254  
FXUS01 KWBC 021957  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
256 PM EST FRI MAR 02 2018  
 
VALID 00Z SAT MAR 03 2018 - 00Z MON MAR 05 2018  
 
...CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND  
NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC STATES AS A POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM PULLS AWAY  
FROM THE NEW ENGLAND COAST FRIDAY NIGHT...  
 
...HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA AND  
SHOULD SPREAD ACROSS THE CENTRAL GREAT BASIN AND NORTHERN ROCKIES  
THIS WEEKEND...  
 
...WEATHER SHOULD BECOME INCREASINGLY ACTIVE ACROSS THE GREAT  
PLAINS WHILE A LARGE SCALE UPPER TROUGH EDGES OUT INTO THE CENTRAL  
U.S. LATE THIS WEEKEND...  
 
STRONG WINDS, HEAVY RAIN, AND ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL CONTINUE  
ACROSS THE NORTHEAST AND NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC STATES FRIDAY  
EVENING, BUT THEN CONDITIONS SHOULD GRADUALLY IMPROVE AS A  
POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM PULLS AWAY FROM THE COAST FRIDAY NIGHT.  
HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN BEHIND THE EXITING STORM SHOULD KEEP  
MUCH OF THE REGION DRY THROUGH THE WEEKEND, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF  
SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES AND INTERIOR  
NEW ENGLAND.  
 
THE PATTERN WILL REMAIN ACTIVE OVER THE WESTERN U.S. AS AN  
ANOMALOUS LARGE SCALE UPPER TROUGH EDGES INLAND THIS WEEKEND.  
SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA,  
AND THE THREAT FOR HEAVY SNOW SHOULD SPREAD INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT  
BASIN AND NORTHERN ROCKIES AS A SURFACE BOUNDARY STALLS ACROSS  
NEVADA, NORTHERN UTAH, AND WYOMING.  
 
GERHARDT  
 
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