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FXUS01 KWBC 292037
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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
336 PM EST THU JAN 29 2015

VALID 00Z FRI JAN 30 2015 - 00Z SUN FEB 01 2015

...MORE SNOW ON THE WAY FOR THE GREAT LAKES TO THE NORTHEAST...

...WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST U.S....

ANOTHER ROUND OF WINTRY WEATHER IS ON THE WAY FROM THE GREAT LAKES
TO NEW ENGLAND AS A CLIPPER SYSTEM RACES ACROSS THE NORTHEAST ON
FRIDAY. LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AREA THIS
AFTERNOON WILL SLIDE INTO THE LOWER LAKES AND NEW ENGLAND BY
TONIGHT. ACCORDING TO THE WPC WINTER WEATHER GRAPHICS, MOST
LOCATIONS FROM THE LOWER LAKES INTO NEW ENGLAND SHOULD SEE LESS
THAN ABOUT SIX INCHES, EXCEPT ACROSS MAINE, WHERE ACCUMULATIONS AS
HIGH AS A FOOT OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE. FARTHER SOUTH ACROSS THE
MID-ATLANTIC, A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW IS LIKELY AND BEHIND THE
SYSTEM, THE WEEKEND WILL BEGIN VERY CHILLY WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW
AVERAGE AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE TAKES OVER.

ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST AND FOUR CORNERS REGION, CONDITIONS WILL
CONTINUE TO BE INCREASINGLY WET THIS EVENING AND INTO THE WEEKEND
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVES INLAND OVER NORTHERN MEXICO. NEAR
THE SURFACE, LOW-LEVEL WINDS WILL ADVECT PLENTY OF MOISTURE INTO
THESE AREAS, FUELING WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY PRECIPITATION
ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE
HIGHER TERRAIN, ESPECIALLY ACROSS NEW MEXICO, WHILE HEAVY RAIN IS
EXPECTED FARTHER SOUTH AND WEST IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA. THIS PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO
MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS BY SATURDAY MORNING
WHERE PLACES ACROSS THE TEXAS PANHANDLE INTO KANSAS COULD SEE A
RAIN/SNOW MIX, WITH PLAIN RAIN EXPECTED FARTHER SOUTH.


SANTORELLI


GRAPHICS AVAILABLE AT WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV
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