Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FXUS63 KBIS 280849

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
349 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 336 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

Dense fog remains across much of northwestern and central North
Dakota early this morning. Fog has been slow to move much further
southwest, but has had little trouble overtaking the James Valley.
Extended the Dense Fog Advisory further south into LaMoure and
Dickey Counties this morning. There is some indication by the HRRR that
Logan and McIntosh Counties could see the dense fog within the
next few hours. So far any westward movement has been slow, so
will leave them out of the advisory for now. Fog is expected to
hang on through much of the morning across portions of central
North Dakota.

Light rain is expected to develop across western North Dakota
today as another upper level wave moves out of eastern Montana.
Light rain may slowly move into north central North Dakota later

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 336 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

A mild and active pattern continues through the long term. The
next chance for rain arrives Thursday night through Saturday. At
this time models are indicating as much as a quarter inch of rain
is possible across northern North Dakota.

Otherwise the main story will be temperatures. Wednesday and
Thursday will be warm...with some 70s possible Thursday out west.
Friday through the weekend temperatures fall back into the 50s.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday night)
Issued at 1151 PM CDT Mon Mar 27 2017

Widespread IFR/LIFR conditions in low cigs and fog are to
continue developing over many parts of northwest into central
North Dakota...impacting KMOT and KJMS. Remaining locations will
see areas of MVFR with localized IFR conditions. Southern
locations will see improvement to VFR by mid-day Tuesday, while
northern locations may improve to MVFR with localized IFR cigs.


Dense Fog Advisory until 10 AM CDT /9 AM MDT/ this morning for



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