Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KDMX 060535

National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1135 PM CST Mon Dec 5 2016

.SHORT TERM.../Tonight through Tuesday/
Issued at 353 PM CST Mon Dec 5 2016

Not much change to the forecast for tonight and Tuesday. Precip/virga
across the Northwest is allowing stronger winds aloft
to mix down producing strong wind gusts in the Northwest. These
wi nds will continue into the evening. An upper low will continue
to trek across the Northern Plains dragging a cold front across
the forecast area. Moisture will deepen with time and there is a
period of stronger forcing which will mainly affect the Northern
half of the CWA. Precip will start as light rain/sprinkles then
switch over to snow late evening overnight as the front pushes
East. We are not looking for much in the way of precip or snowfall
with the system. Post frontal on Tuesday...we will be in fairly
strong cold advection and winds will be quite brisk during the
day. Temps will be some 15 to 20 degrees colder than today.

.LONG TERM.../Tuesday night through Monday/
Issued at 353 PM CST Mon Dec 5 2016

Cold advection will continue through Thursday as a deep trough
and Canadian high pressure pushes across the Rockies into the
Central Plains. Both the Euro and GFS suggest precip near the base
of the trough. The GFS has been dry for Iowa while the Euro has
been pushing precip further South with each successive run.
Precip this last run is also now South of Iowa and with that I
have removed measurable precip from the forecast but did mention
flurries across the North associated with the second push of cold
air. We will remain cold through Friday with highs in the teens
and 20`s and lows around zero to 10 above.

Warm advection returns Friday night into Saturday night ahead of
the next low and this will bring the next chance for snow to the
region. Despite the warm advection...temps will still be cold
enough for snow. There will likely be some locations receiving
measurable snow but it is too far out to determine amounts and


.AVIATION.../For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Tuesday night/
Issued at 1135 PM CST Mon Dec 5 2016

Little change to previous package. IFR cigs remain in the east and
central. Light rain/snow will accompany the front with 3-5sm VISBY
until winds increase. With passage of cold front...will see cigs
rise to MVFR then VFR aft 12-15z. Winds will increase aft 14z with
gusts to near 30kts through 23z. /rev




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