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000 FXUS63 KDTX 311100 AFDDTX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI 700 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014 .AVIATION... //DISCUSSION... VERY FEW ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED TO THE PREVIOUS FORECAST. MVFR CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LIGHT PREFRONTAL RAINFALL HAVE OVERSPREAD THE AREA THIS MORNING. SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL SLOWLY VEER THROUGH THE DAY UNTIL THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT THIS MORNING THROUGH AFTERNOON. IN THE MEANTIME...MVFR CIGS AND PERHAPS A LIGHT FOG RESTRICTION WILL HOLD BETWEEN THE PREFRONTAL RAIN AND THE COLD FRONT ITSELF. HIGHER RAINFALL RATES AND A SHIFT TO NORTHERLY WINDS CAN THEN BE EXPECTED WITH FROPA ALONG WITH DEVELOPING WIND GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS. THE FRONT WILL PASS KMBS AROUND 15Z AND KDTW AROUND 20Z. COLD ADVECTION WILL KEEP THE BOUNDARY LAYER WELL MIXED THROUGH THE NIGHT RESULTING IN PERSISTENCE OF BOTH LOW CLOUDS AND WIND GUSTS TO 25 KNOTS OR HIGHER. RAIN SHOWERS WILL MIX WITH AND POSSIBLY CHANGE OVER TO SNOW AS COLD AIR INFILTRATES FROM NW TO SE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING. FOR DTW...WINDS WILL GRADUALLY VEER THROUGH THE DAY, BUT A MORE CONCERTED TURN TO NORTHERLY WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE AROUND 20Z. MIXING OF LINGERING RAIN SHOWERS WITH SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE AFTER 01Z. NO ACCUMULATION. //DTW THRESHOLD THREATS... * HIGH CONFIDENCE IN CEILINGS BELOW 5KFT * MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN SNOW MIXING WITH RAIN AFTER 01Z.

KDTW 311122Z 3112/0118 23008KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC035
FM311400 28009KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC022
FM311700 32015KT 2SM SHRA BR OVC012
FM312000 36020G30KT 4SM SHRA OVC008
FM010100 36015G25KT 4SM -SHRASN OVC015
FM011200 36015G25KT P6SM OVC015
FM011700 36014G20KT P6SM OVC025=

KDET 311122Z 3112/0112 23008KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC035
FM311400 28009KT 6SM -SHRA BR OVC022
FM311700 32015KT 2SM SHRA BR OVC012
FM312000 36020G30KT 4SM SHRA OVC008
FM010100 36015G25KT 4SM -SHRASN OVC015=

Cleveland Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU)
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Our main responsibility is to provide up to the minute weather information to FAA Supervisors and the ZOB Traffic Management Unit (TMU). Some of the products issued by the CWSU are the Center Weather Advisories (CWA) and the Meteorological Impact Statement (MIS). The CWA is an aviation weather warning for thunderstorms, severe icing or turbulence, and low IFR ceilings and visibility. The MIS is a 2-12 hour forecast for weather conditions, which are expected to impact ARTCC operations.
 
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The Cleveland Center Weather Service Unit (ZOB CWSU) is located at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Oberlin, OH. Four National Weather Service meteorologists staff the office. Our hours of operation are from 6:00 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. daily.

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