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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
426 PM EDT FRI MAR 27 2015

VALID 00Z SAT MAR 28 2015 - 00Z MON MAR 30 2015

***RIDGE ACROSS THE WEST AND TROUGH ACROSS THE EAST***

***BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES EAST OF THE ROCKIES***

***RELATIVELY QUIET IN TERMS OF PRECIPITATION NATION-WIDE*


THE UPPER LEVEL ATMOSPHERIC PATTERN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE
FEATURED WITH A RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN U.S., AND AN ABNORMALLY
DEEP TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN U.S.  AT THE SURFACE, THIS WILL
RESULT IN BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR FROM
THE GREAT PLAINS EASTWARD TO THE EAST COAST.  HIGHS ON SATURDAY
WILL NOT GET OUT OF THE 40S FOR MANY AREAS, MAKING IT FEEL MORE
LIKE FEBRUARY INSTEAD OF LATE MARCH.

THE FRONT THAT BROUGHT THE WIDESPREAD RAIN TO THE EAST COAST
STATES IS NOW MOVING OFFSHORE.  HOWEVER, THERE WILL STILL BE A FEW
LINGERING RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO THE
NORTHEAST U.S., WITH LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE OVER THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS.  OUT WEST, SOME RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IS
LIKELY OVER PARTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND NORTHERN ROCKIES AS
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.  DRY CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED ELSEWHERE, WITH THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUING
UNABATED.

D. HAMRICK


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