Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KABR 230853

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
353 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Monday Afternoon)
Issued at 353 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

The main change this period is to shift the highest precipitation
amounts slightly westward again, and limit it to generally less than
2.75 inches through Monday. The initial sfc low has moved into north
central MN early this morning, with the cold front just to the east
of the forecast area.

More moderate rain will slide in from the southwest from mid
afternoon on, ahead of the next sfc low and the next piece of energy
rotating in from the southwest in our quick southwest to northeast
flow at 500mb. A quick look at the 500mb pattern will show the
current low situated from NV through western MT with the trough wet
up across the western half of the nation, while a ridge dominates
the interior portions of the eastern U.S. Look for the 500mb low to
edge across UT Sunday, and become more of an open wave ejecting
northeastward across WY and eastern MT on Monday. Impresses with how
the thunderstorm potential has been a little more westward that
originally though. Will continue this trend through at least the
next day and a half, with a more westward push to thunderstorms.
Will be interesting to see what the 00Z sounding comes up for PW
values, as the daily record for 00Z/Sep 24th is 1.26in, with the
period of record dating back from November 1994. We should end up
closer to 1.5 to 1.8in if the NAM is correct. HWO wise, highlighted
the slight risk of excessive rainfall from WPC and the marginal risk
of severe thunderstorms, while trying to give a better idea of
precipitation amounts in general. The main pushes look to be mid
afternoon through tonight, before the focus really shifts to far
eastern SD and western MN.

.LONG TERM...(Monday Evening through Friday)
Issued at 353 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

The models show an upper level low pressure area/trough to our west
on Monday night lifting northeast into southern Canada through
Tuesday night. This will bring the last of the chances of showers
east in the CWA for Monday night. Otherwise, the models all show
northwest flow aloft developing behind this trough and remaining
through the end of the week with upper level ridging to our west.
Therefore, after Monday night the rest of the period through Friday
looks to be dry with below normal temperatures. Highs will be mostly
in the 60s with lows mainly in the 40s from Monday night through


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday Night)
Issued at 1249 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

There are currently MVFR/IFR cigs over KMBG/KPIR and KABR, while
KATY remains VFR for the moment. Expect these sub-vfr cigs to spread
south and east over the KATY terminal by 12Z Saturday, and then
persist at all four terminals through at least, the next 24 hours,
if not longer. While this is going on, showers and thunderstorms
will continue to periodically overspread the region, bringing rain
chances to all four terminals off and on for the rest of tonight
through Saturday night. Expect liberal application of TAF amendments
while this event is unfolding.




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