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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
250 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 245 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016

TEMPERATURES WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERN DURING THE PERIOD AS AREA
REMAINS UNDER STRONG AMPLIFIED FLOW PATTERN BETWEEN RIDGE IN THE
WEST AND TROUGH IN THE EAST.

REGIONAL RADARS AT 08Z SHOWING BAND OF LIGHT SNOW OVER EASTERN
SOUTH DAKOTA WORKING SOUTHEAST ALONG STRONG BAROCLINIC ZONE. THIS
SNOW BAND IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF THE FORECAST
AREA THIS MORNING...MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF THE IOWA NEBRASKA
BORDER. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS GENERALLY LESS THAN AN INCH ARE
INDICATED AT THIS TIME. SNOW THEN MOVES OFF THIS AFTERNOON.

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE REGION TONIGHT IN ADVANCE OF
ANOTHER WEAK IMPULSE MOVING ALONG THE BAROCLINIC ZONE ACROSS THE
DAKOTAS ON THURSDAY. EASTERN PARTS OF THE AREA WILL AGAIN SEE THE
CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS THIS SYSTEM 
MOVES TO THE SOUTHEAST. A LARGE ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE DROPS INTO
THE REGION ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A SURGE OF VERY COLD
AIR EXPECTED FROM THE LOWER MISSOURI VALLEY EASTWARD TOWARD THE
GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY. GENERALLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS THROUGH 
MUCH OF THE SHORT TERM PERIOD.

.LONG TERM...(FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 245 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016

COLD AIR LINGERS THROUGH SATURDAY WITH ANOTHER CHANCE OF LIGHT
SNOW SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY AS UPPER FLOW BECOMES LESS AMPLIFIED
AND NORTHERN STREAM SHORT WAVE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. TREND
TOWARD WARMER TEMPERATURES CONTINUES EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH RIDGE
PUSHING INTO THE PLAINS AND A MORE SPLIT FLOW DEVELOPING IN THE
EAST.

&&

.AVIATION...(06Z TAFS FOR KOFK...KLNK AND KOMA.)
ISSUED AT 1114 PM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

VFR CONDITIONS WITH MID LEVEL CIGS NEAR FL050 WILL PERSIST AS A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES EASTERN NEBRASKA. BY 14Z...MVFR
CIGS ARE LIKELY AT KOMA WITH LIGHT SNOW OFF TO THE EAST. AS THE
SYSTEM PASSES TO THE SOUTHEAST LATER IN THE DAY...NORTHEAST
SURFACE WINDS UNDER 10KT WILL PULL MOISTURE INTO EASTERN
NEBRASKA...BRINGING MVFR CIGS TO ALL TAF SITES AFTER 00Z.


&&

.OAX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NE...NONE.
IA...NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...FOBERT
LONG TERM...FOBERT
AVIATION...DERGAN

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