Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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FXUS63 KFGF 302333

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
633 PM CDT THU JUN 30 2016

Issued at 631 PM CDT Thu Jun 30 2016

Band of cloud cover dropping south thru the rrn and nrn mn will
continue to do so into early evening and with sunset expect the
clouds to generally dissipate. Cool night with lows in the
40s...some lower 40s in the traditional cold spots.


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 328 PM CDT Thu Jun 30 2016

Impacts will be minimal with limited concerns. 12Z model guidance
all in good agreement and will use a blend for details. High
pressure will be propagating across the region through the period.
Clouds and winds will dissipate this evening with loss of solar
and approaching high pressure. This will lead to ideal radiational
cooling conditions tonight with min temps likely in the mid 40s.
Next shift will need to monitor for fog potential...although short
nights should limit this potential. On Friday...light winds and
weak mixing...but full solar should expect Max Temps in the low-
mid 70s.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 328 PM CDT Thu Jun 30 2016

Friday Night-Sunday...The influence of high pressure will
dominate for Saturday corresponding with only light south to
southeast winds and temps that will rebound to near average values
in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees. On Sunday an upper short wave
ridge will only slowly break down and allow a surface low over
Montana to make slow progress to the east. As it does so however,
a tightening gradient will boost wind speeds toward 15 kts,
especially along and east of the Red River valley.

Monday-Thursday...Long wave upper level trough over the Canadian
west will be in place during extended period next week as the
northern plains ridge flattens, yielding a zonal flow regime.

This will favor periodic chances for thunderstorms, reflected in the
the gridded forecasts with chc pops through the whole time frame.
Temperatures will be fairly steady and near seasonal averages with
highs in the low to mid eighties.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)
Issued at 631 PM CDT Thu Jun 30 2016

Cloud band GFK-FAR to BJI to scatter out this evening then clear
overnight into Friday. Winds diminishing to light northerly or
light and variable late tonight and Friday morning.


.FGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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