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National Weather Service Bismarck ND
900 am CST Tue Feb 28 2017

issued at 853 am CST Tue Feb 28 2017

Low clouds have spread over western and central North Dakota with
some light flurries being reported. For mid-morning update have
adjusted cloud cover to match satellite, and added flurries across
much of the area.

Update issued at 542 am CST Tue Feb 28 2017

Quick update per observed webcam and surface observation trends
through 1140 UTC to add a mention of patchy fog northwest and
north central.


Short term...(today and tonight)
issued at 311 am CST Tue Feb 28 2017

Another day...another wave. Today's wave will bring a good chance
for snow across most of the area beginning this evening. Light
snow is expected to develop across eastern Montana late this
afternoon in association with a surface low and upper level wave
and push east through the evening and overnight hours. At this
time the model consensus for the axis of heaviest snow (generally
1 to 3 inches) will set up along Highway 52 from Minot, Kenmare,
to Portal.

Long term...(wednesday through monday)
issued at 311 am CST Tue Feb 28 2017

Daily chances for snow continue through the week. Only light
amounts are expected...generally an inch or less.

Warmer temperatures are expected by Friday with readings in the
40s/50s across locations with little to no snow and 30s across
locations with a more pronounced snowpack.


Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Wednesday morning)
issued at 542 am CST Tue Feb 28 2017

Widespread MVFR/IFR ceilings this morning across western and
central North Dakota will remain for most of the day across the
west. Ceilings are expected to fall again area wide tonight
back to MVFR/IFR with IFR visibility expected in light snow.


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