Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
645 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

.UPDATE...
Issued at 639 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

No changes planned at this time as will be monitoring upstream
thunderstorm development and organization.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

A good chance for showers and thunderstorms continues for tonight
as an upper level wave pushes through the region. An area of mid
level frontogenesis has brought cloud cover and a few isolated
showers/thunderstorms to far SE ND this afternoon. The elevated
instability (around 100 to 250 J/kg) drops off considerably as the
activity moves east into MN based on the 2 PM mesoscale analysis.
Still, the best chance will come tonight, primarily after
midnight. MU CAPEs of 750 to 1500 J/kg and shear of 15 to 30kts
could produce a few severe storms, but the severe threat should be
limited.

Rain chances increase as the wave moves into MN after midnight
...where the best chance for an inch rain will be. Low clouds will
move into the region tonight as well...and will be slow to move
off Wednesday morning. Believe parts of MN will not shake the low
clouds and stay cool and cloudy all day. Showers and thunderstorms
will likely continue through the morning and into the afternoon
across NW MN...exiting the Lake of the Woods region late in the
day.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

Another chance for rain will come on Thursday and Friday as an
upper low moves through the region. Temps will be warm on Thursday
ahead of the upper low...but then will cool off to the mid 60s
and low 70s by Friday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are
expected...but the severe threat will be low Thursday and Friday.

Another in a series of semi-permanent upper lows will be swirling
over southern Manitoba early in the weekend accompanied by the usual
nondescript synoptic surface flow. Generally the area will see more
clouds than sun with below average temperatures and periodic shower
chances from Fri night through Sat night. By Sunday 500mb ridging
begins working into the northern plains with an associated boost in
850 mb temps into the positive double digits. This warm air
advection will continue through Independence Day. Flow will remain
zonal versus southwest for the second half of the period resulting
in low but not negligible pcpn chances as temps continue to rise to
the mid and upper eighties by Tue.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 639 PM CDT Tue Jun 27 2017

Main challenges include T passage at TAF sites and following cig
heights. At this time expecting T development in DVL around
03z...valley 06zish and 07-09z farther east. Uncertain how much
additional development will be keeping T mention going. Most
guidance then bringing in MVFR cigs to the region and generally
held with this.

&&

.FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ND...None.
MN...None.
&&

$$

UPDATE...Voelker
SHORT TERM...Knutsvig
LONG TERM...Knutsvig/WJB
AVIATION...Voelker



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