Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
337 PM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 337 PM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

UPPER LEVEL WAVE AND JET MAX MOVING QUICKLY NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN
CANADA...AND WILL GRADUALLY LOSE INFLUENCE OVER THE AREA TONIGHT. AN
INCOMING BOUNDARY HAS WORKED INTO THE FAR WESTERN CWA BUT THIS
BOUNDARY WILL WEAKEN OVERNIGHT AS THE WAVE MOVES FARTHER AND FARTHER
NORTHEAST. THIS SHOULD ALLOW THE FRONT TO STALL OUT AND COULD SERVE
AS A FOCUS FOR SOME FOG DEVELOPMENT. FOR NOW WILL NOT GO WITH THIS
AS THE MID AND HIGH CLOUD COVER SHOULD KEEP TEMPERATURES FROM
RADIATING TOO FAR DOWN. WILL INCLUDE SOME PATCHY FOG OVER FAR
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA INTO NORTHWEST IOWA WHERE SKIES WILL BE CLEAR
THE LONGEST AND THE GROUND IS THE WETTEST. WILL MAINTAIN A SMALL
CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
AS THE FRONT MOVES IN AND WEAKENS AND MID LEVEL MOISTURE INCREASES
ENOUGH TO POTENTIALLY SUPPORT A LITTLE ACTIVITY. OVERALL LOWS SHOULD
MAINLY BE IN THE MID 60S.

ANOTHER WARM AND HUMID DAY TUESDAY AS SOUTHERLY FLOW BECOMES
REESTABLISHED ACROSS THE AREA. HIGHS MAINLY IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.
WHILE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS UNLIKELY WILL NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AS THE WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH AND THE CAP
DECREASES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.


.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 337 PM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

RELATIVELY WARM...MUGGY AND BREEZY WEEK EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA AS
UPPER RIDGE BUILDS INTO THE AREA.  WITH CLIMATOLOGICAL HIGHS NEAR 80
AND LOWS IN THE MID 50S...EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO BE AROUND 10
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.  APPEARS TO BE SOME SKIDDISH CHANCES OF
PRECIPITATION ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA MAINLY AT NIGHT
ACROSS THE EAST.

MODELS START TO DIVERGE ON FRIDAY AS THE ECMWF SHOWS A STRONG
SHORTWAVE FOCUSED ON MOVING ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA...WHILE THE GFS
KEEPS A SHORT WAVE TRAIN ACROSS CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND AREAS TO
THE WEST.  WEEKEND APPEARS TO BE MORE ACTIVE WITH ADDITIONAL WAVES
TRACKING ACROSS THE AREA.  MODELS HAVE SUGGESTED THAT THE COLD FRONT
INITIALLY EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH ON SUNDAY HAS SLOWED SOME...SO
HAVE RAISED FORECAST HIGHS WITH COORDINATION.  ALSO RAISED FORECAST
LOWS SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE EAST...BUT WITH THE GFS BRINGING THE FRONT
THROUGH ON SUNDAY NIGHT WAS HESITANT TO MAKE CHANGES TO MONDAY.
ECMWF WEAKENS THE FRONT AND KEEPS IT BOTTLED TO THE WEST...THUS
SUGGESTING A CONTINUATION OF THE WARM MILD TEMPERATURES AT LEAST
THROUGH LABOR DAY.


&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1223 PM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD. WEAK
BOUNDARY IS EXPECTED TO PUSH EASTWARD INTO THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY
WHERE IT WILL STALL BEFORE LIFTING NORTHWARD AS A WARM FRONT
TONIGHT. COULD SEE A LITTLE PATCH FOG DEVELOP IN THE I-29 CORRIDOR
TOWARDS SUNRISE TUESDAY MORNING.


&&

.FSD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...NONE.
MN...NONE.
IA...NONE.
NE...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...08
LONG TERM...
AVIATION...



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