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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR WESTERN SD AND NORTHEASTERN WY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1125 AM MDT MON OCT 27 2014

.UPDATE...
ISSUED AT 904 AM MDT MON OCT 27 2014

UPPER LOW CONTINUES TO PRODUCE SHOWERS ACROSS THE DAKOTAS...WITH A
BAND CURRENTLY STRETCHING FROM ABOUT D07 TO IEN. INCREASED POPS
AND CLOUD COVER ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL SD FOR THIS MORNING.
NORTHWEST WINDS ARE INCREASING ACROSS WESTERN SD AS THE PRESSURE
GRADIENT TIGHTENS. TEMPS ARE MAINLY IN THE 40S.

&&

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
ISSUED AT 240 AM MDT MON OCT 27 2014

UPPER TROUGH IS CROSSING THE REGION WITH A COLD FRONT CROSSING WRN
SD ATTM. SECONDARY UPPER WAVE IS PUSHING THROUGH ERN MT WITH RAIN
SHOWERS AHEAD OF THE FROPA OVER SCNTRL SD...AND POST FRONTAL SHOWERS
ACROSS PORTIONS OF NE WY...THE NRN BLKHLS...TO NW SD.

CONTINUED CHANCES FOR SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AS THE SYSTEM
DEVELOPS INTO AN UPPER LOW AND SLIDES EAST ACROSS THE DAKOTAS. SOME
OF THE PRECIP WILL WRAP AROUND THE BACKSIDE OF THE LOW AND MAY CREEP
INTO NW SD...BUT BULK OF PRECIP WILL STAY NORTH IN ERN MT/WRN ND.
OVERALL LITTLE QPF EXPECTED ACROSS THE CWA. TIGHTENING PRESSURE
GRADIENT ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE LOW WILL RESULT IN WINDY CONDITIONS
TODAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE LATER THIS MORNING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE. MODELS ARE TRENDING A LITTLE STRONG
WITH WIND SPEEDS TODAY...SO HAVE DECIDED TO EXPAND WIND ADVISORY
FARTHER EAST WHICH ALIGNS WELL WITH NEIGHBORING CWAS. WINDS WILL
DECREASE THIS EVENING AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT RELAXES...AND CHANCES
OF PRECIP WILL ALSO END AS THE SYSTEM PUSHES INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST.
TEMPS TODAY WILL BE MUCH COOLER...BUT NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES.

COOLER TEMPS WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY AS CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
INTO THE AREA. SUNNY SKIES ARE EXPECTED WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO
MID 50S. NW WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE WEAKER THAN TODAY...BUT STILL
BREEZY. WINDS WILL WEAK HEADING INTO TUE EVNG AS HIGH PRESSURE AXIS
CROSSES THE CWA.


&&

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
ISSUED AT 240 AM MDT MON OCT 27 2014

AN UPPER RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION MID WEEK AND PERSIST
INTO NEXT WEEKEND. THE RESULT WILL BE A LONG STRETCH OF DRY WX AND
TEMPS SLIGHTLY WARMER THAN AVERAGE. AN UPPER TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED
SURFACE LOW WILL CROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON SUNDAY BRINGING A
CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION. AT THIS TIME TEMPERATURES LOOK WARM
ENOUGH FOR RAIN ON THE PLAINS WITH POSSIBLY SOME LIGHT SNOW IN THE
BLACK HILLS.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 1119 AM MDT MON OCT 27 2014

SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH EAST ACROSS SCENTRAL
SD EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. ANOTHER AREA OF SCT SHOWERS WILL BE FOUND
ACROSS NW SD THIS AFTERNOON...AND WILL LINGER INTO THIS EVENING.
VFR CONDS EXPECTED MOST PLACES...HOWEVER A FEW MVFR CIGS WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR NW SD THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

&&

.UNR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR SDZ001-002-012>014-
     025-031-032-072-073.

WY...NONE.
&&

$$

UPDATE...POJORLIE
SHORT TERM...13
LONG TERM...JOHNSON
AVIATION...JC






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