Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGID 141945

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hastings NE
245 PM CDT Sat Oct 14 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Sat Oct 14 2017

Today`s forecast has been tricky with low stratus and fog sticking
around longer than expected. Did knock temperatures down a bit for
today due to the clouds. Still on track is the strong winds. Winds
have turned west-northwest as of 2pm and the strong gusts are in
western Nebraska and moving eastward. Expect these winds to
impact the area from west to east with northwest winds sustained
25 to 35 mph and gusts over 40 mph. With temps in the low 50s and
dropping into the 40s, these strong winds are going to make it
feel quite cool and raw.

Skies will clear and strong northwest winds will persist into the
early overnight hours before decreasing towards morning. Overnight
lows will be in the 30s. Have decided not to issue a freeze
warning tonight, as the areas that are forecast to get the coldest
are the areas that reached between 28-32 degrees a few days ago.

The upper disturbance will exit to the east with surface high
pressure building in over Kansas. Skies will be clear and winds
will be westerly.  Highs are expected to be in the low 60s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 245 PM CDT Sat Oct 14 2017

The work week looks largely quiet with no major disturbances
moving over the plains states.

Surface high pressure will continue to slide southeast from Kansas
into the Ohio valley. This will cause southerly winds to return
across the area. With mostly clear skies throughout the week,
temperatures are expected to be in the 70s.

The next major weather maker will move in for the next weekend on
Saturday as a potent disturbance approaches from the west. This
will bring a cold front through the area and will be the next best
chance for precipitation.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 18Z Sunday)
Issued at 1244 PM CDT Sat Oct 14 2017

LIFR conditions have persisted through the morning hours at both
terminals. Conditions are expected to improve into the afternoon
hours with visibilities increasing as winds turn to the northwest.
Think low clouds will persist until the stronger northwesterly
winds move in later this afternoon/evening, with clearing
thereafter. A sharp increase in winds is expected this
afternoon/evening as northwest winds will be sustained around
30kts with gusts near 40kts. Winds will decrease overnight and
become westerly during the day Sunday with mostly clear skies.




SHORT TERM...Billings Wright
LONG TERM...Billings Wright
AVIATION...Billings Wright is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.