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fxus63 kabr 191128 aaa 
afdabr

Area forecast discussion...updated
National Weather Service Aberdeen South Dakota
528 am CST sun Feb 19 2017

Short term...(today through Tuesday afternoon)
issued at 326 am CST sun Feb 19 2017

A strengthening area of low pressure west of the region will bring
breezy southerly winds and warm temperatures into the area today.
While southerly winds are not the best mixing winds, very warm
temps at 925mb in excess of 10c by peak heating should produce
highs in the 50s and 60s today. Some spots in south central South Dakota
could see 70s. The 65 degree forecast for kabr is just five
degrees off the all-time February high. That said, increasing llm
into the eastern County Warning Area could limit the overall heating. While
temperatures in the 50s and 60s are not uncommon for February, dew
points in the 40s and low 50s are rare. The llm, in combination
with a frontal passage and healthy low level jet could bring thunderstorms
to the region tonight through Monday morning. While the 0z NAM
backed off on cape values, it's still generating convective pcpn.
A few cams also suggest higher reflectivity tonight. Thus will
maintain the mention of thunder in the forecast.

Precipitation should push east of the County Warning Area by 18z Monday with dry conditions
expected for the rest of the short term. Winds could be gusty Monday
afternoon behind the storm system. While highs on Monday will be
cooler, they will still range several degrees above normal. Tuesday
will be very warm as well as westerly winds should mix down 925 mb
temps of +10c.

Long term...(tuesday evening through saturday)
issued at 326 am CST sun Feb 19 2017

The start of the extended will see above normal temps continue. As a
sfc low moves into the plains and the upper trough follows, cooler
temps will advect in for the remainder of the period. The system at
the end of the work week continues to shift south in every model but
the Canadian. Still too uncertain to pinpoint details due to the
changing track. Another upper trough and sfc high pressure will
transition into the Dakotas over the weekend bringing another shot
of cool and dry air.

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Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Monday morning)
issued at 525 am CST sun Feb 19 2017

VFR conditions are expected through this afternoon. An area of low
pressure will move through the region tonight and Monday bringing
some showers and possibly even some thunder. Rain may result in
MVFR cigs or vsbys, mainly at Katy.

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Abr watches/warnings/advisories...
South Dakota...none.
Minnesota...none.
&&

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