Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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FXUS63 KGID 151125

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

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 227 AM CDT Sun Oct 15 2017

Sunny/clear conditions expected through tonight. Northwest winds
continue at a fairly good clip, 15-20 mph in some spots, but the
trend has been downward with high pressure nudging into western
Nebraska. Downslope WNW winds today should allow for temperatures
to rebound to the lower 60s by late afternoon. Winds will be
noticeable (i.e., not calm) through midday today with some early
mixing but then drop off nicely. Lows in the 30s tonight for the
entire forecast area with light winds. Some concern for frost in
northern Kansas but with temperatures forecast in the 37-39 degree
range have elected to hold off much mention. Guidance suggests it
may be colder if winds can go calm and next shift may have to
contend with possible frost headline.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 227 AM CDT Sun Oct 15 2017

Nice week of mid-October weather ahead for the area and just what
is needed to get a delayed harvest in full swing. Expect plenty
of daytime sunshine and mild, above normal temperatures with highs
averaging in the 70s. Couple of weak surface troughs dance around
the area shifting winds, but with otherwise negligible impacts.
GFS/ECMWF are very similar through most of the week. The next
potential for any precipitation is no sooner than late Saturday,
or possibly Sunday with a weakening upper level trough passage.
Given some uncertainty seven days in advance the forecast remains
dry for Saturday at this time. As the trough approaches, late week
winds may kick up a notch from the south/southwest by Fri/Sat.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 12Z Monday)
Issued at 623 AM CDT Sun Oct 15 2017

VFR conditions are expected with clear skies as high pressure
settles across the area the next 24 hours.




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