Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 062051

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
251 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

.SHORT TERM...(tonight through Friday)
Issued at 245 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

Cold high pressure was located over the central plains this
afternoon with low pressure over northern Minnesota. Gusty
northwest winds were found between these two features but the
strongest winds were confined to the northern plains. The
Minnesota low will continue to track east across the northern
Great Lakes region and into eastern Canada through Thursday while
arctic high pressure builds south into the central U.S.

Some light snow still looks possible late tonight into Wednesday
along the Kansas Nebraska border as a weak short wave trough
tracks out of the central Rockies and into the southern Plains
Wednesday. Only trace event expected with this snowfall as next
surge of cold air pushes in Wednesday and Wednesday night. Subzero
wind chills still expected for Wednesday night into Thursday
morning with temperatures then moderating into Friday as the high
shifts east and south winds return to the region.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 245 PM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

Brief warming trend will extend through Saturday in advance of the
next upper trough approaching from the northern Rockies. This
system will bring another chance of light snow to the region as it
tracks east Saturday and Saturday night. Additional intrusions of
cold air look to extend into early next week as broad upper trough
develops with low amplitude flow indicated across the country.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1121 AM CST Tue Dec 6 2016

VFR conditions are expected through the period. Gusty northwest
winds are expected through the afternoon today with clear skies.
The gusts will tend to diminish toward evening, but may tend to
linger into the night at KOFK. Overnight and into the day on
Wednesday we will see an increase in mid and high level clouds at
all 3 sites, but not preciptiation is expected.




LONG TERM...Fobert
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