Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 220852

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
352 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 329 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Cool front barreled through yesterday and drier cooler is left in
its wake as surface high pressure builds into western Nebraska.
With high pressure today expect sunny skies with temperatures
rising into the lower 80s. Winds will be light under 10 mph.
Tonight winds will become south through the Nebraska Panhandle
with some returning moisture and upslope thunderstorms just west
of the forecast area along a stationary boundary. With return
southerly flow temperatures slightly warmer in the upper 50s.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Monday)
Issued at 329 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Ridging aloft will build north across the area Wednesday into
Thursday, ahead of a fairly slow moving shortwave trough that
will cross the area Thursday night through Saturday. With the
ridging, expect little chance for rainfall Wednesday into
Thursday. As the trough approaches and crosses the area chances
increase Thursday night through Saturday. Sunday into Monday a
large upper level ridge builds north through the Rockies, with
flow aloft becoming north to northwest across our area to the east
of the ridging. Can`t rule out an isolated storm or two in this
type of pattern, but rain chances overall look small Sunday into

Temperatures should average close to normal, in the lower to
middle 80s for areas along and west of HWY 83. To the east,
slightly below normal temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday night)
Issued at 1121 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017

SFC high pressure across the northern high plains this evening
will move overhead Tuesday presenting VFR and light and variable

A check on the short range models for fog development indicated no
fog, anywhere. However KONL is in at 1 mile visibility with calm
winds. Either the models are missing this or it is just a
temporary condition at KONL and it is not expected to spread
elsewhere. The forecast calls this as a temporary condition and
light north winds should pick east of highway 83 and limit the
spread of the fog.





LONG TERM...Taylor
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