Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
642 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 642 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

DRIER AIR HAS STARTED TO MOVE INTO THE NORTHWESTERN CWA AND VIS
HAVE BEEN IMPROVING. THERE STILL IS SOME FZDZ/LIGHT FZRA AHEAD OF
THE DRYING AND THERE HAVE BEEN SOME REPORTS IN SOUTHERN BELTAMI
COUNTY OF A BIT OF ICE ON TREES AND ROADS. THINK THIS WILL NOT
LAST LONG...BUT SPOTTY SLICK CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AS THE
TEMPERATURE FALLS AND MOISTURE FREEZES EVEN AFTER PRECIP ENDS.
WILL PUT OUT AN SPS ABOUT SLICK ROADS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 323 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

LOW PRESSURE JUST WEST OF KENORA AT MID AFTERNOON MOVING EAST.
WINDS HAVE TURNED NORTHWEST OVER ERN ND AND DOING SO CURRENTLY IN
THE RRV AND WILL DO SO IN THE REST OF NW/WCNTRL MN EARLY THIS EVE.
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE LOOKS TO REMAIN IN PLACE TONIGHT WITH BUFKIT
SOUNDINGS SHOWING THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME PATCHY FREEZING
DRIZZLE/FLURRIES IF ANY PRECIP FALLS. IT WILL GET BREEZY-WINDY AS
WELL. THURSDAY CLOUD COVER IS A TOUGH CALL. HIGH PRESSURE AND
DRIER COLDER AIRMASS MOVING IN SHOULD ALLOW FOR SOME
CLEARING...BUT HAVE BEEN FOOLED BEFORE. HIGH CLOUDS INCREASING THU
NIGHT AHD OF NEXT SYSTEM BUT LIGHT WINDS IN THU EVE SHOULD ALLOW
FOR A GOOD TEMP DROP ESP NW MN.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 323 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

NEXT SYSTEM TO MOVE EAST-SOUTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHERN CANADA FRIDAY
WITH WARMER AIR AND SOUTH WINDS FRIDAY. STILL SLIGHT RISK OF A
LITTLE LIGHT SNOW LAKE OF THE WOODS REGION FRI AFTN-EVE. A FRESH
SUPPLY OF COLD AIR WILL DROP SOUTH BEHIND THE FRI SYSTEM ON
SATURDAY AS WINTER LIKE TEMPERATURES RETURN. A LOW RISK OF LIGHT
SNOW EXISTS FOR AREAS ALONG THE SOUTH DAKOTA SATURDAY AS AN UPPER
SYSTEM DROPS SOUTHEAST ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE COLD FRONT.
CANADIAN GEM MODEL OVERDONE WITH PRECIP AND STRENGTH OF SYSTEM AND
DISCOUNTED FOR NOW.

SATURDAY NIGHT-WEDNESDAY...NOT MUCH CHANGE IN THE GENERAL WEATHER
PATTERN...EXCEPT THAT THIS REGION WILL BE ON THE COLDER SIDE OF THE
BAROCLINIC ZONE. ANTICIPATE FAST MOVING WEAK SHORTWAVES THAT COULD
PROVIDE -SN CHANCES...ALTHOUGH MOST PERIODS SHOULD BE DRY WITH SFC
RIDGING OVERHEAD. THIS WILL LEAD TO TEMPERATURE VALUES NEAR OR EVEN
SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL VALUES.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z THURSDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 642 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

DRIER AIR HAS STARTED TO MOVE INTO THE NORTHWESTERN CWA...AND VIS
HAVE IMPROVED AT KDVL AND KGFK...ALTHOUGH THE SITES FURTHER SOUTH
AND EAST HAVE STAYED IN THE 1-5SM RANGE. THINK THOSE SHOULD
IMPROVE IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS AS LOW LEVEL DRYING CONTINUES TO
MOVE SOUTH...ALTHOUGH IFR CIGS WILL CONTINUE FOR A WHILE LONGER
TONIGHT. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHWEST AND QUITE BREEZY...WITH
SUSTAINED NEAR 20 AND GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 30 KT RANGE. THE COLDER
AND DRIER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE REGION AND THINK THAT
CIGS WILL LIFT BACK UP TO MVFR BY MID MORNING TOMORROW.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE...JR
SHORT TERM...RIDDLE
LONG TERM...TG/RIDDLE
AVIATION...JR





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