Moorefield, NE Marine Weather and Tide Forecast
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Marine Weather and Tide Forecast for Moorefield, NE

April 17, 2024 4:44 PM CDT (21:44 UTC) Change Location
Sunrise 6:57 AM   Sunset 8:27 PM
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FXUS63 KLBF 172042 AFDLBF

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service North Platte NE 342 PM CDT Wed Apr 17 2024

KEY MESSAGES

*Precipitation chances today and tonight

*Strong winds this evening into the overnight

*Cooler through the first part of the weekend

*Another chance for rain/snow Thu. night through Sat. morning



SHORT TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/
Issued at 340 PM CDT Wed Apr 17 2024

There are a couple of concerns in the short term. The first being the potential for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and strong winds this evening into the overnight. Precipitation chances will increase late this afternoon across western Nebraska with the approaching front. There is the potential for thunderstorm development across the southern Sandhills into southwest Nebraska in the early evening and could event potentially see an isolated threat for a severe storm, which would mainly be for damaging wind gust, but could also see some small hail with an outside chance of hail up to 1". Storms look to be elevated in nature, but soundings do suggest there could be an environment favorable for downburst or strong outflow within the strongest storms. There will also be the chance for more moderate rainfall across portions of north central Nebraska, extending back into the central Sandhills, generally along and east of HWY 83.
Rainfall amount of 0.25 to 0.50" may be possible.

As for snowfall potential, did decrease precipitation chances across the northern Sandhills after midnight across the northwest Sandhills, which looks to confine most of the precipitation across the northwest Sandhills to rain as temperatures will generally main above freezing during the best chance for precipitation, however a brief period of a rain/snow mix can't be ruled out, but do not expect any snowfall accumulations.

The next concern is the winds this evening into tonight, strong winds will move into the area behind the frontal boundary. Some bufkit soundings are hinting there could be some good deep layer mixing just ahead of the frontal push and could potentially tap into some strong winds of 40 to 50kts that could bring an isolated 50 mph wind gust or stronger to the sfc, mainly across southwest Nebraska, generally south of I- 80, in the early evening hours. As the front passes more widespread stronger winds will be expected across southwest, north central and portions of the central and southern Sandhills starting in the mid evening hours, through the overnight. Probabilistic models continue to increase winds during this time period with the last several runs, thus forecaster confidence has increased in seeing widespread wind gust of 30 to 40 mph, so have bumped winds up to better account for this.

Cooler temperatures tonight and Thursday, weak CAA behind the frontal boundary will bring in lows tonight in the upper 20s to mid 30s and keep highs on Thursday generally in the upper 40s to low 50s. Coldest temperatures will generally be across the northern Sandhills.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/
Issued at 340 PM CDT Wed Apr 17 2024

The weather pattern will remain active to end the week into the weekend with a couple of disturbances affecting the area.
After a brief lull in precipitation for Thursday, chances increase into Thursday evening into Friday. A secondary push of colder air will move in late Thursday and will see a better chance for a rain/snow mix across the northwest Sandhills early Friday morning.
Although accumulations still look to be marginal, a light dusting may be possible. For the rest of the area, precipitation will mainly be in the form of light rain showers throughout the day, mainly for areas west of HWY 281. At this time rainfall amounts Friday into Saturday look to be light, generally around a tenth of an inch or less.

A weak upper level ridge builds in across the west and will bring a return to warmer temperatures with highs bouncing back into the upper 50s to low 60s for Sunday and even some upper 60s to low 70s by Monday.

AVIATION /18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z THURSDAY/
Issued at 1225 PM CDT Wed Apr 17 2024

VFR conditions through the first part of the valid period, followed by a frontal passage.

For KLBF: Expect frontal passage to occur toward sunset with onset of MVFR clouds along with showers/thunder. Winds will become quite gusty to 35kt. The best potential for showers/thunder will this evening through around Midnight but winds will be slow to diminish after precipitation moves off to the east. Expect a return to VFR shortly before daybreak with winds becoming gusty again Thursday morning after diurnal heating mixed the boundary layer.

For KVTN: The more dynamic portion of the front will be further to the south so expect winds will gust to around 25kt with arrival of the front early this evening, along with showers though probabilities for thunder are not high enough to include a mention in the TAF. Precipitation will be diminishing after Midnight and could see a mix to -RASN before ending. Winds will diminish toward daybreak followed by an increase with gusts 25 to 30kt Thursday morning after diurnal heating mixes the boundary layer.

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