Friday, August18, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Wood Lake, NE

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Sunrise 6:55AMSunset 8:37PM Friday August 18, 2017 10:45 PM CDT (03:45 UTC) Moonrise 2:20AMMoonset 5:25PM Illumination 10% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wood Lake, NE
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Area Discussion for - North Platte, NE
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national weather service north platte ne
600 pm cdt Fri aug 18 2017

Short term (this evening through Saturday)
issued at 249 pm cdt Fri aug 18 2017
latest visible satellite imagery shows a few-sct diurnal cu
developing across the panhandle and across southwest sd northwest
neb into the sandhills. Sensible weather-wise conditions are
quiet. Water vapor imagery shows an upper level ridge roughly
across the central great basin-central rockies into central
saskatchewan progressing eastward as an upper level trough
advances across british columbia to northern alberta.

Modest 500 hpa height rises are expected to continue overhead in
tandem with northwest flow tonight as the mid-level ridge moves
over the central high plains. Thereafter the ridge will move to
eastern neb-upper mississippi valley by tomorrow afternoon with
zonal flow in place by tomorrow morning that will continue through
the day. Of which, a weak shortwave trough is expected to track
into the central high plains by tomorrow afternoon.

Clear skies combined with good radiational cooling conditions
tonight (e.G., light winds) is expected to support lows falling
to near seasonal values tomorrow morning. Tomorrow, decent
moisture delivery via return flow setting up across southwest neb
into central and north central neb. Meanwhile, a lee surface
trough will evolve and sharpen by the co front range and laramie
mountains. Surface dew points tomorrow afternoon forecast to range
from the mid 50s in southwest neb to lower 60s in north central
neb. This moisture combined with steepening lapse rates at mid-
levels (700-500 hpa from 7.5-8.5 c km) should contribute to at
least moderate instability, mlcapes 1200-2000 j kg, across
southwest neb into north central neb. Deep layer vertical wind
shear appears favorable for some strong to severe thunderstorms
with values of 25-40 kts promoting organized multicells and some
supercells with regard to storm mode. Severe threat is expected to
be isolated in nature with storms developing then moving east to
east southeast. Best chances in vicinity and east of trough, thus
covering the areas of southwest neb to central and north central
neb.

Long term (Saturday night through Friday)
issued at 249 pm cdt Fri aug 18 2017
the main forecast challenges this forecast period were
precipitation chances over the weekend into Monday and the day
of the total eclipse.

A weak short wave trough will be situated across central nebraska
Saturday evening bringing shower and thunderstorm chances Saturday
evening into the overnight hours followed by another disturbance
bringing shower thunderstorm chances on Sunday evening into Monday
morning. Severe weather is not expected at this time, however an
isolated strong to severe storm cannot be ruled out. The main
concern will be rainfall amounts associated with the
showers thunderstorms as several locations across north central
nebraska saw area of 6 inches or greater rainfall this past week,
thus creating flooding concerns as the ground is still very
saturated.

As for Monday (the day of the eclipse), some models are suggesting
the possibility of a few mid to high clouds moving in mid morning
through afternoon across parts of the sandhills. However, at this
time it does not appear to be widespread in coverage, later
forecasts will give a better handle on cloud coverage and timing.

Overall, a significant amount of uncertainty remains and this will
need to be assessed more so on the day like the character of any
high or mid clouds (e.G., opacity - opaque vs. Translucent vs.

Transparent). Please continue to monitor forecasts, discussions,
and social media as trends become better established and
confidence grows. At this time, another upper level trough will
move across late Monday bringing chances of showers and
thunderstorms Monday evening, the night of the eclipse.

Tuesday and beyond, another chance of showers and thunderstorms
Tuesday night associated with an upper level through, then a ridge
will build in across the west bringing drier conditions through
Thursday.

Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Saturday evening)
issued at 600 pm cdt Fri aug 18 2017
no aviation concerns tonight through Saturday morning, with clear
skies and light winds. By late Saturday afternoon, isolated
thunderstorms could develop in the klbf vicinity from 22z-00z.

Any storms which do develop, could be strong with hail and strong
winds gusts.

Lbf watches warnings advisories
None.

Short term... Et
long term... Gomez
aviation... Roberg


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Valentine, Miller Field, NE13 mi54 minE 510.00 miFair69°F54°F59%1014.5 hPa
Ainsworth Regional Airport, NE22 mi51 minE 410.00 miFair64°F59°F84%1016.6 hPa

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Wind Forecast for North Platte, NE (23,6,7,8)
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