Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS63 KOAX 162333 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 533 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018 .SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Friday) Issued at 208 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018 WV imagery this afternoon showing a well amplified upstream ridge over the Rockies gradually approaching the central CONUS. At the surface...large area of high pressure was in control over the Plains. Dry forecast in place the next several days leaving temperatures the main issue to contend with. Meteograms continue to clearly show a generous warming trend is on tap heading into this weekend as increasing thkns build in from the west. As of now, looking at afternoon highs going from the mid/upper 20s on Wednesday to the low/mid 40s on Thursday, and mid 40s/low 50s by Friday. .LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Tuesday) Issued at 208 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018 Both ECM/GFS continue to advertise possible precip event Saturday night through Sunday evening in association surface low lifting out of the southern High Plains into the Mid MS Vly region. As of now, good agreement that brunt of any snow accumulation will be found over the northern CWA, with a rain or rain/snow mix, generally along and south of the I-80 corridor. Otherwise, attendant cold front sliding in will push max temps back down into the low/mid 30s next Sunday and Monday. && .AVIATION...
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(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening) Issued at 531 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018 VFR conditions are expected through the TAF cycle, with unrestricted visibility and clear skies (minus a stray cirrus or two tomorrow). Light northwest winds will become nearly calm tonight, returning out of the southwest tomorrow at around 5-8kt; thus, light and variable winds will generally cover it.
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&& .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...DEE LONG TERM...DEE AVIATION...Mayes is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.