Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

000
FXUS63 KBIS 200826
AFDBIS

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
326 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY AND TONIGHT)
ISSUED AT 307 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

A FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH MID
MORNING WEDNESDAY...AS OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES DIP INTO THE LOWER TO
MID 30S.

THERE IS GOOD AGREEMENT WITHIN THE CURRENT MODEL PACKAGE ON SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUING TO PREVAIL OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS...AS A
BLOCKING PATTERN...LOCATED OVER WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE U.S. AND
CANADA...STALEMATES THE FLOW ALOFT. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND DRY
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE SHORT TERM FORECAST PERIOD.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 307 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

QUIET WEATHER REMAINS OVER THE AREA INTO FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS RIDGING
REMAINS OVER THE REGION. UPPER LOW THEN LIFTS FROM SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA OVER THE GREAT BASIN AND TOWARDS THE NORTHERN PLAINS THIS
WEEKEND. STILL SOME QUESTIONS ON THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS
SYSTEM...BUT THE MAIN POINT IS THAT IT WILL BRING CHANCES FOR
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND...WITH THE
UNSETTLED PATTERN POSSIBLY REMAINING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z WEDNESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 307 AM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE...AS SURFACE
HIGH PRESSURE PERSIST OVER THE NORTHERN PLAINS. EXPECT VFR
CEILINGS THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD.

&&

.BIS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
FROST ADVISORY UNTIL 9 AM CDT /8 AM MDT/ THIS MORNING FOR
NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...AC
LONG TERM...JJS
AVIATION...AC



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.