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Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)

Issued by Bismarck, ND (BIS)

FXUS63 KBIS 201916

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
116 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday)
Issued at 1250 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

Quiet and mild today...cooler tomorrow. 

Winds will diminish and shift out of the northeast by tomorrow
morning. This may allow some fog to develop as slightly cooler air
moves into northeast North Dakota and winds develop and upslope
component. The HRRR develops a narrow band of fog and low clouds
across north central and northeast North Dakota tomorrow morning. 

With cloudy skies and northeasterly winds, temperatures tomorrow 
will be about 10 degrees cooler. 

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Saturday)
Issued at 1250 PM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

The long term appears quiet for the most part. The latest model
runs push the Tuesday clipper further north and east, leaving most
of North Dakota dry. There still appears to be a storm that will
impact portions of the Northern Plains Friday into Saturday.
Temperatures over the next week should be slightly above normal
through the next week for most locations. 


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1114 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018

VFR at all sites through the majority of TAF period. Some low CIGS
and fog are possible late tomorrow morning at KMOT/KJMS.