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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
332 AM EST MON MAR 02 2015

VALID 12Z MON MAR 02 2015 - 12Z WED MAR 04 2015

...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL ROCKIES...

...TEMPERATURES WILL BE 10 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE OVER PARTS
OF THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL PLAINS...

A FRONT ALONG THE EASTERN SEA BOARD TO THE GULF COAST WILL MOVE
OFF THE EAST COAST BY MONDAY AFTERNOON.  THE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE
LIGHT SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE LOWER GREAT LAKES TO NORTHERN NEW
ENGLAND ON MONDAY, ENDING LATER MONDAY EVENING OVER NORTHERN NEW
ENGLAND.  A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE BOUNDARY OVER THE
CENTRAL GULF COAST/LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WILL PRODUCE SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TO THE CENTRAL
GULF COAST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.  RAIN WILL ALSO DEVELOP OVER
THE INTERIOR PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY/TENNESSEE
VALLEY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING, TOO.

MEANWHILE, A FRONT MOVING SOUTHWARD OUT OF WEST-CENTRAL CANADA
WILL MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD TO THE GREAT LAKES/MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY TO THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS THEN BANKED UP AGAINST THE
NORTHERN ROCKIES BY TUESDAY EVENING.  IN ADDITION, AN UPPER-LEVEL
CLOSED LOW JUST OFF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF CALIFORNIA WILL OPEN AND
MOVE NORTHEASTWARD TO THE GREAT LAKES BY TUESDAY EVENING.
ADDITIONAL UPPER-LEVEL ENERGY OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL MOVE
SOUTHWARD AND FORM A NEW CLOSED UPPER-LEVEL LOW JUST OFF THE
NORTHWEST COAST OF MEXICO BY TUESDAY.  THE ENERGY MOVING OUT OF
CALIFORNIA WILL AID IN PRODUCING SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE GREAT
BASIN/CENTRAL ROCKIES LATE MONDAY NIGHT.  LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN
WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

AS THE FRONT MOVES SOUTH OUT OF CANADA, LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP
OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIES/HIGH PLAINS BY MONDAY EVENING.
THE UPPER-LEVEL ENERGY COMING OUT OF CALIFORNIA WILL MERGE WITH
THE ENERGY ASSOCIATED WITH THE BOUNDARY MOVING OUT OF CANADA ON
TUESDAY.  THE COMPLEX SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE
CENTRAL ROCKIES TO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES ON TUESDAY MORNING THAT
WILL MOVE TO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND BY TUESDAY EVENING.  RAIN WILL
DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS/MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY ON TUESDAY MORNING WILL EXPAND INTO THE OHIO
VALLEY/MID-ATLANTIC AND WESTWARD TO PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN HIGH
PLAINS BY TUESDAY EVENING.  AN AREA OF RAIN/FREEZING RAIN WILL
DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE WESTERN OHIO VALLEY THAT WILL MOVE TO
PARTS OF NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC BY TUESDAY EVENING.  ADDITIONALLY,
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY/CENTRAL GULF COAST BY TUESDAY EVENING, TOO.


ZIEGENFELDER


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