Marine Weather and Tides
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10/4/2018 I have fixed XTide and updated the harmonic files. There were some name changes so you might have to click EDIT to find the new station name.
|Sunrise 7:46AM||Sunset 7:55PM||Tuesday March 19, 2019 7:59 PM CDT (00:59 UTC)||Moonrise 5:22PM||Moonset 6:18AM||Illumination 99%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Wood Lake, NEHourly EDIT Help
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
648 pm cdt Tue mar 19 2019
Issued at 315 pm cdt Tue mar 19 2019
one lobe of the bifurcated polar low was over greenland and
anchoring a long wave trough over the eastern half of the conus.
Further west, expansive upper ridge was centered over the pacnw and
southwest canada. Significant PV anomaly moving southward in the
upper flow in between these two features sliding across ne
currently, with an associated surface front moving across the
sandhills as well. Some elevated instability aloft was allowing a
convective element to develop to cloud cover and an area of radar
echoes was increasing also. Temps warm enough for all rain as precip
type at the surface.
Short term (this evening through Wednesday night)
issued at 315 pm cdt Tue mar 19 2019
will expect to see showers continue to move across north central
into central and southwest NE through sunset and then fading
thereafter as the ability to tap into the elevated convection is
lost as the nocturnal inversion develops. Cloud cover clears as well
from west to east through midnight. Cross-over temp is favorable
overnight for patchy fog and would be favored in areas where the
hydrolapse, which is how the moisture is distributed with height, is
favorable as well. This would most likely be where winds are the
lightest currently which would be possibly from custer into holt
county. However confidence is low in this actually occurring so have
not included in the actual forecast at this time. Lows tonight will
be close to average for this time of year.
The aforementioned upper ridge axis does move southward into the
high plains region through Thursday morning though weakening during
the process. This still signals a return to mainly sunny skies and
warming temps through the period with dry conditions prevailing.
Afternoon highs finally return to above average for this time of
year on Wednesday though lows remain around average.
Long term (Thursday through Tuesday)|
issued at 315 pm cdt Tue mar 19 2019
the models continue in excellent agreement for a major warm-up
Thursday through Sunday with temperatures at the h850mb level
rising to between 5c and 10c. High temperatures should rise into
the 50s and 60s with lows in the upper 20s, 30s and lower 40s.
The models are beginning to make better sense of the storm system
affecting WRN and ncntl nebraska this weekend. The moisture return
and forcing become strong Friday evening and all solutions suggest
scattered heavy showers and perhaps thunderstorms lifting northeast
through colorado into the panhandle and WRN nebraska. This rain
will last into Saturday as a h700mb warm front lifts slowly
through ncntl nebraska.
The flood-impact of this rainfall is contingent on the ability of
the ground to absorb moisture and any frozen ground will have none
resulting in high runoff and flooding. The ground is beginning to
thaw and temperatures Thursday and Friday will rise into the 50s and
60s ahead of the weekend storm but there may not be enough time to
thaw northwest nebraska. Thus, there is concern a new round of
flooding will develop across cherry and sheridan counties Friday and
Saturday and later forecasts may include a flood watch for this area.
A second weaker round of scattered showers is likely as the upper
low moves overhead Sunday and Monday. This rain will be followed by
canadian high pressure and cooler temperatures Monday.
Aviation (for the 00z tafs through 00z Wednesday evening)
issued at 627 pm cdt Tue mar 19 2019
scattered showers should end this evening with any MVFR ceilings
lifting. Winds will be west to northwest overnight at 5 to 10 kt.
Winds will increase from the north to northwest at 10 to 20 kt on
Lbf watches warnings advisories
short term... Stoppkotte
long term... Cdc
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|Valentine, Miller Field, NE||13 mi||67 min||WNW 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||37°F||28°F||70%||1026.2 hPa|
|Ainsworth Regional Airport, NE||22 mi||64 min||NW 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||35°F||30°F||83%||1023.7 hPa|
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