Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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FXUS63 KUNR 252104

Area Forecast Discussion For Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
304 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening Through Wednesday Night)
Issued at 303 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Upper ridge axis is bisecting the CONUS, with a weak
wave over the rockies pushing some clouds and a few showers through
the region. Satellite shows skies clearing from west to east this
afternoon. A band of showers stretches from southwest to
northeastern SD, which will move out of the CWA by this evening.
Surface low is over southwestern SD, with fairly light winds
circulating around it. Temperatures range from the mid 50s across
northwestern SD to near 70 across southwestern SD.

Upper wave will continue pushing eastward through the ridge tonight,
with ridge axis rebuilding over the western states. Under clearing
skies, lows tonight will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Winds will
be light.

With broad upper ridge in place, mild and dry weather will continue
on Wednesday. Highs will be in the 60s to lower 70s, with light
winds and mostly sunny skies. Lows Wednesday night will be in the

.LONG TERM...(Thursday Through Tuesday)
Issued at 303 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

Broad upper ridge will persist over the western two-
thirds of the CONUS through the week, with dry and very mild
conditions expected. A weak shortwave will clip western and northern
portions of the area Friday night into Saturday, dragging a cold
front through the Northern Plains. Cooler air flowing into the
region Friday night will make Saturday the coolest day, although
temperatures will still be around average for this time of year.
Another shortwave trough will bring low chances of showers from
Sunday night through Monday night with a slight cooldown in


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS Through 00Z Wednesday Evening)
Issued At 303 PM MDT Tue Oct 25 2016

VFR conditions are expected through Wednesday morning.




SHORT TERM...Pojorlie
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