Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1256 PM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 316 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

Canadian high pressure located over Wyoming builds through
Nebraska today and settles over Kansas tonight. Satellite
indicates a clear slot across Wyoming and this should produce
generally clear skies today. The midlevel cloudiness across MT and
Wrn ND is not well handled by the models. The models show the
clouds moving east through ND but could move overhead tonight as
high pressure moves into KS.

A blend of guidance plus bias correction produces 70s for highs
today with lows in the 40s tonight. A light south wind will take
hold across Wrn Nebraska tonight preventing lows in the upper 30s.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 316 AM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

A warming trend to start the week will be followed by another cool
down for weeks end.

Weak upper level ridging will build northward Sunday into Monday
ahead of a strong upper level low pressure system that will be
moving into western Canada. Beneath this riding expect warming
temperatures, with highs peaking on Monday when lower to mid 90s
are expected at all locations. Some increase in dew points will
limit the threat for heightened fire danger, but will have to
monitor the panhandle as humidity will fall to near 20 percent in
places Monday afternoon.

As the upper level low translates eastward across southern Canada
Tuesday through Thursday, expect a cold front to settle south
through the area. This will once again bring a fresh batch of
cooler canadian air into the region, with highs Wednesday through
Friday in the 70s.

As far as precipitation chances, expect the best chance to occur
late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. This is when a shortwave
aloft will push east from the west coast and eventually phase with
the aforementioned upper level low.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1255 PM CDT Sat Aug 20 2016

Very quiet aviation conditions are expected through the weekend.
High pressure will remain over the region resulting in mostly clear
skies and light winds. Only major aviation issue to note is a slight
wind shift from the northwest to the southwest around 02Z to 04Z.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...CDC
LONG TERM...Taylor
AVIATION...Kulik



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