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000 FXUS63 KOAX 040208 AFDOAX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE 808 PM CST WED FEB 3 2016 .UPDATE... ISSUED AT 805 PM CST WED FEB 3 2016 SHORTWAVE TO BRING INCREASING CLOUDS TO THE FORECAST AREA OVERNIGHT. AHEAD OF THIS WAVE...SOME LOCATIONS QUICKLY DROPPING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BEFORE THE CLOUDS AND WESTERLY WINDS MIX IN. && .SHORT TERM...(TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY) ISSUED AT 256 PM CST WED FEB 3 2016 THE GROUNDHOG DAY STORM IS OVER...AND THANKFULLY IT DIDN`T REPEAT ITSELF. A STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL MAP AND TABULAR LIST WAS POSTED TO OUR WEBPAGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR REFERENCE. AS EXPECTED...THERE WAS A VERY TIGHT GRADIENT ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THE SYSTEM...AND SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ON THE NORTHERN END. PEAK AMOUNT WAS 18 INCHES AT PIERCE, NE...AND THE LOWEST AMOUNT WAS 0.1 AT SHUBERT, NE. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WERE OFFICIALLY MET IN MANY LOCATIONS IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA. LOOKING FORWARD...QUIET WEATHER EXPECTED TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS BECOME WESTERLY...WHICH IS USUALLY A WARMING WIND FOR US...BUT NOT SO MUCH WHEN THAT WIND IS MOVING OVER A 1 TO 2 FOOT SNOW PACK. THUS WILL HAVE ANOTHER COLD NIGHT IN THE TEENS...AND HIGHS TOMORROW AROUND 30 OVER THE SNOW...BUT NEAR 40 IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA WHERE NO LITTLE OR NO SNOW EXISTS. THE NEXT TROUGH JUST NOW OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ROCKIES AND BRING A NEW FRONT TO THE AREA FOR FRIDAY. WILL HAVE A SMALL CHANCE OF SNOW WITH THAT FEATURE...AND MOSTLY ACROSS NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND NORTHWEST IOWA WITH LITTLE IF ANY THREAT SOUTH OF OF I80 OTHER THAN FLURRIES. WILL HAVE DRY WEATHER AGAIN FOR FRIDAY WITH A WEST SOUTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING WITH RIDGING ALOFT. .LONG TERM...(SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY) ISSUED AT 256 PM CST WED FEB 3 2016 THE NEXT CLIPPER MOVES OUT OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST/NORTHERN ROCKIES BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY THEN SOUTHEAST THROUGH THE MID MISSOURI VALLEY REGION. THE GFS IS STRONGER AND A LITTLE FURTHER SOUTH THAN THE ECMWF...BUT WILL AGAIN HAVE A SMALL CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW MOVING THROUGH THE REGION...OR A RAIN/SNOW MIX IN SOUTHEAST NE AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. SHOULD BE MOSTLY OVER BY DAYBREAK MONDAY...AND AGAIN AMOUNTS WOULD BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE. COULD BE A FEW LINGERING FLURRIES ACROSS WESTERN IOWA EARLY MONDAY. THIS DEFINITELY BRINGS BELOW NORMAL TEMPS TO THE REGION FOR MONDAY...AND EVEN COLDER TUESDAY...AND SLIGHT RECOVERY FOR WEDNESDAY...BUT STILL BELOW NORMAL. IN OTHER NEWS....SPRING BEGINS IN 45 DAYS. && .AVIATION...(00Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.) ISSUED AT 529 PM CST WED FEB 3 2016 A WEAK SHORTWAVE WILL MOVE THROUGH TONIGHT AND THERE SHOULD BE PATCHY MVFR CIGS AND INCREASING VFR CIGS LATER THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SURFACE WINDS WILL BE VARIABLE NORTHWEST TO SOUTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST UNDER 10KTS. THE VFR CIGS SHOULD DECREASE AFTER 15-18Z. && .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...NONE. IA...NONE. && $$ UPDATE...ZAPOTOCNY SHORT TERM...DEWALD LONG TERM...DEWALD AVIATION...ZAPOTOCNY

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