SPC MD 1521


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Mesoscale Discussion 1521
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0648 PM CDT Mon Aug 17 2020

Areas affected...Central and southern Arizona

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

Valid 172348Z - 180115Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...20 percent

SUMMARY...A few storms may move off the higher terrain and produce a
few severe wind gusts this evening.

DISCUSSION...Storms have started to form along the Mogollon Rim and
are slowly drifting southeastward. These storms will be moving into
a very hot airmass with temperatures of 110 to 115 F and dewpoints
around 50F. This yields MLCAPE around 250 to 500 J/kg. The KIWA VWP
shows effective shear around 30 to 35 kts which should be plenty
sufficient for storm organization. However, the limited instability
will likely preclude a greater severe-weather threat. Nonetheless, a
few strong to severe storms are possible through the evening, and
given the very steep low to mid-level lapse rates and DCAPE values
over 2000 J/kg, a few severe wind gusts may be possible through the
evening, especially if any storms congeal into clusters and create
an enhanced cold pool.

..Bentley/Edwards.. 08/17/2020

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...


LAT...LON   31290942 32770957 33730997 34471095 34891187 34781261
            33081275 31771268 31281107 31290942 

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