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Extended Forecast Discussion
 
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EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
1150 AM EDT SUN APR 13 2014

VALID 12Z WED APR 16 2014 - 12Z SUN APR 20 2014


CONTINUE TO RELY ON THE ECENS MEAN AS A SYNOPTIC GUIDE AT THE
MEDIUM RANGE. THIS MEAN HAS AFFORDED THE SMOOTHEST TRANSITION TO
THE FLOW REGIME IN THE WAKE OF THE BIG SHORT-RANGE STORM. THE
HALLMARK OF THE NEW FLOW WILL BE EVER-DIMINISHING WEST-TO-EAST
PROGRESSION OF WAVES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. MASS FIELD REMNANTS
FROM DAY-THREE SYSTEMS MAY TAKE MOST OF THE PERIOD BEFORE WASHING
OUT IN THE SHORTWAVE PILEUP. RELYING ON ANY PARTICULAR OPERATIONAL
RUN WOULD NEEDLESSLY DRAW ATTENTION TO ONE AREA OF FORCING AT THE
COST OF ANOTHER. IN GENERAL, THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND EAST COAST
LOOK WETTEST, WITH LIGHTER PRECIPITATION--INCLUDING SNOW OVER THE
UPPER MIDWEST DAYS 3 AND 4--OVER THE NATION'S MIDSECTION. THE
SOUTHWEST STILL LOOKS DRY.


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