Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS63 KOAX 221123 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 523 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017 .SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday) Issued at 326 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017 The region remains in between amplified ridging over the western states and a trough over the eastern third of the country. A cold surface high pressure ridge has settled over the forecast area this morning allowing temperatures to bottom out into the 10-15 degree range across most areas with some single digit readings across northeast Nebraska. The surface high will continue to slide southeast through the day allowing return southwesterly flow to increase with strong warm air advection to our west signaling the beginning of our Thanksgiving weekend warm- up. .LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday) Issued at 326 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017 By early Friday morning, 850mb temps are forecast around +16C over the region. Temperatures should be able to mix out quite well as a fast moving surface cold front dives through the area from late morning through early afternoon. Behind the front, 850mb winds are near 45-55kts which could mix winds to near advisory criteria. Have continued to bump up wind speeds from model blends. Post- frontal temperatures are not expected to fall too drastically, with lows on Friday night generally in the mid to upper 30s. Upper level ridge axis to our west will continue to slide east through the weekend allowing temps to remain above normal with +18C 850mb temps again on Monday into Tuesday. A deepening trough will dig across the western states and into the High Plains region by Tuesday sending a strong cold front into the Central Plains. This will allow a cold Canadian airmass to drop into the region. Main precipitation area associated with the trough appears to remain across the Dakotas with our northern counties possibly getting brushed with some light QPF. && .AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning) Issued at 523 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017 Surface high pressure centered over the mid to lower MO Valley as of 11z will build southeast today with light and variable winds increasing from the south from mid morning into afternoon. A weak front will move through eastern NE tonight with winds gradually veering to the west with it`s passage. Outside of some high-level cloudiness, VFR conditions will prevail. && .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Kern LONG TERM...Kern AVIATION...Mead is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.