660  
FXUS63 KGID 190925  
AFDGID  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
325 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
   
SHORT TERM
 
(TODAY AND TONIGHT)  
ISSUED AT 320 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
 
IT'LL BE A DRY AND COLD FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF  
AN ARCTIC AIRMASS. THE PATTERN ALOFT REFLECTED A NORTHWEST FLOW  
REGIME ACROSS OUR REGION, IN BETWEEN AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE ROCKIES  
AND A DEEP TROUGH ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF THE CONUS. AT THE  
SURFACE, A COLD 1045MB SURFACE RIDGE AXIS WAS NOSING SOUTH FROM THE  
DAKOTAS, REINFORCING THE COLD AIR.  
 
TEMPS WILL STRUGGLE TODAY, ESPECIALLY IN OUR EASTERN ZONES IN  
PROXIMITY TO THE THERMAL TROUGH...AND LOOK FOR HIGHS TO RANGE FROM  
THE TEENS IN THE GENOA/YORK AREAS TO READINGS IN THE LOW 30S TOWARDS  
CAMBRIDGE/PHILLIPSBURG. WHILE WINDS WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY LIGHT,  
WE WILL SEE MORNING WIND CHILLS OF ZERO TO 15 BELOW TO START THE  
DAY TODAY, WITH SIMILAR VALUES AGAIN TONIGHT.  
   
LONG TERM
 
(MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)  
ISSUED AT 320 AM CST SUN JAN 19 2020  
 
WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR ANY IMPROVEMENT FROM THE COLD AIR FOR THE  
MONDAY HOLIDAY/MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY. THE CENTER OF THE  
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM REACHES FAR EASTERN NEBRASKA ALONG  
THE MISSOURI RIVER AND DAYTIME TEMPS WILL REMAIN WELL BELOW  
NORMAL WITH HIGHS AGAIN AVERAGING IN THE TEENS/20S.  
 
THE ARCTIC AIRMASS DISLODGES TUESDAY AS EASTERN TROUGH DEPARTS AND  
UPPER RIDGING MIGRATES ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PLAINS. TEMPS  
RETURN TO SEASONAL OR ABOVE READINGS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK  
WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S/40S. PRECIP CHANCES RETURN TO OUR SOUTHERN AND  
EASTERN ZONES TUESDAY NIGHT AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES OUT OF THE  
ROCKIES AND CROSSES THE PLAINS. MODELS ARE TRENDING A LITTLE MORE  
AGGRESSIVE WITH THIS WAVE SO WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE PRECIP  
CHANCES INCREASE AND EXPAND FARTHER NORTH INTO NEB. THE PATTERN  
REMAINS PROGRESSIVE AND UNSETTLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WORKWEEK  
WITH CONTINUED RAIN/SNOW CHANCES, BEFORE DRYING OUT AGAIN FOR  
NEXT WEEKEND.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 06Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS THROUGH 06Z SUNDAY)  
ISSUED AT 1054 PM CST SAT JAN 18 2020  
 
VFR CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST FOR THE TERMINALS THROUGH THE TAF  
PERIOD.  
 

 
   
GID WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NE...NONE.  
KS...NONE.  
 

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...FAY  
LONG TERM...FAY  
AVIATION...FAY  
 
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