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|Sunrise 6:44AM||Sunset 8:52PM||Saturday August 8, 2020 3:26 AM CDT (08:26 UTC)||Moonrise 10:36PM||Moonset 10:30AM||Illumination 81%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service North Platte NE 115 AM CDT Sat Aug 8 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Saturday night) Issued at 222 PM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020
Very warm mid-level mid-level temperatures have spread eastward off the higher terrain today. This has resulted in a strong capping inversion and should keep thunderstorm chances at bay into tonight. The exception could be across northwest Nebraska, where an isolated storm cannot be ruled out late this afternoon and early this evening. Temperatures are nearing 100F in this area, and as convective temperatures are reached an isolated storm could develop near a well defined dry line. Otherwise with high moisture/humidity present, some patchy fog is again possible toward sunrise from portions of central into southwest Nebraska.
Upper level ridge axis remains in place across the Central and Southern Plains Saturday. A shortwave currently over Nevada will be moving into western Nebraska on the northern crest of the ridge axis. Meanwhile a cold front will sag southward into the area due a shortwave moving across southern Canada within the northern stream. The front should act as a focus for storm development late in the afternoon as the shortwave approaches. A negative for tomorrow will be the very warm mid-level temperatures, but the shortwave combined with the front should provide enough convergence/lift to overcome the cap by late afternoon. NAM forecast parameters certainly would support a few severe storms into the evening as the cluster grows upscale and moves eastward across northern, central and portions of southwest Nebraska. Strong winds would be the main concern during this timeframe.
LONG TERM. (Sunday through Friday) Issued at 222 PM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020
Another cold front will move into northern Nebraska Sunday. This could become the focus for additional late afternoon storms. Then Monday surface high pressure builds in for a short time with lower humidity and comfortable temperatures.
The upper level ridging retrogrades back to the west across the desert southwest and southern Rockies by mid week. This places our area back in northwest flow aloft. This pattern would support some isolated to scattered thunderstorm activity at times (as indicated by the ECMWF). Temperatures will generally be near or slightly above average TUE thru THU, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
AVIATION. (For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday evening) Issued at 105 AM CDT Sat Aug 8 2020
Visual flight rules will be seen throughout with patchy fog possible from 10Z to 15Z this morning. Visibility may drop to around 4 miles at time then become unrestricted by mid morning. The chance for thunderstorms return beyond 18Z with some model spread as the areal coverage. Scattered thunderstorms should develop across the north to include in the Valentine area then evolve into a cluster that will move southeast. Later forecasts will refine areal coverage.
LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Ainsworth Regional Airport, NE||10 mi||31 min||S 7||10.00 mi||Fair||73°F||70°F||94%||1011.8 hPa|
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