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FXUS01 KWBC 190734
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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
233 AM EST FRI JAN 19 2018

VALID 12Z FRI JAN 19 2018 - 12Z SUN JAN 21 2018

...COLDER TEMPERATURES AND UNSETTLED WEATHER RETURNING TO THE
WEST...

...DRY CONDITIONS AND WARMER TEMPERATURES EXTENDING FROM THE GREAT
PLAINS TO THE EAST...

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL MIGRATE FROM THE CENTRAL TO EASTERN
STATES THIS WEEKEND BRINGING WITH IT MOSTLY WARMER AND DRIER
CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE NEAR, OR WARMER THAN
AVERAGE, FOR MID-JANUARY FOR MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN
STATES.

ACROSS THE WEST, UNSETTLED WEATHER AND COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL
RETURN. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST-
WITH THE LEADING EDGE SWEEPING THROUGH THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY
WHILE THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN FLANK SLOWLY MOVES THROUGH THE
GREAT BASIN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES THIS WEEKEND. WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL
ACCOMPANY, ESPECIALLY TO THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF CALIFORNIA, THE
GREAT BASIN AND THE NORTHERN/CENTRAL ROCKIES. IN ADDITION TO
COLDER TEMPERATURES, ANOTHER FRONTAL SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO
APPROACH THE COAST, BRINGING ADDITIONAL WET WEATHER TO THE REGION
ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

CAMPBELL

GRAPHICS AVAILABLE AT
WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/BASICWX/BASICWX_NDFD.PHP
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