940  
FXUS01 KWBC 140806  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
405 AM EDT THU MAR 14 2019  
 
VALID 12Z THU MAR 14 2019 - 12Z SAT MAR 16 2019  
 
...THE STRONG WINTER STORM TO CONTINUE TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE  
CENTRAL TO NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS  
CONTINUING...  
 
...WINDS WILL BE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL  
PLAINS AS THE STORM PULLS AWAY FROM THESE REGIONS...  
 
...THUNDERSTORMS WILL BRING HEAVY RAINS, ISOLATED FLOODING AND A  
SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THURSDAY FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY  
INTO THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS...  
 
...MUCH ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES LIKELY EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI  
RIVER THURSDAY, ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S. FRIDAY...  
 
...MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL SPREADING INTO THE MISSISSIPPI,  
TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS FRIDAY AND THE EAST COAST ON SATURDAY...  
 
THE INTENSE STORM ACROSS THE MID SECTION OF THE NATION THAT HAS  
BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR HEAVY SNOWS, BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND  
WIDESPREAD WIND GUSTS OVER HURRICANE FORCE WILL BE PRESSING  
NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE UPPER  
GREAT LAKES ON THURSDAY. WHILE THE STORM HAS REACHED ITS LOWEST  
PRESSURE AND WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, STRONG  
WINDS WILL CONTINUE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE STORM ACROSS PORTIONS  
OF THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PLAINS. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE  
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THE FIRST HALF OF THURSDAY OVER  
NORTHEAST COLORADO AND FOR MOST OF THE DAY FROM EASTERN WYOMING,  
ACROSS MOST OF NEBRASKA, SOUTH DAKOTA, EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA INTO  
NORTHWEST MINNESOTA. TRAVEL WILL REMAIN DIFFICULT AND LIFE  
THREATENING ACROSS THESE AREAS, WITH IMPROVING CONDITIONS THURSDAY  
NIGHT INTO FRIDAY AS THE STORM PUSHES FARTHER OFF TO THE  
NORTHEAST.  
 
AS THE STRONG STORM PUSHES NORTHEASTWARD TODAY INTO THE UPPER  
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, WINDS WILL BE LESSENING ACROSS THE CENTRAL TO  
SOUTHERN PLAINS THAT EXPERIENCED WIDESPREAD WIND GUST OVER  
HURRICANE FORCE DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS. HIGH WIND WARNINGS  
REMAIN IN EFFECT INTO THURSDAY MORNING FOR SOUTHEAST COLORADO AND  
WESTERN KANSAS, BUT OVERALL A MUCH SMALLER AREA OF STRONG WIND  
GUSTS EXPECTED THURSDAY AS THE STORM MOVES AWAY FROM THIS REGION.  
 
THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WITH THIS STRONG STORM WILL CONTINUE TO  
BE A FOCUS FOR THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI  
VALLEY INTO THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO VALLEYS. HEAVY RAINS, ISOLATED  
FLOODING AND SEVERE WEATHER ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE THUNDERSTORMS  
ACROSS THESE REGIONS.  
 
A TASTE OF SPRING TEMPERATURES LIKELY AHEAD OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED  
COLD FRONT FRONT ON THURSDAY FOR ALL AREAS TO THE EAST OF THE  
MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND FOR AREAS EAST OF THE APPALACHIANS ON  
FRIDAY. MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES EXPECTED IN THE WAKE OF THIS  
FRONT TODAY FROM THE GREAT BASIN, ROCKIES INTO THE PLAINS. THESE  
COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL BE SPREADING EASTWARD ON FRIDAY INTO THE  
MISSISSIPPI, OHIO AND TENNESSEE VALLEYS AND INTO MUCH OF THE  
EASTERN U.S. ON SATURDAY.  
 
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