Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS63 KOAX 261724 AFDOAX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE 1124 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015 .SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY) ISSUED AT 315 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015 SHORT TERM FORECAST CONCERNS WILL MAINLY BE TEMPERATURES. AS THE BIG STORM BEARS DOWN ON THE MID ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND STATES TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...LOCALLY WE ARE LOOKING AT UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S AND 60S. WARM DOWNSLOPING FLOW FROM THE WEST WITH INCREASING NORTHWEST WINDS ARE FORECAST FOR TODAY AS A SHORTWAVE TROF MOVES THROUGH THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. MUCH WARMER H85 TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST FOR TUESDAY...HOWEVER THE SOUTHEAST LOW LEVEL FLOW...WILL MEAN THAT THE WARM AIR ALOFT WILL NOT BE FULLY REALIZED IN THE MAX TEMP FORECAST. MID LEVEL RIDGING IS FLATTENED WEDNESDAY AS A SHORTWAVE BREAKS IT DOWN. THERE MAY BE SOME LOW CLOUDS/DRIZZLE TO CONTEND WITH AHEAD OF AND WITH THE FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE SHORTWAVE .LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY) ISSUED AT 315 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015 A COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND APPEARS TO COME THROUGH DRY WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS FOR THURSDAY. THE MODELS DIVERGE FRIDAY- SUNDAY REGARDING SNOW CHANCES. FOR NOW USED THE UKMET/GEM WHICH IS DRY AND COLDER. COOLER HIGHS IN THE 30S/40S FOR THURSDAY - SATURDAY WITH COOLER HIGHS IN THE 30S FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY. && .AVIATION...(18Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.) ISSUED AT 1122 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015 GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25KT ARE FORECAST THROUGH 23Z...THEN SPEEDS WILL DECREASE TO 10KT OR LESS. LIGHT SOUTHEAST WINDS RETURN BY 15Z TUESDAY. OTHERWISE CLEAR SKIES CAN BE EXPECTED. && .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...NONE. IA...NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...ZAPOTOCNY LONG TERM...ZAPOTOCNY AVIATION...DERGAN

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