Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGID 150502

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1202 AM CDT Sun Oct 15 2017

Issued at 934 PM CDT Sat Oct 14 2017

The wind will gradually weaken through the remainder of the
overnight hours and have lowered winds slightly based on current


.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 06Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 06Z Sunday)
Issued at 1159 PM CDT Sat Oct 14 2017

Skies have cleared in the KGRI/KEAR area and will remain clear
through the forecast period. IFR conditions are expected with no
visibility restrictions. Gusty northwest winds will continue to
taper off overnight and gradually turn to the west as a surface
high pressure ridge builds into the region through the day Sunday.




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