Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KBIS 222119

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
319 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 313 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

Expect dense fog to again reform in weak flow aloft with nearly
light surface winds over central North Dakota tonight. The
favorable fog conditions will gradually end Tuesday morning as the
flow aloft increases and a northwest surface wind arrives. Until
then expect the dense fog to return tonight across the central.

The clouds/fog will complicate temperature forecasts tonight.
Last night western sections of the state dropped rapidly to around
zero in the clear sky area. Tonight there will be some increasing
clouds so accepted the Super blend solution but did lower mins
west about 5 degrees over guidance.

Tuesday will see the fog dissipate after sunrise with some lingering
lowered visibilities into the mid morning. With better mixing
Tuesday will see highs into the mid 20s north to the mid 30s south.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 313 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

For the early portion of the extended, a building h500 ridge over
the northern Plains and northern Rockies will be a large influence
on temperatures and weather for Wednesday and Thursday. Expect highs
reaching into the mid 20s to near 40 Wednesday and 30s to lower 40s
Thursday with dry conditions.

The next chance for precipitation will come from a shortwave
tracking across the Canadian border on Friday. Models have been
trending further north over time with this system, and the
Superblend guidance now just gives a chance for snow across the
northern third of the state. This system will then drag a cold
front through the region bringing in cooler but not particularly cold
temperatures into the weekend.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1204 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

Widespread low to very low IFR conditions continue from across
the James Valley and the Turtle Mountains to KBIS and KMOT. Fog
and low stratus will remain over central ND through most of the
day, with some improvement in the afternoon, then dropping
back down to IFR/very low IFR in the evening, especially at KBIS and

VFR conditions through the forecast period at KDIK and KISN.


Dense Fog Advisory until noon CST /11 AM MST/ Tuesday for



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