Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 201749
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1149 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Issued at 348 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

A weak sfc low that is centered over Southeast CO & Northeast NM
continues to keep nearly all of KICT Country in a moisture-laden
but weak easterly regime. A dense fog has enveloped nearly all of
KICT Country with visibilities 1/4 mile or less. (The exceptions
are in Southeast KS to as far W as Sumner County.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Sunday Night)
Issued at 348 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

This Morning:
With the afore-mentioned sfc low moving slowly east the dense fog
wl shroud nearly all of the neighborhood until late morning around
which time the approaching low will induced sufficient southerly
flow to scour the fog. The 10 AM CST expiration time is unchanged.

This Afternoon & Tonight:
A mid-level shortwave will move very slowly E from Eastern CO to
perhaps as far as Central KS. There may sufficient convergence
along the trof to produce some light rain and/or drizzle primarily
in Central KS. With the shortwave expected to only reach Central
KS this evening the light rain may fester in parts of Central KS
(primarily Russell & Lincoln Counties) until mid-evening. With
skies clearing most areas late tonight some light patchy fog may
redevelop in Central & South-Central KS. For now have assigned
"patchy fog" to these areas from 3 AM thru daybreak.

Sat-Sunday Night:
A stronger sfc cyclone will develop over the TX Panhandle region
as a stronger mid-level trof pushes SE from CO to along the Red
River. As the strengthening cyclone moves along the Red River Sat
Night rain will develop across the Southern Plains, the northern
extent of which may clip Southern KS. Wrap around-induced light
rain would occur across far Southeast KS Sun Morning around which
time the sfc cyclone should approach the Lower MS Valley. With the
mid-level cyclone scooting E across the Lower MS Valley the light
rain should exit Southeast KS by mid-day.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Thursday)
Issued at 348 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

Most of the upcoming week should be quiet. The only period(s) that
may prove problematic are Tue & Tue Night when a mid-upper cyclone
strengthens as it moves E across KS & Nebraska. There is disparity
between the GFS & ECMWF as to the cyclone`s behavior with ECMWF
favoring a more southerly track along the KS/Nebraska state line.
Stay tuned.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1141 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

Widespread IFR/LIFR and low visibilities were rapidly improving
through the late morning hours and this trend will continue into
early afternoon when VFR will return from south to north across
the area. Some patchy fog may redevelop tonight although a light
westerly wind should limit the coverage.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    54  34  57  36 /  10   0   0  20
Hutchinson      52  34  55  34 /  10   0   0  10
Newton          53  34  55  34 /  10   0   0  10
ElDorado        55  34  57  35 /  10   0   0  20
Winfield-KWLD   56  36  58  37 /   0   0   0  40
Russell         49  31  54  30 /  30  20   0   0
Great Bend      49  32  53  30 /  20  10   0  10
Salina          52  32  55  32 /  20  20   0   0
McPherson       52  34  54  33 /  10  10   0  10
Coffeyville     64  41  62  40 /  10   0   0  40
Chanute         59  38  59  38 /  10   0   0  30
Iola            58  38  58  37 /  10   0   0  20
Parsons-KPPF    62  40  60  39 /  10   0   0  40

&&

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

$$

SYNOPSIS...EPS
SHORT TERM...EPS
LONG TERM...EPS
AVIATION...MWM



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