Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
000
FXUS63 KFGF 240858
AFDFGF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
358 AM CDT SUN AUG 24 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 357 AM CDT SUN AUG 24 2014

CURRENT RADAR SHOWS A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS FROM CENTRAL CASS
COUNTY THROUGH CENTRAL OTTER TAIL COUNTY MOVING NORTHWARD INTO WEST
CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA AS WELL AS CONTINUING ACROSS FAR
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...ESPECIALLY BARNES...RANSOM...SARGENT AND
RICHLAND COUNTIES. THOSE FOUR COUNTIES HAVE RECEIVED THE MOST
PRECIPITATION BUT REMAIN BELOW FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE AND A
HEADLINES FOR WIDESPREAD OVERLAND FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED HOWEVER
LOCALIZED LOW AREAS COULD SEE STANDING WATER TOMORROW MORNING.

CURRENTLY THE HI RES MODELS HAVE THE BEST HANDLE ON THE
PRECIPITATION AND WILL BE USED THROUGH AROUND 18Z...WHEN THE
PRECIPITATION SHOULD LIFT OUT OF THE REGION AS THE LOW MOVES NORTH
AND A DRY SLOT MOVES INTO MY SOUTHWESTERN ZONES.

TODAY...DRY SLOT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN VALLEY AND
PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE CONFINED TO MAINLY NORTH OF THE HWY 2
CORRIDOR AND THE FAR EAST. SOME MODELS DO SHOW CU/SHOWERS
DEVELOPING IN THE DRY SLOT BY LATE AFTN AND WILL KEEP SOME LOW
POPS IN MY SOUTHWESTERN ZONES. A SFC BNDRY STRETCHED FROM THE DVL
REGION INTO THE BJI AREA COULD BE THE SOURCE OF STRONG TO POSSIBLY
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHERN VALLEY AND NW MINNESOTA THIS
AFTN...AS HEATING BECOMES MAXIMIZED AND DEEP LAYERED SHEAR
INCREASES TO AROUND 40 KTS BY 21Z. THERE WILL BE ONLY A SMALL
OPPORTUNITY TO HEAT OUT THIS AFTN...SO ATTM CONFIDENCE FOR SVR IS
LOW BUT STILL POSSIBLE. SPC HAS A SLIGHT RISK OUT FOR THIS REGION.

TONIGHT....PRECIP SHOULD BE CONFINED TO ALONG OR NORTH OF THE
INTERNATIONAL BORDER AND SOME LINGERING ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
FAR EAST. LOW WILL CONTINUE TO PULL NORTH AND PRECIP SHOULD END BY
MONDAY MORNING. A QUITE COOL AIRMASS WILL THEN WRAP INTO EASTERN
ND AS THE LOW PULLS NORTH...AND OVERNIGHT LOWS COULD DROP INTO THE
40S FOR PARTS OF THE FAR WESTERN CWA.

MONDAY...STRONG COLD ADVECTION INTO THE NORTHERN TIER WILL KEEP
DAYTIME HIGHS WELL BELOW SEASONAL NORMS...WITH THE DEVILS LAKE
BASIN STRUGGLING TO BREAK THE 60 MARK AND MOST OF THE REST OF THE
AREA SEEING DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO NEAR 70. WINDS WILL BE
WESTERLY AND BREEZY...MAKING A RATHER CHILLY DAY FOR AUGUST. SOME
SHOWERS MAY LINGER ALONG THE INTL BORDER AS THE SFC LOW MOVES INTO
WRN ONTARIO AND HAVE KEPT LOW POPS ACROSS THE EXTREME NORTH.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 357 AM CDT SUN AUG 24 2014

TUESDAY...UNSEASONALLY COOL TEMPERATURES WILL STAY IN PLACE
THROUGH TUESDAY AS SFC HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE AREA. DAYTIME
HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S.

BEYOND TUESDAY...LONG WAVE PATTERN FORECAST A ZONAL FLOW ACROSS SOUTHERN
CANADA DURING THIS PERIOD. THE ECMWF IS A FASTER SOLUTION THAN THE
GFS THROUGH THE PERIOD. ECMWF AND GFS HAS BEEN TRENDING SOUTH OVER
THE LAST COUPLE MODEL RUNS. WILL BLEND THE ECMWF AND GFS.

TRIMMED BACK POPS IN FAR SOUTHERN GRANT COUNTY WED AND WED NIGHT.
WILL SHIFT PRECIP EAST ON SAT.

LITTLE CHANGE TO TEMPS...A DEGREE OR SO HIGHER FOR WED AND SAT. NO
CHANGES TO THU OR FRI FROM YESTERDAYS RUN.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1127 PM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

CIGS VARY CONSIDERABLY ACROSS THE FA HOWEVER STILL FEEL CIGS WILL
LOWER TO MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY AM. VSBY
LIKELY TO STAY MAINLY VFR WITH SOME MVFR POSSIBLE IN HEAVIER
SHOWERS. COULD ALSO SEE SOME PATCHY BR ACROSS THE WESTERN FA WHICH
WILL SEE RAIN ENDING FIRST.


&&

.FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ND...NONE.
MN...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...SPEICHER
LONG TERM...HOPPES/SPEICHER
AVIATION...VOELKER





USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.