177  
FXUS01 KWBC 271958  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
257 PM EST WED FEB 27 2019  
 
VALID 00Z THU FEB 28 2019 - 00Z SAT MAR 02 2019  
   
..HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE WEST
 
 
...SNOW WILL TAPER OFF ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AND NEW ENGLAND BY  
TOMORROW...  
 
...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTHEAST THROUGH  
FRIDAY...  
 
...BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE FOR THE FORESEEABLE  
FUTURE IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS...  
 
A CLOSED UPPER-LEVEL LOW WILL SIT JUST OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST  
COAST AND WILL A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL BOUNDARY THAT WILL MOVE FROM  
THE WEST COAST INTO THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST AND GREAT BASIN. A  
SURFACE LOW WILL ALSO LINGER OFF THE WASHINGTON/BRITISH COLUMBIA  
COAST THROUGH MOST OF THE SHORT TERM PERIOD. AS THIS FRONT PUSHES  
EASTWARD, PRECIPITATION WILL FOLLOW--WITH HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW  
AND RAIN IMPACTING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND CALIFORNIA THROUGH  
THURSDAY. IN FACT, WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE, LOWER ELEVATION CITIES  
SUCH AS PORTLAND AND SEATTLE CAN EXPECT A MIX OF RAIN/SNOW  
OVERNIGHT AND INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THE SIERRA NEVADA CAN EXPECT UP  
TO 10 INCHES THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. BY FRIDAY, MOST OF THE  
PREPICATION WILL BE LIGHT AND CONCENTRATE ALONG THE NORTHERN AND  
CENTRAL ROCKIES. A MIX OF LIGHT SHOWERS AND SNOW CAN ALSO BE  
EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING MOSTLY FOR COASTAL OREGON AND  
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.  
 
HEAVY SNOW CONTINUES TO IMPACT MOSTLY THE LOWER GREAT LAKES  
PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND AS AN OCCLUDED SYSTEM PASSES THIS EVENING.  
BY THURSDAY MORNING, THE SURFACE LOW WILL BE OFF THE NEW ENGLAND  
COAST AND SNOW WILL TAPER OFF WITH SOME REMNANT SNOW SHOWERS ALONG  
THE LEE SIDE OF LAKE MICHIGAN AND LAKE ERIE. BY THURSDAY  
AFTERNOON, SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN AND TRANQUIL CONDITIONS  
WILL PREVAIL--WITH THE NEXT INCOMING SYSTEM APPROACHING THE UPPER  
MIDWEST BY FRIDAY. THIS IS EXPECTED TO BRING LIGHT SNOW ACROSS THE  
GREAT LAKES THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  
 
REINHART  
 
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