Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
631 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 332 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

A weakening band of FGEN and associated showers and perhaps a rumble
of thunder, will track east across central and eastern portions of
the area this evening. Only a few hundredths of an inch of rainfall
is expected, with perhaps a localized quarter of an inch amount in a
heavier shower. As mentioned this activity is weakening and should
have dissipated or moved east of the area by midnight.

Attention then turns to fog as light winds, clearing skies, and
residual low level moisture will likely lead to areas of fog. Dense
fog is possible, especially in the North Platte through Broken Bow
areas.

Fog should burn off by mid morning Saturday, then expect mainly
sunny skies with dry air aloft. Warmer air will push into the area
as well, with highs in the lower to mid 80s.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 332 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

Warm air will build into the region on Sunday. Shown in some
models the past few days will be a southern stream disturbance to
lift northeast from Colorado Sunday into Sunday night.

Have raised pops slightly to low chance Sunday evening across the
southeast, while keeping a slight chance across the southeast
Sunday afternoon.

In the wake of this disturbance, an overall ridge pattern will
dominate most of the ConUS. However weakness in the ridge is
indicated from the great lakes into New Mexico. with subtropical
moisture present, this will maintain a slight chance for showers
and thunderstorms across mainly the southeastern zones through
Thursday. the upper ridge influence will also keep highs slightly
above normal in the upper 80s, with a few lower 90s.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday evening)
Issued at 631 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

For the KLBF terminal: Broken to overcast ceilings of 8000 to
12000 FT AGL are expected this evening into the early overnight
hours. After 09z Saturday, fog is expected to develop and by 11z,
LIFR conds are expected with visibilities down to 1/2 of a mile
and ceilings as low as 300 FT AGL. Fog will persist through late
morning Saturday before burning off by 15z. Scattered high clouds
AON 25000 FT AGL are expected for Saturday afternoon. For the KVTN
terminal: Broken ceilings around 9000 FT AGL are expected into
the early overnight hours. Patchy fog will develop after 10z
Saturday with visibilities down to 1SM with ceilings as low as
1200 FT AGL. Ceilings will improve to 25000 FT AGL by mid morning
Saturday.

&&

.LBF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Taylor
LONG TERM...Roberg
AVIATION...Buttler



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