019  
FXUS01 KWBC 241956  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
255 PM EST WED JAN 24 2018  
 
VALID 00Z THU JAN 25 2018 - 00Z SAT JAN 27 2018  
 
...PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM TRACKING EASTWARD ACROSS THE WEST WITH  
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN U.S....  
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROGRESS FROM THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS  
TO THE EAST COAST OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND  
EASTERN U.S. WILL BE FAIRLY DRY THROUGH THE END OF WEEK, EXCEPT  
FOR SOUTH TEXAS, WHERE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE  
MOST LIKELY. THERE WILL ALSO BE A WARMING TREND FROM THE CENTRAL  
TO NORTHERN PLAINS, SPREADING EASTWARD INTO THE MIDWEST WHERE HIGH  
TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL. SEASONAL TEMPERATURES ARE  
EXPECTED FOR THE EAST COAST FOR THE END OF THE WEEK.  
 
A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE WESTERN U.S. OVER THE NEXT TWO  
DAYS BRINGING A ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN TO PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN  
CALIFORNIA AND SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COASTS, AND HEAVY SNOW FOR THE  
CASCADES AND NORTHERN ROCKIES. ONE TO TWO FEET OF SNOW APPEARS  
LIKELY IN THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE DAY ON THURSDAY. THE  
INTENSITY OF PRECIPITATION WILL WANE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY  
AS ACCESS TO BETTER MOISTURE IS LOST, WITH A MORE SHOWERY REGIME  
DEVELOPING TOWARD THE END OF THE WEEK FOR THE WEST.  
 
HAMRICK/CAMPBELL  
 
GRAPHICS AVAILABLE AT  
WWW.WPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/BASICWX/BASICWX_NDFD.PHP  

 
 
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