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National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
244 PM CDT Tuesday Jul 29 2014

Short term...(this evening through Wednesday night)
issued at 244 PM CDT Tuesday Jul 29 2014

Ended up with quite a bit of cumulus again today. Seems like the
northern valley had the least for the second day in a row likely
due to the cooler waters of the large Manitoba lakes. Water vapor
imagery shows a small wave dropping into north central ND with a
few showers and thunderstorms associated with it. This activity should
stay west of the forecast area tonight and the cumulus will also fade away.
Went with lows tonight similar to those from this morning. Looking
at the same pattern continuing Wednesday into Wednesday night.

Long term...(thursday through tuesday)
issued at 244 PM CDT Tuesday Jul 29 2014

Should continue to be dry Thursday into Friday unless a weak wave like the
one today drops in and provides enough lift for a few spotty
shower or thunderstorms. High temperatures will generally be in the low 80s.

For Friday night through Tuesday...upper ridge over The Rockies will
break down this weekend and upper flow pattern over northern tier
will become more zonal...possibly ending a long duration of dry
weather. A series of short waves will transverse the area late
Saturday into Monday and bring a chance for showers and
thunderstorms...mainly across the north. Temperatures will be warmest
early in the period and trend toward seasonal norms for days 5
through 7 as cloud cover increases and limits solar.

&&

Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Wednesday afternoon)
issued at 1244 PM CDT Tuesday Jul 29 2014

VFR conds throughout taf periods. Cumulus field will dissipate by middle
evening and clear skies expected overnight. May see some lowered
visibilities due to fog/mist in the morning but not enough confidence on
exact locations to mention on this set of tafs. Weak northwest flow
throughout period.

&&

Fgf watches/warnings/advisories...
ND...none.
Minnesota...none.
&&

$$

Short term...godon
long term...godon/speicher
aviation...speicher

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