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Day 1 convective outlook 
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
0144 PM CST Sat Nov 17 2018 


Valid 172000z - 181200z 


..no severe thunderstorm areas forecast... 


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severe thunderstorms are not expected through tonight across the 
contiguous United States. 


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Previous forecast remains on track with only minor adjustments 
needed. 


.Dial.. 11/17/2018 


Previous discussion... /issued 1012 am CST Sat Nov 17 2018/ 


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Prevalent cyclonic upper-level flow over the Continental U.S. In conjunction 
with high pressure and cold/stable conditions east of The Rockies 
will largely preclude deeper convection across the lower 48. One 
exception may be across far south Texas. While ascent within the warm 
sector will be weak, it still appears that thermodynamic profiles 
will become marginally conducive for thunderstorms late 
tonight/early Sunday across the middle/Lower Texas coastal plain, near 
and ahead of a southeastward-advancing cold front. 


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Mesoscale Discussion


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Mesoscale discussion 1652 
National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 
0256 am CST Fri Nov 16 2018 


Areas affected...portions of the mid-Atlantic and New England 


Concerning...heavy snow 


Valid 160856z - 161500z 


Summary...one area of heavy snow with rates in excess of 1 inch per 
hour will develop northeastward across northern New England this 
morning. Another area of moderate to locally heavy snow, with rates 
up to 1 inch per hour, will move across eastern PA into southern New 
England. 


Discussion...within large-scale upper troughing encompassing much of 
the central and eastern conus, a compact shortwave trough will 
continue moving quickly northeastward over the mid-Atlantic and New 
England regions this morning. A deepening surface low associated 
with this shortwave trough will likewise develop northeastward along 
the coast of southern New England. A band of moderate to heavy snow 
is occurring over western/northern NY, attendant to strong forcing 
for ascent and a mid-level deformation zone immediately ahead of the 
shortwave trough. Snowfall rates in excess of 1 inch per hour will 
likely continue for at least the next several hours as this band 
develops into northern New England. 


Across parts of central/eastern PA, northern NJ, southern NY, and 
southern New England, a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain have 
all been observed recently as strong low-level warm air advection 
has allowed for at least some melting of hydrometeors. However, a 
quick transition back to mainly snow is likely from west to east 
this morning as cold mid/upper-level temperatures embedded within 
the core of the shortwave trough overspread these areas. Forecast 
soundings from the NAM and rap both suggest that there will be 
sufficient wrap-around moisture remaining within the dendritic 
growth zone and steepening mid-level lapse rates to support moderate 
to locally heavy snow for a couple of hours. Snowfall rates up to 1 
inch per hour may occur. This scenario is well supported by recent 
high-resolution guidance, including most href members. A rapid 
decrease in snowfall intensity/coverage will likely be noted from 
west to east through the morning, as strong subsidence and mid-level 
drying behind the shortwave trough passage suppress precipitation 
potential. 


.Gleason.. 11/16/2018 


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