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FXUS01 KWBC 030812
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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
311 AM EST TUE MAR 03 2015

VALID 12Z TUE MAR 03 2015 - 12Z THU MAR 05 2015

...HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE FROM PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
TO THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS...

...SNOW OVER THE GREAT LAKES...

...TEMPERATURES WILL BECOME 15 TO 30 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE OVER
THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS...

DEVELOPING COMPLEX FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY TO THE CENTRAL PLAINS WESTWARD TO CENTRAL ROCKIES AND GREAT
BASIN WILL MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD TO OFF THE NORTHEAST COAST TO THE
MID-ATLANTIC TO THE WESTERN GULF COAST BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.  SNOW
WILL DEVELOP OVER UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY/GREAT LAKES THAT WILL
MOVE TO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.  RAIN WILL
ALSO DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE MIDDLE/LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO
THE SOUTHEAST THAT WILL MOVE INTO THE OHIO VALLEY/NORTHERN
MID-ATLANTIC BY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT, TOO.  IN ADDITION, AN AREA OF
RAIN/FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE MIDDLE
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO THE OHIO VALLEY/CENTRAL APPALACHIANS ON
TUESDAY MORNING THAT WILL MOVE TO THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC BY
TUESDAY EVENING.

ON WEDNESDAY, MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL POOL ALONG THE
BOUNDARY WILL AID IN PRODUCING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN FROM THE
LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO THE MID-ATLANTIC.  A BAND OF SNOW WILL
ALSO DEVELOP FROM PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO THE OHIO
VALLEY/CENTRAL APPALACHIANS.  SIMILARLY, A RIBBON OF RAIN/FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET WILL DEVELOP FROM PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO
THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.  ADDITIONALLY, AN AREA OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
THAT WILL MOVE INTO THE WESTERN/CENTRAL GULF COAST BY WEDNESDAY
EVENING.  FURTHERMORE, SNOW OVER THE CENTRAL ROCKIES WILL WIND
DOWN BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.


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