Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
324 PM CDT TUE OCT 28 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 320 PM CDT TUE OCT 28 2014

FORECAST CHALLENGE CONCERNS PCPN CHANCES AND TEMPERATURES. MODELS
IN PRETTY GOOD AGREEMENT WITH MAIN FEATURES WITH SMALL DIFFERENCES
ON PCPN AMOUNTS. USED A BLEND FOR FORECAST.

FOR TONIGHT UPPER LOW WILL CONTINUE TO PROPAGATE NORTHEAST ALONG
WITH TRAILING LOW LEVEL INVERTED TROUGH. MODELS INDICATING GRADUAL
DRYING OF THE COLUMN FROM WEST TO EAST. THE FAR NE NOT SHOWING ANY
DRYING UNTIL AFT 06Z SO -RASN TO LINGER LONGEST THERE. EVEN THOUGH
COLUMN DRIES LOWER LEVELS REMAIN FAIRLY MOIST SO CONFIDENCE LOW ON
CLEARING TONIGHT. AS SURFACE RIDGE AXIS MOVES IN WINDS WILL WEAKEN
HOWEVER CLOUDS LIKELY TO KEEP TEMPERATURES FROM DROPPING OFF TOO
FAR. IF CLEARING IS MORE AGGRESSIVE LATER SHIFTS WOULD LIKELY NEED
TO ADJUST MINIMUMS DOWNWARD.

SURFACE RIDGE AXIS WILL SHIFT EAST DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY
ALLOWING FOR SOME AFTERNOON RETURN FLOW/WARM ADVECTION. DEPENDING
ON THE DEGREE OF SOLAR WHICH IS SOMETIMES TOUGH TO TARGET THIS
TIME OF YEAR HELD TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO PERSISTENCE.

NEXT SHORT WAVE WILL DROP THROUGH THE FA WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
EARLY THURSDAY. ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW CROSSES FA WITH BEST UPPER
SUPPORT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN FA INTO SD. MODELS SHOWING BIT OF A
SPREAD WITH RAIN AMOUNTS HOWEVER WITH BEST SUPPORT ACROSS THE FAR
SOUTH WILL KEEP HIGHER POPS ALONG THE SD/ND/MN BORDER AREA. WITH
BEST POTENTIAL ACROSS THE SOUTH KEPT PCPN ALL LIQUID. TEMPERATURES
ACROSS THE FAR SOUTH COULD END UP RELATIVELY MILD.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY) ISSUED AT 320 PM CDT TUE
OCT 28 2014

COLD ADVECTION PRETTY STEADY WITH BLUSTERY NORTH WINDS THURSDAY. WITH
BEST PUSH OF COLD ADVECTION ACROSS THE NORTH COULD SEE A FAIRLY
RESPECTABLE THERMAL CONTRAST FROM N-S.

SURFACE HIGH BUILDS IN THURSDAY NIGHT. LATER IN THE NIGHT WINDS
WILL DROP OFF ALONG WITH BETTER CHANCE FOR CLEARING SO
TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE ABLE TO DROP WELL INTO THE 20S.

WILL COOL START AND LOWERING SUN ANGLE TEMPERATURES LIKELY TO
STRUGGLE TO 40 IN SPITE OF SOLAR. RETURN FLOW/WARM ADVECTION IN
THE AFTERNOON FROM THE VALLEY WEST MAY HELP SOME.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1222 PM CDT TUE OCT 28 2014

MVFR CIGS WILL LINGER THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND
SHOULD IMPROVE TO VFR SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT...ALTHOUGH MOS GUIDANCE
QUICKLY BRINGS A LOW STRATUS DECK BACK IN TOWARD MORNING. NOT
CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO BRING MVFR OR IFR CIGS BACK IN DURING THE 09Z TO
15Z TIME FRAME...AS RH LAYER APPEARS TO DRY OUT BEFORE MORE LOW
CLOUDS COME IN AROUND NOON TOMORROW. WILL BRING MVFR CIGS BACK INTO
AREA IN THE 15Z TO 17Z TIME FRAME. BREEZY NW WINDS WILL SUBSIDE IN
THE EARLY EVENING AND CONTINUE NW TO W THROUGH 18Z TOMORROW.


&&

.FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ND...NONE.
MN...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...VOELKER
LONG TERM...SPEICHER/VOELKER
AVIATION...VOELKER








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