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Latest Aviation Discussion
Last Updated: 621 AM Friday, August 1 2014
.AVIATION /11Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... HIGH CONFIDENCE IN IFR/LIFR CEILINGS EARLY IN THE FORECAST PERIOD WITH IMPROVEMENT BY 18Z. MOIST EASTERLY FLOW CONTINUES ACROSS THE AREA WITH LOW LEVEL FLOW OVERRUNNING A WARM FRONT STALLED TO THE SOUTH AND WITH A WEAK UPSLOPE COMPONENT. ABUNDANT MOISTURE ALREADY IN PLACE WITH IFR STRATUS BLANKETING THE FORECAST AREA. SOME LOWER VSBYS NOTED SOUTH AND EAST OF THE TERMINALS BUT NOT CONFIDENT THAT VSBYS WILL FALL INTO THE LIFR/IFR RANGE. EXPECT LOW CIGS TO PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS WITH GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT LATE MORNING AND A RETURN TO VFR CONDITIONS BY EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON. SHORTWAVE ENERGY WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TODAY AND INTERACT WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN PLACE TO PRODUCE SCATTERED SHOWERS AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON WITH DAYTIME HEATING. HOWEVER...CONFLICTING MODEL GUIDANCE MAKES IT TOUGH TO PIN DOWN EXACT LOCATION AND TIMING SO WILL ONLY INCLUDE VICINITY SHOWERS AND NO PREVAILING RESTRICTIONS AT THIS TIME. LOW CLOUDS AGAIN EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. EXTENDED AVIATION OUTLOOK...MVFR OR LOWER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES FROM FRIDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY DUE TO AN EASTERLY ISENTROPIC FLOW OFF THE ATLANTIC.

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