Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
246 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 230 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

Current surface analysis places weak trough stretching through the
northern plains into the central Rockies, while high remains over
the southern plains. Upper level analysis places ridge over the
west coast with trough stretching from the Great Lakes into the
desert southwest. Fast northerly flow with a variety of very weak
disturbances moving through remains over our area.

For the rest of this afternoon into tonight...mainly cloudy skies
will remain over the area. Otherwise, quiet weather is expected.
Temperatures will be seasonably mild given midler air trying to
move into the area combined with aformentioned cloud cover.

On Friday...a clipper passes mainly to the east of the area, but
enough cold air will push into our territory to result in
increasing winds leading to some patchy blowing snow. Winds will
gradually subside in the evening.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Thursday)
Issued at 230 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

Occasional modest clipper systems pass through the area from time
to time bringing low chances for snow along with breezy
conditions. Otherwise, quiet weather expected.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 1135 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

VFR cigs with mainly mid level clouds at KMOT and KJMS this
afternoon, but MVFR/IFR stratus developing aft 00z at KJMS and aft
05z at KMOT. VFR with mid and high level clouds at KISN/KDIK/KBIS
through the 24-hour TAF period. Northwest wind gusts of 25-30 knots
are forecast across southwest North Dakota this afternoon affecting




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