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FXUS63 KICT 241747
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1147 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Sunday night)
Issued at 231 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

Record highs for today look to be broken at many sites across the
region, as downslope effects ahead of approaching cold front cause
temperatures to really soar this afternoon. The cold front will
slide southward across Kansas by Friday night with cooler air
settling over the region, however daytime highs will still be
above normal for the weekend as airmass is of Pacific origins.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Thursday)
Issued at 231 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

The dry and mild weather will continue for early next week across
Kansas, as upper level ridging builds over the Heartland along with
a tightening pressure gradient yielding strong southerly winds on
Monday. GFS/ECMWF models show a healthy upper level weather system
moving across the Rockies and ejecting out into the central plains
by Tuesday night/Wednesday. The best lift from this wave looks to
occur behind the front with rain the predominant precipitation
type, but the rain could try and mix with snow over Central Kansas
Tuesday night as colder air aloft moves in. Otherwise dry weather
looks to prevail behind this system for Thursday with daytime
highs closer to seasonal averages.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1136 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

A cold front is still on the move to the southeast. It is on the
door step of KRSL and KGBD. Wind speeds will increase behind the
front as seen upstream and shown in the previous forecast issuance.
This front is still expected to push through KHUT and KICT around
0z and KCNU just before 6z; however, the winds will not change
other than in the directional component. Minimal aviation concerns
for most of this TAF period.

&&

.CLIMATE...
Issued at 1136 AM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

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

Record highs on Mon Nov 27...
ICT 72 in 1933
RSL 71 in 1949
SLN 73 in 1933

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    78  41  61  37 /   0   0   0   0
Hutchinson      79  38  61  36 /   0   0   0   0
Newton          78  38  59  37 /   0   0   0   0
ElDorado        77  40  60  37 /   0   0   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   77  42  62  37 /   0   0   0   0
Russell         80  35  61  36 /   0   0   0   0
Great Bend      79  35  61  36 /   0   0   0   0
Salina          79  37  61  37 /   0   0   0   0
McPherson       79  37  60  36 /   0   0   0   0
Coffeyville     73  42  62  35 /   0   0   0   0
Chanute         74  40  60  35 /   0   0   0   0
Iola            74  40  60  36 /   0   0   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    73  41  61  35 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...CDJ
LONG TERM...CDJ
AVIATION...VJP
CLIMATE...VJP



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