Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
330 PM CDT Tue Sep 26 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 321 PM CDT Tue Sep 26 2017

Current surface analysis shows trough stretching through
Saskatchewan, with ridge over the central Rockies into the
central plains. Upper level analysis places compact low over the
northern Red River Valley with a variety of weak waves working
around it. Broad area of showers remains over northeast North
Dakota, with a few weak showers lingering over the backside of the
system in our area.

For the rest of this afternoon into tonight...upper level system
will continue to lift to the northeast with precipitation ending
by early this evening. Afterwards, a quiet night is then expected.
Late tonight, models have been hinting at some fog stretching
through central and eastern portions of the area, so have put in a
mention of patchy fog lingering into Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday...upper ridge builds into the western United States
with quiet weather expected over our area. Temperatures return to
near average.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 321 PM CDT Tue Sep 26 2017

Quiet weather expected through the week as an upper level ridge
builds into the region, bringing dry conditions and a return to
seasonal temperatures. The ridge axis moves east across central
Canada later this week, and the next low pressure system arriving at
the west coast on Friday moves east across the Rockies Saturday,
expanding into central North America through early next week. This
will bring off and on chances of showers to our area Saturday night
through early next week.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1227 PM CDT Tue Sep 26 2017

Widespread MVFR cigs will gradually improve to VFR through this
afternoon into early this evening. VFR conditions will then




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