Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KABR 200937

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
337 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
Issued at 334 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

Best forcing and moderate snowfall is moving into the eastern CWA,
with more light snow extending back to the Dakotas/Montana/Wyoming
border. BUFKIT profiles stay mostly saturated all day, with a broad
upper trough to the west migrating east with a noticeable PV anomaly
and wave evident upstream. Thus, looks like most of the day will
remain cloudy with continuous light snow, though not much additional
accumulation. The gradient will also continue to weaken, and blowing
snow is becoming less and less of an issue. Then we have a high that
moves in tonight, across central to southeast South Dakota. This
will leave most of the area with a light west wind. Will be a tricky
forecast as the recent snow cover will present us with very
favorable radiational conditions. With clouds sticking around most of
the day, we will also see little warming, so the starting point this
evening will only be in the single digits. Thus - could easily drop
into the teens below zero. This also gets us into wind chill
advisory criteria overnight. Once headlines from previous winter
weather have expired would be more comfortable with issuing fresh
wind chill advisories for tonight however.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 334 AM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

The current active pattern across the region looks to continue into
the near future as west to southwest flow aloft dominates the
picture. Energy aloft is expected to continually re-load the western
conus trof, with that energy then ejecting east across the Rockies
and into the plains. During the long term, the main feature to
affect our weather looks to come through Thursday afternoon and
night. All three deterministic models (GFS/ECMWF/CMC) have latched
onto a pv anomaly that crosses the region during this time frame.
The ECMWF/CMC are especially bullish with PoPs/QPF. Because of this
agreement, and thus enhanced confidence, did collaborate a bit
higher PoPs and QPF for the event with surrounding offices. The rest
of the forecast looks to be mainly dry at this point, with another
system expected to remain south of the forecast area early this
weekend. Temperatures will favor colder than normal for most of the
period, especially given widespread new snow pack across the area.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday Night)
Issued at 1152 PM CST Mon Feb 19 2018

Snow will continue through the night ending quickly through
Tuesday morning as an upper level low pressure trough moves across
the region. Ceilings and vsbys will also be IFR/MVFR with this
system. Ceilings will rise on Tuesday as the snow ends and become


SD...Winter Weather Advisory until noon CST today for SDZ007-008-011-

     Winter Storm Warning until 6 AM CST early this morning for

MN...Winter Weather Advisory until noon CST today for MNZ039-046.



SHORT TERM...Connelly
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