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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
938 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 935 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH CONTINUE ACROSS THE DEVILS LAKE BASIN
WITH LIGHTER WINDS ACROSS ADJACENT AREAS TO THE SOUTH AND EAST.
FOR THIS WILL CONTINUE CURRENT HEADLINES AND REEVALUATE PRIOR TO
EXPIRATION TIME. ISOLD SHRA ALSO MOVING INTO THE NW SO WILL
MAINTAIN CURRENT POPS. NO CHANGES NECESSARY.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 646 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THIS UPDATE PERIOD.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 250 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

WIND SPEEDS WILL BE THE MAIN FORECAST CHALLENGE FOR TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY. AS OF MID AFTERNOON THE MOST SUN REMAINED OVER THE
SOUTHERN RED RIVER VALLEY INTO WEST CENTRAL MN. WINDS WERE FROM
THE SOUTHWEST...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS YET OVER THE WESTERN
DAKOTAS WHERE THEY WERE GUSTING ABOVE 50 KNOTS. HAVE NOT QUITE
REACHED WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA FROM KDVL TO KJMS BUT SHOULD SOON.
STILL HAVE LARGE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GFS AND NAM FOR RAW MOS
GUIDANCE...WITH THE GFS MUCH HIGHER. EITHER WAY BOTH MODELS SHOW
THE STRONGEST WINDS MOVING INTO THE KDVL AREA BETWEEN 00Z AND 06Z
TONIGHT. THIS IS TRADITIONALLY NOT THE BEST TIME FOR MIXING
STRONGER WIND GUSTS DOWN TO THE SFC. NOT SEEING THE BEST PUSH OF
COLD ADVECTION DURING THIS TIME EITHER...SO CONFIDENCE NOT HIGH
THAT ADVISORY NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED OR EXTENDED IN TIME. WILL
THEREFORE KEEP THE WIND HEADLINES AS THEY ARE AND LET EVENING
SHIFT KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS.

THERE ARE SOME SHOWERS OVER NORTHEAST MT TOO WHICH MODELS HOLD
TOGETHER IN SOME FASHION OVERNIGHT. FOR THIS KEPT THE IDEA OF
SOME OF THIS REACHING THE KDVL REGION AROUND MIDNIGHT AND THE
NORTHERN RED RIVER VALLEY TOWARD WED MORNING. THIS WILL THEN HANG
AROUND INTO NORTHWEST MN INTO THE DAY WEDNESDAY. ALSO EXPECT WINDS
TO CRANK UP AGAIN ON WED...BUT NOT AS STRONG AS THEY WILL BE LATER
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 250 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

MODELS STILL SHOWING SOME ENERGY SLIDING INTO THE NORTHEAST FA THU
AFTERNOON INTO EVENING...SO KEPT SOME LOW CHANCES FOR PCPN WITH
THIS FEATURE TOO. POSSIBILITY FOR ANTHER WEAK WAVE FRI AFTERNOON
BUT MOST MODELS KEEP ANY PCPN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS IN SOUTHERN
CANADA. THEREFORE WILL KEEP THIS TIME FRAME DRY FOR NOW AND SEE
WHAT LATER MODELS HAVE IN STORE.

FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY IS LOOKING PRETTY QUIET WITH
TEMPERATURES NEAR SEASONAL NORMALS.  THERE 500 MB UPPER RIDGE WILL
SHIFT A BIT EAST AND OUR AREA WILL BE IN A BIT DEEPER NORTHWEST FLOW
ALOFT.  A COUPLE OF WEAK SYSTEMS ARE POISED TO MOVE THROUGH IN THIS
FLOW...ONE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN EARLY NEXT WEEK.
HOWEVER THE AIRMASS AHEAD OF THESE SYSTEMS WILL NOT AS MOIST OR
UNSTABLE AND THUS CHANCES FOR ORGANIZED CONVECTION IS MUCH LOWER.
SO WHILE THERE ARE SOME LOW PRECIPITATION CHANCES IN THE EXTENDED
PER THE MODEL BLEND...MOST AREAS GET TO ENJOY A REPRIEVE FROM THE
HUMID AND WET WEATHER OF LATE.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z WEDNESDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 646 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

MAINTAINED VFR CIGS THROUGH THE PERIOD ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS
WHICH WILL GRADUALLY BECOME MORE W-NW MAINLY TOMORROW AS DEEP LOW
TRACKS ACROSS S CANADA.


&&

.FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ND...WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR NDZ006>008-
     014>016-024-026>030-038-039-049-052-054.

MN...WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR MNZ001-004-005-
     007-008-013-014.

&&

$$

UPDATE...VOELKER
SHORT TERM...GODON
LONG TERM...GODON/RIDDLE
AVIATION...VOELKER



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