Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KOAX 150943

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
343 AM CST Wed Feb 15 2017

.SHORT TERM...(today through Friday)
Issued at 235 AM CST Wed Feb 15 2017

Quiet weather continues with above normal temperatures through the

Slight cold air advection associated with a sharp trough over the
Great Lakes region has allowed temperatures to drop slightly over
the area this morning. Warm air advection will be underway
shortly as an amplified upper ridge over the western states builds
toward the central US. Although still above normal, today looks
to be the coolest of days in the entire 7 day forecast. The
previous mentioned upper level ridge axis will extend over the
Central Plains by late Thursday allowing surface temperatures to
reach into the 60s with potential for lower 70s in our southern
counties on Friday.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 235 AM CST Wed Feb 15 2017

Above normal temperatures will continue through the weekend as a
few shortwave troughs move through the upper ridge. This primarily
provides a few wind shifts, but no precipitation as heights build
again Saturday night through Sunday.

The next chance for precipitation will be associated with a weak
upper trough forecast to move into the region late in the
weekend/early next week. There does remain a remote chance for
isolated thunderstorms. A strong cut off low will remain across
the southern Plains keeping much of the Gulf moisture out of our


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1112 PM CST Tue Feb 14 2017

VFR conditions will prevail thru the fcst pd.




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