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000 FXUS63 KOAX 251125 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 625 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017 .SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday) Issued at 329 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017 Slow-moving front and associated precipitation have arrived. Subjective 00Z upper-air analysis indicates an upper-level low centered near the UT-WY border, with upper-level ridging dominating the eastern half of the CONUS (along with Maria centered well off the coast of the Carolinas). A 110kt upper-level jet streak was noted ahead of the trough from western NE into the central Dakotas. An 850mb high was centered around Lake Erie, with an ill-defined trough from around western ON toward CO/NM. A front was evident from the weak low in western ON through eastern SD and northeast to central NE, then toward western KS and eastern NM. A surface low was centered in western ON, with a secondary low in northeast NM, and a front between through MN to western IA to southeast NE through KS toward the secondary low. Main forecast concern is persistent rain and isolated thunderstorms today and tonight, tapering off tonight into Wednesday. Western US low will eject northeastward through the Dakotas through Tuesday, leaving troughing in the southwestern US. Front will linger through today and tonight, with a distinct band of mid-level frontogenesis and instability above the frontogenetic layer lingering through Tuesday morning as it slowly slides eastward through the area. In short, persistent forcing for ascent should continue to drive waves of rain through Tuesday, tapering from northwest to southeast through the day. MUCAPE is weak, but there is enough to support at least an isolated embedded thunderstorm today and perhaps tonight. By Tuesday, instability is virtually nil, and thunder threat likewise should be nil. Temperatures today will change little from morning readings, but did give a slight bump in the afternoon. Temperatures on Tuesday will remain cool, with highs in the 60s. In wake of the slow-moving system, high pressure will linger for several days as an upper-level ridge lingers between the ejecting low/trough and the western US low, but temperatures will remain on the cool side as 850mb temperatures linger in the upper single digits to low teens. .LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Sunday) Issued at 329 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017 Cooler temperatures will continue through next weekend, with an upper-level trough digging into the Great Lakes by late week and providing a reinforcing push of cooler air into the north central US. As the surface ridge slowly slides eastward, return flow should bring moisture back into the central Plains over the weekend, along with chances for showers and thunderstorms as the western US trough slowly emerges toward the Plains. && .AVIATION...
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(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Tuesday morning) Issued at 625 AM CDT Mon Sep 25 2017 11Z mesoanalysis placed the surface cold front along a KSDA to south of KBIE line with a slow southward advance of the boundary. A band of post-frontal showers and isolated thunderstorms from KTQE to west of KLNK will continue east with the potential for periods of TSRA at both KOMA and KLNK through mid morning. IFR ceiling will likely prevail at KOFK and KLNK through much of the forecast period. At KOMA, ceilings could vacillate between VFR and IFR today before trending toward prevailing IFR by evening. Otherwise, expect periodic showers to persist through much of the forecast period.
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&& .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Mayes LONG TERM...Mayes AVIATION...Mead is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.