Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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FXUS63 KUNR 160904

Area Forecast Discussion For Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
304 AM MDT Sat Sep 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...(Today Through Friday)
Issued at 243 AM MDT Sat Sep 16 2017

Latest analysis shows an upper trough over western MT/WY producing
moist southwesterly flow aloft over the forecast area. At the
surface, a trough of low pressure extends from MN into sern SD and
then swrn Neb. An area of cool high pressure is moving into the
forecast area from the northwest.

Lift associated with a shortwave rotating around the upper trough
is currently pushing an area of rain northward into parts of
southwestern and south central South Dakota. That precipitation
will continue to move northeastward and out of the forecast area
later this morning, however isolated to scattered showers may
continue over south central SD into the early afternoon. The cool
upper trough will cross the forecast area today and steep lapse
rates will lead to diurnally enhanced isolated to scattered
showers today, although drier air moving into the region may
decrease the chances of showers somewhat later this afternoon.

The cool sfc high will settle across the forecast area tonight
with clearing skies and light winds. Patchy frost may result,
especially in low lying areas on the plains.

The forecast models remain in decent agreement next week with
another deep trof moving into the western CONUS. Shortwave ridging
ahead of the trof will bring warm and dry conditions
Monday/Tuesday with cold front crossing the area Tuesday night.
Temperatures will be cooler for the second half of the week with
increasing chances of precipitation.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS Through 06Z Saturday Night)
Issued At 1124 PM MDT Fri Sep 15 2017

SHRA with areas FG/DZ will continue through the forecast period.
A bit of snow may occur over the higher elevations. Isolated TSRA
possible southeast of the Black Hills tonight. Widespread IFR
conditions are expected with local LIFR conditions in/near the
Black Hills and where FG/DZ occurs. Conditions will improve from
west to east Saturday afternoon into the evening hours.




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