Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 212349 AAA
AFDLBF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
549 PM CST WED JAN 21 2015

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 212 PM CST WED JAN 21 2015

WATER VAPOR SHOWS TROF AXIS ROTATING SWD THROUGH THE NRN
PLAINS...WITH UPPER RIDGE OVER THE PAC NW BUILDING INTO THE NRN
ROCKIES. VERY LIGHT SNOW/FLURRIES CONTINUE TO FLOW THROUGH NRN
NEB. BREEZY NW WINDS CONTINUE AT THE SFC WITH AFTN TEMPS ROUGHLY
5-10 DEGREES COOLER THAN YESTERDAY.

TRANSIENT UPPER RIDGE WILL BEGIN BUILDING THROUGH THE NRN PLAINS
TONIGHT...WITH ANY LINGERING SNOW ENDING THIS EVENING AND CLOUDS
DECREASING OVERNIGHT AS SFC HIGH SETTLES ACRS NEB. TEMPS WILL
BEGIN REBOUNDING THURSDAY AS RIDGE BUILDS INTO THE CNTRL PLAINS
AND DRY W/SW BL FLOW DEVELOPS.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 212 PM CST WED JAN 21 2015

EXTENDED RANGE MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT ON NORTHWESTERLY FLOW
ALOFT PERSISTING ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH AN
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE BUILDING ACROSS THE ROCKIES BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.
THIS WILL KEEP A MAINLY DRY AND MILD PATTERN IN PLACE OVER THE
WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. HOWEVER...WEAK DISTURBANCES WILL
CONTINUE TO PASS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH THE
WEEKEND...BRINGING SOME CLOUDINESS AT TIMES...WITH ANY PCPN
CHANCES MAINLY LIMITED TO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CWA. THE BEST
CHANCES FOR A LITTLE LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW LOOK TO BE SATURDAY NIGHT
INTO SUNDAY ACROSS THE NORTHERN COUNTIES. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN
ABOVE AVERAGE THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH THE WARMEST AIR EXPECTED
EARLY NEXT WEEK...AS THE RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN CONUS SLOWLY
SHIFTS EAST ACROSS THE ROCKIES.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z THURSDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 549 PM CST WED JAN 21 2015

STRATUS CONTINUES TO MOVE SOUTH ACROSS TH DAKOTAS INTO NORTHERN
NEBRASKA TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING ON
THURSDAY. WINDS TONIGHT WILL BECOME LIGHT AND VARIABLE AND WILL
INCREASE FROM THE WEST THURSDAY AFTERNOON. LOW AND MID CLOUDS WILL
CLEAR OUT ON THURSDAY MORNING.

&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...JOHNSON
LONG TERM...26
AVIATION...POWER





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