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National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1219 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 16 2014

Update...
issued at 1217 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 16 2014

Sunny today. Winds west are light. James River Valley has
southwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. Current forecast looks good.

Update issued at 846 am CDT Tuesday Sep 16 2014

This morning a region of high pressure extends into the northern
plains from Iowa. A dry trough of low pressure in Montana will
drift slowly east. Sunny skies remain over the region today. Still
looking for highs from the upper 60s to middle 70s. Current
forecast looks good.

Update issued at 632 am CDT Tuesday Sep 16 2014

Quiet weather continues so only changes were to update for current
trends.

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Short term...(today and tonight)
issued at 319 am CDT Tuesday Sep 16 2014

Latest satellite imagery shows the region cloud free with only a
tiny patch of clouds over far northeast ND. As expected temperatures are
warmer than last night...currently running in the 30s and 40s.
Kisn just reported 3sm in fog...however fog product is not showing
any fog and appears to be very isolated at isn. Otherwise a
pleasant weather day expected across the area as we remain under
northwest flow aloft. Surface high will drift to our southeast
with winds remaining weak today. Tonight will be clear and cool
again with temperatures mainly in the 40s.

Long term...(wednesday through monday)
issued at 319 CDT Tuesday Sep 16 2014

Quiet weather with modest warming trend continues for Wednesday into
Thursday as upper ridge axis slowly works its way over the middle
Continental U.S.. ridge pushes to the east late Thursday as Pacific trough works
towards The Rockies. This will bring southwesterly flow to our area
with a variety of weak disturbances moving through resulting in modest
precipitation chances through Friday into early Saturday. Ridge
then pushes over The Rockies bringing quiet weather to start the
week along with seasonably mild temperatures.

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Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Wednesday afternoon)
issued at 1217 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 16 2014

Region of high pressure remains over the region. VFR at all taf
sites.

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Bis watches/warnings/advisories...
none.
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Update...warm air advection
short term...jns
long term...jjs
aviation...warm air advection

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