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899 FXUS63 KOAX 212041 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 241 PM CST Tue Nov 21 2017 .SHORT TERM...
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(Tonight through Friday) Issued at 230 PM CST Tue Nov 21 2017 High pressure extended from the northern plains into the lower Missouri Valley at 20Z with a pool of very cold air located over the area this afternoon. The center of the high pressure will drift southeast tonight and be over the lower Missouri Valley by Wednesday morning. Winds will continue to diminish through the evening as the high moves into the area and become light by late tonight. Warmer air will begin to spread back into the area on Wednesday as the high continues its track southeast toward the Ohio and lower Mississippi Valley and low level flow becomes southerly over the central plains region. Additional warming will spread into the area on Thursday and Friday as the next upper trough approaches from the northern Rockies. A cold front is expected to sweep into the region on Friday with another shot of cooler air and gusty northwest winds for the area but no precipitation. .LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday) Issued at 230 PM CST Tue Nov 21 2017 Seasonal or warmer temperatures and dry weather will remain through the holiday weekend and into early next week as the upper ridge axis drifts across the central plains in advance of the next upper trough coming into the western CONUS. By Tuesday however, temperatures will begin to trend colder as another strong cold front is forecast to reach the central plains.
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&& .AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon) Issued at 1152 AM CST Tue Nov 21 2017 VFR conditions are forecast through Wednesday morning with mainly clear skies expected. Northwest winds gusting over 30kt will diminish to near 12kt by 00Z this evening, then decrease to nearly calm overnight. A return to southerly winds is forecast by 12Z Wednesday, with an increase to near 15kt expected by 18Z. && .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...None. IA...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Fobert LONG TERM...Fobert AVIATION...Dergan is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.