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National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
256 PM CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

Short term...(this evening through Thursday night)
issued at 256 PM CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

Forecast challenge will be how fast the gusty northwest winds die
off this evening...then turns to the potential for any afternoon
convection the next few days. As for this afternoon...winds were
still quite gusty everywhere but the strongest winds were across
the northern forecast area. Current Wind Advisory set to expire at 7 PM and
will let that ride as is. Some cumulus did form this afternoon but
it should thin out again this evening. Pattern is pretty similar
the next three days with northwest flow aloft. Each of these days
the models show weak waves dropping through potentially during peak
heating...which could set off a few showers or thunderstorms. For Thursday
afternoon this would potentially be around the Lake of The Woods.
Went ahead and matched kdlh with some isolated chances for
showers/tstms...although confidence is quite low.

Long term...(friday through wednesday)
issued at 256 PM CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

Same story GOES for Friday...with the potential area still being
around the Lake of The Woods. Confidence also low so did not
mention at this point. For Sat models all over the place but
consistent in minimal if any precipitation. Broadbrushed an isolated
mention but again confidence low.

For Sunday-Wednesday...models in agreement depicting northwest
flow aloft. Much of this period should be dry with surface high
pressure in control...although hard to forecast weak waves with
this upper flow pattern. At any rate...not expecting any
significant weather. Temperatures generally near normal values. By
the middle or end of next week there is potential to get back into
zonal/SW flow aloft...although confidence in this potential
pattern change is still low.


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Thursday afternoon)
issued at 100 PM CDT Wednesday Jul 29 2015

VFR conditions expected through the period. The main concern will
be the gusty west/northwest winds. Anticipate winds less than 12
knots around 02z which will continue through the overnight hours.
Winds will again increase on Thursday...but not as strong as


Fgf watches/warnings/advisories...
ND...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for ndz006>008-014>016-

Minnesota...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for mnz001>009-013>017-



Short term...godon
long term...godon/tg

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