Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS63 KOAX 231224 AFDOAX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE 624 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017 .SHORT TERM...
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(today through Saturday) Issued at 355 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017 Complex weather system will be moving into the area today with a variety of weather to deal with before changing to snow tonight into Friday. Winter storm warning will spread across the north half of the area today into Friday morning with a winter weather advisory south of that area into the Omaha and Lincoln areas for Friday and Friday night. Latest model run has pushed axis of heavy snow a bit further south with 6 to 10 inches possible for the north half of the area. Gusty north to northwest winds will compound travel conditions during this event with considerable blowing and drifting snow. Rain will be changing to snow in the far north today with rain and a few thunderstorms this afternoon in the south with the chance of thunderstorms going into the evening. Rain will be changing to snow in the south Friday morning and continue for the afternoon before diminishing Friday evening with snow amounts in the 1 to 5 inch range expected with amounts decreasing southward. Colder temperatures then into Saturday before warming trend returns for Sunday into early next week. .LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Wednesday) Issued at 355 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017 Temperatures warm a bit early in the period but another upper trough will briefly drag colder air back into the area on Wednesday with another warming trend beginning by late week.
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&& .AVIATION...
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(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Friday morning) Issued at 613 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017 IFR cigs pushed south across all of eastern Nebraska TAF sites this morning. Expect KOFK to remain in IFR category through the day, while cigs will likely improve to MVFR at KOMA and KLNK by 18Z. Rain is expected to overspread all TAF sites during the afternoon. A few thunderstorms are possible at KLNK and KOMA between 21Z and 06Z, but these should be isolated and thus have not mentioned them in TAFs at this time. Rain will change to snow at KOFK between 00Z and 06Z, and will become heavy at times with attendant LIFR or VLIFR cigs/vsbys through 12Z. The rain/snow line is forecast to progress south toward KLNK and KOMA, with a possible change to snow at those sites before 12Z. However the more drastic deterioration in cigs/vsbys are expected after the end of this TAF period.
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&& .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...Winter Storm Warning from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday night for NEZ034-044-045. Winter Weather Advisory from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday night for NEZ050>053-065>067. Winter Storm Warning from 10 PM this evening to midnight CST Friday night for NEZ015-032-033-042-043. Winter Storm Warning from 6 PM this evening to midnight CST Friday night for NEZ011-012-016>018-030-031. IA...Winter Storm Warning from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday night for IAZ043-055. Winter Weather Advisory from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday night for IAZ056-069-079. && $$ SHORT TERM...Fobert LONG TERM...Fobert AVIATION...Dergan

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