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FXUS61 KOKX 210741
AFDOKX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
341 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE RETREATS TO THE EAST THROUGH TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE WEST TUESDAY MORNING...THEN CROSSES THE TRI-
STATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE THEN BUILDS
INTO THE REGION FOR THE MIDDLE TO THE END OF THE WEEK. LOW
PRESSURE AND A FRONTAL SYSTEM THEN IMPACTS THE REGION AT THE END
OF THE WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
NORTHERN STREAM RIDGE OVER SW ONTARIO/UPPER MIDWEST BUILDS OVER
THE AREA TODAY. ASSOCIATED SUBSIDENCE WILL KEEP THINGS DRY WITH
MINIMAL CLOUD COVER...OTHER THAN A FEW PASSING HIGH CLOUDS FROM
TIME TO TIME.

FOR HIGHS TODAY USED A BLEND OF MIXING DOWN FROM 950-925 HPA PER
BUFKIT SOUNDINGS...WITH NAM 2-METER TEMPERATURES AND A BLEND OF
MAV/MET GUIDANCE. LIMITED MIXING DUE TO SUBSIDENCE...PLUS ONSHORE
FLOW WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES COOLER THAN 850 TEMPERATURES AROUND
10C WOULD USUALLY IMPLY...WITH MID-UPPER 50S AT THE IMMEDIATE
COAST...AND GENERALLY LOW-MID 60S ELSEWHERE. HOWEVER...SHOULD SEE
SOME SCATTERED READINGS IN THE UPPER 60S ACROSS PORTIONS OF NE NJ
AND THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY/...
RIDGE AXIS SLIDES TO THE EAST TONIGHT...ALLOWING FOR HIGH THEN MID
CLOUDS TO BUILD IN OVERNIGHT FROM W TO E. FOR LOWS USED A BLEND OF
MAV AND MET GUIDANCE WITH VALUES FORECAST A FEW DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.

700-500 HPA LONGWAVE TROUGH APPROACHES TUESDAY...ALONG WITH
SURFACE-850 HPA COLD FRONT. GFS APPEARS TO BE PROGRESSIVE OUTLIER
WITH HOW FAST FRONT AND PRECIPITATION MOVES THROUGH...SO USED A
NON-GFS BLEND FOR THE FORECAST ON TUESDAY.

TUESDAY MORNING SHOULD BE DRY THROUGH OUT...WITH MAINLY A SCT-BKN
MID DECK ACROSS THE REGION.

SHOWERS SHOULD BEGIN TO WORK INTO WESTERN ZONES EARLY-MID
AFTERNOON...THEN ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON. APPEARS THERE COULD BE ENOUGH INSTABILITY OVER MOST OF
NE NJ AND MAINLY W PORTIONS OF THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY - NAM HAS A
FEW HUNDRED J/KG OF CAPE BY LATE AFTERNOON...AND BOTH NAM AND GFS
BUFKIT SOUNDINGS HAVE TOTAL TOTALS AT KSWF GET TO 51 - SO HAVE
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDER IN THOSE AREAS IN THE AFTERNOON AS WELL.
MARINE INFLUENCE FARTHER EAST SHOULD PRECLUDE ANY THUNDER FROM
FORMING FARTHER EAST...AND SHOULD PROMOTE THE RAPID WEAKENING OF
ANY STRONGER CONVECTION WHICH WERE TO MOVE IN FROM THE W.

NOTING WET BULB ZERO HEIGHTS AROUND 7000 FT...LEVEL OF FREE
CONVECTION BELOW 1000 M...AND 500 HPA TEMPERATURES AROUND -16 TO
-18C WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED AT SOME SMALL TO POSSIBLY MARGINALLY
SEVERE HAIL WITH THE STRONGEST CONVECTION.

FOR HIGHS TUESDAY USED A BLEND OF MAV/MET GUIDANCE...NAM 2-METER
TEMPERATURES AND MIXING DOWN FROM 975-925 HPA PER BUFKIT
SOUNDINGS. HIGHS IN COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE
NORMAL...AND INLAND SHOULD RUN AROUND 5 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL...WITH A FEW SPOTS REACHING OR GETTING JUST ABOVE THE 70
DEGREE MARK.

