Area Forecast Discussion
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AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
132 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday night)
Issued at 257 AM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

A progressive shortwave trough moving over the Rockies will bring a
period of light snow or flurries to central KS today. The most
pronounced area of mid-level frontogenesis is now progged to skirt
across central KS and weaken as we move through the afternoon
hours lowering confidence in exceeding more than an inch or so. In
addition, the lower column remains quite dry with some t/td
depressions exceeding 15-20 degrees during the predawn hours. As
you move away from central KS into south central and southeast
KS, trace amounts will be most common before light precipitation
ends from west to east by late afternoon or early evening. Clearing
conditions are expected this evening as a polar airmass invades
the region driving lows into the single digits across portions of
central KS.

High pressure will build over the area on Thursday and Thursday
night with highs on Thursday 15-20 degrees below normal. Wind chills
on Thursday night will drop below zero across much of central KS
with single digit lows becoming widespread across the area. High
pressure is progged to translate eastward toward the Ohio Valley
area on Friday with moderating temperatures anticipated across the
Central Plains.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Tuesday)
Issued at 257 AM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

More seasonable temperatures will return on Saturday as breezy
southerly winds return ahead of another progressive shortwave
trough moving over the Northern Rockies. This system may not have
enough moisture to work with given the progressive nature with
higher probabilities for light precipitation remaining east of the
forecast area. A progressive pattern will result in multiple
frontal passages from Sunday-Tuesday and trended temperatures
below climate normals through early next week.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday afternoon)
Issued at 132 PM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

UPDATE:
Areas of -SN greatly & suddenly reducing vsbys to 1-3SM have spread
into SC KS. Vsbys at KMPR & KHUT dropped dramatically fm P6SM to ~2
SM within 1/2 hour. Cigs are likewise dropping w/ SCT-BKN 1,300ft
now being rpt`d at KMPR, KHUT & KEWK. TAFs for KHUT & KICT have
been updated. The -SN is scouring fm Cntrl KS 1-2 hours ahead of
"schedule". The KRSL, KGBD & KSLN TAFs wl be updated very shortly.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    14  29   9  33 /  10   0   0   0
Hutchinson      12  28   6  32 /  10   0   0   0
Newton          11  26   9  31 /  10   0   0   0
ElDorado        13  27   9  31 /  10   0   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   15  30   9  33 /  10   0   0   0
Russell          8  25   6  33 /   0   0   0   0
Great Bend       8  27   7  33 /   0   0   0   0
Salina           9  26   6  31 /  10   0   0   0
McPherson       10  26   6  31 /  10   0   0   0
Coffeyville     16  31  11  33 /  20   0   0   0
Chanute         15  29  10  31 /  20   0   0   0
Iola            14  27  10  30 /  10   0   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    16  30   9  32 /  20   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

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


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