Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FXUS63 KICT 210856
AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
356 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 355 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THAT HAVE BEEN OCCURRING FROM NORTHEAST CO TO
CENTRAL & EASTERN NEBRASKA HAVE BEEN OCCURRING ALONG A SLOW SE-MOVING
COLD FRONT CURVING FROM THE EASTERN DAKOTAS TO THE CO/NM BORDER. THE
DRIVING MECHANISM HAS BEEN A BROAD MID-LEVEL TROF EXTENDING FROM THE
WESTERN DAKOTAS TO EXTREME NORTHEAST NM. THIS PATTERN IS PRODUCING YET
ANOTHER VERY WARM NIGHT ACROSS THE WFO WICHITA PREMISES WHERE SOUTH 15
TO 25 MPH WINDS HAVE HELD TEMPERATURES TO THE LOWER 80S IN ALL AREAS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 355 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

TODAY:
THE LARGE MID-UPPER HIGH COVERING THE GULF COAST REGION THAT HAS BEEN A
TOPIC THE PAST 3 NIGHTS IS BEHAVING AS EXPECTED...SPREADING SLOWLY WEST
ACROSS THE LOWER MS VALLEY. THIS WOULD FORCE THE BROAD MID-LEVEL TROUGH
SITUATED OVER THE WESTERN PLAINS NE ACROSS NEBRASKA WHERE IT`LL SHEAR
QUICKLY TODAY. THE RESULT: MORE DRY WEATHER FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD TODAY.

TONIGHT:
THE FOCUS SHIFTS TO THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL. PERSISTENT SURFACE TROFFING
ALONG THE FRONT RANGE WILL CONTINUE INDUCING FAIRLY RICH MOISTURE TO
MIGRATE NE ACROSS WESTERN & CENTRAL KS BUT MID-LEVEL DYNAMICS ARE A BIT
FEEBLE & WITH WARM MID LEVELS...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WOULD BE LIMITED
WITH ANY CHANCES CONFINED TO CENTRAL KS.

FRI & FRI NIGHT:
AFTER ANOTHER HOT & BREEZY DAY A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY VENTURE INTO THE
NEIGHBORHOOD FROM WESTERN KS LATE TONIGHT AS A MORE ROBUST MID-LEVEL
SHORTWAVE QUICKLY STRENGTHENS OVER THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE & NORTHEAST
CO BUT WITH THE MASSIVE MID-UPPER HIGH CONTINUING TO SPREAD/RETROGRADE
TOWARD THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THE SHORTWAVE WOULD BE FORCED NE TOWARD THE
NEBRASKA/SD BORDER. AS SUCH THE BETTER CHANCES OF THUNDERSTORMS WOULD
OCCUR ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF KS. HAVE ASSIGNED 20-30% POPS TO AREAS
PRIMARILY ALONG & W OF I-135.

SAT & SAT NIGHT:
WITH THE AFORE-MENTIONED INTENSE MID-LEVEL SHORTWAVE BEING "FORCED" TO
MVOE DUE N OVER THE DAKOTAS ON SAT HOT & DRY WEATHER WILL AGAIN GRIP
ALL AREAS ON SAT. THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL SHOULD BEGIN TO INCREASE SAT
NIGHT AS INTENSE CYCLOGENESIS ENSUES OVER THE MT/ND BORDER. A MID-LEVEL
SHORTWAVE WILL SCOOT DUE EAST AROUND THE BASE OF CYCLONE TOWARD...THEN
ACROSS...THE CO/KS BORDER. THIS WOULD FORCE A COLD FRONT ESE ACROSS THE
CO/KS BORDER LATE SAT NIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE WESTERN
PLAINS WOULD SURGE E/NE TOWARD...THEN ACROSS...CENTRAL & SOUTH-CENTRAL
KS LATE SAT NIGHT & EARLY SUN MORNING.

.LONG TERM...(SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 355 AM CDT THU AUG 21 2014

WHILE THUNDERSTORMS ARE CERTAINLY ANTICIPATED FOR SUN & SUN NIGHT THE
BETTER CHANCES ARE STILL EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM MON NIGHT THRU TUE
NIGHT WHEN THE STRONGEST/MOST INTENSE MID-UPPER WAVE SURGES E ACROSS
KS & NEBRASKA.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z THURSDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1142 PM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THRU THE FORECAST VALID PERIOD.
BROAD UPPER RIDGE AXIS ACROSS THE AREA WILL SHIFT GRADUALLY EAST
TO THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ON THURSDAY. DIURNALLY GUSTY SOUTHERLY
SURFACE FLOW WILL CONTINUE THOUGH THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL SHIFT
A BIT FURTHER EAST ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO ALONG THE I-35
CORRIDOR. THIS WILL OCCUR AS THE LEE SIDE SURFACE TROF MOVES EAST
ACROSS WEST CENTRAL KANSAS. CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO STAY MAINLY
OVER THE HIGH PLAINS AND INTO CENTRAL NEBRASKA DURING THE
FORECAST PERIOD...THOUGH A FEW STORMS MAY AFFECT THE KRSL TERMINAL
THURSDAY EVENING SO HAVE INSERTED VCTS THERE.

KED


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    98  77  97  75 /  10  20  10  10
HUTCHINSON      98  76  99  75 /  10  20  10  20
NEWTON          97  76  97  75 /  10  20  10  10
ELDORADO        98  77  98  75 /  10  20  10  10
WINFIELD-KWLD   98  77  97  76 /  10  10  10  10
RUSSELL         97  74  97  74 /  10  30  10  30
GREAT BEND      97  74  97  74 /  10  30  10  20
SALINA          98  77  99  75 /  10  30  10  20
MCPHERSON       98  76  98  75 /  10  20  10  20
COFFEYVILLE     99  76  97  74 /   0  10   0   0
CHANUTE         98  76  97  74 /  10  10   0   0
IOLA            97  76  97  74 /  10  10   0   0
PARSONS-KPPF    98  76  97  74 /   0  10   0   0

&&

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

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