Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Omaha/valley NE 
524 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014 

Short term...(today through wednesday) 
issued at 238 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014 

Temperatures appear to be the primary focus in the short term. 

Tight pressure gradient was in place across the region at 08z 
behind departing surface low over the Great Lakes region. Upper 
trough meanwhile was across eastern Dakotas into central Kansas. 
Northwest winds are expected to remain strong and gusty over the 
area until late afternoon as both surface and upper systems track 
off to the east. Clouds look to remain for much of the day 
especially in eastern parts of the area. Between the cloud cover 
and cold advection expect temperatures today to maintain a nearly 
steady profile through the day. Second upper wave moves across the 
region tonight with variable clouds expected to be primary result. 

Another clipper drops into the northern plains on Tuesday with 
warmer air pulled north into the region in advance of the system. 
A period of light precipitation is possible for mainly eastern 
parts of the area as the low moves across Tuesday night. 
Temperatures suggest mainly in the form of snow but some mix 
possible initially before cold air deepens behind the low. 

Long term...(wednesday night through sunday) 
issued at 238 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014 

Area between a western ridge and eastern trough Wednesday night 
with the western edge of colder air associated with the eastern 
trough hanging on across the area during this time. Trend toward 
warmer temperatures begins on Thursday and extends into Saturday 
as upper flow becomes zonal. Models indicate another strong cold 
front moving into the area on Saturday with a return to colder 
Saturday night and Sunday. At this time looks like period should 
be dry. 


Aviation...(12z tafs for kofk...klnk and koma.) 
Issued at 521 am CST Monday Nov 24 2014 

Strong northwest winds of 20 to 30kt will continue through the 
day. MVFR ceilings near fl025 to fl030 should gradually move off to 
the east during the morning...with klnk seeing clearing skies 
before 18z. Kofk and koma will see slower clearing...but ceilings will 
likely lift to above fl030 between 17z and 20z. After 00z...only 
middle and high clouds are forecast with northwest winds diminishing 
to less than 15kt. 


Oax watches/warnings/advisories... 


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

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