Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KABR 262331 AAA
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
531 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 217 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

CURRENTLY...WITH A 1040HPA SURFACE HIGH BUILDING DOWN...SKIES ARE
MOSTLY SUNNY AND WINDS ARE FROM THE NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH. FOR THE
MOST PART...TEMPERATURES ARE STRUGGLING THROUGH THE SINGLE DIGITS
ABOVE TO LOWER TEENS ABOVE ZERO.

TONIGHT...HIGH CONFIDENCE IN THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
RIDGE/CENTER GOING RIGHT THROUGH THE MISSOURI RIVER
VALLEY...EFFECTIVELY SHUTTING OF WIND SPEEDS FOR A TIME OVERNIGHT
BEFORE A LIGHT SOUTHWESTERLY WIND DEVELOPS. OVER TOWARD THE
SODAK/MN BORDER A LIGHT NORTHERLY WIND THIS EVENING MAY TRANSITION
TO MORE OF A LIGHT WESTERLY WIND OR JUST GO LIGHT AND VARIABLE
OVERNIGHT WITH THE SURFACE HIGH AROUND. STILL LOOKS LIKE LITTLE TO
NO CLOUD COVER INFLUENCE...WITH A RELATIVELY FRESH /LESS THAN 48
HOURS OLD/ 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW COVER OVER THE NORTHEASTERN
TWO-THIRDS OF THE CWA. SHOULDN`T HAVE A PROBLEM SEEING
TEMPERATURES FREE-FALL INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW TO TEENS BELOW
ZERO AGAIN OVERNIGHT TONIGHT WITH LIGHTER WINDS TONIGHT AND BETTER
RADIATIVE COOLING POTENTIAL. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT ENOUGH THAT WIND
CHILL ADVISORY CONDITIONS BECOME MARGINAL AT BEST. SO NO PLANS AT
THIS TIME TO ISSUE A WIND CHILL ADVISORY. SOMETHING THE EVENING
CREW CAN TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT...STEADY WARM UP AS RETURN FLOW SETS
UP. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH SATURDAY/SATURDAY
NIGHT...BUT THE COLD AIR ADVECTION TO FOLLOW IS RATHER WEAK AT
THIS TIME. THE SHORT TERM FORECAST IS DRY.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 217 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

PERIOD STARTS OFF QUIET WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ON
SUNDAY. SFC HIGH MOVES ACROSS THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. AS THE HIGH
DEPARTS ON MONDAY...SOUTHERLY FLOW DEVELOPS AND WARMER AIR MOVES
IN. ALTHOUGH MODELS DIFFER A BIT ON JUST HOW WARM THE AIR IS ON
MONDAY WITH VARYING TEMPS AT 925MB. THERE IS ALSO SOME
DISAGREEMENT ON A POTENTIAL SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH MONDAY INTO
TUESDAY. GFS/GEM A BIT QUICKER THAN THE EC. GENERALLY ACCEPTED
SUPERBLEND POPS AT THIS POINT UNTIL BETTER AGREEMENT IS REACHED.
THEN...MODELS DO SEEM TO AGREE FAIRLY WELL ON BRINGING IN ANOTHER
SHOT OF ARCTIC AIR MID WEEK IN THE WAKE OF THE PASSING STORM
SYSTEM/FRONTAL BOUNDARY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z FRIDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 530 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 10 TO 15 KTS THIS EVENING WILL DIMINISH AFTER SUNSET AND
BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

&&

.ABR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...NONE.
MN...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...DORN
LONG TERM...TMT
AVIATION...WISE






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