Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FXUS63 KICT 061717
AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1117 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

...UPDATED FOR 18Z AVIATION DISCUSSION...

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 306 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

QUIET WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH MUCH OF THE
PERIOD AS NORTHWEST MID/UPPER FLOW PREVAILS ACROSS THE CENTRAL
CONUS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 306 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO MODERATE AGAIN TODAY RISING TO 5-10
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ACROSS THE AREA. A SERIES OF SUBTLE SHORTWAVE
TROUGHS WILL IMPACT THE AREA OVER THE WEEKEND WHILE NONE ARE
EXPECTED TO HAVE A LARGE IMPACT ON SENSIBLE WEATHER CONDITIONS. DRY
WEATHER AND SEASONABLY MILD TEMPERATURES AROUND 60 ARE ANTICIPATED
THROUGH THE PERIOD.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 306 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

AFTER A BRIEF COOLDOWN ON MONDAY...RISING HEIGHTS AND INCREASING
THICKNESS SHOULD RESULT IN RISING TEMPERATURES TOWARD THE MIDDLE
OF THE WEEK. MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL
KANSAS WILL RISE INTO THE LOW 70S WITH LOWS NEAR 40. DRY WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SATURDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1114 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

VFR WEATHER EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH THIS FORECAST VALID
PERIOD. LEE TROUGHING WILL RESULT IN SOUTH-WESTERLY WINDS THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH SOME GUSTS OF 20-25 KNOTS. SOUTH-SOUTHWEST WINDS
WILL DIMINISH EARLY THIS EVENING. A WIND SHIFT TO LIGHT
NORTHWESTERLY IS EXPECTED IN CENTRAL KANSAS SATURDAY MORNING.
MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WILL PREVAIL WITH ONLY A FEW...THIN PASSING
HIGH CLOUDS POSSIBLE.

JMC

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
ISSUED AT 310 AM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

ALTHOUGH DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL OVER THE
UPCOMING WEEK...RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS WILL RESULT IN MINIMAL FIRE
WEATHER CONCERNS THROUGH THE PERIOD.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    60  28  63  32 /   0   0   0   0
HUTCHINSON      63  28  63  29 /   0   0   0   0
NEWTON          61  30  62  32 /   0   0   0   0
ELDORADO        59  31  62  34 /   0   0   0   0
WINFIELD-KWLD   58  29  64  33 /   0   0   0   0
RUSSELL         65  28  63  27 /   0   0   0   0
GREAT BEND      65  29  63  29 /   0   0   0   0
SALINA          64  31  63  29 /   0   0   0   0
MCPHERSON       63  28  63  29 /   0   0   0   0
COFFEYVILLE     54  30  61  32 /   0   0   0   0
CHANUTE         57  31  61  32 /   0   0   0   0
IOLA            56  32  60  33 /   0   0   0   0
PARSONS-KPPF    55  30  60  31 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$



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