Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KUNR 121713

Area Forecast Discussion For Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
1013 AM MST Sun Feb 12 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today Through Monday Night)
Issued at 232 AM MST Sun Feb 12 2017

Rex blocking pattern has set up across the western CONUS this
morning. Upper ridging is building in to the region with strong
subsidence taking over. Surface analysis shows high pressure
centered just south of the CWA. Quiet weather is expected through
the short term as the upper pattern slows down. Clear skies will
continue today into Monday with plenty of sunshine. Highs today will
reach the upper 30s over northwest SD and the higher Black Hills...
and 40s elsewhere. Return flow will set up late today on the
backside of the high pressure and gradually bring warmer air back
into the CWA. Highs Monday will generally be about 5 degrees warmer
than today. Lows will be in the 20s.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Through Saturday)
Issued at 232 AM MST Sun Feb 12 2017

Upper ridging will continue to dominate much of the western to
central CONUS through the week. This will bring dry weather and
above average temperatures to the region. Daily highs will
generally be in the 40s and 50s. Some locations may even reach
near 60 degrees across the downsloping favored areas.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS Through 18Z Monday)
Issued At 1013 AM MST Sun Feb 12 2017

VFR conditions are expected through the forecast period.




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