U.S. Severe Weather Forecast (Convective Outlook)

Day Three

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Day 1 convective outlook 
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
0226 PM CDT sun Sep 23 2018 

Valid 232000z - 241200z 

..no severe thunderstorm areas forecast... 

severe storms are not anticipated across the U.S. Today. 


Only minor adjustments have been made to previous forecast which 
remains largely on track. 

.Dial.. 09/23/2018 

Previous discussion... /issued 1124 am CDT sun Sep 23 2018/ 

A midlevel shortwave trough will move eastward from the northern 
rockies to the northern plains through tonight. Associated Lee 
cyclogenesis will occur today across southeastern Wyoming and the western 
NE Panhandle, while a surface front remains quasi-stationary from 
southern South Dakota to western Minnesota. Though low-level moisture return will 
remain limited, there should be sufficient moistening near/above the 
surface to support some elevated convection late tonight in the zone 
of ascent focused along the front. 

Otherwise, a slow-moving front will persist from East Texas to The 
Ark-la-miss and the Tennessee Valley. A tropical moisture plume coincident 
with the front and a series of weak midlevel perturbations will 
again support scattered thunderstorms, mainly this 
afternoon/evening. Poor lapse rates and relatively weak vertical 
shear will preclude any threat for organized severe storms. 


Mesoscale Discussion

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Mesoscale discussion 1494 
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
0604 PM CDT Fri Sep 21 2018 

Areas affected...eastern Ohio...western and central 
Pennsylvania...western and central New York 

Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 386...387... 

Valid 212304z - 220100z 

The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 386, 387 

Summary...mainly a damaging wind threat continues with storms along 
a cold front. Gradual weakening is expected as the boundary layer 
cools, and storms begin moving into a less heated/more stable 
airmass. A wider warm sector in western/central Pennsylvania may 
allow for storms with isolated damaging wind gusts to continue east 
of Severe Thunderstorm Watch 0386, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch 
issuance downstream may be necessary. 

Discussion...earlier semi-discrete storms have recently congealed 
into a squall line, from roc, down to lck, with the corridor of 
strongest storms (with a history damaging wind gusts) located from 
just west of bfd to phd. These storms have organized in a kinematic 
environment characterized by 50-60 knots of bulk effective shear, 
with up to 250-300 m2/s2 effective srh noted in northwest PA into 
western New York. Despite the favorable shear environment, the airmass 
downstream of the squall line (central PA to central ny) is more 
stable, with surface temperatures mainly in the low 70s, owing to a 
stratus deck which has limited insolation. 

As such, the squall line is expected to traverse a more buoyant 
airmass for the next few hours, characterized by surface 
temperatures in the lower 80s and MLCAPE up to 1000 j/kg. During 
this time, storms may continue to produce damaging wind gusts and 
perhaps exhibit transient low-level rotation (given the strong 
low-level speed shear in place). Thereafter, a weakening trend is 
expected given the cooler temperatures to the east and the 
cooling/decoupling of the boundary layer overall. 

The buoyant warm sector between the ongoing squall line and a more 
stable airmass to the east is narrower in New York as opposed to 
western and central Pennsylvania. Storms may continue past the 
eastern bounds of Severe Thunderstorm Watch 0386 with at least an 
isolated damaging wind threat and an additional Severe Thunderstorm 
Watch issuance may become necessary in a few more hours. 

.Squitieri/grams.. 09/21/2018 

..please see www.Spc.NOAA.Gov for graphic product... 


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