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FXUS63 KOAX 260544

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1244 AM CDT THU MAY 26 2016

.SHORT TERM...(tonight through Saturday)
Issued at 250 PM CDT Wed May 25 2016

Potential for periods of thunderstorms will extend through the
short term portion of the forecast. Good moisture and instability
is expected to remain across the region during this time frame as
a pair of upper troughs kick out a series of short waves across the
plains region.

Surface map at 19z showed an area of low pressure over northeast
South Dakota with a weak trough extending from the low into
northwest Nebraska. A second low was over south central Kansas
with a warm front extending into northeast Kansas and a dry line
stretching south into north central Texas. These two surface
features are expected to be the primary focus for thunderstorm
development into Thursday.

A few storms had already developed over far western Nebraska and
western South Dakota early this afternoon with short range models
showing them spreading east ahead of the Dakota surface trough
into the evening as an upper wave tracks toward the upper midwest.
Main focus then shifts to the south on Thursday and Thursday night
with Kansas system as warm front lifts north to vicinity of
southern Nebraska border by late afternoon. This boundary
continues to lift into eastern Nebraska during the evening
becoming stationary in a northeast to southwest orientation by
late evening into early Friday. Combination of stalled boundary
and high PW will allow strong chance of heavy rain event across
the area Thursday night, likely preceeded by severe weather event
late Thursday afternoon and evening. No headlines at this time but
will mention in HWO and blast message to increase awareness of the

Chance of storms will continue for Friday into Saturday as the
main upper trough moves across the lower Missouri valley.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 250 PM CDT Wed May 25 2016

Upper pattern flattens for a time behind the lower Missouri valley
trough Saturday night into Sunday but begins to amplify again
Sunday night into Monday. This will allow another extended period
of showers and thunderstorms to setup across the region through


.AVIATION...(06Z TAFS for KOMA...KLNK...KOFK through 06Z Friday)
Issued at 1242 AM CDT Thu May 26 2016

convection will have cleared kofk by taf effective time. storms
will affect klnk currently through about 0630z...and koma from
about 07-09z. beyond that...should be several dry hours. models
were hinting at some mvfr conditions developing at klnk/koma for a
few hours 09-15z. convection may begin to redevelop at taf sites
by 18z and beyond.


.OAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Fobert
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