Area Forecast Discussion
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AFDFGF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
405 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 401 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

WATER VAPOR LOOP INDICATED AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE BUILDING OVER THE
WEST COAST. UPPER LEVEL RIDGE FORECAST TO BUILD OVER THE WEST THEN
BEGIN SHIFTING EAST AFTER 48 HOURS. UPPER LEVEL RIDGE FORECAST TO
MOVE OVER THE FORECAST AREA BY SAT. IN THE MEANTIME SHORT WAVES WILL
MOVE THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT. ONE SHORT WAVE/JET STREAK
OVER SASK WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATER THIS MORNING. PLENTY OF
CLOUDS OVER SOUTHERN SASK. EXPECT CLOUDS TO SHIFT SOUTH INTO THE
AREA TODAY. LITTLE OR NO PRECIP EXPECTED.

ANOTHER SHORT WAVE OVER NORTHWEST CANADA WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA FRI
AND PRODUCE LIGHT SNOW. WILL INCREASE POPS FOR FRI.

UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN PLAINS LATE SAT AND PRODUCE ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN AND/OR
SNOW. ALSO WILL INCREASE POPS FOR SAT NIGHT.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 401 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY...MODELS INDICATE A RELATIVELY QUIET PERIOD UNTIL
MID-WEEK...WITH TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL VALUES. MODELS DIFFER
SIGNIFICANTLY IN DETAILS WITH A MID-WEEK STORM SYSTEM...BUT THE
MAIN P-TYPE LOOKS TO BE RAIN AT THIS TIME...WITH ONLY LIGHT SNOW AS
THE PRECIP ENDS.


&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1138 PM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

LINGERING MVFR CIGS IN THE BEMIDJI AREA WILL LIKELY REMAIN IN THAT
RANGE THRU THE NIGHT INTO WED AM BEFORE IMPROVING. OTHERWISE
EXPECT LOW END VFR CLOUD BASES MIXED IN WITH CLEAR AREAS INTO
WEDNESDAY. NORTH-NORTHWEST WIND 10 KTS OR SO OVERNIGHT THEN 10-15
KTS THURSDAY DAYTIME.


&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...HOPPES
LONG TERM...TG
AVIATION...RIDDLE




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