Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 221728
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1128 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

...Updated Aviation Discussion...

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday night)
Issued at 221 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

A ridge of high pressure remains sprawled across the area early
this morning. This ridge is progged to translate south and east
allowing southerly winds to return to much of central and portions
of south central KS this afternoon. This will allow temperatures
to moderate across central KS with highs climbing into the upper
50s/around 60 while much of southeast KS struggles to mix out with
temperatures remaining in the low to mid 40s.

High clouds and a light westerly component to the wind will keep
lows mostly in the 30s tonight although a few low spots over
southeast KS may dip into the upper 20s briefly.

Thanksgiving day-Friday...moderating temperatures and dry weather
conditions are expected through the period with highs reaching
the low to mid 70s on Friday. This will result in record or near
record highs for some areas.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Tuesday)
Issued at 221 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

A cold front will usher in some cooler air over the weekend
although temperatures are expected to remain above normal for late
November. Another more robust mid/upper trough is progged to
build across the central and northern plains toward the middle of
the week bringing another round of strong winds to the area. Given
it`s current track, precipitation chances appear low across our
area at this time.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon)
Issued at 1128 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

VFR conditions the next 24 hours and beyond. Breezy south winds
today generally west of I-135. Weak wind shift coming through late
tonight through Thursday morning, switching winds from light
southwesterly to light northwesterly.

&&

.CLIMATE...
Issued at 221 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

Record highs on Nov 23...
CNU80 in 1897
ICT 72 in 2005
RSL 72 in 2005
SLN 73 in 2005

Record highs on Nov 24...
CNU 74 in 1919
ICT 70 in 1915
RSL 75 in 1990
SLN 75 in 1990

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    48  32  68  44 /   0   0   0   0
Hutchinson      51  33  68  44 /   0   0   0   0
Newton          47  32  67  44 /   0   0   0   0
ElDorado        46  33  66  44 /   0   0   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   47  32  67  43 /   0   0   0   0
Russell         56  37  70  45 /   0   0   0   0
Great Bend      55  37  70  44 /   0   0   0   0
Salina          51  35  68  46 /   0   0   0   0
McPherson       50  32  68  44 /   0   0   0   0
Coffeyville     46  32  63  40 /   0   0   0   0
Chanute         44  32  62  41 /   0   0   0   0
Iola            44  31  62  41 /   0   0   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    45  32  62  41 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...None.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...MWM
LONG TERM...MWM
AVIATION...ADK
CLIMATE...MWM


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