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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
313 AM EST SUN MAR 01 2015

VALID 12Z SUN MAR 01 2015 - 12Z TUE MAR 03 2015

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE FOR PARTS OF THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND PARTS
OF THE GREAT BASIN...

...SNOW POSSIBLE FROM THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE NORTHEAST...

...FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE FROM PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TO
PARTS OF THE OHIO VALLEY AND PARTS OF THE CAROLINAS/MID-ATLANTIC...

...HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE FOR PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST...

UPPER-LEVEL ENERGY OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL EASTWARD OFF THE
NORTHEAST COAST BY MONDAY EVENING.  THE ENERGY WILL INDUCE A FRONT
EXTENDING FROM THE NORTHERN APPALACHIANS TO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY THAT WILL MOVE EASTWARD OFF THE EAST COAST LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT TO MONDAY AFTERNOON.  MOISTURE FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL
MOVE NORTHWARD TO THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY/OHIO VALLEY
OVERRUNNING COLD AIR AT THE SURFACE PRODUCING SNOW FROM PARTS OF
THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO OHIO VALLEY/LOWER GREAT LAKES THAT WILL MOVE
EASTWARD TO THE NORTHEAST BY SUNDAY EVENING.  SNOW WILL LINGER
OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN APPALACHIANS/NEW ENGLAND TO PARTS OF
THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS ON MONDAY MORNING.  RAIN AND FREEZING
RAIN WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE OHIO
VALLEY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.  IN ADDITION, ANOTHER AREA OF
RAIN/FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE CAROLINAS AND
MOVE NORTHWARD INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
ANOTHER AREA OF RAIN/FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS ON MONDAY MORNING.

IN THE MEANTIME, RAIN WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS THAT WILL EXPAND EASTWARD INTO THE CENTRAL GULF COAST BY
MONDAY MORNING AND INTO THE SOUTHEAST BY MONDAY EVENING.
ADDITIONALLY, SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF
THE WESTERN GULF COAST/LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ON SUNDAY MORNING
THAT WILL END BY MONDAY MORNING.

MEANWHILE, UPPER-LEVEL CLOSED LOW OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL
SLOWLY BEGIN TO MOVE EASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHWEST BY MONDAY EVENING
AS ADDITIONAL UPPER-LEVEL ENERGY MOVES SOUTHWARD ALONG THE WEST
COAST ON SUNDAY EVENING INTO MONDAY.  SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS
OF EAST-CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES THROUGH MONDAY.
LOWER ELEVATION RAIN WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA INTO THE SOUTHWEST BY SUNDAY EVENING.  THE RAIN WILL
MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES/SOUTHWEST WHILE INCREASING IN
INTENSITY TO LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN ON MONDAY.

ELSEWHERE, A FRONT OVER WEST-CENTRAL CANADA WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD TO
THE NORTHERN/CENTRAL ROCKIES TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON MONDAY.
THE BOUNDARY WILL AID IN PRODUCING SNOW FROM THE NORTHERN
INTERMOUNTAIN REGION/ROCKIES INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS BY MONDAY
EVENING.


ZIEGENFELDER


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