Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:35AM||Sunset 7:41PM||Thursday September 24, 2020 10:39 AM CDT (15:39 UTC)||Moonrise 2:31PM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 49%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Lubbock TX 619 AM CDT Thu Sep 24 2020
AVIATION. VFR conditions and light winds expected through tonight.
PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 238 AM CDT Thu Sep 24 2020/
SHORT TERM . The heat will get turned up today. The axis of an upper level ridge centered over southern California early this morning will shift to a position over the southern High Plains as significant upper level short wave energy moves across the northern Rockies flattening the ridge and forcing its axis southward. The resultant increase in mid/upper level heights and 1000-500 mb thicknesses combined with a very weak downslope component to the low level flow (about a full 180 degree difference from the weak easterly flow across most of the forecast area yesterday) and the modest drying of the low level air mass resulting from this change in wind direction all point to temperatures pushing to or above 90 degrees, generally a good 3-6 degrees warmer than yesterday (the exception being out west where veering winds and drier air helped allow temperatures to push toward 90 Wednesday afternoon). No significant change to occur in the overall pattern overnight with another quiet night with temperatures likely bottoming out a couple degrees above normal for the date.
LONG TERM . The West Texas region will remain mostly under upper ridging going into the weekend as zonal flow dominates the northern CONUS into late Saturday. Zonal flow will give way to troughing as a shortwave pushes eastward across southern Canada. A cold front will trail behind the upper shortwave as it pushes eastward. Models have once again jumped onto the fropa bandwagon and push the front into the FA by mid-day Sunday. This is mainly due to the trough becoming more amplified than previously depicted. Surface flow should quickly turn back to the south/southeast by Monday ahead of a second cold front. Models continue to amplify the upper trough across the eastern US as the upper high amplifies over the western US. This will place the FA under north to north-northwesterly flow aloft as the second front surges southward. The western ridge/eastern trough pattern should remain through much of next week and will help keep high temps on the cool side. Unlike previous runs models try to bring in precip in some form or fashion, the GFS being the most generous. The first shot is with the front on Tuesday due to frontal forcing as a weak shortwave moves over the region followed by unorganized showers Wednesday into Thursday. The ECMWF keeps the FA mostly dry with both fronts. One difference from the GFS is the ECMWF develops a closed low across the central US Monday after the front passes, but precip is kept mostly to the east and north of the FA. The forecast will continue to remain dry as overall it is not a favorable pattern for us to receive rainfall.
LUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Childress, Childress Municipal Airport, TX||34 mi||47 min||SW 7||10.00 mi||Fair||68°F||60°F||76%||1015.4 hPa|
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