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Mesoscale Discussion 299
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0299
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1025 PM CDT Sun Mar 24 2024

   Areas affected...Central Plains

   Concerning...Heavy snow 

   Valid 250325Z - 250830Z

   SUMMARY...Snow rates should increase across portions of the central
   Plains tonight, possibly approaching 1 inch per hour.

   DISCUSSION...Latest water-vapor imagery/model data suggest midlevel
   low is located along the southeast CO/NM border. This feature is
   ejecting east toward southwest KS where some deepening may occur
   over the next several hours. This maturation process will result in
   sharpening corridor of large-scale ascent across the central Plains
   such that an elongated zone of increasing precipitation should be
   noted, especially from northwest KS into north-central NE. Latest
   radar data supports this evolution and profiles should continue to
   cool along this zone. A developing band of heavy snow is now ongoing
   from near Burlington CO-LBF-west of ONL. This band may not move
   appreciably through the early-morning hours and snow rates could
   easily approach, or perhaps exceed, one inch per hour. Additionally,
   winds are expected to increase across the high plains and some
   blowing snow may develop as snow cover increases within the band.

   ..Darrow.. 03/25/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   39390231 40650147 42549957 42489864 40420039 39180166

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