Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FXUS63 KBIS 070948

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
348 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 254 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

Today will be considerably warmer than yesterday with temperatures
in the 20s and 30s. Cloud cover most of the day will keep
temperatures from climbing too high despite warm westerly mixing
winds. A weak and fast moving wave will traverse North Dakota
today, but little more than flurries seems likely given a lack of
focused ascent and upper level support. It will be a bit breezy
across the southwest which could lead to some patchy blowing snow

Tonight, clouds will clear from west to east, but despite
clearing skies temperatures may have a hard time falling below the
low 20s due to winds around 15 to 20 mph.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 254 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

The long term still appears quite and mild overall. A clipper may
move through Sunday night into Monday morning bringing a chance
for some light precipitation. Temperatures should generally range
from the low 30s east to low 40s west.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1130 PM CST Wed Dec 6 2017

Brief period of IFR but mainly MVFR ceilings extend north to south
along the MT/ND border and extend well north into Canada. This
stratus will slowly push east overnight. There are some
indications that this band of stratus will hold together and
impact all terminals eventually. For now kept CIGS mainly MVFR,
but amendments to IFR may be needed at KMOT/KBIS/KJMS as this band




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