943  
FXUS01 KWBC 101214  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
813 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. AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE  
THUNDERSTORMS IS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL PLAINS IN THE STORM  
PREDICTION CENTER'S OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY. 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 AREA 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. AN EXTREME RISK OF FIRE  
DANGER IS IN PLACE 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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