Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KUNR 242015
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION FOR WESTERN SD AND NORTHEASTERN WY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
215 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.SHORT TERM...THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT
ISSUED AT 211 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

CURRENT SURFACE MAP SHOWS DEEP LOW ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA...WITH COLD FRONT EXTENDING BACK THROUGH EAST CENTRAL
MONTANA. SUFFICIENT INSTABILITY THIS AFTERNOON FOR LIGHT SHOWER
ACTIVITY. FOR TONIGHT...SHORTWAVE ACROSS SOUTHWEST MONTANA DIVES
THROUGH EASTERN WYOMING...WITH NARROW AXIS OF LIFT ALONG THE SD/NE
BORDER. BEST LIFT SHIFTS SOUTH OF FORECAST AREA EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING. ANOTHER CHANCE OF SNOW LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH WEAK WAVE
IN FAST NORTHWEST FLOW.

.LONG TERM...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
ISSUED AT 211 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

UNSETTLED NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT ON THURSDAY WILL BRING
ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ACROSS THE CWA DURING THE DAY. THERE
WILL BE A GOOD CHANCE FOR RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS MUCH OF THE
CWA...ESPECIALLY OVER THE BLACK HILLS AREA. SOME LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY OVER AT LEAST THE BLACK HILLS AND THE BEAR
LODGE MYS...AND POSSIBLY OVER NW SD. CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY
IMPROVE THROUGH THU NIGHT INTO FRI AS A RIDGE BUILDS OVER THE
WESTERN CONUS AND SLOWLY MOVES EAST INTO THE ROCKIES. TEMPERATURES
WILL BE WELL ABOVE AVERAGE AGAIN BY SATURDAY. MODELS SHOW AN UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE CROSSING THE NRN PLAINS EARLY NEXT WEEK BRINGING A
CHANCE OF PRECIS.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 211 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN SD
PLAINS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE INTO THE EVENING BUT REMAIN BREEZY
THROUGH WED MORNING. RAIN SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS NE WY AND FAR
WRN SD TONIGHT...CHANGING TO SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. MVFR CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED WITH THESE SHOWERS...WITH LOCALIZED AREAS OF IFR
CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY IN THE BLKHLS.

&&

.UNR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SD...WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 5 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR SDZ001-002-012-
     013.

WY...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...13
LONG TERM...13
AVIATION...13





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