Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
348 AM CDT SUN MAY 29 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 328 AM CDT Sun May 29 2016

A mostly sunny Sunday after morning fog highlights the short term
forecast.

In a similar setup to the past couple of mornings, areas of fog
will continue to develop across much of western and central North
Dakota towards sunrise this morning, burning off by 14 UTC.
Thereafter, a mostly sunny Sunday is expected as a dry airmass is
advected into the area in the wake of the Saturday disturbance.
Isolated thunderstorms developing across southeast Montana this
afternoon may survive into southwest and far south central North
Dakota this evening and into the tonight with a modest low level
jet. Given limited moisture, severe weather is not expected.
Overall, a blend of the 00 UTC guidance suites were favored for
all fields.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 328 AM CDT Sun May 29 2016

Thunderstorm potential on Memorial Day highlights the extended
forecast.

The trend for widespread thunderstorms on Memorial Day Monday
continues amongst the 00 UTC guidance suites. An upper level wave
across the Pacific Northwest today is forecast to propagate into
eastern Montana and close off on Monday. Low level moisture
transport ahead of this system is expected to yield dew points in
the mid to upper 50s across the southwest and south central. SPC
in their Day 2 Convective Outlook has maintained a marginal risk
for severe thunderstorms for these areas, and has shrunk the
already small slight risk that was highlighted across southern
North Dakota. This is plausible given greater moisture/instability
focused across South Dakota and possible cloud cover impacts from
convection that is expected to already be ongoing Monday morning
across eastern Montana. Never the less, given the strength of the
wave, widespread thunderstorms are favored Monday afternoon and
evening across the area. WPC has maintained in their QPF forecast
the potential for one to two inches across the northwest and far
north central into Tuesday associated with the pivot point and
wrap around moisture as the upper level low moves into central
North Dakota on Tuesday. A stretch of less active weather is
possible mid to late next week as a possible intermountain west
upper level ridge is favored.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night)
Issued at 328 AM CDT Sun May 29 2016

Widespread IFR/LIFR conditions in fog will develop across much of
western and central North Dakota the remainder of the night into
Sunday morning. The greatest impacts are expected to KISN/KBIS.
Fog is expected to burn off by 14-15 UTC, with VFR conditions
thereafter for the 06 UTC TAF cycle. Looking ahead, widespread
thunderstorms are expected across North Dakota Monday and Monday
night.

&&

.BIS Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NONE.
&&

$$

PJA



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