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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
330 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 330 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

CURRENT WATER VAPOR IMAGERY IS SHOWING SHORTWAVE ENERGY DROPPING
SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE DAKOTAS. SCT/BKN PATCHES OF LOW CLOUDS
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS...AND EVEN SOME LIGHT SNOW AND FLURRIES. IN
FACT...UPSTREAM OBS EARLIER THIS MORNING HAVE BEEN AS LOW AS 1SM
TO 3SM. ALREADY UPDATED FORECAST EARLIER THIS MORNING TO ADD
FLURRIES ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. KABR
RADAR BEGINNING TO SHOW SOME ECHOES MOVING INTO SD AT THIS TIME.
ALSO WATCHING TEMP AND WIND TRENDS AS WE CURRENTLY REMAIN IN A
WIND CHILL ADVISORY. CURRENT WIND CHILL VALUES ARE NOT QUITE IN
CRITERIA AS WINDS ARE FAIRLY LIGHT. PATCHES OF CLOUDS ARE ALSO
KEEPING TEMPS UP IN A FEW SPOTS. ALTHOUGH...AS THE SECONDARY PUSH
OF COLDER AIR MOVES IN WITH THE FRONT OVER THE NEXT FEW
HOURS...EXPECT TO SEE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS. THIS IS
ALREADY EVIDENCED UPSTREAM. WILL LEAVE HEADLINE IN PLACE WITH
EXPECTATIONS THAT WIND CHILLS WILL EVENTUALLY GET INTO THAT 20
BELOW TO 30 BELOW RANGE BY AROUND SUNRISE OR SO. OTHERWISE FOR
TODAY...MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPS WILL BE FELT AS THE COLD AIR MASS
BUILDS SOUTH. WILL ONLY SEE HIGHS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS.

SFC HIGH MOVES RIGHT OVERHEAD TONIGHT WITH LIGHT WINDS AND MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES. GREAT RADIATIONAL COOLING NIGHT SETTING UP AND HAVE
LOWERED TEMPS SLIGHTLY IN THE JAMES VALLEY WHERE TEMPS SHOULD
BOTTOM OUT NICELY. FRESH SNOW COVER WILL ALSO ALLOW TEMPS TO
TUMBLE ELSEWHERE ACROSS A GOOD CHUNK OF THE CWA.

AS THE HIGH MOVES EAST ON THURSDAY...WARMER AIR WILL BEGIN
SPREADING ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS...ESPECIALLY BY FRIDAY. THERE
IS STILL SOME DISCREPANCY AMONGST THE MODELS IN REGARDS TO 925/850
MB TEMPS BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...AND QUITE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ECE
AND MEX GUIDANCE HIGHS. THAT SAID THOUGH...STILL FORECASTING A
NICE REBOUND IN TEMPS FRIDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S AND 40S FOR
MOST AREAS.


.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 330 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

A FAIRLY BENIGN WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE
REGION THROUGH THE LONG TERM. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF WAVES IN THE
NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT BUT BOTH DETERMINISTIC AND ENSEMBLE POPS
REMAIN LOW. FOR NOW WILL LEAVE FORECAST DRY. TEMPERATURES OVERALL
WILL BE NEAR TO ABOVE NORMAL...PERHAPS EVEN SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE
NORMAL BY THE LATTER PART OF THE PERIOD.


&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z WEDNESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1142 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

A SHORT WAVE TROUGH WILL DROP SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS WILL BRING IN SOME LOW VFR CLOUDS ALONG
WITH MAYBE A FEW FLURRIES. OTHERWISE...AS THIS MOVES ON BY AND THE
MIXING LAYER DEEPENS ON WEDNESDAY...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PICK UP
TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 KNOTS. ALSO...EXPECT
SOME MVFR/LOW VFR STRATOCU CLOUDS TO FORM IN THE LATE MORNING. THE
WINDS WILL FALL OFF AND THE SKIES WILL CLEAR WEDNESDAY EVENING AS
THE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AREA MOVES OVER.


&&

.ABR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...

SD...WIND CHILL ADVISORY UNTIL 11 AM CST /10 AM MST/ THIS MORNING FOR
     SDZ003>011-015>023.

MN...WIND CHILL ADVISORY UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING FOR MNZ039-046.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...TMT
LONG TERM...TDK
AVIATION...MOHR






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