Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 272022

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
322 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Issued at 319 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

At H5 ridge over the western CONUS and closed low over south
central Canada with trough into Great Basin. Weak high over the
eastern Gulf placing southern CONUS in southwest to northeast zonal


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 319 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Showers over western Nebraska due to 700mb forcing and will move
slowly east through the afternoon. Cold air aloft and cloud cover
with temperatures falling through the afternoon. Upper trough will
move through over night with clearing skies moving in from the west
and precipitation ended. Have kept sprinkles into 3z tonight based
on HRR. Light west winds will help keep temperatures up somewhat but
temperatures similar to last nights. Have gone with cooler guidance
with lows ranging from 40 to 50 west to east across the forecast
area. Sunday will see dry conditions with highs ranging from the
upper 60s northwest to the mid 70s south and breezy northwest winds
increasing through the afternoon.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Saturday)
Issued at 319 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Forecast area will remain under the influence of the upper low
over southern Canada through mid week as it drifts slowly east
into southwest Canada. Height falls to continue over the northern
plains with backdoor cool fronts and north to northwest flow and
weak waves moving through the flow providing impetus for afternoon
and evening thunderstorms. Temperatures on the rise after mid
week with increasing chances for precipitation Thursday and Friday
as an upper system moves across the southern plains under the


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 319 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

MVFR ceilings will lift over western Nebraska late this afternoon
into early evening. Scattered light rainshowers will persist into
the early evening. Skies will clear tonight with light west winds.


Issued at 319 PM CDT Sat May 27 2017

Lewellen on the North Platte River above McConaughy will remain in
bankfull state through the first of the week with rises into the
middle of next week. Have continued the river statement.




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