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AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
226 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday night)
Issued at 221 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

A ridge of high pressure remains sprawled across the area early
this morning. This ridge is progged to translate south and east
allowing southerly winds to return to much of central and portions
of south central KS this afternoon. This will allow temperatures to
moderate across central KS with highs climbing into the upper
50s/around 60 while much of southeast KS struggles to mix out with
temperatures remaining in the low to mid 40s.

High clouds and a light westerly component to the wind will keep
lows mostly in the 30s tonight although a few low spots over
southeast KS may dip into the upper 20s briefly.

Thanksgiving day-Friday...moderating temperatures and dry weather
conditions are expected through the period with highs reaching the
low to mid 70s on Friday. This will result in record or near record
highs for some areas.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Tuesday)
Issued at 221 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

A cold front will usher in some cooler air over the weekend
although temperatures are expected to remain above normal for late
November. Another more robust mid/upper trough is progged to
build across the central and northern plains toward the middle of
the week bringing another round of strong winds to the area. Given
it`s current track, precipitation chances appear low across our
area at this time.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1105 PM CST Tue Nov 21 2017

VFR conditions will persist the next 24 hours. The northerly winds
will gradually shift back to the south/southwesterly on Wednesday.

Ketcham

&&

.CLIMATE...
Issued at 221 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

Record highs on Nov 23...
CNU80 in 1897
ICT 72 in 2005
RSL 72 in 2005
SLN 73 in 2005

Record highs on Nov 24...
CNU 74 in 1919
ICT 70 in 1915
RSL 75 in 1990
SLN 75 in 1990

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    48  32  68  44 /   0   0   0   0
Hutchinson      51  33  68  44 /   0   0   0   0
Newton          48  32  67  44 /   0   0   0   0
ElDorado        47  33  66  44 /   0   0   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   46  32  67  43 /   0   0   0   0
Russell         59  37  70  45 /   0   0   0   0
Great Bend      58  37  70  44 /   0   0   0   0
Salina          52  35  68  46 /   0   0   0   0
McPherson       51  32  68  44 /   0   0   0   0
Coffeyville     44  32  63  40 /   0   0   0   0
Chanute         43  32  62  41 /   0   0   0   0
Iola            43  31  62  41 /   0   0   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    43  32  62  41 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...MWM
LONG TERM...MWM
AVIATION...BDK
CLIMATE...MWM



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