Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGID 190907

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hastings NE
407 AM CDT Wed Oct 19 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 406 AM CDT Wed Oct 19 2016

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.LONG TERM...(Thursday daytime through Tuesday)
Issued at 406 AM CDT Wed Oct 19 2016

The main weather concern is in the first half of Thursday.
The NAM and GFS hint that Lingering precipitation Thursday morning is
possible from the system today as the upper energy moves overhead
early Thursday morning. Only included a slight chance, because
confidence in how widespread this precip may be is low. Again, do
not expect much in way of accumulation. Clouds and the passage of
the weak cold front will keep Thursday temperatures slightly
cooler. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60 are expected.

Other than this system. Upper level ridging will build in and
persist through the weekend. The next upper system that may impact
the region will be Tuesday into Wednesday. Medium Range Guidance
has been struggling with this the past couple of days, so
confidence is low on how this will evolve at this time. A few weak wind
shift boundaries will move through the area for the end of the
work week and through the weekend from systems over southern
Canada. Temperatures will be above normal with highs in the 70s
through much of the period Friday - Tuesday next week. Lows will
be in the upper 30s and 40s.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1257 AM CDT Wed Oct 19 2016

General overview:
Despite plentiful mid-level clouds through nearly the entire
period, confidence actually remains pretty high in VFR
ceiling/visibility. There are small chances for passing rain
showers at either terminal mainly during the Wednesday evening
hours, but because confidence in occurrence is still quite low
cannot even really justify a generic "vicinity" (VCSH) mention
yet, let alone a prevailing/TEMPO group. Surface winds should not
be a major issue, although did increase speeds a bit during the
afternoon from previous issuance. More specifically, very
light/variable breezes early this morning will give way to a
steadier north-northeast breeze this afternoon with sustained
speeds to around 12kt/slightly higher gusts, before speeds
decrease below 10kt again this evening.




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