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FXUS63 KABR 040932

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
332 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Tuesday Afternoon)
Issued at 330 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

500mb wave moving overhead with a narrow ribbon of snow composed of
large dendrites was evident on Eureka KELO skycam. Speed and width
of band support just a quick light accumulation as the feature moves
east at a 30kt clip. Winds will shift to the west behind this
feature and the region will see favorable mixing conditions today.
Mixed temperatures down from 925mb for KABR are in the low 40s.
Ridge axis passes overhead today, and winds become more southerly
tonight ahead of our next approaching upper trough. The surface low
and trailing cold front will pass through the Dakotas during the day
Monday, with 850mb cold advection causing readings at that level to
drop from a balmy +2 to +5C at 12Z to -10 to -12C by 00Z, which is
only about a standard deviation below climo. The temperature drop
and pressure rises of +6mb/6 hrs will result in gusty winds, with
NAM BUFKIT mixed winds on the order of 25G35KT for KMBG. The
strongest mixed winds translate east for Tuesday.

As for precipitation chances, dynamically the system track favors
North Dakota. Steep low level lapse rates intermittently touch the
dendritic growth zone but its not consistent. Thus, there may be
some low stratus and snow falling in the cold advection regime,
but accumulation and impacts due to blowing snow will be limited.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Evening through Saturday)
Issued at 330 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

When the period opens Tuesday night, an arctic cold plunge is
underway on some rather uncomfortably strong northwest winds. Wind
chill values are expected to be hovering between 0F and -20F from
Tuesday night through Thursday night over much of the CWA.
Collaborated stronger wind speeds with all surrounding neighbors
than what initial gridded guidance gave for winds Tuesday night
through Thursday. Something for future shifts to try and uphold.
Found SCAVEC did a fine job blending official winds with 50-50
blend of CONSMOS and MOSGuide winds. Temperatures are expected to
moderate at least a few degrees when low/mid-level waa develops
out ahead of a low pressure system still progged to move across
the region by Saturday. Overall, temperatures are expected to be
below climo normal for the entire extended period. Prior to that
weekend system (and attending precip chances), the ECMWF (3rd
consecutive night) continues to point to some light/fine snow
potential on Thursday across the eastern forecast zones so
continued to mention pops there as well as heading into Saturday.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday Night)
Issued at 1142 PM CST Sat Dec 3 2016

IFR stratus clouds and fog are expected to move out of ATY
later tonight. An upper level low pressure area swinging across the
region may bring some brief light snow showers to MBG and ABR
tonight. Otherwise, Sunday should be mainly VFR for all locations.




SHORT TERM...Connelly
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