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|Sunrise 7:00AM||Sunset 6:17PM||Wednesday March 3, 2021 6:27 AM CST (12:27 UTC)||Moonrise 11:55PM||Moonset 9:16AM||Illumination 77%|
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Area Discussion for - Grand Forks, ND  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Grand Forks ND 522 AM CST Wed Mar 3 2021
SHORT TERM. (Today through Thursday) Issued at 304 AM CST Wed Mar 3 2021
Partly cloudy skies prevail tonight with mid to high level clouds working into the CWA from the west. Temperatures have fallen into the upper teens along the Canadian Border with 20s further south. A brief period of light snow is possible in the Devils Lake region this morning. Weather related impacts will be minimal today into Thursday as quiet weather continues.
A transient H5 shortwave pushes southeastward today along the downstream flow of a rather amplified ridge to our west. This will serve to cool our temperatures a bit compared to yesterday with highs generally in the 30s and 40s. A few 50s are possible in far southeastern North Dakota. This baroclinic zone is not expected to move through the course of the night or into Thursday. As such, look for a sharp temperature gradient that runs roughly from Cando to Lisbon. Cooler air remains east of the line, with much warmer temperatures to the west.
LONG TERM. (Thursday night through Tuesday) Issued at 304 AM CST Wed Mar 3 2021
The focus through most of the long term period will be on warm temperatures. By late in the period, Tuesday, precipitation chances finally re-enter the forecast.
For Thursday night through Monday, 500mb ridging holds over most of the Central Plains. After coordinating with neighboring offices, boosted high temperatures on Friday and Saturday. It does look to be warm, but have to be careful this time of the year, as there are other factors that come into play (there is still some snow to melt, cloud cover, fog, and wind directions). For Friday and Saturday, wind directions look to be southeast, which is not a favorable warming wind. By Sunday, it appears that winds may switch to the west, allowing a much better warming day. Although a long ways out, Sunday and Monday are not looking too favorable for west winds either.
By Tuesday, the 500mb flow pattern starts to shift more southwest, which typically favors stronger/wetter Colorado Lows. The GEFS, ECMWF, and Canadian ensembles all show southwest flow, but differ on the strength of eastern U. S. ridging. For that reason, timing any potential system for the Northern Plains is all over the place. There are several things to note. First, all the ensembles are starting to show a low potential for at least 0.50 inches of liquid precipitation into this FA. Depending on thermal profiles, this could be a mix of rain or snow. GEFS plumes are showing high spreads with snowfall, from nearly nothing to upwards of 10 inches, with a mean of a couple of inches. So this is a long ways off yet, but it could be a potent system where it tracks.
AVIATION. (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning) Issued at 518 AM CST Wed Mar 3 2021
KDVL is seeing mid to high clouds this morning, with the possibility of MVFR conditions as the morning progresses. These clouds are forming along a thermal boundary draped from near Rolla to Valley City. Through the day, this boundary remains in place, with an increase in high clouds expected this afternoon and evening. This evening, MVFR conditions are possible at KFAR and KGFK, as well as KDVL. To the east, KTVF and KBJI will remain VFR through the period.
FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ND . None. MN . None.
SHORT TERM . Lynch LONG TERM . Godon AVIATION . Lynch
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