034  
FXUS01 KWBC 100656  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
256 AM EDT WED APR 10 2019  
 
VALID 12Z WED APR 10 2019 - 12Z FRI APR 12 2019  
 
...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS EXPECTED IN THE CENTRAL/NORTHERN PLAINS  
WITH A POTENT LATE-SEASON WINTER STORM...  
 
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL  
PLAINS...  
   
..EXTREME FIRE WEATHER DANGER FOR THE SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS
 
 
A STRONG STORM OVER THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS WILL MOVE  
NORTHEASTWARD TO THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY FRIDAY. THE  
SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN/CENTRAL  
ROCKIES ONTO PARTS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS THAT WILL EXPAND INTO  
PARTS OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE  
SNOW WILL EXPAND INTO THE UPPER GREAT LAKES OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY.  
IN ADDITION, A SMALL AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL  
DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY WITH THE  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING INTO PARTS OF THE MIDDLE  
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ON THURSDAY. AS THE STORM MOVES OUT OF THE  
PLAINS, SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF  
THE ASSOCIATED FRONT OVERNIGHT THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY OVER PARTS OF  
THE OHIO VALLEY INTO PARTS OF THE TENNESSEE/LOWER MISSISSIPPI  
VALLEYS. FURTHERMORE, A SMALL ARE OF RAIN/FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET  
WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES OVERNIGHT  
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. THE STORM WILL CONTINUE SPREAD SNOW OVER  
PARTS OF THE CENTRAL/NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE WEST AND NORTH OF THE  
SURFACE LOW, AND INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST ON WEDNESDAY. BLIZZARD  
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AS HEAVY AND WET SNOW COMBINES WITH STRONG  
WIND. A SWATH OF 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW IS FORECAST FOR THE  
CENTRAL/NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO WESTERN MINNESOTA THROUGH  
THURSDAY EVENING, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.  
 
BEHIND THE STORM AND AN ASSOCIATED DRYLINE, CONDITIONS WILL BE  
FAVORABLE FOR FIRE WEATHER THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHWEST AND  
SOUTHERN/CENTRAL PLAINS, AS HIGH SUSTAINED WINDS AND EVEN HIGHER  
GUSTS COMBINE WITH VERY DRY HUMIDITIES. THROUGH TUESDAY, A  
CRITICAL RISK OF FIRE WEATHER IS IN PLACE FOR MUCH OF NEW MEXICO  
AND PORTIONS OF COLORADO AND FAR WESTERN TEXAS, BUT CONDITIONS ON  
WEDNESDAY WILL BE EVEN MORE FAVORABLE, LEADING TO AN EXTREME RISK  
IN THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER'S FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR THE  
SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS. RED FLAG WARNINGS ARE WIDESPREAD THROUGHOUT  
THESE AREAS. MORE BROADLY, HIGH WINDS ARE A THREAT FROM CALIFORNIA  
THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST, INTERMOUNTAIN WEST, ROCKIES AND PLAINS FOR  
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  
 
ELSEWHERE, ADDITIONAL UPPER-LEVEL ENERGY WILL MOVE OVER THE  
PACIFIC NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT WEDNESDAY THAT WILL PRODUCE COASTAL  
RAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATION SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHWEST INTO  
THE NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN REGION AND PARTS OF THE GREAT BASIN ON  
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.  
 
ZIEGENFELDER  
 
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