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Saturday, January 14, 2023

SPC Jan 14, 2023 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

LIVE MAP (ABOVE) ... SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1056 PM CST Fri Jan 13 2023 Valid 141200Z - 151200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... Severe thunderstorms are not forecast today. ...Discussion... Highly amplified but progressive flow pattern aloft will continue across the U.S. today. As a lead short-wave trough crosses the Intermountain West, a second, eastern Pacific trough will move onshore. Cold air aloft accompanying this feature will support sufficient destabilization to allow a few thunderstorms to develop within the broader area of precipitation accompanying this feature. The greatest lightning potential should occur across northern and central California, and across the Sierra into western Nevada. Farther east, ridging initially extending across the Plains states will move steadily eastward, as a downstream eastern U.S. trough/low shifts gradually off the middle and southern Atlantic Coastal area into the western Atlantic. Any deep moist convection associated with this trough will remain well offshore. ..Goss/Bentley.. 01/14/2023 Read more CHECK UPDATE ZOOM GRAPHIC
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