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FXUS61 KPHI 301420
AFDPHI

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
1020 AM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A BUILDING AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WILL PUSH 
A WARM FRONT TOWARDS THE REGION THIS WEEKEND. MULTIPLE SURFACE WAVES 
WILL RIDE NORTHEAST ALONG THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY THROUGH THIS WEEKEND.
HIGH PRESSURE SHOULD BECOME DOMINANT AGAIN HERE EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO THE EARLY MORNING FORECAST. BASICALLY A
NICER DAY THAN YESTERDAY WITH LESS CLOUDINESS, WARMER TEMPS (KAPG
AND KIAD AND KOKX ALL HAVE A FULL SUN SOUNDING WITH 1 DEGREE OF
80). IF THERE IS A SHOWER...IT WOULD BE THE POCONOS VERY LATE IN
THE DAY.

TONIGHT...LITTLE CHANGE TO THE PREVIOUS FORECAST. SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED TSTMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE COOL POOL IN THE CENTRAL PA
MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON MAY REACH THE POCONOS THIS EVENING?

OTHERWISE...THIS LOOKS TO ME TO BE ANOTHER VERY VERY NICE NIGHT
FOR MID SUMMER! 

&&

.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY/...
STRONGER SHORTWAVE INTERACTION WITH INCREASING COLUMN MOISTURE
AND BETTER, NOT GREAT, INSTABILITY SHOULD LEAD TO WIDELY SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME AS EARLY AS LATE MORNING.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD END UP BEING SEVERAL DEGREES BELOW NORMAL
WITH AMPLE CLOUD COVER AND SCATTERED SHOWER ACTIVITY. 

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
NO DRAMATIC SHIFTS IN THE GUIDANCE OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS THOUGH IT 
IS BECOMING MORE APPARENT THAT THERE IS A SPLIT AMONGST THE NCEP VS. 
NON-NCEP GUIDANCE FOR THIS WEEKEND. THE DOMINATE FEATURE/DRIVING 
FORCE THROUGH THE END OF THE WORK WEEK. THEREAFTER, THE STRONGER 
TROUGH BEGINS TO BREAK DOWN WITH ITS CLOSED LOW OPENING UP AND 
MOVING OFF TOWARDS THE NORTH AND EAST OVER THE WEEKEND. A MUCH MORE 
BROAD BASED TROUGH REMAINS OVERHEAD THROUGH THE END OF THE PERIOD.

FRIDAY...DEEPER MOISTURE ADVECTS INTO THE REGION WITH RIDGING
OFFSHORE BUILDING AND HEIGHTS ACROSS THE EAST COAST BEGINNING TO
INCREASE. BETTER INSTABILITY OVER THE EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE CWA
WITH MORE MID-LEVEL IMPULSE ACTIVITY SHOULD LEAD TO EVEN MORE
SCATTERED CONVECTION DURING THE PEAK HEATING HOURS. WEAK SURFACE
CONVERGENCE UNDER A PREDOMINANT SOUTH-SOUTHEAST FLOW WILL AIDE IN
BETTER LIFT FOR SHOWER ACTIVITY ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD AGAIN END UP COOLER THAN NORMAL.

SATURDAY - SUNDAY...UPPER LEVEL JET DYNAMICS COME INTO PLAY MORE SO 
THAN PREVIOUS DAYS WITH THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION SITTING ACROSS THE 
MID-ATLANTIC. OFFSHORE RIDGE CONTINUES TO BUILD AND PUSHES THE 
INVERTED TROUGH CLOSER TOWARDS THE REGION, AS A WARM FRONT OF SORTS. 
NUMEROUS WAVES MOVE ALONG THIS BAROCLINIC ZONE WITH VARIOUS DEGREES 
OF STRENGTH AND SPEED. AS STATED ABOVE THERE IS A SPLIT IN THE 
NUMERICAL GUIDANCE IN REGARDS TO THE TIMING AND LOCATION OF THESE 
WAVES. NCEP GUIDANCE HAS A SLOWER APPROACH THAN THE NON-NCEP MEMBERS 
AND ALSO WITH THEIR QPF FIELDS. NOT TOO PRUDENT TO RELY ON THE QPF 
OUTPUT STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY, BUT THE TREND MAY BE YOUR 
FRIEND...WETTER SOLUTION FOR US THIS WEEKEND. STILL LOTS OF 
UNCERTAINTY TO WORK WITH THOUGH THE GFS LOOKS IN LINE WITH THE GEFS 
WHILE THE EC AND ITS ENSEMBLE MEMBERS ARE IN CLOSE AGREEMENT. WE 
CONTINUE WITH THE CHANCE POPS GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY BUT HAVE ADDED 
MODERATE RAIN TO THE FORECAST WITH THE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE MOISTURE 
THAT COULD BE TAPPED INTO.

