Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
247 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 247 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

A fast moving upper trough and cold front will advance across the
Northern Plains tonight and into northwest Nebraska by 12z. There
remains a slight chance for light rain showers across far northern
Nebraska by 12z. On Thursday, the upper trough and cold front
will move quickly southeast as winds increase behind the front.
Northwest winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph in the morning
across the southern half of FA and 15 to 25 mph north. There will
also be a slight chance for light rain showers across the eastern
half of the FA during the morning, exiting the area with no
chances after 18z. Highs to be fairly uniform from 59 to 63
degrees with deep mixing. Skies become mostly sunny by afternoon.


.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 247 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

Clear skies, dry air, with light west winds to bring lows into the
lower 30s west and south, to the mid 30s northeast.

A synoptic pattern change will bring a warming trend beginning
Friday as the upper ridge to the west nudges eastward and highs
warm to around 70. Minimum RH does fall below 25 percent most
areas. winds however will be fairly light, so fire weather
concerns to remain fairly low.

An upper trough will move across the Pacific Northwest Saturday,
pushing the upper ridge into the Plains Region. The presence of an
upper trough across the Great Lakes will limit the warmup across
western Nebraska from thee upper 60s northeast to the low 70s
west.

As the upper trough digs across the Great Basin into the Northern
Plains Sunday through Tuesday, there will be a strong warmup and
chances for showers and thunderstorms. The best opportunities will
be Sunday night, and again Monday afternoon into Monday night.
Highs will peak Sunday and Monday into the upper 70s, will a few
locations to exceed 80.

The upper trough will swing across the Northern and Central Plains
Wednesday forcing a cool front across the area. Also, a slight
chance for showers and a cooldown to the upper 50s to mid 60s.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon)
Issued at 247 PM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

Quiet aviation conditions expected over the next day across central
Nebraska. Mostly clear skies will continue through Thursday at both
terminals. There is a concern for some gusty northwest winds on
Thursday morning as a weak cold front drops south across the region.
Gusts up to 35 knots should be expected at both KVTN and KLBF.

&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Roberg
LONG TERM...Roberg
AVIATION...Kulik



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