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FXUS63 KEAX 120458

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
1158 PM CDT SUN OCT 11 2015

Issued at 231 PM CDT SUN OCT 11 2015

The only weather concern over the next few days deals with the
potential for very high fire danger tomorrow afternoon. Details
regarding that can be found in the fire weather discussion below.

After a summer-like warm up today, a cold front will move through
the region tonight. This usher in a much drier air mass while
cooling temperatures back to the 70s, which is still above normal
for this time year. Upstream soundings show a very dry atmosphere
and with the strongest forcing associated with the upper wave
lifting well to the north, the frontal passage should be dry. Strong
subsidence in the wake of the front should result in strong downward
momentum transfer and as a result strong and gusty northwesterly
winds are expected through the day Monday.

The region will remain in a northwesterly flow regime through the
end of the week. So once we cool down Monday, there will be very
little difference in the air mass through the middle of the week. By
Thursday though, warm advection should once again lead to well above
normal temperatures ahead of the next frontal passage. Models are in
good agreement with timing that front through the area Thursday
night into Friday. There is also some agreement in developing
isolated to scattered showers along the front over the southern half
of the forecast area. For now, think there is enough of a chance to
carry some small PoPs in the forecast for Thursday night.
Temperatures then cool off for the weekend but are still close to
normal values.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday Night)
Issued at 1158 PM CDT SUN OCT 11 2015

Cold front is close to St. Joe and will push through the KC area
through the next couple of hours. No precipitation will occur with
the front, nor even any clouds for that matter. Expect northwest
winds behind the front with occasional gusts to near 25 kt during the


Issued at 231 PM CDT SUN OCT 11 2015

Very high fire danger is expected tomorrow afternoon. A cold front
will move through the area tonight and advect much drier air into
the region. Strong subsidence behind the front will result in strong
northwesterly surface winds. Minimum afternoon humidity values will
range from the mid 20% to the mid 30% range with winds sustained
around 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. These elements are
borderline for critical fire danger and with fuels not completely
cured feel the critical fire weather conditions won`te be met
tomorrow afternoon. So for now no critical fire weather products are
needed and will continue to mention the very high fire danger in the
HWO Briefing packet and fire weather forecast.


.EAX Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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