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Mesoscale Discussion 81
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0081
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0720 AM CST TUE FEB 11 2014

   AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF NERN MS...NRN AL...NRN GA...NWRN
   SC...SWRN NC

   CONCERNING...WINTER MIXED PRECIPITATION 

   VALID 111320Z - 111815Z

   SUMMARY...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
   EASTERN HALF OF THE DISCUSSION AREA THROUGH 18Z WHILE GRADUALLY
   DIMINISHING...AT LEAST IN THE SHORT TERM...ACROSS WESTERN PORTIONS
   TOWARDS 18Z.

   DISCUSSION...WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION CONTINUES AT 13Z ACROSS MUCH
   OF THE SERN U.S. TO THE NORTH OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY DRAPED ACROSS
   THE N-CENTRAL/NERN GULF OF MEXICO. A WEAK SHORTWAVE OVER THE LOWER
   MS VALLEY EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LARGELY ZONAL FLOW CONTINUES TO
   SUPPORT THE EXPANSIVE PRECIPITATION AREA. THE NRN PERIPHERY OF THIS
   AREA OF PRECIPITATION IS OCCURRING WITHIN NEAR- OR BELOW-FREEZING
   WET-BULB TEMPERATURES...AND WHERE AN EAST-WEST AXIS OF 800-700 MB
   FRONTOGENETIC FORCING HAS LED TO HEAVIER BANDED PRECIPITATION.
   OBSERVED AND FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUPPORT A CONTINUED MIX OF FREEZING
   RAIN /RATES OF 0.05 INCHES/3 HRS/ AND SLEET ACROSS SRN PORTIONS OF
   THE DISCUSSION AREA WITH MOSTLY SNOW ACROSS NRN PORTIONS. SNOWFALL
   RATES OF ONE INCH/HR WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE HEAVIER MESOSCALE
   BANDING...PRIMARILY ACROSS NRN PORTIONS OF AL/GA...NWRN SC AND FAR
   SWRN NC.  

   WRN PORTIONS OF DISCUSSION AREA SHOULD SEE DIMINISHED PRECIP RATES
   AT LEAST IN THE SHORT TERM IN THE 15Z-18Z TIME FRAME.

   ..BUNTING.. 02/11/2014


   ATTN...WFO...CAE...GSP...MRX...FFC...BMX...HUN...MEG...JAN...

   LAT...LON   34878791 34888509 35228239 35428105 35018047 34608067
               34348087 33948228 33888353 33888452 33428653 33168772
               33168827 33318876 33678905 34268890 34698846 34878791 

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