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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
345 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 336 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

WATER VAPOR SHOWS SHORT WAVE IN CNTRL ND EARLY THIS MORNING WITH A
WEAK SFC LOW IN WCNTRL ND. UPPER WAVE AND SFC LOW WILL MOVE
NORTHEAST TODAY. SFC LOW WILL STRENGHTEN SOME AS IT MOVES INTO
SOUTHEASTERN MANITOBA THIS AFTERNOON. A COLD FRONT SOUTHWEST FROM
THE SFC LOW WILL BE NR A HALLOCK MN-MICHIGAN ND-JAMESTOWN LINE NR
21Z. SOME HEATING WILL OCCUR AHD OF THIS FRONT TODAY WITH HIGHS UP
NEAR 80. GFS HAS A BIT MORE BULK SHEAR THAN NAM...AND WITH DEW PTS
PROGGED BY GFS IN THE LOW 60S MUCAPE IN THE 2000-2200 J/KG RANGE
IS POSSIBLE 21Z-00Z PERIOD IN A CORRIDOR ABOUT 50 MILES AHEAD OF
FRONT. MORNING SHOWERS WILL GRADUALLY LIFT NORTHEAST EARLY THIS
MORNING. THEN REDEVELOPMENT OF T-STORMS IN THE UNSTABLE CORRIDOR
FROM FAR NW MN INTO ECNTRL ND. THE STORMS WILL THEN MOVE
SOUTHEAST. IF WE INDEED GET SFC HEATING TO NR 80 AND DEW PTS
60-62...THEN I AGREE WITH SPC IN THAT ISOLD SVR STORMS ARE
POSSIBLE. NSSL WRF/SPC WRF ARE ALL A TAD SLOWER THAN HRRR/RAP.
T-STORM THREAT WILL LAST A BIT LONGER THAN EARLIER THOUGHT AND ONL
SLOWLY EXIT FAR SE ND/WCNTRL MN TONIGHT. CLEARING AND COOLER AIR
TO WORK INTO DVL BASIN BY 12Z FRI.

FRIDAY WILL BE BREEZY AND MUCH COOLER AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
SOUTH.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 355 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

FOR FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTEST WINDS IN NORTH CENTRAL ND-DVL BASIN.
STILL IDEA PRESENT OF SOME SCT FROST DVL BASIN-LANGDON-COOPERSTOWN
AREA NEAR DAWN SATURDAY WITH LOWS 32-34 DEGREES. SATURDAY WILL SEE
SUNSHINE BUT STILL COOL WITH HIGHS AROUND 60. INCREASING HIGH
CLOUDS SAT AFTN-NIGHT AHD OF NEXT SHORT WAVE.

FOR SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

HIGH AMPLITUDE LONG WAVE RIDGE TROUGH WAS LOCATED OVER NORTHERN
NORTH AMERICA. LONG WAVE PATTERN DE-AMPLIFIES A BIT OVER NORTHERN
CANADA THROUGH THE PERIOD. A MORE ZONAL FLOW IS ACROSS THE STATES
THROUGH THE PERIOD.

THE ECMWF AND GFS WERE IN GOOD AGREEMENT AT 84 HOURS. HOWEVER THE
GFS BECOMES FASTER SOLUTION THAN THE ECMWF BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.
BOTH THE GFS AND THE ECMWF WERE SLOWER AND FARTHER NORTH OVER THE
LAST COUPLE RUNS. WILL PREFER THE ECMWF.

LITTLE CHANGE TO HIGH TEMPS ON SUN. TEMPS INCREASED A DEGREE OR TWO
FOR MON AND DECREASED ONE TO THREE DEGREES FOR TUE AND WED.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1130 PM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

THE CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT AND
CONTINUE ON THU. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND
THURSDAY...AND GUST TO 25KT AT TIMES IN THE VALLEY. A COLD FRONT
WILL SHIFT WINDS TO A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AFTER 00Z FRI BEHIND A
COLD FRONT. THERE COULD BE POCKETS OF MVFR CONDITIONS NEAR
STRONGER SHOWERS AND STORMS THROUGH THU.


&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...RIDDLE
LONG TERM...HOPPES/RIDDLE
AVIATION...DK



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