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National Weather Service Sioux Falls South Dakota
645 am CDT sun Jul 5 2015

Short term...(today and tonight)
issued at 324 am CDT sun Jul 5 2015

Unstable airmass in place across the region early this morning as
southerly flow increases with the arrival of the low level jet. With
a broad middle level trough nosing into the central Dakotas and a
surface trough strengthening in the High Plains...scattered
convection has developed in the forecast area west of US 81. Skinny
elevated cape values around 1500 j/kg and effective shear values of
40 knots in this area will keep a marginal severe risk going through a
little after daybreak when the low level jet begins waning some. Main threat
is hail to half dollars and gusts to 65 miles per hour...along with heavy
rainfall in these slow moving storms. Expect these storms to
diminish middle morning with a break in the thunderstorm activity
through the afternoon. Highs today will reach the middle 80s to lower

Models have slowed the timing of a potent front dropping southeast
through the region in conjunction with the arrival of the main
trough in the northern plains this afternoon. For today...the
southerly flow will continue tapping into much deeper moisture while
increased warm air advection ahead of the front creates greater
instability. Capping this afternoon should allow any storm
development to hold off until the early evening in our west when the
the frontal boundary approaches from the northwest. MUCAPE values
surge to around 2000 to 4000 j/kg across the forecast area with
steep lapse rates and shear around 30 to 40 knots. Expect a good
potential for severe storms...with hail to 2 inches in diameter and
gusts to 70 miles per hour possible early in the event this evening...
transitioning to mainly a wind event after midnight - as the storms
move into the i29 corridor and eastward. With very high cloud bases
expected...the tornado threat is low. Precipitable water values will
be seasonally significant - around 1.75 to 2 heavy
rainfall will also be likely with thunderstorm activity. Storms
will be progressive and flash flood guidance is pretty
flash flooding is less of a concern. While convection is
likely...there is some concern about how much of an impact - if any -
this early morning convection will have on our potential
heating/instability this afternoon and evening.

Long term...(monday through saturday)
issued at 324 am CDT sun Jul 5 2015

Lingering convection may be situated over the southeastern portions
of the County Warning Area on Monday morning...before pushing out by late morning as
the frontal boundary finally clears the area. Otherwise...the
remainder of the day will see decreasing clouds and breezy northwest
winds. It will be cooler with highs in the middle and and upper 70s.
Monday night will see temperatures below normal with cold air
advection continuing...with lows in the lower to middle 50s.

Surface high pressure builds into the northern plains on
Tuesday...and with a reinforcing shot of cooler air grazing our
northeastern zones high will range from the lower 70s through
southwestern the upper 70s along the Missouri River
corridor. By Wednesday a southerly flow returns to the area as the
high pushes off to the east. Models are indicating convection
developing over western South Dakota on Tuesday night as a shortwave
begins to track through the area. There is the possibility that some
of this convection could track into our area on Wednesday.

The theme for the remainder of the extended period is warming
temperatures through the end of next week. Periodic small convective
chances are hard to pin down...though there is some consensus that
Friday night may hold a slightly better chance as a shortwave slides
across the region.


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Monday morning)
issued at 636 am CDT sun Jul 5 2015

Line of scattered storms in the i29 corridor continues to weaken
as it slowly tracks east and should dissipate by around 15z.
Expect brief MVFR visibility in storms. Southerly winds will
continue to increase into midday with gusts 25 to 30 knots possible.
While VFR conditions will be predominate through the
evening...a front will bring another round of showers and
thunderstorms after 03z this evening. Expect MVFR and IFR ceilings
and visibility in these storms along with strong winds...hail and
heavy downpours.


Fsd watches/warnings/advisories...
South Dakota...none.


Short term...

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