Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
352 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 352 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

JET STREAM TO REMAIN RELATIVELY ACTIVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS.
JET WILL BE OVER THE AREA TONIGHT AND SAT. NEXT JET SEGMENT MOVES
NORTH AND EAST OF THE AREA MON AND WILL TEMPER THE COLD AIR. SHORT
WAVE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN ZONES AND SD SAT NIGHT AND SUN
AND PRODUCE LIGHT SNOW OVER THE FAR SOUTHERN ZONES. NEXT
SHORTWAVE/JET STREAK WILL AGAIN PRODUCE LIGHT SNOW OVER THE WESTERN
AND SOUTHERN ZONES MON AFTERNOON. PRECIPITABLE WATER WAS AROUND A
THIRD OF AN INCH AND WILL DECREASE THROUGH MOST OF THE PERIOD.

JET STREAK OVER THE NORTHEAST ZONES WILL PRODUCE LIGHT SNOW IN THE
NORTHEAST ZONES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WATER VAPOR LOOP
INDICATED AN UPPER TROUGH OVER NORTHERN MAN/HUDSON BAY. TROUGH WILL
ROTATE ACROSS SOUTHEAST CANADA TONIGHT AND SAT AND SEND COLD AIR
ACROSS THE BORDER TONIGHT THROUGH SAT NIGHT.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 352 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

MONDAY NIGHT-FRIDAY...NOT MUCH CHANGE IN THE GENERAL WEATHER PATTERN
EXPECTED FOR THIS PERIOD...WITH GENERALLY ZONAL/NW FLOW ALOFT WITH
PERIODIC SHORTWAVES. THERE IS A STRONGER SIGNAL FOR -SN CHANCES
TUESDAY WITH HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE REGION FOR THE MIDDLE
PART OF THIS PERIOD. THERE IS ALSO A STRONGER SIGNAL FOR A WARMUP
BEGINNING ON FRIDAY. THE MAIN STORY WITHOUT ANY DETAILS WILL BE -SN
ON TUESDAY...THEN DRY WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR TO BELOW NORMAL
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...THEN A WARMING TREND BEGINNING ON FRIDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SATURDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 101 PM CST FRI JAN 30 2015

THERE IS A SMALL AREA OF MVFR CIGS NOW (18Z) EAST OF THE
VALLEY...WHICH WILL LIKELY LINGER ACROSS KTVF AND EVENTUALLY MOVE
INTO THE KBJI AREA. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION LATER
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...SWITCHING WINDS FROM THE NORTH...AND
BRINGING BACK MVFR CIGS. WINDS MAY BRIEFLY BE GUSTY.


&&

.FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ND...NONE.
MN...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...HOPPES
LONG TERM...TG
AVIATION...TG



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