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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
453 PM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

VALID 00Z SUN MAR 29 2015 - 00Z TUE MAR 31 2015

***RIDGE ACROSS THE WEST AND TROUGH ACROSS THE EAST***

***BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES EAST OF THE ROCKIES***

***RELATIVELY QUIET IN TERMS OF PRECIPITATION NATION-WIDE*


THE UPPER LEVEL ATMOSPHERIC PATTERN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS
WILL BE FEATURED WITH A RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN U.S., AND AN
ABNORMALLY DEEP TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN U.S.  AT THE SURFACE, THIS
WILL RESULT IN BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR
FROM THE GREAT PLAINS EASTWARD TO THE EAST COAST.  HIGHS ON SUNDAY
WILL NOT GET OUT OF THE 40S AND 50S FOR MANY AREAS, BUT WARMER
WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN TIME FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE
WEEK.

OUT WEST, SOME RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IS LIKELY OVER PARTS OF
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND NORTHERN ROCKIES AS A FRONTAL BOUNDARY
MOVES ACROSS THE REGION.  DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE
ACROSS THE WESTERN U.S., WITH THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS CONTINUING
UNABATED.

A COLD FRONT CROSSING THE CENTRAL U.S. ON SUNDAY WILL BRING A
ROUND OF SHOWERS FROM ARKANSAS TO THE OHIO VALLEY, AND SOME WINTRY
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES.  THE MAJORITY OF
THE SNOW WITH THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN NORTH OF THE
BORDER IN CANADA.

D. HAMRICK


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