Area Forecast Discussion
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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...(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.

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...FOBERT
LONG TERM...FOBERT
AVIATION...DERGAN


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