Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:30AM||Sunset 5:25PM||Thursday November 15, 2018 1:15 PM CST (19:15 UTC)||Moonrise 1:54PM||Moonset 12:00AM||Illumination 52%|
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Area Discussion for - North Platte, NE  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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national weather service north platte ne
1159 am cst Thu nov 15 2018
Short term (today and tonight)
issued at 340 am cst Thu nov 15 2018
a pretty decent cold front will move into NRN nebraska around
noontime, arriving in SRN nebraska mid to late in the afternoon.
Temperatures at h850mb and h700mb fall several degrees celsius. Sfc
winds increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph across
nrn nebraska as h850 mb winds increase to around 40kt with lesser
speeds south. The forecast uses a model guidance blend plus bias
correction for highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. This forecast is
generally "middle of the road".
The cooler NAM and ecm guidance was the basis for lows in the 20s
tonight. Winds should become light again with weak high pressure
overhead supporting the cooler guidance which might not be cool
enough given temperatures aloft remain cold and the short term
ground moisture is low.
Long term (Friday through Wednesday)
issued at 340 am cst Thu nov 15 2018
the primary forecast challenge over the next week concerns the
winter weather event Friday evening into Saturday. An upper trough
digs into the northern plains and upper midwest while a strong
surface cold front dives south, bringing a true shot of winter. In
the system's wake, a ridge progresses east across the rockies and a
surface high pressure settles onto the plains.
Friday... Progged to be a mild day with a good deal of sunshine
(through the early afternoon, anyway) and downslope flow. H85 temps
around 7c should translate to mid upper 50s given decent mixing
ahead of the front. The 15 00z model suite is in fairly good
agreement with the FROPA late afternoon to early evening. Expect the
fropa itself to be dry as soundings suggest little to no moisture
below h5. The heart of the mid-level shortwave follows shortly and
fgen really intensifies. Not too confident in precip before 03z as
top-down saturation appears slow. Thermal profiles suggest rapid caa
behind the front, which should support rain or rain snow mix quickly|
changing to snow.
Saturday... Still monitoring the potential for accumulating snow,
mainly for the eastern panhandle and perhaps far southwest neb.
Strong h5-7 fgen, a wide ribbon of moisture, and some isentropic
upglide will lead to a band of snow across western neb. Except a
brief period of mix at the onset, snow will be the main p-type with
the system. Soundings indicate ice initiation within the cloud
layer, a deep dgz, and sfc temps below freezing. With Sat am lows in
the 10s 20s and highs only in the 20s to near 30f, looking at
seasonably high slr's (15-17:1). Made little change to overall qpf,
resulting in continued 1 to 2 inch totals for the panhandle and up
to 1 inch along hwy 61. The strongest winds should remain over the
eastern sandhills and central neb, limiting the blowing snow threat
for the highest accumulation areas. Will hold off on any headline,
but continued to highlight in the hwo. Also touched on the stark
contrast in temperatures from Friday to Saturday. Wind chills will
drop into the single digits Sat am and remain in the teens through
the afternoon, making it feel 50 degrees colder than Friday.
Sunday and beyond... The building upper ridge and broad surface high
pressure will combine for an extended period of dry conditions and a
warming trend. Highs should rebound into the lower 50s for SW neb by
Monday and most of the region for Tuesday. Indications point toward
a seasonable thanksgiving (highs around 50f) and generally dry.
Aviation (for the 18z tafs through 18z Friday afternoon)
issued at 1159 am cst Thu nov 15 2018
strong winds with gusts up to 30 knots are possible at both
terminals this afternoon. Winds will gradually diminish after 00z
Friday.VFR conditions return for the remainder of the TAF period
with mostly clear skies and winds under 10 knots.
Lbf watches warnings advisories
Short term... Cdc
long term... Snively
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