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REGIONAL WEATHER SYNOPSIS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
320 AM CST MON JAN 12 1998

A REINFORCING PUSH OF ARCTIC AIR WILL SPREAD ACROSS NEBRASKA AND IOWA
TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO SOUTH DAKOTA. PATCHY FREEZING
DRIZZLE WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF THE ADVANCING COLD AIR WITH GUSTY NORTH
WINDS AND ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL POSSIBLE WITH THE COLD AIRS ARRIVAL. THE
SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS HAVE PROMPTED WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES FOR PARTS
OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS TODAY. STEADY OR FALLING TEMPERATURES CAN BE
EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE REGION...WITH AFTERNOON READINGS RANGING FROM
ZERO OR COLDER OVER SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE TEENS OVER EASTERN NEBRASKA
AND WESTERN IOWA TO THE 20S OVER MOST OF KANSAS AND NORTHERN MISSOURI.

THE CLOUDS AND SNOW SHOULD MOVE EAST OF THE AREA TONIGHT AS THE HIGH
SETTLES IN. THIS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR SUBZERO READINGS OVER SOUTH
DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA AS WELL AS EASTERN NEBRASKA AND NORTHERN IOWA.
ANOTHER SYSTEM ADVANCING ACROSS THE ROCKIES WILL SPREAD CLOUDS AND LIGHT
SNOW INTO COLORADO AND WYOMING AS WELL AS THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE LATE
TONIGHT. THE CLOUDS PLUS THE FACT THAT THE FRONT SHOULD HANG UP ALONG
THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE ROCKIES SHOULD KEEP READINGS A LITTLE WARMER
TONIGHT OVER WESTERN NEBRASKA AND ADJACENT PARTS OF WYOMING...COLORADO
AND KANSAS. LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS ARE EXPECTED OVER THOSE
AREAS AS WELL AS THE REST OF KANSAS AND NORTHERN MISSOURI.

CHERMOK

(from National Weather Service via GTE at 04:22 ET)

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