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Friday, February 3, 2023

SPC Feb 3, 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 1124 PM CST Thu Feb 02 2023 Valid 031200Z - 041200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... The severe-thunderstorm threat appears low on Friday. ...Florida... Southern-stream, positive-tilt short-wave trough will progress across the Southeast and off the Atlantic Coast by 04/00z. As a result, deep westerly flow will persist across the FL Peninsula through the period. This will ensure weak low-level convergence along the cold front as it advances south, into the FL Straits during the evening. Scattered thunderstorms are currently ongoing along the cold front, mostly off the FL Coast west of PAM. This activity will advance inland early this morning and track across the northern Peninsula prior to 18z. Additional convection will likely develop along the boundary as it surges south during the afternoon. However, forecast lapse rates are poor, and limited instability/low-level convergence do not favor organized robust updrafts. While gusty winds cannot be ruled out with the strongest convection, the probability for severe winds appear less than 5 percent. ..Darrow/Weinman.. 02/03/2023 Read more CHECK UPDATE ZOOM GRAPHIC
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