591  
FXUS01 KWBC 030759  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
259 AM EST SAT MAR 03 2018  
 
VALID 12Z SAT MAR 03 2018 - 12Z 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 WILL 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 UNSETTLED OVER THE WESTERN U.S. AS AN  
ANOMALOUS LARGE SCALE UPPER TROUGH PROGRESSES INLAND THIS WEEKEND.  
SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF  
CALIFORNIA, AND A SURFACE BOUNDARY SETTLING IN ACROSS NEVADA,  
NORTHERN UTAH, AND WYOMING SHOULD HELP SPREAD THE THREAT FOR HEAVY  
SNOW INTO THE CENTRAL GREAT BASIN AND NORTHERN ROCKIES.  
 
WEATHER WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY ACTIVE ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS  
LATE THIS WEEKEND AS THE ANOMALOUS WESTERN U.S. TROUGH EDGES OUT  
INTO THE NATION'S MID-SECTION. MOISTURE RETURNING FROM THE  
WESTERN GULF SHOULD HELP FUEL PRECIPITATION DEVELOPING ACROSS  
TEXAS AND THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ON SUNDAY, WHILE STRONG  
WINDS AND A SWATH OF HEAVY SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN  
PLAINS AS A SURFACE LOW RAPIDLY DEEPENS IN THE LEE OF THE COLORADO  
ROCKIES.  
 
GERHARDT  
 
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