Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 232256

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
456 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

Issued at 455 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

At H5 Upper closed low over eastern Wyoming with winter storm over
northern plains. Closed low off florida coast and closed low over
the southern Hudson Bay with storm moving across Noertheast CONUS.


.Forecast...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 455 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

Widespread to heavy snow continues over all of warned area. Nam is
performing fairly well and have used a blend with GFS for the
forecast. Had some reports over southwest Nebraska of freezing
precipitation early this afternoon but threat has diminished. Have
continued highlights tonight through Friday. Upper low over
eastern Wyoming with energy rotating to the northeast across
western Nebraska. Enhanced area of mid level forcing from
Valentine back towards Alliance with one to two inch per hour
snowfall rates. Continued definite snow over night with
diminishing snow and pops through the day on Friday. Some
indications of negative epv to the east with some convectively
enhanced echoes over central Nebraska. Highs Friday in the 20s
with diminishing snow and increasing north winds as skies begin to
clear form north to south and west to east. Highs in the 30s and
40s through Wednesday and basically dry.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 1124 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

IFR ceilings will continue across western Nebraska through Friday
afternoon as a winter storm moves through the area. Periods of
heavy snow and gusty north winds will greatly reduce visibility,
especially for the northern terminals, KVTN, KANW, KONL. Light to
moderate snow will expand south this evening to affect KLBF, KBBW,


Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ Friday for

Winter Storm Warning until 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ Friday for



SHORT TERM...Keck/Power
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