Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
628 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 315 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

COLD FRONT JUST STARTING TO ENTER NORTHEAST PART OF THE CWA AT
07Z. RADAR IS PICKING UP SOME LIGHT RETURNS ALONG THE NORTHERN
BORDER WITH A SECOND AREA STRETCHING FROM WESTERN INTO CENTRAL
NEBRASKA. SCATTERED SPRINKLES REPORTED SO FAR WITH THE WESTERN
BAND OF PRECIP. WILL CARRY SOME SLIGHT POPS THRU THE FIRST PART OF
THE MORNING IN THE SOUTH THEN CHANCE POPS LATE MORNING INTO THE
AFTERNOON MAINLY SOUTH OF I-80 AS FRONT MOVES THROUGH AND UVV
INCREASES AHEAD OF WAVE MOVING ONTO THE WESTERN HIGH PLAINS.
BETTER DYNAMICS AND MOISTURE COME TOGETHER SOUTH OF THE AREA. WITH
MOISTURE RATHER LIMITED ONLY LIGHT AMOUNTS GENERALLY LESS THAN
0.10 INCH EXPECTED. WAITING ON 08Z METARS IN THE SOUTHEAST TO
CHECK ON VSBYS IN FOG. GENERALLY 1/2 MILE OR LESS CURRENTLY. MAY
NEED ADVISORY THERE FOR THE EARLY PART OF THE MORNING BASED ON
LATEST HRRR.

UPPER WAVE INTENSIFIES OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TONIGHT WITH UPPER
PATTERN BECOMING MORE AMPLIFIED. HIGH PRESSURE BEHIND THE COLD
FRONT WILL KEEP THINGS COOL AND DRY ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT BUT
ADDITIONAL SHORT WAVE ENERGY WILL BE MOVING ACROSS THE AREA IN THE
STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. RESULT WILL BE PERIODS
OF SLIGHT POPS WITH TIMING AND STRENGTH OF FEATURES MAIN UNCERTAINTY
DURING THIS TIME. TEMPERATURES ALSO EXPECTED TO BE ON THE COOL SIDE
ALTHOUGH RATHER TIGHT GRADIENT WILL BE IN THE AREA WITH STRONG
UPPER RIDGE TO THE WEST.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 315 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

UPPER PATTERN QUICKLY FLATTENS EARLY IN THE EXTENDED PERIOD WITH
MORE ZONAL FLOW DRIVING UPPER WAVE ACROSS NORTHERN PLAINS INTO THE
GREAT LAKES REGION OVER THE WEEKEND. THE FORECAST IS DRY NOW BUT
00Z EURO SHOWING SOME POTENTIAL PRECIP AS COLD FRONT COMES THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. FORECAST CONFIDENCE DECREASES
MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AS A RESULT OF TIMING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GFS
AND ECMWF IN THE FAST PROGRESSIVE FLOW.

&&

.AVIATION...(12Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.)
ISSUED AT 624 AM CDT WED MAR 25 2015

COLD FRONT IS THROUGH KOFK AND CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED TO VFR
THERE. CDFNT WILL MOVE THROUGH KOMA/KLNK AROUND 13-14Z AND ALLOW
FOR THE VLIFR CONDS TO IMPROVE TO IFR AND THEN VFR BY MID MRNG.
KLNK/KOMA MAY ALSO SEE A SPRINKLE OR LIGHT SHOWER THROUGH MID
MRNG. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE AT ALL 3 SITES THIS MRNG WITH
GUSTS LIKELY THROUGH MID AFTN. VFR CONDS ARE THEN EXPECTED FM
THIS AFTN THROUGH THE END OF THE PERIOD.

&&

.OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR NEZ050>053-
     065>068-078-088>093.

IA...DENSE FOG ADVISORY UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR IAZ069-079-
     080-090-091.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...FOBERT
LONG TERM...FOBERT
AVIATION...BOUSTEAD


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