Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KFSD 222253

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
453 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 349 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

Impressive upper level low on water vapor rotating northeast into
Iowa. The warm conveyer belt has drifted into southern Wisconsin and
was directing strong lift into southern MN, far southeast SD and
southwest MN. This trowal will gradually shift east and northeast
through the evening with the heavier snow amounts diminishing from
southwest to northeast. Additional snowfall amounts after 6 pm will
be fairly minimal with an inch or so possible around Jackson,
Spencer Iowa south towards Storm Lake. Will allow headlines to
expire as currently forecast but there will be a chance that a few
locations could see headlines cancelled if winds diminish quickly
enough. Clouds and winds will only gradually diminish through the
night which will keep temperatures relatively mild. Lows will be in
the teens to lower 20s.

Westerly flow will develop on Tuesday and with partly to mostly
cloudy skies temperatures will warm a little through the day. Deep
snowpack will keep some areas limited in warming, but highs will
range from the upper 30s in central SD to the mid 20s over the
deepest snowpack from southeast SD into northwest IA.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 349 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

Wednesday into Thursday will see upper level ridging spread
across the area, allowing for continued mild temperatures. Just
being held back a bit by snowpack. But, as mild as this pattern is
expected to be, any areas with about 3 inches or less of snow
cover will likely see much of it melt by Thursday or Friday.

Still looking at a piece of energy moving through on Saturday but
confidence low so no plans on adding any chances for precipitation.
After this wave passes it will be briefly cooler on Sunday then back
to mild flow on Monday and Tuesday next week.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Tuesday evening)
Issued at 449 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

Snow band remaining over northwestern IA and portions of
southwestern MN will taper off through the evening, with improving
visibilities at KSUX after 03Z. Winds will gradually diminish
overnight, though IFR/MVFR ceilings will persist into Tuesday


SD...Winter Storm Warning until 6 PM CST this evening for SDZ065-066-

     Blizzard Warning until midnight CST tonight for SDZ067-069>071.

     Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for SDZ056-

MN...Blizzard Warning until midnight CST tonight for MNZ081-089-090.

     Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for MNZ072-

     Winter Storm Warning until midnight CST tonight for MNZ080-098.

IA...Blizzard Warning until midnight CST tonight for IAZ001>003-

NE...Blizzard Warning until midnight CST tonight for NEZ013-014.



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