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National Weather Service Omaha/valley NE
524 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014

Short term...(today through wednesday)
issued at 238 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014

Temperatures appear to be the primary focus in the short term.

Tight pressure gradient was in place across the region at 08z
behind departing surface low over the Great Lakes region. Upper
trough meanwhile was across eastern Dakotas into central Kansas.
Northwest winds are expected to remain strong and gusty over the
area until late afternoon as both surface and upper systems track
off to the east. Clouds look to remain for much of the day
especially in eastern parts of the area. Between the cloud cover
and cold advection expect temperatures today to maintain a nearly
steady profile through the day. Second upper wave moves across the
region tonight with variable clouds expected to be primary result.

Another clipper drops into the northern plains on Tuesday with
warmer air pulled north into the region in advance of the system.
A period of light precipitation is possible for mainly eastern
parts of the area as the low moves across Tuesday night.
Temperatures suggest mainly in the form of snow but some mix
possible initially before cold air deepens behind the low.

Long term...(wednesday night through sunday)
issued at 238 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014

Area between a western ridge and eastern trough Wednesday night
with the western edge of colder air associated with the eastern
trough hanging on across the area during this time. Trend toward
warmer temperatures begins on Thursday and extends into Saturday
as upper flow becomes zonal. Models indicate another strong cold
front moving into the area on Saturday with a return to colder
Saturday night and Sunday. At this time looks like period should
be dry.


Aviation...(12z tafs for kofk...klnk and koma.)
Issued at 521 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014

Strong northwest winds of 20 to 30kt will continue through the
day. MVFR ceilings near fl025 to fl030 should gradually move off to
the east during the morning...with klnk seeing clearing skies
before 18z. Kofk and koma will see slower clearing...but ceilings will
likely lift to above fl030 between 17z and 20z. After 00z...only
middle and high clouds are forecast with northwest winds diminishing
to less than 15kt.


Oax watches/warnings/advisories...


Short term...fobert
long term...fobert

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