Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
701 PM CST MON JAN 26 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 700 PM CST MON JAN 26 2015

CURRENT LOW CLOUD DECK IS ROUGHLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE RED RIVER
VALLEY...WITH EASTERN ND GRADUALLY SEEING INCREASED MID CLOUD.
FCST CHALLENGE TONIGHT WILL BE SKY AND ASSOCIATED TEMPS. WILL
ADJUST FCST FOR CURRENT TRENDS WITH NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES...IF
NEEDED...TIL 00Z DATA COMES IN.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 301 PM CST MON JAN 26 2015

MAIN FORECAST CHALLENGES WILL BE TEMPS AND THEN THE NEXT CHANCE
OF PCPN WED/WED NIGHT. LIKE PREVIOUS SHIFT DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF
CONFIDENCE FOR THE WED/WED NIGHT EVENT GIVEN RECENT MODEL
PERFORMANCE. AS FOR THIS AFTERNOON...THE CLOUD BAND HAS SHIFTED
ALL THE WAY DOWN THRU KFAR AND KBWP. TEMPS HAVE BEEN FALLING FOR
MOST OF THE FA AFTER LATE MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON HIGHS. FAR SW FA
IS THE ONLY SPOT YET TO SEE THE COOLING. WEAK SFC HIGH WILL DROP
DOWN INTO THE AREA TONIGHT WITH WARM ADVECTION TAKING OVER AGAIN.
WITH LIGHT WINDS AND SOME CLEAR HOLES...QUESTION IS WHETHER THERE
WILL BE ANY FOG FORMATION. VISIBLE SATELLITE SHOWS VERY LITTLE
SNOW COVER OVER EASTERN ND OTHER THAN POSSIBLY THE KDVL REGION.
THINK MID LEVEL CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO SPILL INTO THE AREA
TONIGHT WITH THE WARM ADVECTION KEEPING ANY CLEARING MINIMAL.
ALSO WITH SUCH MINIMAL SNOW COVER DO NOT THINK THERE WAS MUCH
MELTING TO CONTRIBUTE MUCH MOISTURE TO THE BOUNDARY LAYER TODAY.
THEREFORE WILL LEAVE FOG MENTIONED ACROSS THE FAR WEST/SW AND NOT
EXPAND THE MENTION FOR NOW. WILL LET THE NEXT SHIFT TAKE ANOTHER
LOOK AT IT. WILL SEE SFC WINDS TURN BACK TO THE SOUTH ON TUE AS
WARM ADVECTION CONTINUES. STRAIGHT SOUTH WINDS NOT GREAT FOR
WARMING SO BEST WARMING SHOULD BE IN AREAS THAT SEE SUN. ANY
THREAT OF LIGHT SNOW SHOULD STAY NORTH OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TUE
NIGHT.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 301 PM CST MON JAN 26 2015

MODELS BRING SOME LIGHT SNOW INTO AREAS NORTH OF THE HIGHWAY 2
CORRIDOR WED AND SINK IT SOUTH WED NIGHT. CURRENTLY EXPECT MAYBE
AN INCH OR SO AT MOST WITH THIS...BUT AS WE HAVE SEEN THIS IS
SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR TOWARD EVEN LOWER AMOUNTS. CONDITIONS WILL
DRY OUT ON THU BUT TEMPS WILL BE A LITTLE COOLER.

FOR THU NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...TEMPS SHOULD COOL TO NEAR NORMAL BY
THIS WEEKEND. THERE ARE STILL NO MAJOR STORMS EXPECTED...WITH
PERHAPS SOME LIGHT SNOW LATE THIS WEEK AHEAD OF THE COOL DOWN.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 00Z TAFS THROUGH 00Z TUESDAY EVENING)
ISSUED AT 700 PM CST MON JAN 26 2015

MVFR DECK IS ROUGHLY ALONG AND JUST EAST OF THE RED RIVER VALLY IN
VCNTY OF SFC RIDGE. EXPECT GRADUALLY CLEARING FORM WEST TO EAST IN
W CNTRL AND NW MN TONIGHT...ALTHOUGH MID CLOUD WILL MOVE OVER BUT
MVFR DECK SHOULD DISSIPATE GRADUALLY THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. GFK
AND FAR RIGHT ON THE FRINGE AND COULD SEE ASOS HITS AT BKN015 DUE
TO CLOUDS MAINLY TO EAST...BUT THIS SHOULD ONLY OCCUR OVER NEXT
COUPLE OF HOURS BEFORE THE WRN EDGE ERODES AND MOVES FAR ENOUGH
EAST.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE...SPEICHER
SHORT TERM...GODON
LONG TERM...GODON/DK
AVIATION...SPEICHER





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