Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
230 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Wednesday Afternoon)
Issued at 229 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

A cold front will sweep across the region late tonight and Wednesday
morning. Winds will become breezy behind the front at 15 to 30 mph
from the northwest. Temperatures, though still above average for mid
October, will be cooler on Wednesday with highs topping out in the
mid to upper 60s.

The only forecast issue in this pattern is elevated fire weather
concerns. North central SD will be flirting with red flag critera.
Right now, it does not appear as though the lowest RH, around 20
percent, will coincide with the strongest winds. But, if timing of
the front is fickle, it could result in a headline Wednesday

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 229 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

The period begins Wednesday night with an upper level ridge building
into the region with surface winds becoming southerly. The southerly
winds will draw warm temperatures into the region on Thursday with
highs climbing into the 70s and lower 80s.

An upper level trough over the Pac NW on Thursday will quickly push
into the Northern Rockies on Friday. Southerly winds will strengthen
on Friday, especially in eastern SD and western MN where winds may
reach wind advisory criteria. With 925 mb temps nearing two standard
deviations above normal, highs on Friday should climb into the mid
70s, to the mid 80s.

A cold front will push across the region Friday night through
Saturday with isolated to scattered showers possible. High
temperatures will cool off into the lower 60s on Saturday. Another
storm system may impact the region Sunday night into Monday.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1208 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

VFR conditions are expected through the period. A cold front will
move through tonight and Wednesday morning. Winds will shift to
the northwest and become gusty behind the front.




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