Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
322 PM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 322 PM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

COLD CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN IN CONTROL OVER THE REGION
FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS...WITH THE MAIN CHALLENGE BEING TEMPERATURES
FOR THIS FORECAST PERIOD. DRIER AIR AND SUBSIDENCE WILL KEEP SKIES
PARTLY CLOUDY...WITH LITTLE PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. OTHERWISE...WITH
THE COLD AIR ENTRENCHED OVER THE AREA COMBINED WITH WIND...EXPECT
WIND CHILLS TO RANGE FROM AROUND 35 BELOW IN THE NORTHWEST ZONES
TO 25 BELOW IN LAKES COUNTRY. THE LOW WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 322 PM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

FOR TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT...TUESDAY STARTS OFF COLD WITH
BITTER WIND CHILLS IN THE MORNING HOURS. OTHERWISE...THE UPPER
LEVEL PATTERN BEGINS TO TRANSITION TO MORE OF A ZONAL FLOW TUESDAY
NIGHT...AND SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BEGIN SHIFTING AWAY FROM THE
REGION. RETURN FLOW OVER THE AREA WILL BRING WARMER TEMPS TO THE
AREA ON WEDNESDAY...WITH TEMPS CLOSER TO SEASONAL NORMS.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...THERE WILL BE A FEW CHANCES FOR
LIGHT SNOW...THURSDAY THEN AGAIN FRI INTO SAT. THE FRIDAY SYSTEM
APPEARS TO HAVE A BETTER POTENTIAL FOR SOME MINOR
ACCUMULATIONS...BUT NEITHER EVENT APPEARS TO HAVE MAJOR IMPACTS.
THERE WILL BE A BRIEF WARM UP FOR THU/FRI...WITH MORE COLD AIR
DROPPING INTO THE REGION BY NEXT WEEKEND.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z MONDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1239 PM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

THERE WILL BE SOME LINGERING MVFR CIGS NEAR KDVL AND KBJI THROUGH
20Z THIS AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE...EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS WITH CLEAR
SKIES AND LIGHT NORTH/NORTHEAST WINDS GENERALLY UNDER 10KT.


&&

.FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ND...WIND CHILL ADVISORY FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST TUESDAY
     FOR NDZ008-016-026>030-038-039-049-052.

     WIND CHILL ADVISORY FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT TO NOON CST
     TUESDAY FOR NDZ053.

     WIND CHILL ADVISORY FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST TUESDAY
     FOR NDZ006-007-014-015-024-054.

MN...WIND CHILL ADVISORY FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST TUESDAY
     FOR MNZ001>005-007-008-013>015.

     WIND CHILL ADVISORY FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT TO NOON CST
     TUESDAY FOR MNZ006-009-016-017-022>024-027>032-040.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...HOPKINS
LONG TERM...HOPKINS/DK
AVIATION...DK






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