Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 071226 AAA

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service North Platte NE
626 AM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 359 AM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

Light snow to continue over southwest Nebraska through the
morning, Inch or less of accumulation expected...If band just to
the south of Imperial moves north. Cold over western Nebraska with
single digits to the north and west...teens south in cloud cover.
Little rebound in temperatures today as highs around 10 northwest
to 20 southwest. Stayed away from blend for the temperatures.
Liked MAV guidance. Lows tonight ranging from 10 below zero Gordon
to 5 above at O`neill. Most of the area will see below zero
temperatures Thursday morning. Stayed away from blended guidance
for winds also and used a NAM solution with northwest winds at 5
to 15 mph through the day. Some apparent temperatures approaching
criteria from Ogallala to Valentine and northwest. Will highlight
in HWO for now.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Tuesday)
Issued at 359 AM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

Arctic high pressure overhead Thursday with cold temperatures
continuing, highs struggle into the teens to around 20. Should see
some afternoon sun, however the high pressure will result in
lighter winds and the low Dec sun angle will limit mixing of the
boundary layer.

Weak ridging spreads east across the Rockies for Friday with
temps to rise into the 20s to low 30s, which is still below
normal. Meanwhile a trough will dig across the Pacific NW on
Friday. This trough will push across the high plains on Saturday
into Sunday. Temps have trended cooler as the system digs a little
further south. Should see some light precip with the wave, mainly
across northern Nebraska, although a light shift in the track of
the low could drastically change snow amount forecasts.

Active pattern continues with a brief break in the snow, which
returns next week. The highs will also remain around or below
normal into next week.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning)
Issued at 618 AM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

Periods of light snow will continue to move to the east across the
southeast Nebraska panhandle and southwest Nebraska...generally
south of Interstate 80. Visibilities may be reduced to a mile at
times. Ceilings in areas of snow will fall into MVFR categories
especially in the vicinity of KIML. Ceilings will rise in vfr
categories over all of western Nebraska through early afternoon.
Northwest winds will increase through the morning and become




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