Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1237 PM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday night)
Issued at 245 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Tranquil weather conditions are anticipated across our forecast
area as we look ahead at the busy travel week leading up to
Thanksgiving day and the weekend following.

Above normal temperatures will prevail again today and tonight
before another cold front ushers in more seasonable air on Tuesday.
Other than a transient period of mid clouds, quite weather
conditions are anticipated with the frontal passage.

A ridge of high pressure at the surface will sink southward across
the region on Tue night and early Wed bringing much drier air and
light winds with more seasonable temperatures for late Nov. Return
flow is expected across central KS on Wed helping to drive
temperatures to near 60 while much of eastern KS will see highs
in the mid and upper 40s.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Sunday)
Issued at 245 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Moderating temperatures are anticipated on Thu-Fri with dry
weather conditions and highs in the 60s and 70s. Another cold
front will arrive late Fri into early Sat bringing more seasonable
air back into the area with highs in the 50s on Sun.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1145 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

VFR conditions expected the next 24 hours. Strong and gusty
southwest winds will prevail today, slackening this evening. A
cold front will move south across the area late tonight through
Tuesday morning, with cooler temperatures and strong/gusty north
winds in its wake. BKN-OVC VFR ceilings around 7,000-10,000 AGL
will spread south across the region Tuesday.


&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Issued at 1236 PM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Expanded the red flag warning currently in effect to include most
areas generally along and east of I-135.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    65  39  57  25 /   0   0   0   0
Hutchinson      67  36  55  23 /   0   0   0   0
Newton          64  39  53  23 /   0   0   0   0
ElDorado        64  40  56  24 /   0   0   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   65  41  58  25 /   0   0   0   0
Russell         70  36  53  23 /   0   0   0   0
Great Bend      70  36  54  23 /   0   0   0   0
Salina          67  37  53  22 /   0   0   0   0
McPherson       67  37  54  22 /   0   0   0   0
Coffeyville     64  41  60  25 /   0   0   0   0
Chanute         64  41  56  24 /   0   0   0   0
Iola            64  40  55  23 /   0   0   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    64  41  58  25 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Red Flag Warning until 6 PM CST this evening for KSZ052-053-
068>072-083-092>096-098>100.

Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for KSZ052-053-068>071-
083-092>094.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...MWM
LONG TERM...MWM
AVIATION...ADK
FIRE WEATHER...ADK



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