918  
FXUS63 KLBF 131145  
AFDLBF  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
545 AM CST FRI DEC 13 2019  
   
SHORT TERM
 
(TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY)  
ISSUED AT 319 AM CST FRI DEC 13 2019  
 
THE MAIN CONCERN IN THE SHORT TERM WILL BE WITH AFTERNOON  
TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION CHANCES. COOLED HOURLY TEMPERATURES  
SLIGHTLY ACROSS NORTHERN NEBRASKA AS CURRENT THINKING IS COOLER  
AIR WILL MOVE IN SLIGHTLY SOONER, A COUPLE HOURS OR SO. THIS  
COMBINED WITH DYNAMIC COOLING WILL AFFECT PRECIPITATION TYPE  
CHANGEOVER FROM RAIN TO SNOW SLIGHTLY EARLIER.  
 
THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY IN SNOWFALL AMOUNTS, AS THERE COULD BE  
A POSSIBLE BAND OF HIGHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS. HOWEVER, WENT WITH A  
BLEND OF WPC AND NBM GUIDANCE FOR QPF AND SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.  
 
WINDS WILL ALSO BE BREEZY FRIDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS WESTERN AND  
SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA WITH WIND GUST 30 TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE.  
 
AS FOR SATURDAY, A STRONGER SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE AREA  
EARLY SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION TYPE WILL BE ALL SNOW AS  
TEMPERATURES ON SATURDAY WILL BE MUCH COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE  
TEENS TO LOW 20S ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND IN THE 20S AND  
30S ACROSS WESTERN AND SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA. AT THIS TIME SNOWFALL  
AMOUNTS APPEAR TO BE LIGHT.  
   
LONG TERM
 
(SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY)  
ISSUED AT 319 AM CST FRI DEC 13 2019  
 
LIGHT SNOW CHANCES WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT SATURDAY TAPERING TO  
FLURRIES ON SUNDAY. AFTER SUNDAY PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL BE  
MINIMAL THROUGH THE REST OF THE FORECAST PERIOD.  
 
COLD AIR WILL STICK AROUND THROUGH TUESDAY WITH HIGHS ONLY IN THE  
30S SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL SLOWLY MOVE  
EASTWARD AS A RIDGE DEVELOPS OVER THE REGION WEDNESDAY. WEDNESDAY  
WILL BE THE WARMEST DAY OF THE FORECAST PERIOD WITH HIGHS IN THE  
LOW 40S. THERE ARE SOME DISCREPANCIES WITH THE MODELS AFTER  
WEDNESDAY AS TO ANOTHER TROUGH ON THE WEST COAST MOVING INTO THE  
AREA THURSDAY, WHICH COULD BRING COOLER TEMPERATURES.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 12Z TAFS THROUGH 12Z SATURDAY MORNING)  
ISSUED AT 543 AM CST FRI DEC 13 2019  
 
AN AREA OF MVFR/IFR/LOCAL LIFR IN SNOW AND LOW CEILINGS IS  
EXPECTED TO SPREAD SOUTHEAST FROM THE NORTHWEST SANDHILLS INTO  
CENTRAL NEBRASKA FROM 18Z-03Z TODAY THIS WILL MAINLY AFFECT KGRN-  
KTIF-KLBF-KBBW. BEHIND THE DEPARTING SYSTEM, MVFR TO IFR CEILINGS  
ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT.  
 

 
   
LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NONE.  

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...GOMEZ  
LONG TERM...GOMEZ  
AVIATION...ROBERG  
 
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