Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS63 KOAX 261721 AFDOAX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE 1121 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015 .SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY) ISSUED AT 245 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015 TEMPERATURES WILL BE THE MAIN FOCUS IN THE SHORT TERM INITIALLY THEN TIMING AND CHANCE OF SNOW MOVING INTO THE AREA ON SATURDAY. ANOTHER PUSH OF ARCTIC AIR WAS MOVING INTO THE REGION THIS MORNING WITH HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER WESTERN CANADA. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH TODAY AS THE HIGH BUILDS SOUTH AND SETTLES OVER THE LOWER MISSOURI VALLEY LATE TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL CONTINUE FOR NORTHERN PARTS OF THE AREA THROUGH 10 AM TODAY. COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL INTO FRIDAY MORNING BUT WITH DIMINISHING WINDS NO ADDITIONAL HEADLINES ARE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. GRADUAL WARMING RETURNS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY NIGHT AS THE HIGH MOVES EAST AND WINDS SHIFT TO THE SOUTH. TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO WARM ON SATURDAY AS NEXT SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES BEGINS TO MOVE OUT ONTO THE PLAINS REGION BRINGING WITH IT AN INCREASING CHANCE OF SNOW. SNOW SHOULD BEGIN TO MOVE INTO SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE CWA SATURDAY MORNING AND BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD OVER THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON. AT THIS TIME THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR SNOW WILL BE ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. THIS AREA COULD SEE UP TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW BY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT WITH LESSER AMOUNTS IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE TO THE NORTH. NO HEADLINES AT THIS TIME BUT MAY BE REQUIRED IN LATER FORECASTS. .LONG TERM...(SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY) ISSUED AT 245 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015 RATHER ACTIVE PERIOD AS SEVERAL SHORT WAVES MOVE OUT OF THE MEAN TROUGH OVER THE SOUTHWEST CONUS. WIDESPREAD SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT THEN DIMINISH FROM NORTH TO SOUTH ON SUNDAY AS THE INITIAL WAVE MOVES EAST OF THE AREA. TWO OTHER PERIODS OF SNOW LOOKS LIKELY FROM MONDAY INTO EARLY TUESDAY AND AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY AS ADDITIONAL ENERGY LIFTS OUT OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES. NO TREND TOWARD MORE SEASONAL CONDITIONS IS SEEN YET FOR THE AREA IN THE LATEST LONG RANGE OUTLOOK. && .AVIATION...
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(18Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.) ISSUED AT 1119 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015 BRISK NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25KT ARE FORECAST THROUGH 00Z WITH A DECREASE TO LESS THAN 10KT BY 02Z. SCATTERED CLOUDS NEAR FL020 SHOULD DISSIPATE BY 00Z...BUT COULD BRIEFLY GO BROKEN FOR A TIME DURING THE AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE CLEAR SKIES ARE FORECAST OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.
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&& .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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NE...NONE. IA...NONE.
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&& $$ SHORT TERM...FOBERT LONG TERM...FOBERT AVIATION...DERGAN

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