Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
317 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 317 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

Precipitation is slowly coming to an end across north central
Nebraska. Low pressure is well east of the region, however, effects
from the storm are still being felt across the region. Little to no
additional accumulations are expected. Strong north winds will still
be seen through the early evening which will continue to create
blowing snow. Area roadways could still become snow covered and
slippery through the evening with brief reductions in visibilities.
Recent snowpack will keep overnight temperatures in the upper 20s to
low 30s.

For Sunday, winds will be significantly lower as upper level ridging
builds across the west central US. Northerly winds will remain near
5 to 10 mph with gusts to near 15 to 20 mph. Stronger wind gusts
will be located east of a line from Broken Bow to Springview where
up to 25 mph gusts could be seen. Surface high pressure will allow
skies to clear and dry weather to return for the end of the weekend.
Again, recent snowpack will limit temperatures for Sunday. Highs
will only be the the 30s with slightly lower temperatures in the
upper 20s across the Valentine to Ainsworth area.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Saturday)
Issued at 317 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

00Z Monday and beyond.  Transitory ridge of high pressure will build
across the northern and central Plains on Monday, though high
temperatures will remain below average due to weak high pressure to
the east.  The ridge breaks down to the east as an active pattern
develops to our west. Temperatures warm to near seasonal highs on
Tuesday but a cold front Tuesday evening will cool temperatures back
below normal for mid-week.  The fast moving wave will promote light
precipitation chances across our north on Wednesday, though QPF
amounts will be light due to little available moisture.

Our attention then turns to the approach of the next long wave
trough that is poised to impact the region late week.  This system
bears watching as the models are suggesting another closed low that
takes a slight negative tilt and pumps plentiful moisture across the
state.  Temperatures aloft are noticeably warmer, but still cool
enough for some snow.  Gusty winds accompany this system.  Will
monitor closely.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 116 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

Active weather will continue through the remainder of today as gusty
winds and light snow continue across the region. Northerly wind
gusts up to 40 knots will keep visibility restrictions around 4 SM
through the afternoon hours. Visibilities will gradually improve
towards nightfall as winds decrease. Blowing snow will continue into
the early evening hours before eventually ending by 04 to 06 Z
Sunday.


&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Blizzard Warning until 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ this evening for
NEZ005>010-024>029-036>038-059-070-071.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Kulik
LONG TERM...Jacobs
AVIATION...Kulik



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