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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
241 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014

VALID 12Z WED NOV 26 2014 - 12Z FRI NOV 28 2014

***ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE EASTERN U.S.***

***SNOW SHOWERS FOR THE ROCKIES***

***COLD WEATHER FOR THE NORTHERN TIER STATES***

AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN IS IN PLACE ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S. FOR
THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.  FOR THE EAST COAST, A DEVELOPING
NOR`EASTER WILL CAUSE HAVOC FOR THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS FROM THE
CAROLINAS TO NEW ENGLAND.  THIS FEATURE IS A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE
THAT DEVELOPED ALONG A COLD FRONT OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO, AND IS
LIFTING NORTHEASTWARD.  ALTHOUGH THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY
REMAIN OFFSHORE, WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED FROM FLORIDA
TO MAINE.  RAIN IS EXPECTED FOR COASTAL AREAS, AND SIGNIFICANT
SNOW FROM THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS TO INTO INLAND PARTS OF THE
NORTHEAST U.S., WITH THE GREATEST SNOWFALL EXPECTED FOR THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND.

OUT WEST, MORE MOUNTAIN SNOW IS EXPECTED FOR THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
ON THE NORTH SIDE OF A STATIONARY FRONTAL BOUNDARY, AND RAIN
SHOWERS FOR THE LOWER VALLEY LOCATIONS SOUTH OF THE BOUNDARY.  THE
GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF HEAVY SNOW SHOULD REMAIN NORTH OF THE
BORDER IN ALBERTA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL U.S., COLD WEATHER WILL CONTINUE
FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND UPPER MIDWEST AS A CANADIAN SURFACE
HIGH GOVERNS THE WEATHER PATTERN.  NICE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE FOR
THE SOUTHWESTERN U.S. WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND DRY CONDITIONS.

D. HAMRICK


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