Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 260444

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1144 PM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017

Issued at 323 PM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017

A ridge of surface high pressure was centered from eastern Montana
into North Dakota. The main cold front is well southeast of the
area, extending from central Kansas through central Iowa. A new
batch of showers developing from east central Colorado into
southwest Nebraska is beginning to expand in coverage. Otherwise,
skies were overcast with temperatures mostly in the lower 50s
across western Nebraska.


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Tuesday)
Issued at 323 PM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017

The southern extent of the upper trough axis will swing across
western Nebraska tonight, providing one last shot for showers. The
highest chances will be in the evening from near 60 percent east
of Arnold through Valentine, and 30 to 50 percent to the west.
Then mainly a slight chance east of highway 83 after midnight.
Clearing skies after midnight in the eastern panhandle and western
sandhills for lows in the lower to mid 30s. This will allow for
areas of frost to occur beginning 07z through 13z Tuesday. Have
issued a Frost Advisory for the northwestern counties including
Sheridan, Garden, Grant, and western Cherry county. Further east,
lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s as cloud cover holds on

On Tuesday, mostly sunny skies return as the upper trough lifts
from the Dakotas into the western Great Lakes. 850mb temperatures
warm to 9 to 13C for highs near 65 most areas. Winds to be light
west to north.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday night through Monday)
Issued at 323 PM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017

Dry conditions expected Wednesday and Wednesday night as the
region remains on a split flow pattern. For Thursday through
Saturday, a closed low in Utah Thursday will lift slowly northward
into Montana by Saturday. This will bring a slight chance for
showers Thursday and Thursday night southwestern areas. A deeper
upper trough will dig from the Pacific NW Friday across the
Northern and Central Rockies By Sunday. This will provide at least
a slight chance for showers to portions of the area Friday through
Sunday night. Highs will mainly range from the upper 60s to lower
70s through the entire extended period, fairly close to normal for


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday night)
Issued at 1144 PM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017

Expect MVFR CIGS at the KLBF terminal overnight with ceilings
ranging from 1200 to 2000 FT AGL. Skies will scatter out Tuesday
morning with some scattered high clouds possible into Tuesday
evening. For the KVTN terminal, expect clearing skies overnight
with ceilings around 3500 FT AGL. Skies will scatter out Tuesday
morning with some scattered clouds around 7000 FT AGL possible
Tuesday afternoon. Skies will clear Tuesday evening.


Frost Advisory until 8 AM CDT /7 AM MDT/ Tuesday for NEZ004-022-



LONG TERM...Roberg
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