Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1126 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 AIR 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 06Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1123 PM CST WED MAR 4 2015

QUIET WEATHER WITH VFR CONDITIONS REMAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR THIS
TAF PERIOD...WITH OVERALL LITTLE IN THE WAY OF CLOUD COVER
EXPECTED...BUT ANY CLOUDS THAT DO PASS THROUGH LOOK TO REMAIN IN
THE MID/UPPER LEVELS. A WEAK SURFACE PATTERN WILL KEEP WINDS ON
THE LIGHT SIDE THIS MORNING...BEFORE A TIGHTENING PRESSURE
GRADIENT ALLOWS FOR INCREASED S/SWRLY WINDS THROUGH THE REST OF
THE PERIOD. SPEEDS LOOK TO TOP OUT BETWEEN 1O AND 15 MPH.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...FAY
LONG TERM...JCB
AVIATION...ADP



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