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Matador, TX

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Sunrise 7:05AMSunset 8:25PM Thursday April 22, 2021 9:41 AM CDT (14:41 UTC) Moonrise 2:30PMMoonset 3:35AM Illumination 81% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 11 days in cycle
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Area Discussion for - Lubbock, TX
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FXUS64 KLUB 221121 AFDLUB

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Lubbock TX 621 AM CDT Thu Apr 22 2021

AVIATION. Moisture return off the deck resulting in widespread clouds with bases mostly 4-6kft AGL. Period of lower bases expected at KLBB and KPVW later this morning before clearing from the west. Clouds likely will not clear at KCDS. Robust moisture return closer to the surface expected overnight with IFR to low end MVFR ceilings likely at all three terminals.

PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 314 AM CDT Thu Apr 22 2021/

SHORT TERM . A low-amplitude upper level ridge overhead will shift east of the region this morning as a positively-tilted upper level short wave trough moves across the intermountain west. The trough will split its energy and move out of phase with the southern end remaining over southern California and western Arizona while the northern piece moves eastward across the central and northern Plains. This will in turn tighten the surface pressure gradient across the southern Plains with south winds becoming breezy through the morning hours. This fetch of low level return flow is already ongoing and has brought an area of stratus into the eastern two-thirds of the forecast area with this cloud cover expected to expand further this morning. As the upper trough moves onto the High Plains to our north, low level winds should veer further and begin to scour the stratus on the western side. Clouds should hold firm across the Rolling Plains resulting in a gradient of high temperature gradient of about 15 degrees across the forecast area. With lingering short wave energy remaining to our west overnight, and with that piece beginning to move eastward, low level flow should remain ongoing through the night with breezy south winds and expanding stratus leading to a mild night.

LONG TERM . Main theme for the extended forecast is the warmer, dry, and windy conditions which could lead to fire weather concerns. The aforementioned shortwave will move across the area on Friday. Dryline will quickly surge off to the east in the morning setting up just to the east of the area by the afternoon. With this dry air in place across the entire forecast area we should remain dry. Some hi-res model guidance attempts to develop storms in the early evening near the triple point just to the northeast of Childress however with the limited moisture in our region have kept the forecast. Additionally, as the dryline works across the area westerly winds will become breezy behind it therefore elevated to near critical fire weather concerns will be likely. A weak cold front will lead to a wind shift out of the north late Friday night however it will only usher in slightly cooler temperatures unlike the last cold front.

In the wake of the departing shortwave, upper level flow will become nearly zonal across the Southern Plains which will allow southerly return flow to increase Saturday and especially Sunday. After the slight cool down Saturday with temperatures in the mid to upper 70's, temperatures will climb to near 90 for Sunday and Monday. The next upper level system will move onto the northern California shore Sunday night. In response to this wave, troughing in the lee of the Rockies will develop leading to a tight surface pressure gradient across our region Sunday through early next week, leading to breezy southwesterly winds. The combination of warm, dry, and breezy conditions will once again ramp up fire weather concerns during this period.

The upper level system will cross the Great Basin on Monday and then transit our area on Tuesday. Similar to the setup on Friday, it appears that the dryline will surge off to the east of the area by the late morning. So once again it appears that the best chance for precipitation and severe weather will be east of our forecast area while we deal with critical fire weather concerns. The associated cold front will swing through the forecast area late Tuesday night bringing breezy northerly winds and cooler temperatures back to the region. Some guidance indicates the potential for rain showers behind it however based on the lack of moisture have left this mention out for now. /WCI

LUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.

07/58/07


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Childress, Childress Municipal Airport, TX34 mi49 minSE 1010.00 miOvercast49°F32°F52%1020 hPa

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