Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
940 AM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 940 AM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

STILL SOME HAZE/FOG BEING REPORTED...BUT THINK CONDITIONS WILL
CONTINUE TO IMPROVE. LOOKS LIKE IT WILL STAY MAINLY CLOUDY ALONG
AND WEST OF THE RED RIVER VALLEY WITH MORE FILTERED SUN TO THE
EAST. SMOKE LAYER IS BEING MASKED BY OTHER CLOUDS TODAY BUT IT IS
STILL THERE. ONLY UPDATE AT THIS POINT WILL BE TO REMOVE ANY PCPN
CHANCES ACROSS THE WESTERN FA UNTIL AFTER NOON.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 313 AM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

QUESTION IS HOW MUCH SMOKE/HAZE TODAY. FEEL LIKE THERE WILL BE
QUITE A BIT AS UPPER FLOW IS THE SAME AS MONDAY. BUT WE ALSO HAVE
CONSIDERABLE HIGH LEVEL CLOUD COVER MOVING OVER THE AREA AS
MOISTURE MOVES AROUND THE 500 MB HIGH OVER UTAH. WEAK SHORT WAVES
IN THIS FLOW AROUND THE RIDGE FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA INTO NORTHEAST
MONTANA INTO CNTRL/WRN ND CAUSING BANDS OF SHOWERS AND ISOLD
THUNDER JUST WEST OF FCST AREA. HIGH PRESSURE OVER NW ONTARIO WILL
KEEP PATTERN PRETTY STABLE THE NEXT 36 HOURS...WITH MOISTURE FROM
THE WEST ONLY SLOWLY ABLE TO MOVE EAST INTO ERN ND TODAY THRU
WEDNESDAY. EXPECTING MOST OF NW MN TO BE DRY.  GFS/NAM ARE A BIT
MORE BULLISH WITH AN AREA OF SHOWERS LATER TONIGHT SO DID PUSH THE
POPS A TAD FARTHER EAST THAN SOME OF THE VERY SHORT RANGE MODELS
(WRFS) WOULD SAY. TEMPS NEAR AVERAGE AND LITTLE CHANGE FROM PREV
FCST.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 313 AM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

SHORT WAVES AND A BAND OF MID LEVEL MOISTURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE
CNTRL ND INTO ERN SD AND SRN MN WITH BEST BET FOR SHOWERS AND A
FEW STORMS IN THIS REGION. DID KEEP LOWER POPS WED NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY IN THE RRV AND PARTS OF NW/WCNTRL MN AS AREA IS ON THE
FENCE BETWEEN DRY CONDITIONS OVER NW ONTARIO AND WETTER CONDITIONS
TO OUR SOUTHWEST.

FOR FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MODELS APPEAR TO INDICATE NW FLOW
ALOFT BECOMING MORE ZONAL AS A DEEP UPPER LOW PROPAGATES THROUGH
CANADA. THE STRONGEST MODEL SIGNAL FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE WITH
THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY (ECMWF ABOUT
12 HOURS QUICKER THAN THE GFS). TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR NORMAL
VALUES AHEAD OF THE COLD FROPA...AND SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL VALUES
TO START THE WORK WEEK.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z WEDNESDAY MORNING)
ISSUED AT 659 AM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

PATCHY FOG AROUND THRU 14Z...ONLY BRIEFING IMPACTING TAF SITES GFK
AND FAR. OTHERWISE LOOK FOR LIGHT WINDS TODAY...PREDOMINATELY
NORTHEAST UNDER 10 KTS...ALONG WITH SCT-BKN HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE.
SMOKE STILL PRESENT THRU THE DAY HOWEVER MAKING CONDITIONS LESS
THAN IDEAL.

&&

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

$$

UPDATE...GODON
SHORT TERM...RIDDLE
LONG TERM...TG/RIDDLE
AVIATION...RIDDLE



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