Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1245 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.SHORT TERM...(today through Saturday)
Issued at 355 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

Complex weather system will be moving into the area today with a
variety of weather to deal with before changing to snow tonight
into Friday.

Winter storm warning will spread across the north half of the area
today into Friday morning with a winter weather advisory south of
that area into the Omaha and Lincoln areas for Friday and Friday
night. Latest model run has pushed axis of heavy snow a bit
further south with 6 to 10 inches possible for the north half of
the area. Gusty north to northwest winds will compound travel
conditions during this event with considerable blowing and
drifting snow. Rain will be changing to snow in the far north
today with rain and a few thunderstorms this afternoon in the
south with the chance of thunderstorms going into the evening.

Rain will be changing to snow in the south Friday morning and
continue for the afternoon before diminishing Friday evening with
snow amounts in the 1 to 5 inch range expected with  amounts
decreasing southward.

Colder temperatures then into Saturday before warming trend
returns for Sunday into early next week.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 355 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

Temperatures warm a bit early in the period but another upper
trough will briefly drag colder air back into the area on
Wednesday with another warming trend beginning by late week.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 1126 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

A storm complex moving through the region will result in
deteriorating conditions at all terminals tonight and Friday.
Regional radar mosaic already showing activity across sern SD
into nrn/wrn Neb. Expect a gradual transition from a RA/SN mix to
all SN as precipitation continues to expand swd over the rest of
ern Neb this afternoon/overnight. SN/BLSN will also become a
factor late tonight...driving vsbys down into IFR territory pretty
much through Friday morning.

&&

.OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...Winter Storm Warning from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday
     night for NEZ034-044-045.

     Winter Weather Advisory from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday
     night for NEZ050>053-065>067.

     Winter Storm Warning from 10 PM this evening to midnight CST
     Friday night for NEZ015-032-033-042-043.

     Winter Storm Warning from 6 PM this evening to midnight CST
     Friday night for NEZ011-012-016>018-030-031.

IA...Winter Storm Warning from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday
     night for IAZ043-055.

     Winter Weather Advisory from 6 AM Friday to midnight CST Friday
     night for IAZ056-069-079.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Fobert
LONG TERM...Fobert
AVIATION...DEE


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