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Displaying AFOS PIL: AFDIWX Received: 2018-03-14 10:21 UTC

FXUS63 KIWX 141021

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
621 AM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018

Issued at 422 AM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018

Flurries will end this morning, however, cold weather will persist
through Friday. Conditions will remain dry with highs much below
normal from the mid 30s to lower 40s. Lows the next 3 nights will
be mainly in the 20s. A wintry mix is possible late Friday night
especially southwest of Rochester.


.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday)
Issued at 346 AM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018

The earlier single band of lake snow showers has become much less
organized overnight with mainly flurries remaining early this 
morning. Inversion heights will continue to fall as winds back to 
the west bringing an end to the snow showers and flurries. Cold 
air will continue over the area through Friday with highs much 
below normal for this time of year. 


.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 346 AM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018

A couple of upper level systems are expected to bring a mix of
precipitation from Friday into early next week. The initial system
will eject out from under the upstream upper ridge and bring a
light wintry mix Friday night into early Saturday over areas 
mainly southwest of Rochester. Have favored the general model
blend of a more northeast track with this system. Thermal 
profiles indicate a warm low layer above +3C, so freezing rain is 
possible. After a mainly dry weekend, another system should follow
a similar track of the first system and bring another wintry mix
early next week. Snow accumulations are possible by Tuesday
morning, although the latest thermal profiles per GFS and EC are 
really marginal for snow.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday Morning)
Issued at 617 AM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018

Low VFR lake effect stratocu deck and scattered flurries will 
likely persist early this morning. Low level trajectories briefly 
back more to the wsw by this afternoon/evening in advance of the 
next vort max to pivot se through the Central Great Lakes. Nothing
more than an increase in mid lvl clouds with this feature later 


LM...Small Craft Advisory until noon EDT today for LMZ043-046.



SHORT TERM...Skipper
LONG TERM...Skipper

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