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Area Forecast Discussion

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FXUS64 KHUN 151730 AAC
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1230 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

.UPDATE...
FOR 18Z TAFS

&&

.DISCUSSION...
/ISSUED 1119 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014/
THE POST FRONTAL RAIN THAT FELL EARLY THIS MORNING HAD SLEET AND A
FEW SNOWFLAKES MIXED IN AS WELL. SOME HIGHER ELEVATED LOCATIONS
REPORTED FLURRIES. THE 7AM REDSTONE ARSENAL SOUNDING SHOWED A SLEET
PROFILE WITH SOUTHWESTERLY 500 MB WINDS AND NORTHWESTERLY SURFACE
WINDS. THE POST FRONTAL MIXED BAG OF PRECIP WAS DRIVEN OFF TO THE
NORTHEAST WHILE A LOWER LEVEL CLOUD LAYER BRINGS LIGHT PRECIP IN
FROM THE NORTH. VIS SATELLITE SHOWS THE BACK EDGE OF THE CLOUDS
MOVING INTO NW AL AND WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE IN AND A DECREASE IN
CLOUD COVER CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ADJUSTED THE CLOUD
COVER AND TEMPS FOR CURRENT TEMP/CLOUD COVER TRENDS. ADDED IN
SPRINKLES TO THE CENTRAL AND NE COUNTIES WITH FLURRIES ONLY IN THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS TO ACCOUNT FOR CURRENT RADAR OBSERVATIONS AND
REPORTS RECEIVED. AFTER THIS PRECIP MOVES OUT...SHOULD BE DRY FOR THE
REST OF THE DAY. OTHERWISE...PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL NOT RELAX UNTIL
TONIGHT SO WIND AND WIND GUSTS WILL BE THROUGHOUT TODAY...WIND
ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT.

JMS

&&

.AVIATION...
FOR 18Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT KHSV AND KMSL THROUGH
THE TAF PERIOD. CLOUD COVER WILL CLEAR FROM WEST TO EAST THIS
AFTERNOON. NORTHERLY GUSTS /UP TO 25KTS/ WILL CEASE AROUND 00Z WITH
SUSTAINED WINDS DIMINISHING SOON AFTER. WINDS WILL BECOME EASTERLY BY
WEDNESDAY MORNING.

JMS

&&

.HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...FREEZE WARNING FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR ALZ001>010-016.

     WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR ALZ001>010-016.

TN...FREEZE WARNING FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR TNZ076-096-097.

     WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR TNZ076-096-097.

&&

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