Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO
FXUS63 KEAX 201713
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
1213 PM CDT WED JUL 20 2016
Issued at 316 AM CDT WED JUL 20 2016
Fcst largely on track with respect to anticipated heat concerns
across the Lwr Missouri Vly this week. All inherited heat headlines
remain intact this morning...and see complete justification for
headlines running right through Saturday. Last night`s 00z Topeka
sounding showed 850 temps at 20C or so...and last model projections
show values increasing a degree or two each day before main thermal
ridge axis settles over the region by Friday in advance of a frontal
boundary sagging south through the upper Miss Rvr Vly. This feature
will act to compress the thermal ridge further south and east
over our area on Friday and based on this...the prevailing thought
between us and neighboring offices is that Friday will be the warmest
day of the week with the century mark being possible for some areas.
Thursday will still be warm of course but latest runs are really
highlighting Friday as being the warmest day of the week due to the
above reasoning. In addition...models continue to delay the
arrival of the aforementioned front this weekend...and based on
this...Saturday is looking to be very warm as well with middle to
upper 90s expected region-wide.
In terms of other wx impacts in addition to the heat...the GFS
continues to show diurnal thunderstorm development this afternoon for
areas east of Route 65. In this area...700 hPa temps will be just
short of 10C which may support an isolated storm or two this
afternoon...with forcing for ascent likely being supplied by a weak
passing shortwave. Deep-layered shear values look fairly weak and no
severe weather is anticipated at this time. Beyond this...the fcst
largely looks dry through Saturday before the next chance for
organized shower/storm develop arrives Saturday night and Sunday as
the previously mentioned front starts to descend upon the region.
This will mark the beginnings of an unsettled period as the front
stalls to our south and northwest flow develops aloft in response to
a developing ridge across the Great Basin. This will also allow for
a break in the excessive heat with near or slightly below normal
temperatures expected early next week.
.Aviation...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Thursday Afternoon)
Issued at 1213 PM CDT WED JUL 20 2016
While can`t rule out an isolated storm or two over parts of central
and northeast MO this afternoon expect VFR conditions during the
period. Little in the way of clouds over northwest and west central
MO and winds generally less than 10kts.
KS...Excessive Heat Warning until 7 PM CDT Saturday for KSZ025-057-
Excessive Heat Warning until 7 PM CDT Saturday for KSZ102.
Heat Advisory until 1 PM CDT this afternoon for KSZ102.
MO...Excessive Heat Warning until 7 PM CDT Saturday for MOZ028>031-
Excessive Heat Warning until 7 PM CDT Saturday for MOZ001>008-
Heat Advisory until 1 PM CDT this afternoon for MOZ001>008-