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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1123 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 308 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

Skies will clear tonight as arctic high pressure builds into the
central plains from the northwest. The center of this arctic high is
well up into western Canada, with a fairly tight pressure gradient
to remain tonight into the first half of Thursday. This will keep
winds up some overnight tonight into Thursday morning, and when
combined with the very cold temperatures, a wind chill advisory will
be necessary for all areas of western and north central Nebraska
this evening though Thursday morning. The pressure gradient will
relax Thursday afternoon and winds will begin to subside, but very
cold once again Thursday, with highs from 10 above far northwest
Nebraska to lower 20s in central and southwest Nebraska.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 308 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

Arctic high pressure remains over the central US on Friday, keeping
conditions dry and cold. High temperatures will likely remain in the
20s on Friday with an isolated location across southwest Nebraska
possibly seeing a temperature hit 30. Low temperatures Friday night
drop into the middle teens.

The next weather system will arrive late Friday night and last
through Saturday. For the most part, current model runs are
suggesting this will be a mainly northern Nebraska event as low
pressure develops off the Rocky Mountains and moves eastward across
central Nebraska. As the system develops, snow will start north of
the low pressure center (across South Dakota and northern Nebraska).
Locations generally south of highway 2 and highway 91 will remain
dry. There is a slight chance of precipitation changing over to a
rain/snow mix on Saturday afternoon as some warmer temperatures try
to move into the area. Otherwise, precipitation should remain all
snow. Snow is expected to be light with totals under an inch by
Saturday night. High temperatures on Saturday will range from the
low 40s  across southwest Nebraska to the low 30s across north
central Nebraska and along the South Dakota border.

Beyond Saturday, most of the forecast area will remain dry as high
pressure builds back into the area. An isolated chance of light snow
showers arrive early next week, however, the track is quite variable
at this time and not more than a mention is needed right now for the
Monday night through Tuesday timeframe. Daytime temperatures remain
steady in the low to mid 20s for Sunday through Tuesday.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1122 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

Arctic high pressure will continue ridging through the high
plains. Generally clear skies are expected overnight through
Thursday evening.


Wind Chill Advisory until 10 AM CST /9 AM MST/ Thursday for



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