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The Area Forecast Discussion (AFD) is issued in advance of the seven day forecast and provides a discussion of the current weather and the meteorological reasoning for the forecast.  Often, contractions are used, but not exclusively.  Finally, if any watch, warning, or advisory is in effect (except for severe thunderstorm, tornado or flash flood), it is included at the end of the AFD.  The AFD is routinely issued from 2 to 4 AM and 2 to 4 PM, but may be updated at any time to reflect current trends.

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