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Thursday, February 2, 2023

SPC Feb 2, 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 1140 PM CST Wed Feb 01 2023 Valid 021200Z - 031200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR PARTS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE... ...SUMMARY... Gusty winds may accompany thunderstorms over the Florida Panhandle Thursday night. ...Florida Panhandle... Positive-tilt upper trough, currently located over eastern NM/northern Mexico, is forecast to eject into the central Gulf States by 03/12z. This evolution will result in low-level trajectories off the northern Gulf Basin that will only allow modified Gulf air mass to progress into part of the FL Panhandle ahead of a cold front. Latest model guidance suggests the wind shift will sag to a position from south-central GA-western FL Panhandle by 03/06z, with subsequent movement into southeast GA-northern FL Peninsula by sunrise Friday. Forecast soundings ahead of the front exhibit weak lapse rates, but adequately moist and buoyant profiles, for at least a risk for a few robust thunderstorms late in the period. Deep westerly flow across this region suggests limited low-level shear, and instability should struggle to advance appreciably inland. Therefore, the MRGL Risk will be primarily for the near-coastal areas of the Panhandle. Greatest threat for convection will be along the front and this should be during the overnight hours. Locally damaging winds are the primary risk. ..Darrow/Moore.. 02/02/2023 Read more CHECK UPDATE ZOOM GRAPHIC
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