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National Weather Service Sioux Falls South Dakota
405 PM CDT Sat Aug 29 2015

Short term...(this evening through sunday)
issued at 405 PM CDT Sat Aug 29 2015

Should be a quiet night across the area as a surface ridge of high
pressure gradually shifts southeast. This will bring an increasing
southerly flow to the area...but still remaining fairly light
overnight...especially in northwest Iowa. With the wet
ground...light winds and mainly clear skies suspect that fog and
thin low stratus will again develop across northwest Iowa so will
include the threat for short lived and spotty dense fog. The best
chance for this will be from about 9z through 15z and should quickly
erode middle to late morning similar to this morning. Lows should
mainly be from the upper 50s to lower 60s...with a few middle 60s in
central South Dakota.

Southerly flow will increase Sunday...becoming fairly windy in
central South Dakota during the afternoon. Highs will range from the lower 90s
in central South Dakota to near 80 around Storm Lake.

Long term...(sunday night through saturday)
issued at 405 PM CDT Sat Aug 29 2015

Forecast appears to be overall fairly warm and dry through the
extended as elongated upper level ridge extends from the Desert
Southwest into the northern plains.

On Sunday night into Monday morning...could see some shallow fog
develop in the valleys overnight...but should burn off fairly
quickly leading to mostly sunny conditions.

There is a weak boundary that approaches the forecast area Monday
afternoon into Monday night...but fairly strong capping inversion
should limit surface based convection. Elevated convection remains
a possibility as the capping inversion is less. GFS shows weak
shortwaves tracking across the area on Tuesday...but the European model (ecmwf) is
slower with the upper level waves. For now...left probability of precipitation focused
Tuesday night.

Have increased temperatures through much of the week with upper
level ridge in place. Have thrown out GFS it is way
to warm aloft compared to other solutions. Have raised forecast
highs into the upper 80s to lower 90s through much of the week.


Aviation...(for the 18z tafs through 18z Sunday afternoon)
issued at 1249 PM CDT Sat Aug 29 2015

IFR conditions rapidly improving across northwest Iowa which
should be the trend through 20z. Surface ridge gradually pushes
east today with southerly flow developing...becoming a bit breezy
in central South Dakota shortly after sunrise on Sunday morning. Northwest
Iowa will still see some weak flow and a decent inversion
overnight so another threat for fog and stratus late tonight and
in the morning...especially at ksux from about 8z through 15z.
Kfsd will also see the threat but will be on the edge and have not
included any IFR conditions.


Fsd watches/warnings/advisories...
South Dakota...none.


Short term...08
long term...

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