Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KBIS 260801
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
301 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 300 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

LATEST WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS A WEST TO SOUTHWESTERLY UPPER
FLOW INTO WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. A SPLIT FLOW WAS
OBSERVED WITH THE NORTHERN BRANCH ENTRENCHED ACROSS CENTRAL/SOUTHERN
CANADA AND DIPPING INTO NORTHERN NORTH DAKOTA...WHILE THE
MOIST/MORE ACTIVE SOUTHERN BRANCH RESIDED FROM THE GREAT
BASIN...ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS AND INTO THE GREAT LAKES. A
COUPLE OF SHORTWAVES WERE SEEN PEELING AWAY FROM THE MAIN UPPER
LOW CIRCULATING OVER CENTRAL/NORTHERN NEVADA. A 70KT JET STREAK
AT 300MB EMBEDDED WITHIN THE SOUTHERN BRANCH WAS SEEN STRETCHING
FROM SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA INTO WESTERN MINNESOTA. VERTICAL
MOTION FROM THE SHORTWAVE AND THE RIGHT ENTRANCE REGION OF THE JET
STREAK WILL PRODUCE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS TODAY
ACROSS SOUTHERN NORTH DAKOTA. HIGHEST POPS NEAR/ALONG THE ND/SD
BORDER THEN TAPERING OFF QUICKLY TOWARD THE NORTH AS YOU APPROACH
INTERSTATE 94. INSTABILITY REMAINS SOUTH OF THE BORDER TODAY AND
HAVE KEPT THE PRECIPITATION TYPE AS SHOWERS WITH NO MENTION OF
THUNDER PER NAM/GFS SOUNDINGS. FOR NORTHERN NORTH DAKOTA...EXPECT
DRY WEATHER WITH A MOSTLY SUNNY SKY. HIGHS WILL REACH THE LOWER
70S NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURES
WILL BE FOUND IN THE SOUTH DUE TO CLOUDS AND SHOWER POTENTIAL...THUS
HIGHS WILL ONLY REACH THE UPPER 60S. SHOWERS WILL EXIT THE SOUTHERN
JAMES RIVER VALLEY EARLY THIS EVENING WITH A MOSTLY CLEAR SKY
NORTH AND CENTRAL OVERNIGHT AND PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS SOUTH.
OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM 45F TO 53F.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 300 CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

H500 MID LEVEL FLOW DEPICTED BY THE DETERMINISTIC MODELS SHOW A
RATHER FRACTURED H500 FLOW PATTERN ACROSS NORTH AMERICA INITIALLY.
THIS WILL KEEP DRY WEATHER IN PLACE UNTIL FRIDAY. BEGINNING
WEDNESDAY A WEAK H500 TROUGH IN A SOUTHERN STREAM FLOW OFF THE
WEST COAST IS FORECAST TO DRIFT EAST TO THE CENTRAL PLAINS FRIDAY.
FOR THE MOST PART THIS WILL HAVE LITTLE BEARING ON THE
PRECIPITATION FORECAST FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS AS IT REMAINS SOUTH
OF THE REGION. HOWEVER A SHORTWAVE IN THE NORTHERN STREAM FLOW
WILL TRACK ACROSS SOUTHERN CANADA AND BRUSH THE NORTHERN PLAINS
FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH A COLD FRONT AND ASSOCIATED WIDELY SCATTERED
CONVECTION. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A MORE ROBUST SHORTWAVE ON
SUNDAY INTO MONDAY BRINGING MORE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. FOR
TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK PROMISES A SLOW MODERATION OF TEMPERATURES
INTO THE 80S WEDNESDAY...THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL THE COLD
FRONTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SHORT WAVE TROUGHS NEXT WEEKEND BRINGS
IN COOLER TEMPERS INTO THE 70S...WITH SOME 60S POSSIBLE NORTH.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z TUESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 300 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

EXPECTING MAINLY VFR CIGS/VSBYS NEXT 24HR. THERE COULD BE SOME PATCHY
FOG NEAR KMOT...AND HAVE INCLUDED A VCFG FROM 10Z TUESDAY THROUGH
15Z. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS ARE FORECAST ACROSS SOUTHERN NORTH DAKOTA
TODAY...WITH KDIK AND KBIS ON THE FAR NORTHERN FRINGES OF THE PRECIPITATION.
INCLUDED A VCSH AT KDIK BUT NOT AT KBIS AT THIS TIME.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
ISSUED AT 300 CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

HEAVY RAINFALL IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAVE CAUSED OVERLAND
FLOODING...AS WELL AS RISES IN CREEKS...RIVERS...AND STREAMS IN
PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA - ESPECIALLY WEST OF THE
MISSOURI RIVER. SIOUX...GRANT...AND WESTERN MORTON COUNTIES SAW
LARGE AREAS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN.

AN AREAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF WESTERN MORTON
COUNTY AND PARTS OF NORTHERN GRANT COUNTY AT LEAST THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THESE AREAS INCLUDE THE BIG MUDDY CREEK BETWEEN
GLEN ULLIN AND ALMONT...SOUTHWARD TO HEIL...CARSON...AND LARK.
THESE AREAS CONTAIN SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS THAT ARE TRIBUTARIES
TO THE HEART RIVER.

&&

.BIS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...KS
LONG TERM...WAA
AVIATION...KS
HYDROLOGY...KS








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