MONDAY - TUESDAY...SLIGHT DRYING TREND EXPECTED ON MONDAY THOUGH NOT 
ENTIRELY VOID OF ANY SHOWERS WITH COLD AIR STILL ALOFT WITH A FEW 
MORE SHORTWAVES SHEARING ACROSS OVERHEAD. HIGH PRESSURE SHOULD BE 
NOSING IN BY TUESDAY TO ALLOW FOR BETTER DRYING. MORE MOISTURE AND 
HEAT ADVECTS IN AND COULD PUSH TEMPERATURES BACK TO NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION /14Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION IS FOR KPHL, KPNE, KTTN, KABE, KRDG, KILG, 
KMIV, KACY AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

THROUGH 00Z THIS EVENING. VFR SCT CLOUDS AOA 5000FT.  LIGHT WIND. 

TONIGHT...VFR. LIGHT OR CALM WIND. 

THURSDAY...MOSTLY VFR CIGS DEVELOPING WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON. LOCAL SUB-VFR CONDITIONS
IN SHOWERY ACTIVITY. MEDIUM CONFIDENCE.



OUTLOOK...
FRIDAY...MOSTLY VFR WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON. LOCAL SUB-VFR CONDITIONS IN
SHOWERY ACTIVITY. MEDIUM CONFIDENCE.

SATURDAY - SUNDAY...MOSTLY VFR. POSSIBILITY FOR WIDESPREAD SHOWERS 
AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH DAY CREATING MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS...SOME COULD 
BE HEAVY. MEDIUM CONFIDENCE ON POSSIBILITY, LOW CONFIDENCE WITH 
RESPECT TO COVERAGE.

&&

.MARINE...
AT NOON WE WILL POST A NEW MARINE OBSERVATION PROGRAM THAT ANY MARINER
CAN EASILY USE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE NWS HERE IN MOUNT HOLLY...
PROVIDED YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. THIS CAN HELP US FINE TUNE OUR
FORECASTS...ESPECIALLY IF THE FORECAST IS NOT REFLECTING THE REALITY
AT YOUR LOCATION. AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL POST IN THE PUBLIC INFORMATION
STATEMENT AND BE ON FACEBOOK...TWITTER.

EXPECT WINDS AND SEAS TO REMAIN BELOW SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH THURSDAY
WITH WINDS STAYING BELOW 15 KT AND SEAS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 FEET.
WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY THIS AFTERNOON.

OUTLOOK...
THURSDAY NIGHT - SUNDAY...SUB-SCA CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
OUR WATERS THIS PERIOD.

&&

.CLIMATE...
NO RECORD LOWS OCCURRED EARLY TODAY IN OUR FORECAST AREA AS REFERENCED
THROUGH THE TYPICALLY UTILIZED LONG TERM CLIMAT SITES.

&&

.PHI WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
PA...NONE.
NJ...NONE.
DE...NONE.
MD...NONE.
MARINE...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...HEAVENER/DRAG 1020
NEAR TERM...DRAG/JOHNSON 1020
SHORT TERM...DRAG/JOHNSON 1020
LONG TERM...HEAVENER
AVIATION...DRAG/HEAVENER/JOHNSON 1020
MARINE...DRAG/HEAVENER/JOHNSON 1020
CLIMATE...1020






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