Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KFGF 122324

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
524 PM CST Thu Jan 12 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 153 PM CST Thu Jan 12 2017

Main impacts tonight will be cold temperatures followed by wind
chills. Wind speeds will continue to diminish and should become
light by late evening as surface high pressure settles in over the
fa. Clear skies, light winds and fresh snow cover will all
combine to allow for some cold temperatures although coldest air
aloft will be east of our area. Light winds will combine with the
cold temperatures to put wind chills in the warning range for all
but the far south and east where advisories will suffice. It is
possible that as return flow and warm advection initiates from the
valley west temperatures may level off late tonight.

Respectable warm advection and southerly winds will allow for a
good temperature recovery with all areas climbing above zero.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 153 PM CST Thu Jan 12 2017

Quiet weather expected throughout the weekend and at least the first
half of next week. Main story will be moderating temperatures to
normal, or even above, values.

The weekend begins with a deep upper low off the southern Pacific
coast providing mainly upper level zonal flow across the region.
Several areas of surface high pressure will pass through which
should provide for plenty of sunshine throughout the weekend and
early next week. Temperatures will gradually moderate more and more
each day with 850 mb temperatures well above the zero mark for the
majority of next week...resulting in highs in the 20s (or even
pushing the low 30s) and lows in the teens (above zero!).


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)
Issued at 524 PM CST Thu Jan 12 2017

Some low level cumulus have produced MVFR cigs across NW MN this
afternoon. However...expect those to diminish into the evening
hours. High pressure will dominate the region tonight...with
southerly winds returning tonight/tomorrow as the high pushes
southeast. Warm air will push east tomorrow...and models have some
low cigs with the warm air advection. Have gone with 3000 ft
cigs tomorrow afternoon...but cigs have the potential of being


ND...Wind Chill Advisory until noon CST Friday for NDZ049-052-053.

     Wind Chill Warning until noon CST Friday for NDZ006>008-014>016-

MN...Wind Chill Advisory until noon CST Friday for MNZ006-009-017-024-

     Wind Chill Warning until noon CST Friday for MNZ001>005-007-008-



SHORT TERM...Voelker
AVIATION...Knutsvig is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.