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Mesoscale Discussion 1779
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   Mesoscale Discussion 1779
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0354 PM CST Mon Dec 04 2017

   Areas affected...portions of eastern ND...northwest/west-central MN
   and northeast SD


   Valid 042154Z - 050200Z

   SUMMARY...Heavy snow, with rates of one inch/hour will progress from
   west to east across the discussion area through this evening. 
   Strong surface wind gusts of 40-50 mph will combine with with the
   snow to result in areas experiencing blizzard conditions. 21Z an intensifying surface low was located along
   the MN-WI border northeast of MSP, while an upper-level shortwave
   trough was located over central NE/SD.  Regional radar imagery
   depicts an area of moderate-heavy snow associated with a deformation
   zone extending from northwest MN/eastern ND south into eastern SD. 
   Strong large-scale ascent associated with this deformation zone will
   move east through this evening across the discussion area, and
   short-term forecast soundings continue to show a favorable
   environment for heavy snow with rates of around one inch/hour. 
   Strong surface winds with gusts of 40-50 mph will also continue and
   develop east with time as the deepening surface low lifts northeast
   tonight.  As a result, areas of visibilities at or below 1/4-mile
   can be expected, resulting in blizzard conditions.

   ..Bunting.. 12/04/2017

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   48999731 49009625 48969544 48439541 47829558 47079580
               45899621 45459639 45139652 44769652 44599684 44599753
               44689811 44789841 45119858 47069829 48449750 48999731 

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