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Friday December 1, 2017

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr maximum temperature (deg F) for North Platte, NE (KLBF)

Today's national forecast discussion says: "...Above average temperatures to continue for most of the lower 48... The continental US will be awash in Pacific air while the looming cold of the imminent winter will stay confined to our neighbors to the north." For most of the western U.S., temperatures have been far above average with very little precip. For example, North Platte, Nebraska has had only 0.18 inches of rain in the entire month of November. But why wouldn't moist Pacific air lead to more precipitation rather than less? Let's think about that and predict Tmax for North Platte.

Forecasts for North Platte, NE (KLBF)
Forecaster Tmax, deg F (error) Comment Day Score