Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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FXUS63 KFGF 152020

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
320 PM CDT Tue Aug 15 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 320 PM CDT Tue Aug 15 2017

Rainfall the main concern, although impacts expected to remain
minimal. Water vapor imagery indicates several shortwaves set to
affect the region into Wednesday before the mean upper level
trough propagates through the region by later Wednesday.
As a result, anticipate a few rounds of showers during this
period. Each separate shortwave will likely track a bit south of
the previous shortwave. Forcing from the first shortwave can be
seen by the showers across central ND, propagating toward
northeast ND and the northern valley. Total QPF expected to be
0.25-0.75 inches across much of the region, and potentially up to
near an inch across west central Minnesota (closer to the
deformation zone as main mid/upper low propagates through on
Wednesday). Very weak instability combined with convection south
of the region (affecting moisture transport) will severely limit
heavy rain potential.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 320 PM CDT Tue Aug 15 2017

Overall pattern in the extended period looks a little more unsettled
as a series of waves cross the area.

For Wednesday night into Thursday...some rain will linger but mainly
over the MN portion of the area. Conditions will improve on Thursday
with moderate temperatures and relatively light winds.

By advancing upper level wave will provide chances for
another batch of showers or storms. However...Saturday looks more
tranquil before another system approaches the forecast area by
Sunday morning triggering more showers/storms. Temperatures overall
through the period look to remain near seasonal values.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 108 PM CDT Tue Aug 15 2017

Cigs will be trending lower through the period, eventually into
the MVFR (potentially IFR) category. On and off again rain
chances, and tried to time the best chances for each site.




LONG TERM...Hopkins
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