Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
558 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 252 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

THE WEATHER WILL BE QUIET DURING THE SHORT TERM PERIODS.

THE PATTERN ALOFT FEATURED UPPER RIDGING IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN...WHILE
AN UPPER TROUGH WAS CROSSING THE CENTRAL PLAINS. AT THE SURFACE...HIGH
PRESSURE WAS BUILDING SOUTH FROM THE DAKOTAS ACROSS OUR REGION...
REINFORCING THE COLD AIR IN PLACE.

IN THE COLD/DRY AIRMASS AND IN GOOD RADIATING CONDITIONS...TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED TO DROP QUICKLY AFTER DARK AND LOWS ARE FORECAST TO
AVERAGE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. THE SURFACE RIDGE AXIS WILL SLIDE
EAST OVERNIGHT ALLOWING FOR RETURN FLOW FROM WEST TO EAST HEADING
INTO THE DAY ON THURSDAY. HEIGHTS RISE ON THURSDAY AND THE AIRMASS
MODERATES AS THE RIDGE AXIS MOVES EAST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER.
THURSDAY WILL BE THE TRANSITION DAY BETWEEN THE COLD AIRMASS TODAY
AND EVEN WARMER AIRM WHICH MOVES IN DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE
WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND. TEMPS THURSDAY WILL BE ON THE UPSWING
BUT STILL SHY OF SEASONAL NORMALS AND LOOK FOR HIGHS TO RANGE FROM
THE MID 30S TO THE MID 40S E/W.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 252 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

NORTHWEST FLOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA FOR MUCH OF THE PERIOD.
BY TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY THE FLOW BECOMES MORE ZONAL. THERE
ARE A FEW FAIRLY WEAK UPPER LEVEL WAVES THAT MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA...BUT EXPECT MAINLY AN INCREASE IN CLOUD COVER TO BE THE MAIN
FEATURE.

THERE IS A WEAK COLD FRONT THAT MOVES THROUGH ON FRIDAY...BUT
TEMPERATURES STILL REMAIN ON THE WARM SIDE AND SHOULD BE WARMER THAN
ON THURSDAY. ON SATURDAY AN UPPER LEVEL WAVE MOVES THROUGH...MAINLY
TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE FORECAST AREA. THIS WILL BRING A FEW MORE
CLOUDS AND A BIT OF COLD ADVECTION. TEMPERATURES PROBABLY WILL NOT
BE MUCH DIFFERENT THAN ON FRIDAY...BUT THERE WILL BE A NORTH WIND.
WARM ADVECTION IS BACK BY SUNDAY AND WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE
EXPECTED. THE WARM TEMPERATURES CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS THROUGH 00Z THURSDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 552 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. NORTH WIND WILL CONTINUE TO DIMINISH
THIS EVENING AND BECOME SOUTH BY EARLY MORNING THURSDAY. THE
SOUTH/SOUTHWEST BREEZE WILL INCREASE SOMEWHAT BY AFTERNOON...BUT
DIMINISH AGAIN TOWARD LATE AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE WILL ENSURE AN
ESSENTIALLY CLOUDLESS SKY.

&&

.GID WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...NONE.
KS...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...FAY
LONG TERM...JCB
AVIATION...HEINLEIN


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