&&

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
SOME DISCREPANCIES WITH THE MODELS TUESDAY NIGHT WITH THE PASSAGE
OF THE FRONTAL SYSTEM. COLD FRONT SLIDES THROUGH THE REGION IN THE
EVENING AND WILL BE CLEAR OF EASTERN ZONES BY DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY.
GFS IS THE FASTEST OF THE MODELS AND HAS PRECIP ENDING PRETTY MUCH
FROM 00-06Z...BUT THE ECMWF/NAM/SREF/CMC ARE A BIT SLOWER AND ENDS
PRECIP A BUT LATER. EITHER WAY...WILL CARRY THE HIGHEST POPS
EARLY...AND WILL TAPER DOWN TO CHANCE BY MIDNIGHT. WITH UPPER
TROUGH AND STRONG SHORTWAVE FOLLOWING BEHIND THE FRONT...WILL KEEP
SLIGHT CHANCE POPS IN THE FORECAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

HIGH PRES BUILDS IN BEHIND THE DEPARTING FRONT. SKIES CLEAR OUT 
DURING THE DAY...AND THE PRES GRADIENT TIGHTENS...RESULTING IN A 
STRONG NW FLOW OF 20-30 MPH WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR GUSTS UP TO 40 
MPH. 

WINDS DIMINISH WEDNESDAY EVENING AS THE GRADIENT RELAXES AS THE HIGH 
BUILDS EAST...AND THEN WILL BE NEARLY OVERHEAD ON THURSDAY. GUSTY 
CONDITIONS COULD DEVELOP AGAIN ACROSS EASTERN ZONES DURING THE DAY.

THE HIGH DEPARTS THURSDAY NIGHT AS A FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM 
THE WEST. THAT SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE REGION FOR THE END OF THE WEEK 
AND INTO THE WEEKEND. FOR NOW...WILL CARRY CHANCE POPS FROM MAINLY 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. 

STRONG NW FLOW WILL USHER CAA INTO THE REGION FOR WEDNESDAY AND 
THURSDAY...AND HIGHS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 50S TO AROUND 60 BOTH 
DAYS. FOR THE END OF THE WEEK...TEMPS WARM BACK UP INTO THE LOW TO 
MID 60S. LOWS WILL BE IN THE 30S/40S WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY 
NIGHT...AND THEN IN THE 40S AT NIGHT FOR THE END OF THE WEEK AND 
INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION /07Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE GRADUALLY RETREATS TO THE NORTHEAST THROUGH MONDAY.

VFR THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD. MODERATE CONFIDENCE IN WIND FORECAST.
SEA BREEZE WILL BE LIKELY MONDAY AFT...TIMING COULD BE +/- 1-2 HOURS
AT COASTAL TERMINALS. 

.OUTLOOK FOR 06Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...
.LATE MON NIGHT-TUE MORNING...VFR.
.TUE AFT-TUE NIGHT...SHRA BECOMING LIKELY...WITH MVFR OR LOWER
POSSIBLE. NW-N WINDS G20-25KT AT NIGHT.
.WED-THU NIGHT...VFR. NW-N WIND G20-25 KT.
.FRI...MVFR OR LOWER POSSIBLE IN AFT WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

&&

.MARINE...
A LIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL KEEP WINDS 10 KT OR LESS OVER ALL
WATERS THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...AND OVER THE NON-OCEAN WATERS
THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHERLY FLOW SHOULD INCREASE TO 10-15
KT OVER THE COASTAL OCEAN WATERS TUESDAY AFTERNOON...HOWEVER THIS
SHOULD NOT BE ENOUGH TO BRING SEAS TO 5 FT.

COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE WATERS TUESDAY NIGHT...AND THEN HIGH 
PRES BUILDS EAST FOR THE MIDDLE TO THE END OF THE WEEK. THE 
PRESSURE GRADIENT TIGHTENS ON THE WATERS FOR WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY. 
WINDS RAMP UP TO SCA LEVELS LATE TUESDAY NIGHT/WEDNESDAY...AND THERE 
IS THE POTENTIAL FOR GALES ON EASTERN WATERS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND 
THURSDAY. WINDS/SEAS SUBSIDE TO SUB-SCA LEVELS THURSDAY NIGHT...AND 
THEN SUB-SCA CONDITIONS CURRENTLY EXPECTED FOR THE END OF THE
WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION - WIDESPREAD 1/2 INCH
OR MORE - IS LOW THROUGH THE WEEK.

NOTE...MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST FLOOD WARNINGS
FROM NWS TAUNTON MA.

&&

.OKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
CT...NONE.
NY...NONE.
NJ...NONE.
MARINE...NONE.

&&

$$

SYNOPSIS...MALOIT/MPS
NEAR TERM...MALOIT
SHORT TERM...MALOIT
LONG TERM...MPS
AVIATION...DW 
MARINE...MALOIT/MPS
HYDROLOGY...MALOIT/MPS




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