Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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FXUS63 KOAX 232100
AFDOAX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
300 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

.SHORT TERM...(TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 300 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

BAND OF GENERALLY LIGHT MIXED PRECIP CONTINUES TO TRACK SLOWLY
SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA AT 20Z. THIS
TREND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING AS UPPER TROUGH
MOVES SLOWLY EAST. TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S SO
WHATEVER SNOW DOES FALL MELTS FAIRLY QUICKLY. NDOR WEB CAMS SHOW
LITTLE TO NO SNOW COVER SOUTH OF A COLUMBUS TO TEKAMAH LINE.

LATEST RAP MODEL INDICATES A DIMINISHING TREND TO THE PRECIP THIS
EVENING WITH ONLY MINOR ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED AS TEMPERATURES
FALL TO NEAR 32 THROUGH 06Z. STRONGER DYNAMICS SHIFT WELL EAST OF
THE AREA TONIGHT TO THE TENNESSEE AND LOWER OHIO VALLEY WITH
SHORT WAVE RIDGING BUILDING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS.

FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUGGEST DECREASING CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA FOR
WEDNESDAY ALTHOUGH EASTERN AREAS MAY BE LIMITED TO LATE AFTERNOON
FOR ANY POTENTIAL VIEWING OF SUNSHINE. CLEARING TREND CONTINUES
WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY BEFORE CLOUDS INCREASE ONCE AGAIN
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY BEHIND THE NEXT COLD FRONT AND
APPROACHING UPPER TROUGH. SOME LIGHT SNOW IS LIKELY AGAIN WITH
THIS SYSTEM ON FRIDAY BUT NO MAJOR IMPACT ON TRAVEL IS EXPECTED.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 300 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

SNOW MAY LINGER INTO FRIDAY NIGHT FOR SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE AREA
THEN DRY BUT COLD FOR THE WEEKEND. STRONG TROUGHING DEVELOPS OVER
THE CENTRAL PART OF THE NATION EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH MUCH COLDER
AIR ON TAP FOR THE END OF THE YEAR.

&&

.AVIATION...(18Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.)
ISSUED AT 1120 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

IFR CEILINGS WILL LIKELY PREVAIL THROUGH MOST OF THE PERIOD. BAND
OF PCPN...MIXED RAIN AND SNOW...WILL CONTINUE TO DROP SOUTHEAST
ACROSS KLNK AND KOMA. THIS WILL LIKELY TURN TO MAINLY SNOW LATER
THIS AFTN AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY EVENING BEFORE ENDING. VSBYS MAY
DROP TO AROUND 1 MILE IN THE PREVAILING SNOW. FOR KOFK...LOOK FOR
SCT AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW OR SNOW SHOWERS THE REST OF THE DAY.


&&

.OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...NONE.
IA...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...FOBERT
LONG TERM...FOBERT
AVIATION...MILLER



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