Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
326 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday)
Issued at 322 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

Drifting and patchy blowing snow may still pose some minor travel
impacts early this evening and again Monday afternoon and evening. A
clipper will pass eastward through Manitoba Monday, bringing warm
air advection to the Red River Valley and yielding a mild day with
highs near and/or above the freezing mark. Winds will weaken
diurnally tonight, swinging to the south and strengthening to peak
gusts of 20 to 25 mph Monday afternoon. With temperatures near the
freezing mark Monday and abundant sunshine for many locations,
expect any drifting snow or remaining snow and ice on roads and
other surfaces to undergo a diurnal melt and refreeze cycle, causing
scattered slippery spots.


.LONG TERM...(Monday night through Sunday)
Issued at 322 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

A quiet period coming up weather wise, with high temperatures
around the freezing mark most days...a little higher in heavily
treed areas. So the melt and refreeze cycle will continue with
resultant slippery spots on roadways. The Thursday system now
appears well south and east as the upper flow is fairly zonal.
Next system of interest is this weekend and 12z runs of CMC, GFS,
and Euro are all in relative agreement in showing a potentially
strong system developing over S Manitoba or over the Red River
valley of ND/MN.


&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Monday afternoon)
Issued at 103 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

Expect scattered MVFR and low VFR cigs through the area this
afternoon as cigs begin to scatter and lift out from west to east.
Cigs should clear out overnight. Could see some isolated light snow
this afternoon as well, but chances are too low to mention at
individual sites. Expect westerly winds at 10-20 kts with gusts to
25-30 kts and the strongest winds in the corridor from the Devils
Lake and James River valleys to southern Red River valley.


&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...BP
LONG TERM...Riddle
AVIATION...BP


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