Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KABR 112118

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
318 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 317 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

A ridge of high pressure is building into the area with winds taking
a slow downward trend and we can also see some clearing across the
James valley into eastern North Dakota. Cold advection will begin
waining this evening as well. Cloud cover has spread into
western/central South Dakota, and that may persist. Guidance has
this cloud cover moving back east as a low to mid level deck tonight
into Tuesday as the high pressure continues to our south and we get
back into westerly flow. Warm advection follows for most of the day,
though cloud cover may inhibit warming for a good part of the area
during daylight hours, with clearing from west to east through the
course of the day. Mixed temperatures are in the 40s though 925mb
temperatures are warmest at 00Z, and again - cloud cover will
probably inhibit this enough that we will fall well below

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Night through Monday)
Issued at 317 PM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

The upper level pattern will continue to feature northwest flow for
much of the extended period, with a series of shortwaves riding
through the flow and across the Northern Plains. One wave will move
through Tuesday night, another on Thursday, and yet another over the
weekend. At the surface, a clipper low will dive out of Canada and
over the eastern Dakotas/western Minnesota Tuesday night, possibly
bringing a few snow showers to the area, and setting up a decent
gradient for another windy day on Wednesday. Another low will move
through in association with the wave on Thursday, and looks as
though it could result in a more widespread area of light snow, but
little in the way of significant accumulation. After a brief period
of dry high pressure on Friday, models indicate another clipper low
dropping out Canada. At this time, the models are all over the place
with the location and where the best potential for precipitation may
occur, so will stick with the in-house model blend and just keep
small pops going for now.

Temperatures will remain mild through the period, with highs mainly
in the 30s and 40s, and overnight lows in the 20s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1051 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

Gusty north/northwest winds will continue through the afternoon,
with generally MVFR ceilings and VFR visibility. Ceilings will
slowly improve as well, becoming VFR. We see a warm front move
back into the area, so the wind direction will shift to westerly
(though these winds will be much lighter) and possibly an MVFR
stratus layer will migrate across the terminals for a few hours.




SHORT TERM...Connelly
LONG TERM...Parkin
AVIATION...Connelly is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.