SPC Jun 30, 2020 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

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Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1230 PM CDT Tue Jun 30 2020 Valid 011200Z - 021200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY INTO
WEDNESDAY EVENING ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSOURI VALLEY INTO MID
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST...AS WELL AS ACROSS PARTS OF THE NORTHERN
ROCKIES AND A SMALL PORTION OF THE UPPER MIDWEST... ...SUMMARY...
Clusters of thunderstorms accompanied by at least some risk for
severe wind and hail are possible Wednesday across the lower
Missouri Valley into parts of the Mid South and Southeast. ...Synopsis...
A mid-level high, initially centered near/northeast of the Great
Lakes, is forecast to weaken during this period, largely in response
to a short wave trough digging southeast of Hudson Bay, but also as
the tail end of a negatively tilted short wave trough pivots across
and north of the central Canadian/U.S. border area. As the latter perturbation progresses across the Canadian Prairies,
another significant short wave trough is forecast to continue
digging into the northern U.S. intermountain region early Wednesday,
before turning eastward and northeastward across the northern U.S.
Rockies late Wednesday through Wednesday night. Another trailing
impulse may dig near the British Columbia coast, but models indicate
that the center of the broader-scale cyclonic flow will shift
northward away from the international border, across and east of
southern portions of the Canadian Rockies. The primary associated
surface cyclone is expected to migrate northwestward across Alberta,
while a trailing cold front, initially extending across the northern
plains Red River Valley into the central plains, becomes
increasingly diffuse while advancing eastward into parts of the
Upper Midwest and adjacent Great Lakes region. This is expected to occur as prominent mid-level ridging builds
across much of the lower Rio Grande Valley and southern plains,
through much of the lower/mid Missouri Valley, Upper Midwest and
upper Great Lakes region. To the east, positively tilted larger-scale troughing appears likely
to linger across most areas southeast of the lower Great Lakes and
Ohio Valley, into the western Atlantic, with perhaps some
southwestward amplification across the eastern Gulf coast and
northern Florida. ...Lower Missouri Valley into Southeast...
Areas of convective outflow may contribute to a somewhat better
defined low-level baroclinic zone near the southwestern periphery of
the large-scale eastern U.S. mid-level troughing. Seasonably moist
boundary-layer air along and southwest of this front, beneath
modestly steep to steep mid-level lapse rates may contribute to
moderate to large mixed-layer CAPE with heating during the day
Wednesday. Perhaps aided by 20-30 kt northwesterly flow in the
700-500 mb layer, the environment may become conducive to the
gradual evolution of organizing clusters of storms capable of
producing potentially damaging wind gusts and some hail. By mid to late Wednesday afternoon, this potential may become more
conditional beneath the building mid-level ridge across the lower
Missouri Valley. However, CAPE likely will be maximized across this
region (3000-4000+ J/kg), and the intersection of the front/
convective outflow with the plains surface troughing may provide a
focus for storm initiation across the northwestern Missouri/
northeastern Kansas vicinity. ...Northern Rockies...
Beneath relatively cool mid-level temperatures, low-level moisture
may become sufficient to support mixed-layer CAPE on the order of
500+ J/kg. This may be sufficient, in the presence of 30-50 kt
mid-level flow, to support scattered strong storms capable of
producing small to marginally severe hail and locally strong surface
gusts across the higher terrain. Orographic forcing for convective
development will be aided by lift associated with the approaching
short wave during peak late afternoon instability. ...Northern Minnesota...
Some model output (perhaps most notably the NAM) continue to suggest
that destabilization could become sufficient to support an isolated
strong to severe storm, aided by forcing for ascent and
strengthening wind fields associated with the tail end of the
mid-level troughing, which may pivot across the region during peak
afternoon heating. ..Kerr.. 06/30/2020 

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