Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FXUS63 KBIS 160851

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
351 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 335 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

Ample low level moisture left over by significant rains is
producing widespread dense fog across much of western and central
North Dakota this morning. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect. A
few lingering showers are likely across the southern James Valley
today as the low pressure system slows down and becomes vertically
stacked across Minnesota. Additional fog development is possible
tonight, mainly across the James Valley.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 335 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

Warmer and drier weather in the long term period.

Min RH values will dip into the low 20s Thursday through
Saturday across far southwest North Dakota. Breezy conditions
Thursday and Saturday may lead to elevated fire danger across far
southwest North Dakota where less than an inch of rain has fallen

An upper level ridge is expected to push in by the end of the
week. Generally, Wednesday and Thursday appear dry. A shortwave
trough drops through the area on Thursday night and Friday
bringing a small chance of showers and thunderstorms northwest to
southeast across the area. Then another slight chance of storms
Sunday. After highs in the 70s Wednesday, daytime highs are
expected to be mainly in the low to mid 80s Thursday through


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1239 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

MVFR to IFR conditions expected through the night and morning
hours for most terminals. Low stratus and fog is expected to
develop tonight over most of western and central North Dakota.


Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM CDT /8 AM MDT/ this morning for



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