Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FXUS63 KICT 290826
AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
326 AM CDT SAT AUG 29 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH MONDAY)
ISSUED AT 321 AM CDT SAT AUG 29 2015

TODAY-TONIGHT:
NOT QUITE AS MUCH DISCREPANCY AS TO WHERE THE UPPER TROUGH/LOW
WILL BE THIS PERIOD...BUT NAM/GFS BOTH SHOWING USUAL BIASES WITH
LARGE DIFFERENCES IN AMOUNT OF INSTABILITY/CAPPING ACROSS
SOUTHEAST KS. BOTH DO SHOW 850MB MOISTURE WILL LINGER IN FAR
SOUTHEAST KS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. WITH THAT SIGNAL AND
PROXIMITY OF UPPER TROUGH/LOW...DIURNAL SHOWERS SEEMS PROBABLE AND
WILL ADD SMALL POPS FOR LATE THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING. WILL HANDLE
THIS ONE DAY AT A TIME...ALTHOUGH WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF ITS
NEEDED AGAIN ON SUN. TEMPERATURES LIKELY GOING TO BE SEVERAL
DEGREE COOLER IN SOUTHEAST KS DUE TO CLOUDS/PRECIPITATION.

SUN-MON:
STILL ANTICIPATE SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES FOR SUN. HOWEVER AREAS
EAST OF I-35 ARE A CHALLENGE GIVEN SEVERAL MODELS NOW SLOSH DEEPER
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WESTWARD. THIS ADDITIONAL MOISTURE/CLOUDS/
PRECIPITATION COULD RESULT IN COOLER THAN FORECAST MAXES AGAIN ON
SUN. WITH INCREASING SOUTH FLOW AND RIDGE BUILDING ALOFT...
TEMPERATURES SHOULD INCREASE MORE ON MON...GOING AT OR ABOVE
NORMALS AT MOST LOCATIONS. -HOWERTON

.LONG TERM...(TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)
ISSUED AT 321 AM CDT SAT AUG 29 2015

DESPITE FAIRLY DECENT MEDIUM RANGE MODEL AGREEMENT...THERE IS ONE
NAGGING ISSUE: THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCES IN LOCATION/MAGNITUDE OF
MID LEVEL WARM AIR ADVECTION/MOISTURE ADVECTION ON WED. THERE IS
A SMALL CHANCE FOR ELEVATED CONVECTION/SHOWERS IN MAINLY CENTRAL
KS DUE TO THIS...BUT SIGNAL IS A BIT WEEK RELATIVE TO MODEL QPF
AND RESULTANT PROBABILITY INITIALIZATION GRIDS. WOULD HAVE
PREFERRED TO KEEP FORECAST DRY PENDING LATER RUNS AND MORE
CONSISTENCY. WITH APPARENT UPPER RIDGING ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS...WILL LIKELY SEE TEMPERATURE AT OR ABOVE NORMALS. BUMPED
UP TEMPERATURES A FEW DEGREES...BUT PATTERN VERIFICATION WOULD
SUGGEST BOTH HIGHS AND LOWS WOULD BE EVEN WARMER BY A FEW MORE
DEGREES. -HOWERTON

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z SATURDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1145 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015

WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN
POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEAST KANSAS OVERNIGHT AS A COLD FRONT MOVES
SLOWLY EAST OVER THE AREA. PATCHY MVFR FOG AND CIGS ARE POSSIBLE
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AROUND DAWN. OTHERWISE LIGHT NORTH TO
NORTHEAST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED ON SATURDAY.

KED


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    86  63  87  68 /  10  10  10  10
HUTCHINSON      87  61  88  67 /  10   0   0  10
NEWTON          85  62  86  67 /  10  10  10  10
ELDORADO        84  63  86  67 /  10  10  10  10
WINFIELD-KWLD   86  64  87  68 /  10  10  10  10
RUSSELL         89  60  91  66 /   0   0   0   0
GREAT BEND      89  60  90  66 /   0   0   0   0
SALINA          86  61  87  66 /  10   0   0   0
MCPHERSON       85  61  87  67 /  10   0   0  10
COFFEYVILLE     84  67  86  68 /  20  20  10  10
CHANUTE         81  65  86  68 /  20  20  10  10
IOLA            80  65  85  67 /  20  20  10  10
PARSONS-KPPF    83  66  86  68 /  20  20  10  10

&&

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

$$



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