Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FXUS63 KICT 080842
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
242 AM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Saturday night)
Issued at 240 AM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

A strong polar high pressure area has settled over the Central High
Plains early this morning. Clear skies...light northwest winds and
very dry low level air have allowed temperatures to fall into the
single digits and teens across the region. High pressure will remain
entrenched across the area through tonight allowing much below
normal temperatures to persist across the area as well as dangerous
wind chills readings falling below zero at times over central KS. As
high pressure translates eastward away from the area on Friday, low
level southerly winds will allow temperatures to begin to moderate.
Low pressure will deepen across the eastern plains of Colorado on
Saturday allowing breezy southerly winds to develop across Kansas,
helping to boost temperatures into the 40s across the eastern half
of the state with 50s out west.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Wednesday)
Issued at 240 AM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

A progressive shortwave trough may bring a chance for light rain
and/or snow to portions of the area on Sunday but confidence in
precipitation timing/impacts remains low at this time. As we move
into early next week we`ll see a downward trend to below normal
during the period.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1121 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

Aviation concerns are expected to be nil through the next 24
hours.

Light snow and MVFR ceilings pushed south of the forecast area
several hours ago, leaving VFR ceilings area wide. Surface high
pressure will continue building-in from the northwest and will
encompass the entire Plains by Thu afternoon. This will keep VFR
conditions in place through this entire TAF period.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    29   9  32  22 /   0   0   0   0
Hutchinson      28   6  31  21 /   0   0   0   0
Newton          26   9  30  20 /   0   0   0   0
ElDorado        27   9  30  21 /   0   0   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   30   9  33  23 /   0   0   0   0
Russell         25   6  31  18 /   0   0   0   0
Great Bend      27   7  33  19 /   0   0   0   0
Salina          26   6  31  19 /   0   0   0   0
McPherson       26   6  30  19 /   0   0   0   0
Coffeyville     31  11  32  23 /   0   0   0   0
Chanute         29  10  31  21 /   0   0   0   0
Iola            27  10  30  20 /   0   0   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    30   9  32  22 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...MWM
LONG TERM...MWM
AVIATION...RBL



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