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National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
702 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014

issued at 701 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014

A cold front was located over south central Saskatchewan and is forecast to
move into gfk around 00z. No changes to current forecast.


Short term...(today through friday)
issued at 406 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014

Upper level trough extends from the Dakotas to nm. Secondary trough
over Saskatchewan. Broad area of height falls across entire Great Plains
with a secondary height fall over Saskatchewan. Water vapor loop indicated
upper level trough was over the Saskatchewan/Alberta border with an upper level
jet nosing into Montana. Upper level low forecast to close off over the
Minnesota arrowhead Friday while upper level jet digs on the west side of
trough. Models are a little farther east today than yesterday runs.

700 hpa Theta-E boundary was over the southeast zones today and will
shift east. Low level moisture was anemic. Will add low probability of precipitation in the
southeast zones for today. Precipitable water between three quarters
and one inch over eastern zones and will shift east today. Cold
front over southern Saskatchewan will sweep across the area this afternoon
and evening. Gusty northwest will follow. 30 to 40 miles per hour gusts can be

Long term...(friday night through wednesday)
issued at 406 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014

Sunday-Wednesday...00z models indicate that not much change will
occur in the large scale pattern through the period. A West Coast
trough and East Coast ridge will place the region in northwest flow
aloft...with a Hudson Bay low possibly retrograding and leading to
shower chances Monday/Monday night. Temperatures will begin below
normal...but rebound as the large scale pattern deamplifies some.


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Friday morning)
issued at 701 am CDT Thursday Oct 2 2014

High thin clouds were moving across the area. MVFR to VFR ceilings were
located over the far eastern zones and appear to be moving east.
Also patchy fog was located over the far southeastern zones. Fog
loop indicated the fog was very slowly moving to the west. VFR
conditions are expected for today. Some MVFR ceilings may be possible
this evening with cold frontal passage. Northwest winds of 20 to 35
miles per hour with higher gusts are expected after frontal passage.


Fgf watches/warnings/advisories...


short term...hoppes
long term...hoppes

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