Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS63 KOAX 101110 AFDOAX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE 510 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016 .SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY) ISSUED AT 245 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016 TEMPERATURES WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERN DURING THE PERIOD AS AREA REMAINS UNDER STRONG AMPLIFIED FLOW PATTERN BETWEEN RIDGE IN THE WEST AND TROUGH IN THE EAST. REGIONAL RADARS AT 08Z SHOWING BAND OF LIGHT SNOW OVER EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA WORKING SOUTHEAST ALONG STRONG BAROCLINIC ZONE. THIS SNOW BAND IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF THE FORECAST AREA THIS MORNING...MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE IOWA NEBRASKA BORDER. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY LESS THAN AN INCH ARE INDICATED AT THIS TIME. SNOW THEN MOVES OFF THIS AFTERNOON. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION TONIGHT IN ADVANCE OF ANOTHER WEAK IMPULSE MOVING ALONG THE BAROCLINIC ZONE ACROSS THE DAKOTAS ON THURSDAY. EASTERN PARTS OF THE AREA WILL AGAIN SEE THE CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES TO THE SOUTHEAST. A LARGE ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE DROPS INTO THE REGION ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A SURGE OF VERY COLD AIR EXPECTED FROM THE LOWER MISSOURI VALLEY EASTWARD TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY. GENERALLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS THROUGH MUCH OF THE SHORT TERM PERIOD. .LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY) ISSUED AT 245 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016 COLD AIR LINGERS THROUGH SATURDAY WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY AS UPPER FLOW BECOMES LESS AMPLIFIED AND NORTHERN STREAM SHORT WAVE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. TREND TOWARD WARMER TEMPERATURES CONTINUES EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH RIDGE PUSHING INTO THE PLAINS AND A MORE SPLIT FLOW DEVELOPING IN THE EAST. && .AVIATION...
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(12Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.) ISSUED AT 508 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016 A FEW FLURRIES WILL AFFECT KOMA THROUGH ABOUT 16Z THIS MORNING. MOSTLY VFR...BUT COULD SEE TEMPORARY MVFR CONDITIONS WITH CONTINUED DOWNWARD SATURATION. OTHERWISE...VFR ELSEWHERE ALTHOUGH EXPECTING MVFR CLOUDS TO DEVELOP BY 22-00Z.
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&& .OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NE...NONE. IA...NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...FOBERT LONG TERM...FOBERT AVIATION...DEWALD

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