Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
619 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017

Issued at 616 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017

Previous forecast remains in rather good shape, with only changes
needed were to slow down the ending of precipitation on the west
side a bit in line with latest radar trends and high-res guidance.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 341 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017

A surface low in South Dakota is producing widespread showers
across western and central North Dakota. So far this morning we`ve
seen mainly snow across northwestern North Dakota and a mix of
rain/snow across southwest North Dakota. The bulk of precipitation
should remain snow across locations along and north of Highway 2.
A mix of snow/freezing rain/rain is likely between Highway 2 and
200. Further south along the I-94 corridor we should see a mix of
rain/freezing rain. South of I-94 precipitation should remain all
rain. Air temperatures are generally at or below freezing across
most locations. However, surface temperatures are a few degrees
warmer. Initial precipitation may not freeze, but as precipitation
intensifies and dynamic cooling continues slick roads will become
a problem...mainly north of I-94. Precipitation should come to an
end by the afternoon. In the end between 1 and 3 inches of snow
is expected north of Highway 200. Higher amounts are possible the
Turtle Mountains.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 341 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017

Generally dry and cool weather is expected Tuesday through
Thursday with highs rising from the 30s and lower 40s Tuesday,
through the 40s to around 50 by Thursday. Expect partly cloudy
conditions through this time period. A strong storm will impact
portions of the plains next weekend, but latest trends have the
storm south of North Dakota.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Tuesday morning)
Issued at 616 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017

Widespread MVFR-IFR conditions remain across all TAF sites through
the TAF period. A mix of rain/snow and possibly freezing rain
will continue to spread west to east across the area this morning.
Strong easterly wind will subside late tonight and shift
northeast and eventually north through the day.


Winter Weather Advisory until 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ this afternoon
for NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037.



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