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National Weather Service North Platte NE
552 am CST sun Dec 15 2019

Short term...(today through monday)
issued at 226 am CST sun Dec 15 2019

Light snow will continue to move east across north central and
central Nebraska this morning. Any lingering snow chances end
after 18z in eastern areas as the 500mb trough axis exits the
east. New snowfall accumulations up to a half inch are possible
east of Ainsworth through Broken Bow. The current winter weather
advisories are scheduled to end at 12z across the western
sandhills, and 15z the the remaining counties to the east and
southeast. Cloudy skies this morning, followed by some clearing
across the northwest sandhills early afternoon, and central
sandhills mid to late afternoon. The airmass will remain fairly
cold with 850mb temperatures from -4c to -7c. Forecast highs today
are from 31 to 33 degrees near and west of Highway 83 and 25 to 30
across the east.

Skies will become mostly clear across north central Nebraska
tonight, where lows will be coldest at 10 to 15 above. Some cloud
cover across the south to keep lows from the mid to upper teens.

On Monday, skies to become sunny all areas by afternoon. Existing
snow cover will affect high temperatures. A weak cold front will
move through and with 850mb temperatures near -5c, highs will
remain cold mainly from the low to mid 30s.

Long term...(monday night through saturday)
issued at 226 am CST sun Dec 15 2019

Dry conditions are forecast through Saturday. As an upper ridge
traverses the region through Wednesday, a warming trend will
ensue, when highs Wednesday reach the mid 40s to near 50. This
should melt much of the exiting snow cover. On Thursday, an upper
trough will move into the central and Southern Plains. The
airmass will be very dry, so no precipitation expected Thursday
and Thursday night. This will bring a weak cold front through,
with modest cooling of highs Thursday to the upper 30s to lower
40s. By Friday into Saturday, a broad upper ridge will build from
The Rockies into the plains. Highs by Saturday will warm to the
mid 40s to lower 50s.

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Aviation...(for the 12z tafs through 12z Monday morning)
issued at 546 am CST sun Dec 15 2019

MVFR to IFR conditions this morning with low ceilings and snowfall
creating low visibility at times. Snow will taper off later this
morning and VFR conditions will return this afternoon and through
the rest of the forecast period.

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Lbf watches/warnings/advisories...
Winter Weather Advisory until 6 am CST /5 am MST/ early this
morning for nez004-005-022>024-035-056-057-094.

Winter Weather Advisory until 9 am CST this morning for nez008-
009-025>029-036>038-059.

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