118  
FXUS63 KLBF 270517 AAB  
AFDLBF  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
1117 PM CST FRI FEB 26 2021  
   
SHORT TERM
 
(THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)  
ISSUED AT 243 PM CST FRI FEB 26 2021  
 
THE MAIN CONCERN HEADING INTO THE SHORT TERM WILL BE THE POTENTIAL  
FOR SOME LIGHT SNOW ACROSS NORTHERN NEBRASKA. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH  
WILL PUSH OFF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND MOVE ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA AND  
NORTHERN NEBRASKA. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY START ACROSS THE  
NORTHWEST EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY  
MORNING. WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING DURING THE NIGHT HOURS AND  
ABOVE FREEZING DURING THE DAY, PRECIPITATION WILL SWITCH FROM SNOW  
TO ALL RAIN BY MID MORNING. IT WILL THEN CHANGE BACK TO ALL SNOW  
SATURDAY NIGHT. DUE TO THIS CHANGING OF PRECIPITATION SNOW TOTALS  
WILL ONLY BE AROUND AN INCH (AREAS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 2) MAYBE UP TO  
1.5 INCHES IN NORTHWEST NEBRASKA (SHERIDAN COUNTY) WHERE SNOW WILL  
OCCUR THE LONGEST.  
 
THERE IS ALSO A VERY LOW CHANCE FOR SOME LIGHT FREEZING RAIN  
SATURDAY EVENING ACROSS THE NORTH CENTRAL AREA AS TEMPERATURES FALL  
TO FREEZING. ANY FREEZING RAIN WILL BE BRIEF AND NO ACCUMULATIONS  
ARE EXPECTED. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO END BY 6AM CT SUNDAY MORNING.  
 
FOR LOCATIONS SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 2 WHERE NO PRECIPITATION IS  
EXPECTED...MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES WILL PREVAIL ON SATURDAY.  
THIS IN TURN WILL HELP TO KEEP TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN THE  
PREVIOUS COUPLE OF DAYS WITH AFTERNOON HIGHS RISING INTO THE UPPER  
30S TO LOW 40S.  
   
LONG TERM
 
(SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)  
ISSUED AT 243 PM CST FRI FEB 26 2021  
 
FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND...DRY CONDITIONS RETURN AS SURFACE HIGH  
PRESSURE BEGINS TO BUILD BACK INTO THE REGION. HOWEVER, TEMPERATURES  
WILL REMAIN NEAR NORMAL (LOW TO MID 40S) AS THE UPPER TROUGH  
CONTINUES TO DIG FURTHER SOUTH AND COOLER AIR FROM CANADA GETS  
PULLED INTO THE REGION.  
 
THE DRY WEATHER TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT WEEK AS WELL AS A  
WARMING TREND WITH TEMPERATURES REMAINING ABOVE NORMAL. ANY  
REMAINING SNOWPACK IS EXPECTED TO BE MELTED BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT  
WEEK WHICH WILL HELP TEMPERATURES TO EASILY RISE INTO THE MID TO  
UPPER 50S FOR WEDNESDAY THROUGH NEXT FRIDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES ON THE  
OTHER HAND WILL REMAIN FAIRLY STEADY WITH LOW TO MID 20S EXPECTED  
WEST OF US-83 AND MID 20S TO LOW 30S EXPECTED TO THE EAST. DESPITE  
REMAINING STEADY, THESE LOWS WILL STILL BE AT LEAST 10 DEGREES ABOVE  
NORMAL (NORMALS: MID TO UPPER TEENS).  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SATURDAY NIGHT)  
ISSUED AT 1116 PM CST FRI FEB 26 2021  
 
A STRONG STORM AFFECTING THE NRN ROCKIES THIS EVENING WILL SWEEP  
INTO NRN NEBRASKA AND SD SATURDAY AND CONTINUE SATURDAY NIGHT.  
 
VFR IS GENERALLY EXPECTED ACROSS WRN AND NCNTL NEBRASKA TONIGHT  
AND SATURDAY MORNING.  
 
AREAS OF MVFR CEILINGS AND VSBYS IN -SN ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP  
ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20 WEST OF KANW 18Z-00Z SATURDAY  
AFTERNOON. THERE IS A CHANCE IFR WILL DEVELOP IN THIS AREA ALSO  
AND THIS WOULD BE MOST LIKELY NEAR KGRN-KCDR.  
 
IFR/LOCAL LIFR IS EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20 SATURDAY  
EVENING.  
 

 
   
LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NONE.  

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...KULIK  
LONG TERM...KULIK  
AVIATION...CDC  
 
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