Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 260835
AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
235 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
ISSUED AT 235 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

IN THE UPPER LEVELS WE CURRENTLY HAVE A SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER THE
EASTERN CONUS WITH STRONG RIDGING EXTENDING FROM THE DESERT SW
INTO THE GREAT BASIN. AT THE SURFACE...HIGH PRESSURE IS SITUATED
OVER TX WITH A TROUGH EXTENDING FROM SOUTHERN MANITOBA INTO THE
NORTHERN PLAINS.

&&

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)
ISSUED AT 235 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

THE MAIN STORY FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE THE UNSEASONABLY WARM
TEMPS. STRONG UPPER RIDGING WILL SLOWLY SLIDE EAST TODAY AND
TONIGHT AND WILL BE OVER THE ROCKIES BY TUE MORNING. 850MB TEMPS
OVER THE FORECAST AREA TODAY WILL BE IN THE 8-10 C RANGE AND IN
THE 10-18 C RANGE FOR TUE! THESE 850MB TEMPS ARE MORE TYPICAL OF
MID SPRING THAN LATE JANUARY. IF THESE 15-18 C 850MB TEMPS WOULD
MIX DOWN...TEMPS WOULD BE IN THE 80S. HOWEVER...IT DOESN`T LOOK
LIKE WE WILL MIX THAT FAR. NEVERTHELESS...IT LOOKS LIKE AT LEAST A
FEW RECORDS WILL BE SHATTERED ON TUE WITH LOW TO MID 70S A GOOD
BET FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF I-135.

SOME WEAK SHORTWAVE ENERGY IS EXPECTED TO PASS OVER THE CENTRAL
ROCKIES AND OUT INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS EARLY WED. THE MAIN AFFECT
THIS FEATURE WILL HAVE WILL BE TO PUSH A WEAK COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE FORECAST AREA. HOWEVER...WINDS GOING SW AND WEST JUST AHEAD OF
THE FRONT SHOULD ALLOW DOWNSLOPE AND WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS TO
CONTINUE FOR WED.

.LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 235 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

BY THU MORNING THE COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO BE THROUGH THE
FORECAST AREA WHICH WILL BRING CLOSER TO NORMAL TEMPS WITH HIGHS
IN THE 40S. BY FRI BOTH THE ECMWF AND GFS TRACK SOME UPPER ENERGY
ONSHORE OVER SOUTHERN CA. THEY BOTH HAVE THIS FEATURE SLIGHTLY
FURTHER NORTHEAST COMPARED TO PREVIOUS RUNS WHICH LEADS TO
INCREASED PRECIP CHANCES FOR FRI NIGHT INTO SAT. THE BIG
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MODELS IS THAT THE ECMWF PHASES THE
SOUTHERN STREAM ENERGY WITH THE MEAN TROUGH WHILE THE GFS KEEPS
THE SOUTHERN ENERGY CUTOFF. SO AT THIS POINT THERE IS STILL
CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY FOR THE WEEKEND.

LAWSON

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z MONDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1130 PM CST SUN JAN 25 2015

A FEW LINGERING STRATUS OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS WILL QUICKLY
TRANSLATE EASTWARD AWAY FROM THE AREA WITH VFR PREVAILING ACROSS
THE REGION THROUGH THE 24-HR PERIOD. ANOTHER TRANSIENT AREA OF MID
CLOUDS AROUND 9K FT MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL KANSAS THROUGH
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. WINDS WILL
BECOME NORTHWEST AGAIN ON MONDAY...HOWEVER SPEEDS AROUND 15 KNOTS
ARE ANTICIPATED.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    69  35  71  44 /   0   0   0   0
HUTCHINSON      70  34  72  42 /   0   0   0   0
NEWTON          66  33  69  43 /   0   0   0   0
ELDORADO        67  34  71  44 /   0   0   0   0
WINFIELD-KWLD   67  34  70  44 /   0   0   0   0
RUSSELL         71  33  74  41 /   0   0   0   0
GREAT BEND      70  35  74  41 /   0   0   0   0
SALINA          67  34  70  41 /   0   0   0   0
MCPHERSON       68  33  71  42 /   0   0   0   0
COFFEYVILLE     64  33  68  42 /   0   0   0   0
CHANUTE         64  33  65  41 /   0   0   0   0
IOLA            63  32  64  40 /   0   0   0   0
PARSONS-KPPF    64  33  66  42 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$


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