Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1127 PM CDT MON AUG 24 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 1127 PM CDT MON AUG 24 2015

EASTERN ZONES HAVE CLEARED OUT AND WILL MAKE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO
SKY GRIDS. RIDGE OVER CNTRL ND BRINGING CLEAR SKIES TO ENTIRE
REGION. NO PLANNED CHANGES TO FORECAST.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 939 PM CDT MON AUG 24 2015

HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE IS OVER CENTRAL ND AND WILL SHIFT INTO WRN
ZONES OVERNIGHT...ALLOWING TEMPS TO DROP. WHILE SOME DEW POINTS
BETWEEN DEVILS LAKE AND VALLEY CITY ARE STILL IN THE LOWER
50S...LIGHTEST WINDS WILL BE OVER THIS REGION AND EXPECT THEM TO
DROP INTO MID 40S. 00Z NAM IS KEEPING TEMPS 3 TO 5 DEG WARMER THAN
PREV FCST. THIS SEEMS UNREASONABLE AND WILL LEAVE OVERNIGHT LOWS
AS IS. ONLY CHANGES TO FCST ARE SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS TO SKY GRIDS.
EXPECT TO BE CLEAR ACROSS REGION AT SUNRISE TUESDAY.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 256 PM CDT MON AUG 24 2015

MAIN CHALLENGES WILL BE TEMPS AND FOG POTENTIAL TONIGHT. AS OF MID
AFTERNOON...THE THICKER CLOUDS WERE HANGING TOUGH EAST OF A LINE
FROM KROX TO KADC. MODELS SHOW THIS BAND SLOWLY SLIDING EAST LATER
TONIGHT. OTHERWISE THERE HAS BEEN SOME SCATTERED CUMULUS FORMATION
ELSEWHERE THAT SHOULD DISSIPATE QUICKLY THIS EVENING. ALSO EXPECT
WINDS TO DROP OFF OVERNIGHT. WITH THE RECENT RAINFALL THERE COULD
BE SOME PATCHY FOG AROUND. HOWEVER SINCE IT HAS BEEN SO DRY LATELY
IN AREAS THAT PICKED UP THE RAIN WILL HOLD OFF ON MENTIONING AT
THIS POINT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS THRU THE EVENING. SHOULD BE LOTS
OF SUN AGAIN TUE WITH SLIGHTLY WARMER HIGHS.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 256 PM CDT MON AUG 24 2015

WARMING TREND CONTINUES FOR WED/THU WITH HIGHS CLIMBING BACK
TOWARD NORMAL FOR LATE AUGUST. PCPN CHANCES ENTER THE FORECAST
AGAIN BY THU...ALTHOUGH MODELS NOT IN VERY GOOD AGREEMENT AT THIS
POINT.

FRIDAY TO MONDAY...MODELS IN FAIR AGREEMENT WITH STARTING THE PERIOD
WITH A CHC OF THUNDER AS A SHORT WAVE TROUGH SLIDES ACROSS SD INTO
IOWA. THIS SOUTHERN TRACK MAY ALLOW MOST OF THE PCPN TO REMAIN SOUTH
OF THE FA WITH THE HIGHER CHANCES IN THE SOUTHERN VALLEY. THE
REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK THE 500MB RIDGE
STRENGTHENS OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS MAKING ANY POP CHC SLIGHT WITH
MAX TEMPS IN THE LOW 80S AND MINS IN THE LOW 60S...A BIT ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THE END OF AUGUST.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z TUESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1127 PM CDT MON AUG 24 2015

CAVOK. RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER REGION. LIGHT
NORTHERLY WINDS FROM THE VALLEY ON EAST...LIGHT SOUTHERLY
WINDS PICKING UP TOMORROW AT DVL.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE...SPEICHER
SHORT TERM...GODON
LONG TERM...GODON/JK
AVIATION...SPEICHER



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