Area Forecast Discussion
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AFDOAX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
533 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Friday)
Issued at 208 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

WV imagery this afternoon showing a well amplified upstream ridge
over the Rockies gradually approaching the central CONUS. At the
surface...large area of high pressure was in control over the
Plains.

Dry forecast in place the next several days leaving temperatures
the main issue to contend with. Meteograms continue to clearly
show a generous warming trend is on tap heading into this weekend
as increasing thkns build in from the west. As of now, looking at
afternoon highs going from the mid/upper 20s on Wednesday to the
low/mid 40s on Thursday, and mid 40s/low 50s by Friday.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 208 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

Both ECM/GFS continue to advertise possible precip event Saturday
night through Sunday evening in association surface low lifting out
of the southern High Plains into the Mid MS Vly region. As of now,
good agreement that brunt of any snow accumulation will be found
over the northern CWA, with a rain or rain/snow mix, generally along
and south of the I-80 corridor. Otherwise, attendant cold front
sliding in will push max temps back down into the low/mid 30s
next Sunday and Monday.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 531 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

VFR conditions are expected through the TAF cycle, with
unrestricted visibility and clear skies (minus a stray cirrus or
two tomorrow). Light northwest winds will become nearly calm
tonight, returning out of the southwest tomorrow at around 5-8kt;
thus, light and variable winds will generally cover it.

&&

.OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...None.
IA...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...DEE
LONG TERM...DEE
AVIATION...Mayes



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