Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 202012
AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
312 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

.SHORT TERM...(THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY)
ISSUED AT 257 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

A COLD FRONT WAS MOVING SOUTH ACROSS NORTHERN KANSAS EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON AND WILL ARRIVE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS THIS EVENING
AND SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS LATE TONIGHT. WIDELY SCATTERED
STORMS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE FRONT. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY BECOME
SEVERE THIS EVENING WITH QUARTER SIZED HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. A
FEW HAILERS MAY LINGER ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS THROUGH
AROUND MIDNIGHT.

SUNDAY-MONDAY...MAINTAINED LOW POPS NEAR THE OKLAHOMA STATE LINE FOR
EARLY SUNDAY...BUT BETTER CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN SOUTH OF THE AREA. THE COLD FRONT WILL USHER IN MORE
SEASONABLE AIR ON SUNDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE 70S AND LOW 80S. THE
MID/UPPER RIDGE OVER THE GREAT BASIN AREA IS PROGGED TO TRANSLATE
EASTWARD WHILE A SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER CALIFORNIA MOVES OVER THE
CENTRAL GREAT BASIN. ANOTHER SEASONABLE AND DRY DAY IS EXPECTED ON
MONDAY BEFORE RAIN CHANCES INCREASE AS THE SHORTWAVE TROUGH LIFTS
OVER THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS LATE IN THE
PERIOD.

TUESDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS AS
LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT INCREASES WITH THE APPROACHING
TROUGH. THIS WAS HANDLED WELL IN THE PREVIOUS FORECAST WITH LIMITED
INSOLATION ALLOWING HIGHS TO REMAIN IN THE 70S/AROUND 80.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)
ISSUED AT 257 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN THROUGH AT
LEAST LATE THURSDAY AS A BLOCKING RIDGE OVER THE MID ATLANTIC AREA
ALLOWS THE MID/UPPER TROUGH TO REMAIN PARKED ACROSS THE CENTRAL
CONUS. ANOTHER MORE VIGOROUS TROUGH IS PROGGED TO MOVE INTO THE
ROCKIES TOWARD THE END OF THE PERIOD INCREASING CHANCES FOR STORMS
BUT CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCES IN TIMING REMAIN BETWEEN THE GFS AND
ECMWF.

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 18Z TAFS THROUGH 18Z SUNDAY AFTERNOON)
ISSUED AT 1251 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

KCNU HAS HAD VISIBILITY AND CEILING RESTRICTIONS FOR MUCH OF THE
MORNING AND THE LOW CLOUDS MVFR WILL PERSIST INTO THE EARLY
AFTERNOON HOURS. AT THE OTHER TERMINALS...LOW-MID LEVEL CLOUDS ARE
DEVELOPING IN THE MOIST AIRMASS SOUTH OF THE FRONT. EXPECT KICT
AND KHUT TO HAVE BROKEN SKIES AT LOW END VFR CRITERIA.

THUNDERSTORMS REMAIN POSSIBLE LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. CONFIDENCE
IN LOCATION IS LOW. FEEL THE BEST CHANCES EXIST ACROSS SOUTH
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS LATER TONIGHT ALONG THE FRONT...BUT
EVEN THAT MAY BE SPOTTY COVERAGE. HAVE VCTS IN THE TAFS AT THIS
TIME WITH UPDATED TIMING FROM EARLIER FORECAST...BUT LEAVING OUT
PREVAILING TS UNTIL THERE IS BETTER CONFIDENCE. AS THE FRONT
MOVES THROUGH WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHEASTERLY.

BILLINGS WRIGHT


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    65  80  55  77 /  40  10   0   0
HUTCHINSON      63  78  53  78 /  40  10   0   0
NEWTON          62  77  52  76 /  40  10   0   0
ELDORADO        64  79  53  77 /  40  10   0   0
WINFIELD-KWLD   68  82  54  79 /  30  20   0   0
RUSSELL         57  78  52  77 /  20   0   0  10
GREAT BEND      59  77  53  77 /  20   0  10  10
SALINA          60  79  52  77 /  40   0   0  10
MCPHERSON       61  78  53  77 /  30   0   0   0
COFFEYVILLE     68  81  53  78 /  40  20   0   0
CHANUTE         66  79  52  78 /  40  10   0   0
IOLA            65  78  52  78 /  40  10   0   0
PARSONS-KPPF    67  81  52  77 /  40  20   0   0

&&

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

$$






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