Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 212337

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
637 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

Issued at 333 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

TS Cindy moving into the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida with
cloud shield extending as far north as southern Missouri. Heat
ridge over the Desert Southwest being knocked down by lows moving
out of the Gulf of Alaska into south central Canada. %00mb wave
over eastern Canada sending a shallow trough into the eastern


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 333 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

Models in fair agreement this afternoon. Laps has surface trough
lying from Bassett to North Platte with winds out of the south
and gusty to the east of this line and out of the north to
northwest with much drier air to the west of the line.
Temperatures in the 100s over southwest Nebraska. Even with
southerly flow to the east dew points in the low 60s and this is
keeping temperatures from torching out as in the drier air, with
dew points in the 30s and 40s to the west southwest. Have numerous
boundaries across western Nebraska today from convection south
and north last night. Fairly high convective clouds developing
this afternoon with temperatures hovering around the century mark.
Little vertical extent. Cloud field from Curtis to Hyannis and
southwest. Notable boundary from Ainsworth to Broken Bow to North
Platte. Waiting for initiation. Lows tonight in the 50s and 60s.

Highs on Thursday with the cold front moving south will be in the
70s and 80s north to the low 90s southwest. Increasing chances of
thunderstorms to the east in the morning and shifting south
through the day with the cold front. Main area of concern will be
the southwest along the front on Thursday afternoon and evening.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 333 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

Showers ending over southwest Nebraska Friday morning with lows in
the 40s and 50s. Highs Friday only in the 70s with surface high
pressure building into western Nebraska and gusty north winds.
Showers redevelop along secondary cold front moving through after
midnight as the upper closed low moves through Minnesota. Much
cooler on Saturday with highs around 70. Models in flux with
sensible weather Saturday night and have gone with consensus with
showers over southwest nebraska through the evening. Still not
sold on this feature. Retained a few showers southwest through
Sunday with highs only in the 70s. Temperatures rebounding into
the first part of the week with temperatures climbing back into
the 80s and some chances of precipitation returning in northwest


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Thursday evening)
Issued at 637 PM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017

For the KLBF terminal: Expect mostly clear skies over the next 24
hours with scattered cloud coverage ranging from 15000 to 25000 FT
AGL tonight and from 12000 to 20000 FT AGL tomorrow. Winds will be
variable at under 6 KTS tonight. Winds will become north and
increase to 10 to 15 KTS Thursday morning with gusts up to 25 KTS
possible Thursday afternoon. For the KVTN terminal: Expect
scattered ceilings ranging from 15000 to 25000 FT AGL tonight
through mid morning Thursday. Ceilings will lower to 6000 to 7000
FT AGL by late morning Thursday, persisting into the afternoon
hours. Winds will be from the north at northeast at 5 to 10 KTS
tonight, increasing to 10 to 20 KTS Thursday. Some gusts to 25
KTS are possible Thursday afternoon.




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