Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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FXUS63 KUNR 130937

Area Forecast Discussion For Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
237 AM MST Mon Feb 13 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today Through Tuesday Night)
Issued at 236 AM MST Mon Feb 13 2017

Upper ridging will continue to build across the region today with
surface high pressure also remaining over the northern plains.
Breezy northwest winds are expected to develop later this morning
mainly across the western SD plains. Highs will be a few degrees
warmer than yesterday with most areas reaching the 40s to low 50s.
Upper ridging will persist into Tuesday with sunny skies. Breezy
northwest winds will continue into Tuesday with highs again
reaching into 40s to low 50s.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday Through Sunday)
Issued at 236 AM MST Mon Feb 13 2017

Strong upper ridging will continue to affect the western to
central CONUS through most of the extended. Above average
temperatures will continue with highs reaching the 50s and 60s
across most locations. At this point the warmest day appears to be
Thursday. Toward the end of the work week into the
weekend...upper flow becomes more southwesterly ahead of a Pacific
trough. This will bring increasing chances for precip...though
models are still having a lot of trouble with consistency this far


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS Through 12Z Tuesday Morning)
Issued At 236 AM MST Mon Feb 13 2017

VFR conditions are expected through the forecast period. Breezy
northwest winds are expected to develop today mainly across the
northwest SD plains.




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