Marine Weather and Tides
1/26/2021 -- The West Coast Satellite images havd been updated. They now use GEOS-17.
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|Sunrise 7:57AM||Sunset 5:54PM||Tuesday January 26, 2021 9:39 PM CST (03:39 UTC)||Moonrise 3:38PM||Moonset 6:39AM||Illumination 99%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service North Platte NE 549 PM CST Tue Jan 26 2021
UPDATE. Issued at 331 PM CST Tue Jan 26 2021
Raised POPs to the likely category across the srn tier of counties across swrn Nebraska. The HREF, radar, satellite and NDOR cameras support the update. An inch or less snow accumulation is suggested by the rapid refresh models and the HREF.
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Wednesday night) Issued at 308 PM CST Tue Jan 26 2021
An upper level low crossing the Colorado Rockies this afternoon will move through KS tonight and spread snow into swrn Nebraska. There is a slight chance the snow could reach Interstate 80 but accumulations along and south of I-80 are expected to remain an inch or less according to the model consensus. The HREF was the basis for the POP forecast tonight. It is the most aggressive model. There is also a chance flurries will linger across other areas of western and ncntl Nebraska tonight. Soundings profiles will remain fairly moist and temperatures aloft, near -14C at h700mb, are favorable for snow growth.
The temperature forecast tonight leans on the bias corrected short term model blend which is the coldest temperature forecast. This suggested lows in the single digits to around zero which is appropriate for cloud cover and relatively moist air; precipitable water is around 0.25 inches. Strong radiational cooling and widespread subzero lows appear unlikely in this scenario.
South winds develop tonight and continue through Wednesday night. The temperature forecast continues to lean on the cooler bias corrected short term model blend. Any snow which develops tonight from the Colorado-KS storm should exit swrn and ncntl Nebraska early Wednesday morning.
LONG TERM. (Thursday through Tuesday) Issued at 308 PM CST Tue Jan 26 2021
Quiet weather continues Thursday through Tuesday. There is one system moving through KS this weekend but the system is expected to stay mostly south of Nebraska. Slight chance POPs are in place across a small part of ncntl Nebraska. As the system lifts and intensifies across the Midwest, a period of warp-around snow could impact ncntl Nebraska.
The temperature forecast came in cooler with highs in the 30s and lower 40s east of highway 83. This should verify given the snow cover. Temperatures aloft would support warmer highs if mixing develops-h850mb temperatures approach 10C Friday. The models are in good agreement suggesting high cloudiness Friday and this would probably prevent deep mixing. Behind the storm system Saturday, Pacific high pressure and a return to mild weather.
AVIATION. (For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening) Issued at 548 PM CST Tue Jan 26 2021
Some light snow is expected to impact portions of southwest Nebraska, including KLBF, this evening. While snow is expected to be light (under an inch), brief reductions in visibility down to 4 miles are possible as well as some slippery surfaces. Snow is expected to remain south of KVTN with the only impacts being lowering of ceilings down to 1500 feet. Conditions improve by late morning at both sites.
LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
UPDATE . CDC SHORT TERM . CDC LONG TERM . CDC AVIATION . Kulik
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|Valentine, Miller Field, NE||13 mi||48 min||E 6||6.00 mi||Light Snow||15°F||10°F||80%||1024.9 hPa|
|Ainsworth Regional Airport, NE||22 mi||45 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Light Snow||9°F||6°F||89%||1020.3 hPa|
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