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National Weather Service Omaha/valley NE
230 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014

Short term...(tonight through friday)
issued at 230 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014

High pressure was located over the lower Missouri Valley at 19z
with some return flow already spreading into the western half of
Nebraska. Southerly flow will develop across the region tonight as
the high continues to move to the southeast. Models suggest some
chance of elevated convection late tonight into Wednesday as a
combination of warm advection and moisture advection overspreads
the area. Probability of precipitation have been kept on the low end as better instability
lags the forcing with best pockets located in the far south and
north of the County Warning Area Wednesday morning...which then spread east of the
area Wednesday afternoon.

The next cold front also approaches the area Wednesday night with
models similar in moving the front to southeast Nebraska and
southwest Iowa by Thursday evening then drifts slowly south into
Kansas and Missouri Thursday night and Friday. Higher probability of precipitation for the
area with this feature with south half looking to have the best
chance for more prolonged period of showers and thunderstorms.

Temperatures expected to climb into the lower 90s in southern
parts of the area both Wednesday and Thursday in advance of the
front. Cooler air will spread into the north behind the front on
Thursday then spread south across the area Friday.

Long term...(friday night through tuesday)
issued at 230 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014

Cooler air will be over the area during the weekend at the
beginning of the extended period. Trend will be toward warmer
temperatures and another chance of rain early next week however as
return flow develops on back side of departing high pressure and
next cold front approaches from the northern rockies.


Aviation...(18z tafs for kofk...klnk and koma.)
Issued at 1201 PM CDT Tuesday Sep 2 2014

VFR conditions with clear skies initially and variable winds. Middle
clouds return late in the evening with southeast winds. There
could be isolated showers or thunderstorms in the area after
06z...but not confident enough to forecast at either klnk/koma at
this time. Could also see a period of MVFR and potentially IFR
conditions at all three taf sites 11-15z. Then back to VFR with
southerly winds at or above 12 knots by 03/16z and beyond.


Oax watches/warnings/advisories...


Short term...fobert
long term...fobert

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