Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
937 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 936 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

CLEAR SKIES AND COLD TEMPERATURES REMAIN AS SURFACE HIGH PUSHES
OVER THE REGION. WIND CHILL VALUES REMAIN QUITE FRIGID SO WILL
KEEP ADVISORY GOING THROUGH THE MORNING.

UPDATE ISSUED AT 636 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

NO CHANGES OTHER THAN TO BLEND TO OBSERVED TRENDS THROUGH 12 UTC
WITH ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)

ISSUED AT 355 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

COLD TEMPERATURES AND FRIGID WIND CHILLS WILL BE THE MAIN
FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS IN THE SHORT TERM PERIOD.

CURRENTLY...PRESSURE RISES AHEAD OF AN ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE
SYSTEM BUILDING SOUTH TOWARDS THE NORTHERN PLAINS CONTINUES TO
GENERATE A STEADY NORTHERLY WIND. COMBINED WITH SUBZERO
TEMPERATURES...WIND CHILLS FROM THE MID 20S BELOW TO 30S BELOW
BEING OBSERVED AT ALL SITES THIS EARLY MORNING. THUS WIND CHILL
HEADLINES ON TRACK.

ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE DAKOTAS
TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT. THIS WILL BRING A CLEAR SKY AND MAINTAIN
COLD TEMPERATURES (HIGHS ZERO TO 10 ABOVE...LOWS SUBZERO). LIGHT
NORTH/NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY WILL TRANSITION TO SOUTH/SOUTHWESTERLY
TONIGHT AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES SOUTH INTO THE CENTRAL
PLAINS. APPEARS THERE WILL BE ENOUGH WIND TO RESULT IN ANOTHER
NIGHT OF WIND CHILLS AS COLD AS 30-35 BELOW NORTH AND EAST. THUS
ADDITIONAL HEADLINES ARE LIKELY AND WILL BE ISSUE LATER TODAY.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)

ISSUED AT 355 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS HIGHLIGHT THE
EXTENDED FORECAST.

THE 00 UTC DETERMINISTIC AND ENSEMBLE SUITES MAINTAIN THE NORTHERN
PLAINS UNDER CYCLONIC NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE
PERIOD IN ASSOCIATION WITH A LONG WAVE TROUGH ACROSS THE CONUS.
THIS SUPPORTS BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH
ANY SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEMS REMAINING WELL SOUTH AND EAST OF
NORTH DAKOTA ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE OHIO VALLEY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z FRIDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 637 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

VFR CONDITIONS UNDER STRONG HIGH PRESSURE THROUGH THE 12Z PERIOD.


&&

.BIS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WIND CHILL ADVISORY UNTIL NOON CST /11 AM MST/ TODAY FOR
NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051.

&&

$$

UPDATE...JJS
SHORT TERM...NH
LONG TERM...AYD
AVIATION...AYD





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