Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
400 AM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Sunday night)
Issued at 358 AM CDT Fri Jul 22 2016

Flattened upper level ridge was over the area with a short wave
moving across southern MAN. Upper ridge axis will move over the area
Fri night.

Precipitable water rises to an inch and a half to 2 inches over
south central and parts of southeast ND by this afternoon with
return flow. Thunderstorms were already developing south of BIS in
the return flow. Pocket of mid level instability was over south
central ND this morning and may clip the far southwest zones this
afternoon. Mid level instability may outrun the return low level
moisture. However will add some low pops over the south for today.


Upper level trough off the Pacific northwest coast will move across
southern MAN and the forecast area Sat night. Forecast area goes
into northwest flow aloft for Sun night. Precipitable water rises to
2 inches or better over the part of the area ahead of frontal
boundary on Sat.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Thursday)
Issued at 358 AM CDT Fri Jul 22 2016

Monday will be dry however a zonal pattern sets up
by Monday night that will keep an active pattern with
scattered storms and showers throughout the work week.
Temperatures will have a cooling trend from the mid 80s
early to the mid 70s by the week`s end.  West coast ridging
will result in a NW flow pattern aloft on Friday.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1131 PM CDT Thu Jul 21 2016

VFR conditions expected through the period. Thunderstorm chances
come into play towards the very end of the period however
confidence low on coverage and location into the fa.


&&

.FGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
ND...None.
MN...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Hoppes
LONG TERM...Speicher
AVIATION...Voelker


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