Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 270537

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1137 PM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday)
Issued at 133 PM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

Leeward troughing will induce a wind shift to the south later
tonight, then increasing to around 5 to 15 mph on Monday. Bufkit
sounding profiles indicate deep mixing potential, and will likely
see some wind gusts above 20 MPH across portions of central into
north central Nebraska. Otherwise warmer air will advect into the
area, with H850MB temperatures rising several degrees. Highs most
areas will reach into the 40s, with near 50 degrees across snow
free locations.

.LONG TERM...(Monday night through Sunday)
Issued at 133 PM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

A weak short wave moves across northern Nebraska Monday night
bringing a remote chance of a rain or snow shower across Sheridan
and western Cherry Counties. Otherwise, the next chance for some
precipitation will not be until the following week. Temperatures
will remain on the cool side for this time of year with highs in
the 30s and 40s for much of the week with some warming
temperatures possible into next weekend with highs back into the
60s by Saturday again across the south and into the 50s across the
north as a warm and dry airmass builds in ahead of the next
potential trough.

Windy on Tuesday and Wednesday behind a cold front associated with
a long wave trough swinging through the region. The combination of
the cool air behind the front and the windy conditions could
impact calving season with wind chills near zero early Wednesday
morning, and could enhance fire danger slightly during the day
with the gusty winds and sudden wind shift but relative humidities
are expected to remain well above critical levels.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night)
Issued at 1137 PM CST Sun Feb 26 2017

High clouds will be on the increase over the next 24 hours and
will be more pronounced over northern Nebraska. By late Monday
afternoon, broken to overcast skies are expected over western and
north central Nebraska. Ceilings will be around 10000 FT AGL at
the KVTN terminal and around 20000 FT AGL at the KLBF terminal.
Winds will be from the south or southwest at around 10 KTS over
the next 24 hours.




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