Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1137 PM CDT Thu Jul 13 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 213 PM CDT Thu Jul 13 2017

Frontal boundary well south into Kansas this afternoon with
convection firing along it. Some convective cumulus over southwest
Nebraska but will dissipate quickly with the setting of the sun.
Skies clearing tonight with return flow out of the southeast and
some patchy fog developing between KIML and KLBF around sunrise.
Lows in the upper 50s to the low 60s. Surface high pressure to
the east on Friday with return southerly flow continuing and
upslope flow and warm air advection temperatures in the upper 80s
to low 90s and dry.


.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 213 PM CDT Thu Jul 13 2017

Surface low pressure develops along the front over western
Nebraska and tries to spread precipitation into southwest
Nebraska Saturday. For the time I have left weather over
southwest Nebraska out of the forecast and will evaluate with
later forecasts. High temperatures top out in the 90s. Highs in
the Upper 90s Monday and Tuesday with ridge building east again
and dry conditions continue. Cool front move across the area on
Wednesday with highs in the 80s and 90s and cooling into the 80s
on Thursday with precipitation along the frontal boundary mainly
north.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1134 PM CDT Thu Jul 13 2017

Over the next 24 hours, expect mainly clear skies across western
and north central Nebraska with fairly light winds. There will be
a threat for stratus and fog development over southwestern
Nebraska overnight tonight. Since confidence is decent in this
occurring, decided to insert a tempo group from 10z to 14z Friday
morning for 2000 FT AGL ceilings and visibilites down to 3 miles.

&&

.HYDROLOGY...
Issued at 213 PM CDT Thu Jul 13 2017

North Platte River at North Platte remains in bankfull conditions
through the near future with releases from Lake McConaughy for
irrigation.

&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Power
LONG TERM...Power
AVIATION...Buttler
HYDROLOGY...Power



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