Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FXUS63 KICT 230846
AFDICT

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
246 AM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

.SHORT TERM...(TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
ISSUED AT 238 AM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

WESTERLY WINDS WILL CAUSE DOWN SLOPE EFFECTS TO BE AT A PREMIUM FOR
TODAY AND SATURDAY...WHICH WILL BOOST DAYTIME HIGHS ABOVE
CLIMATOLOGICAL VALUES. ANOTHER WARM DAY WILL BE ON TAP FOR SUNDAY
HOWEVER TEMPERATURES LOOK TO BE A BIT COOLER OVER EASTERN
KANSAS...AS A COLDER AIRMASS DROPS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION AND GLANCES SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

.LONG TERM...(MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY)
ISSUED AT 238 AM CST FRI JAN 23 2015

CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT WARM ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY
WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL FOR MONDAY-WEDNESDAY...AS EASTERN
CONUS UPPER LEVEL TROUGH SHIFTS EASTWARD AND RIDGING ALOFT MOVES
OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS. GFS/ECMWF MODELS HIGHLIGHT A UPPER SHORT
LEVEL WAVE MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS FOR WEDNESDAY
NIGHT/THURSDAY...WHICH WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT THROUGH KANSAS AND
BRING COOLER AIR TO THE AREA FOR THURSDAY.

JAKUB

&&

.AVIATION...(FOR THE 06Z TAFS THROUGH 06Z FRIDAY NIGHT)
ISSUED AT 1129 PM CST THU JAN 22 2015

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS. WILL SEE A GRADUAL WIND SHIFT TO THE SW AND THEN WEST AS A
WEAK SURFACE TROUGH PUSHES ACROSS THE AREA.

KETCHAM

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
WICHITA-KICT    51  29  60  37 /   0   0   0   0
HUTCHINSON      53  28  62  36 /   0   0   0   0
NEWTON          52  28  60  36 /   0   0   0   0
ELDORADO        50  30  60  37 /   0   0   0   0
WINFIELD-KWLD   50  30  59  36 /   0   0   0   0
RUSSELL         54  27  63  36 /   0   0   0   0
GREAT BEND      54  27  63  36 /   0   0   0   0
SALINA          53  28  62  37 /   0   0   0   0
MCPHERSON       53  28  61  36 /   0   0   0   0
COFFEYVILLE     49  28  57  36 /   0   0   0   0
CHANUTE         49  28  57  36 /   0   0   0   0
IOLA            49  28  57  36 /   0   0   0   0
PARSONS-KPPF    49  28  57  35 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$


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