevailing. A developing 40 kt southerly LLJ will bring the risk for pockets of LLWS where surface winds drop off sufficiently overnight. Otherwise, the LLJ will gradually transport improving levels of moisture northward. A risk for MVFR cigs could briefly visit KLBB and KPVW around and shortly after daybreak, though this is somewhat uncertain. Any low clouds on the Caprock will be swept eastward by late morning, but KCDS will have a risk of sub-VFR cigs through the afternoon hours. In addition, elevated convection will be possible Monday morning. This activity would likely be east of KLBB and KPVW, but could affect KCDS. The terminals on the Caprock will then experience another bout of strong westerly winds just beyond this TAF window on Monday afternoon.
PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 310 AM CDT Sun Mar 29 2020/
SHORT TERM . Surface high pressure will migrate east through the course of the day under shortwave ridging aloft. Seasonal temperatures with relatively light winds will result in a nice day across the region. There will be persistent high clouds most of the day with some partial clearing late in the afternoon. Though some partial clearing is expected late in the day into the evening hours, enough cloud cover will remain overnight for mild lows into Monday morning, mostly on the mid 40s.
LONG TERM . The next storm system to impact the region will moving across the Four Corners region by sunrise Monday and this will result in a weak area of low pressure to develop across southeastern Colorado. Low-level flow will swing to the southeast before sunrise and moisture will rapidly mix northwestward. As the surface low continues to deepen, the surface trough/dryline/Pacific Front will start to sharpen and mix eastward. Overall trend remains for this feature to mix eastward rapidly but the 00Z ECMWF now is much slower and has the axis near the TX/NM state line at 18Z while all other models have it close to the edge of the Caprock. Forecast continues to reflect the faster punch of the dryline eastward and PoPs are removed faster than the NBM had. However, if the ECMWF does indeed verify, PoPs may need to be pulled further west at 18Z. By 00Z, all models agree that the best chances for precip will be in the far eastern Rolling Plains pushing east and there is just enough instability for a few storms. Only other concern for Monday afternoon will be wind speeds behind the surface boundary; MOS guidance is now almost to 30 knots from the west and have increased wind speeds Tuesday afternoon to stay closer to MOS than NBM. We could see patchy blowing dust and the need for a wind advisory if forecast wind speeds remain this high.
Once the trough pushes east of the forecast area, a weak front Canadian front will move into the area and the surface ridge will be in place by the afternoon. Temperatures will only be a few degrees cooler compared to Monday but wind speeds will be much lower so Tuesday should be a very nice day across the region. Weak shortwave ridge will move over the region through Wednesday morning which will result in flow aloft gradually transitioning to southwesterly by sunrise Wednesday. This will result in the redevelopment of a lee surface trough and low-level moisture return across the eastern half of the forecast area through the day. Models are still bringing a cold front into the area Friday morning dropping highs from the mid to upper 70s on Thursday back down into the 60s for Friday. NBM continues to put barely slight chance PoPs into the forecast for Fri, Sat, and next Sunday but post-frontal flow and weak cyclonic flow aloft really doesn't seem too favorable for rain chances and have kept them below mention for now.
LUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Childress, Childress Municipal Airport, TX||27 mi||19 min||S 5||10.00 mi||Fair||60°F||35°F||39%||1022.2 hPa|
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